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Email From @BernieSanders: ‘Phenomenal News’ in Michigan Primary

Posted on | March 9, 2016 | 15 Comments


Years ago, while covering a story, I clicked a box on a liberal website to “get email updates.” Lists of email addresses are bought and sold as commodities by left-wing groups, so if you ever sign up for one list, eventually you will be on all the lists. Today I got this email:

We WON Michigan!
Robert, have you seen the phenomenal news? Bernie just WON Michigan, after being down by more than 20 points in several polls.
Can you chip in $3 or more right now to Bernie Sanders and DFA to celebrate our big win in Michigan — and to supercharge our campaign before “Super Tuesday 2” on March 15? Thank you for your support! — Eden James, Political Director, Democracy for America

Robert –
The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign.
The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We were hit with a dishonest attack in the debate. But we won, again… and if we continue to stand together, we can win this nomination.
One week from today, five large and delegate-rich states vote. Time and time again, your support has enabled us to overcome large deficits and emerge victorious. But you can expect the political establishment to come after us even harder now. The super PACs are going to spend even more. We have to be prepared to fight back.
Make a contribution to our campaign and DFA right now, and we’re going to keep winning states so that we can win this Democratic primary.
Millions of people have come out to vote for our political revolution. They have donated more than 5 million times to our campaign. And together, we are sending a message to the oligarchy that we are not to be underestimated.

In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders

Yeah, man — “In solidarity.” Any victim of media bias is a friend of mine, I guess, and Team Clinton’s stooges have Bernie in their sights:

Washington Post Ran 16 Negative
Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours

The editors of the Washington Post are profoundly dishonest people, who claim to be objective journalists when in fact they are partisan hacks producing political propaganda intended to help elect Democrats. They occasionally print facts, by accident, but otherwise it’s wall-to-wall lies. So when the operatives at Team Clinton send an email full of smears against Bernie Sanders to the dishonest hacks who work as editors at the Washington Post, this gets assigned to a reporter whose job is to turn Team Clinton’s propaganda into a simulacrum of Objective Journalism.

The symbiotic relationship between dishonest journalists and the Democrat Party creates what Andrew Breitbart called The Democrat-Media Complex, a corrupting influence in American culture. No one with a shred of personal integrity would ever associate themselves with the Washington Post — or the New York Times, or ABC, NBC, PBS, etc. Because most Republicans have deep-seated feelings of political inferiority, however, they become as giddy as children on Christmas morning when these propaganda organs of the Democrat Party occasionally hire someone (e.g., Jake Tapper) who is noticeably less dishonest than the rest of the swindling hacks in the liberal media. Ultimately, however, the entire enterprise of Objective Journalism is an enormous fraud — a political scam — and everyone who collects a paycheck from the major media establishment is part of the problem.

If the Washington Post‘s smear operation against Bernie Sanders causes progressives to think critically about Objective Journalism, it is possible that they may actually wise up to the nature of the scam. Once someone realizes that liberal journalists are just partisan Democrats, whose “objectivity” is a gigantic lie, they might start questioning many of their core beliefs. If you can’t trust the Washington Post — and obviously, no intelligent person would trust them — then what about everything else you see in the liberal media? If journalists are lying about Bernie Sanders, what else are they lying about? Everything?

In solidarity,
Robert Stacy McCain



15 Responses to “Email From @BernieSanders: ‘Phenomenal News’ in Michigan Primary”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 9th, 2016 @ 10:49 am

    He won’t stop Hillary but it shows how weak she is…

    And yes, Democrats get they are getting lied to.

  2. NeoWayland
    March 9th, 2016 @ 11:09 am

    For Their Own Good™, of course.

  3. Dana
    March 9th, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    Hell, the Democrats want their ‘leaders’ to lie to them! They must, because the more the left lie, the more their sycophants support them!

  4. Steve Skubinna
    March 9th, 2016 @ 12:06 pm

    Doesn’t matter, they’ll dutifully line up and vote for Hillary anyway.

    And if Trump wins (or Cruz), not one will flee to Canada. Talk is cheap, and is in fact the only commodity that progressives can produce.

  5. CrustyB
    March 9th, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

    I instantly tune out anyone who begins a sentence with “I saw on the news that…”

  6. DeadMessenger
    March 9th, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

    Ehhh…we hear that “fleeing to Canada” false promise every four years.

  7. Steve Skubinna
    March 9th, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

    As I said, talk is cheap, which is why it’s all the left can actually produce.

  8. Garym
    March 9th, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Damn I miss Breitbart.

  9. Daniel Freeman
    March 9th, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

    “Andrea Breitbart”

    That is wrong on so many levels…

  10. Rich Rostrom
    March 9th, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

    “If journalists are lying about Bernie Sanders, what else are they lying about? Everything?”

    The Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect.

  11. robertstacymccain
    March 10th, 2016 @ 12:27 am


    Fixed. I think I’ve spent so much time writing about feminism that it’s a habit to type “Andrea Dworkin” and I sometimes slip-up like that.

  12. Joe Joe
    March 10th, 2016 @ 2:02 am

    “In solidarity” is a union thing. I belong–not through choice–to a union and they always end their missives that way.

  13. Robert What?
    March 10th, 2016 @ 7:23 am

    The Progressive Bernie supporters are getting a tiny taste of what we on the Right have had to endure for several decades. Not that it really registers with them: they still accept uncritically anything bad said about Trump or Cruz.

  14. DocEpador
    March 10th, 2016 @ 9:15 am

    I was going to tweet a link to this, but then my coffee kicked in and I woke up. And I did anyway.

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