After Hillary Clinton lost, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff of California was among Dems embracing the “Russia hacked the election” narrative and helping spread it like fertilizer on Hillary’s crop of excuses. And we all know what Schiff wanted everybody to believe when he said “hacked the election” back in March:
Fast forward to this morning and Schiff’s appearance on This Week with George Stephonopo… Stephinoppil… the guy who used to be Bill Clinton’s communications adviser. Out: “Russia hacked the election.” In: “Russia bought a bunch of political ads on Facebook”:
Every patriotic American should be furious the Kremlin so cynically sought to divide & manipulate us on Facebook. Tech firms should testify: pic.twitter.com/FXrYkMKhlg
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 17, 2017
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, “it depends on what your definition of ‘hacked the election’ is.”
Apparently the one finger pointing at Trump in this Russia, Russia, Russia ploy led to four fingers pointing back at Dems.
Seems Julian Assange wants to trade info on how the leaks from the DNC came to him (via Seth Rich RIP).
Seems also that Debbie WS was paying for Pakistanis to get into her and all other DEM computers while those same Pakistanis were giving (selling) Dem secrets to the outside.
Seems Susan Rice is admitting to outing Trump transition team members’ phone conversations for flimsy reasons, like Obama asked me to.
Even Hillary, who started the Russia meme, watered it down with 57 other reasons why she lost.
It depends on what your definition of “truth” is. For the left, it is whatever lasts for a week without being disproved.
Whatever Russia’s activities were, it was well worth investigating, but do we hear any of the liberal crybabies, so absolutely certain (1000% sure, as they say on Maury) that Trump colluded with the Russians and the Russians “hacked” the election explaining how they jumped to the conclusions they dreamed were true, ignored facts and evidence and fanned the flames as much as they could admitting their mistakes? Do we hear any of them apologizing for the damage they did to the sanctity of the American electoral process?
Nope. All in a liberal’s day’s work. All part of the liberal playbook.
Looks like Mueller is having trouble finding what he is looking for (or a premise for continuing to look) so he is hiring more leftist hacks to try and contrive something that appears to look like something similar to guilt.
October 31, 2017: Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they said.
Among other things:
Hillary meets with Tony Podesta over the weekend, and suddenly the Podesta Group dissolves. Gee, how fast are their papershredders and harddrive wipers working?
Leftists are screaming as all their Weinstein, Clinton, Spacey, Podesta filth comes to light.
Justice will prevail. And that is what the evil left and their RINO collaborators truly fear.
Uranium One is the tip of the iceberg.
Never trust a leftist.
@Greg: 651,835,100 million active users on facebook. so what percentage is that that saw these mind altering likes? and how did it affect the election?
Wow 4700 bucks thats less than the cost of 1 fund raising plate
2752 Russian twitter accounts, the horror! Twitter also has not banned those that have spouted death threats to the President but is bent on suspending and shadow banning conservatives.
I use none of those media.
There are 214 million active Facebook users in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 1/2 of all United States citizens of voting age saw the Russian posts and ads. They specifically targeted the U.S. Facebook audience. Facebook’s advertising software facilitates that sort of audience targeting. It’s one of their big selling points. They can narrow targeting down to counties and cities, and to specific audiences within them. Their users are profiled.
People don’t seem to fully grasp the significance of narrow targeting and the leverage that it can afford in altering an electoral college outcome. As few as 53,667 Americans voting differently could have changed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Realize that, and the hacking of state voter registration rolls suddenly makes sense. Knowing who votes where becomes enormously powerful information.
@Greg: So Facebook determined the election, try again dolt.
Yep, Facebook could have literally changed the outcome of the election. Think about the numbers for a moment.
They could do the same thing next year, and again in 2020.
@Greg: How bout the Dems have kicked their base to the curb, no longer the party of blue collar. People that used to earn paychecks and got employer healthcare make house payments and dream about sending the kids to college, your party has abandoned the real dreamers.
Hillary sucked thats it we were not swayed by Russia we were influenced by having to go on foodstamps, by 2% GDP millions of our tax dollars to companies that went bankrupt. Did she try to be nice and pull those on the fence to her or call voters every vile name she could spout?
Nope your Party is toast, no future just change the name to One World Order.
@Greg: Boy, sure would like to see some of these mind-controlling Russian posts. Who says they weren’t pro-Hillary? After all, the Russians provided Hillary with her dossier. Doesn’t sound like they were supporting Trump.
By whose estimation? Where did they all go? Why does no one know what one is? I won’t believe till Hillary tells me it is so…. she is always so trustworthy.
Oh, the DNC can whip up that many fraudulent votes standing on their pointed heads.
You are making a great case for voter ID.
Nah, Obama isn’t President any more. Trump will take steps to block it. He knows what kind of harm their interference can cause. Obama didn’t really care because be figured Hillary was a shoe-in.
@Pete: No doubt, 55 gal drums of Bleachbit are being hauled in.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: The Clintons penicillin-resistant syphilis of American politics, will see the the legal firm for Uranium One and lobbying firm for all things Russian until 2016 gets to run all the evidence through her personal attorneys to decide what is proper for the investigators to see, then they will wipe everything, like with a cloth smash cellphones like with a hammer. Then they will all get immunity and plead the 5th. Mueller will give a 2 hour run down in front of congress of the crimes committed then tell us they didnt intend to break the law and no prosecutor will take the case.
Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign
The example in the video was from one particular Facebook group, which was only one of many. It collected 217 thousand followers, which were nothing less than a large group of susceptible individuals who had unknowingly self-selected for Russian propaganda exposure. Consider that there were many such social media operations underway, and that, in the last election, a mere 53,667 votes were enough to change the outcome.
Russia mounted a highly sophisticated social media campaign, targeting and manipulating an audience that for the most part lacks the sophistication to know when it’s being targeted and manipulated. It’s an audience that doesn’t fully understand the extent to which social media computer algorithms, which were originally designed for effective internet advertising, can profile them for carefully tailored streams of disinformation and propaganda.
Unless we’re on our guard, having done it once, they’ll do it again.
Why weren’t we “on our guard” then, when intelligence had notified Obama the Russians were going to try this? Also, why doesn’t the Post mention the Russian ads that promoted marches and protests AGAINST Trump? Propaganda, maybe?
Is this some more of that “public service” you referred to earlier?
Which is why positive voter ID is so very important and necessary. The left have easily defrauded votes, encouraged illegal immigrants to vote and blocked the counting of votes that may prove to be majority Republican. No doubt the Russians could make the same attempts. EVERY effort should be expended to make sure our elections remain secure. Right, Greg? No doubt socialists and communists have the same goals.