The hacked/stolen DNC emails – at a glance

Peter van Buren lays it all out

• The same people on the Clinton team who made enormous efforts to claim her private email server—which operated unencrypted over the Internet for three months, including during trips to China and Russia, and which contained top-secret national-security data—was not hacked by the Russians now are certain that the DNC server was hacked by the Russians.

• Many in Camp Clinton and the media labeled Bernie Sanders’ supporters paranoid when they claimed that the DNC was working against them. The hacked emails confirm that the DNC was in fact working against them. One official proposed getting “someone,” presumably a reporter, to ask Sanders if he’s an atheist to discredit him in religious areas.

• Claims of pro-Clinton media bias were dismissed during the primaries. The hacked emails confirm that the DNC was working closely with the media to seek negative coverage of Sanders and positive coverage of Clinton.

• Politico now admits it was a “mistake” sending the DNC an article draft in advance. The writer showed the draft to the DNC even before his own editors saw it.

• Facebook admits to blocking WikiLeaks links to the DNC email hack from its newsfeeds (but blames spam filters).

• The DNC appears to have expended significantly more effort against Bernie Sanders than it did against any of the Republican candidates.

• Instead of focusing on the contents of the hacked emails and the dirty tricks they exposed, many mainstream-media outlets headlined instead the Clinton-campaign talking point that the Russians hacked the emails and released them in an effort to derail her candidacy in favor of Donald Trump’s. Many of the same stories suggest Trump is some sort of pro-Putin stooge.

• On 60 Minutes, Clinton refused to say that intervention by the DNC to favor one candidate was “improper.” Her non-answer was edited out of the broadcast when it ran on Sunday; the network later released it online.

• In the hacked emails, Brazile said “I will cuss out the Sanders camp!” over complaints by Sanders of inadequate representation by the DNC. In March, while still employed by CNN, Brazile called Sanders’ decision to run as a Democrat (rather than an independent) for the additional media exposure “extremely disgraceful.”

The WikiLeaks release has been timed to attempt to do maximum damage to the Democratic party.  That alone now makes WikiLeaks a political player instead of a neutral whistleblowing organisation.

Just like Hager, you have to wonder how much WikiLeaks has filtered out or refused to publish.

It should also be noted, that our own favourite “Internet Entrepreneur” Mr Dotcom was crowing weeks in advance that the DNC was going to be hit with a hacked email scandal.

Hacking in politics is now the tool of those “hacktivists” who are resorting to crime and claim it is done for the greater good.  The greater good of only one side of the argument mind you.

The question remains, did Dirty Politics, the Panama Papers and now the DNC hack actually have enough of an impact to achieve its objective?   If the media were the ones to decide, yes.

We have to be so grateful that in the end it is the voter that gets to decide, and the voter, thus far, isn’t having a bar of it.


– The American Conservative


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