After a year of sitting back and watching the mainstream media fall on their swords, bow and scrape, and do everything BUT report the steady DRIP, DRIP, DRIP of information that would have sunk any politician the they weren’t covering for, it took a European hacker to expose the full truth of the perfidy and collusion going on between the Democratic National Committee, their preferred candidate, and the American “news” people.
Guccifer 2.0, a hacker so named after Romanian Marcel Lazar Lehel, AKA Guccifer, a legendary hacker currently in American custody, published on his/her website documents and emails found on internal DNC computers. What those documents prove – pretty definitively – is that the DNC, Hillary and most mainstream media news outlets have been in cahoots for over a year. (Not that anyone with a brain didn’t know this, but hard evidence is always good to have in an argument.) Furthermore, the Bernie Sanders supporters who complained vociferously that Bernie was treated unfairly have been pretty thoroughly vindicated.
“Our goals in the coming months will be to frame the Republican field and the eventual nominee early and to provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC,” reads an email dated May 26, 2015, referencing the former secretary of state by her initials, posted by “Guccifer 2.0” — after the Romanian hacker who allegedly accessed Clinton’s private email server multiple times.
The email itself, as well as some positioning tactics outlined in it, can be found on Matthew Kick’s Twitter page. What the email posted there indicates is that before any primaries were held, heck before all the candidates of both parties had declared their candidacies, the DNC was pushing Hillary’s coronation as a fait accompli. Of course this was BEFORE anyone knew that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president whether anyone wanted him to be or not.
Positioning the Hildebeast as something other than a fellow establishment hack to distinguish her from any Republican opponent is the old-fashioned (boooo-RING) way of doing politics, and quite natural actually. What IS NOT the way things are supposed to work, however, is the rest of the story. The informational plants within the MSM using “reporter outreach.” (Okay, everyone does this, but somehow Hillary has been treated with velvety gloves rather than an iron fist like Donald Trump has gotten.)
Under the heading “Tactics,” the document states, “Working with the DNC and allied groups, we will use several different methods to land these attacks” — including, under the subheading, “Reporter Outreach”:
“Working through the DNC and others, we should use background briefings, prep with reporters for interviews with GOP candidates, off-the-record conversations and oppo pitches to help pitch stories with no fingerprints and utilize reporters to drive a message.” And under “Bracketing Events,” the email states: “Both the DNC and outside groups are looking to do events and press surrounding Republican events to insert our messaging into their press and to force them to answer questions around key issues.”….
Most revealing in this particular document is its conclusion, which reads, in part, “Our goal is to use this conversation to answer the questions who do we want to run against and how best to leverage other candidates to maneuver them into the right place.”
Essentially, the email highlighted here is a no holds barred, war-like public relations plan. What the DNC, Hillary and the MSM did not count on was the Republican primaries yielding a non-traditional candidate who is willing to match nasty words with nasty words, and who calls the woman “crooked” without any artifice or irony. As a whole, the establishment apparatus did not count on an increasingly informed populace, either, one that actually DOES pay attention to economic matters, illegal immigration, healthcare costs, taxes and a whole lot more.
When it comes down to it, what the documentation stolen by Guccifer 2.0 and posted online does tell is the story of how the Clinton Camp worked with the media to bury damaging information about Hillary Clinton, and stymie a Democratic challenger who was surging all at the same time.
Even as Sanders experienced growing success, the media downplayed its extent through comparisons with Trump — characterizing the two as ‘outsider’ candidates — thus creating a psychological parallel between the Vermont senator’s popularity and the demagoguery of the contentious billionaire.
Eventually, as Sanders continued to experience success despite a veritable media blackout, a few mainstream outlets resorted to outright hostility to achieve a pro-Clinton message. As Anti-Media previously reported, Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald published a scathing hit piece on not only Sanders, but his supporters, titled “Get Control, Senator Sanders, or Get Out.”
“So, Senator Sanders,” Eichenwald patronizingly penned, “either get control of what is becoming your increasingly unhinged cult, or get out of the race.”
What the media and the establishment itself did not count on was the plain and simple reality that the American people aren’t as much of sheep as they want us to be. We see that the regular politicians for the most part aren’t all that much different from each other, and we also see that the system, such as it is, is now set up to favor the people pulling all the political strings. The American people are hurting. We see that our country is being stolen from us. Yes, the Bernie supporters want a country that is really unAmerican, but the reality is they don’t want what the establishment in control any more than Trump supporters do.
So, thanks to Guccifer 2.0, the Bernie people are vindicated, as are the rest of us who have been infuriated by the LACK of coverage of Benghazi, the email server, The Clinton Foundation and a whole lot more that Fox News and the conservative blogosphere has been demonized for focusing on for over a year.
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