Sneaky, cowardly, and full of lies, like all socialists.
Shortly before he gave speeches launching his 2020 campaign earlier this month, Bernie Sanders emailed his supporters, urging them to “do our very best to engage respectfully with our Democratic opponents, talking about the issues we are fighting for, not about personalities or past grievances. I want to be clear that I condemn bullying and harassment of any kind and in any space.
“What he didn’t include was that one of the people already advising him and helping him write those launch speeches is one of his most famously aggressive supporters online.
Since December, David Sirota has, on Twitter, on his own website, and in columns in The Guardian, been trashing most of Sanders’s Democratic opponents–all without disclosing his work with Sanders–and has been pushing back on critics by saying that he was criticizing the other Democrats as a journalist…
Well, in fairness: Don’t all “journalists” attack their political enemies in the guise of being dispassionate, disinterested third-parties? Isn’t the entire profession more dishonorable than prostitution?
Sirota’s hiring as a senior adviser and speechwriter was announced by the Sanders campaign on Tuesday morning after The Atlantic contacted the campaign and inquired about the undisclosed role Sirota held while attacking other Democrats.
Given that journalists who are literally in bed with Democrats (and I do mean literally) attack their political enemies for their bed-mates every day, what’s the big deal?
The big deal, of course, is that this is a Democrat, or socialist Democrat, which is the same thing, doing this to other Democrats.
You can do political ops in the guise of “journalism” against Republicans and especially conservative Republicans, but woe betide you if you run your covert ops against another Democrat.