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Response to pnwmom (Reply #75)

Mon Sep 4, 2017, 01:53 PM

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Yes. In April of this year, I attended a seminar in a certain professional field. It so happened that the presenter of the seminar was an anti-Clinton (both Bill and Hillary) retired federal employee whose government service career I will not mention, but which you may be able to guess. He asserted that the Russian election intervention was limited to revealing the embarrassing emails regarding Podesta, and were thus inconsequential in the election outcome. After the seminar, I told him that, if he presented that point of view to a group having in attendance a strong, informed and progressive Hillary supporter, he would receive a strong rebuff detailing the Russians' propagation of fake news and implementation of social media algorithms designed to debase Hillary. He scoffed a bit at my suggestion. I am convinced that a certain percentage of the educated populace is willfully ignorant of the fact that the Russian involvement in the election was sophisticated and possibly determinative of the outcome.

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