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Sat May 21, 2016, 09:27 AM

Rolling Stones - Pro-Bernie Trolls on Why They Harassed Nevada's Democratic Chair

The Rolling Stones investigated claims that the harassing posts against Nevada's Democratic Chair were not from Bernie Sanders supporters at all, but operatives for Hillary Clinton.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/pro-bernie-trolls-on-why-they-harassed-nevadas-democratic-chair-20160518

Pissed off Sanders supporters, watching the events unfold online from around the country, began circulating the personal contact information for state party chair Roberta Lange. As a result, Lange became the target of a barrage of harassment, including death threats and threats of violence sent via voicemail and text message. On Monday, the party shared many of those messages notably, and perhaps regrettably, without redacting some of the senders' phone numbers.

Rolling Stone spoke to several of the men who sent Lange angry, menacing text messages to find out what was going through their heads as they pelted a stranger with epithets and threats, both veiled or explicit, to her and her family's safety, and to find out if as some diehard Sanders supporters have suggested they were actually Clinton campaign operatives out to smear Bernie.

They were not. All of the men we spoke to were genuine Sanders supporters, most with well-documented histories online of feeling the Bern. (Although only their first names are used below and their phone numbers have been redacted, we verified all of their identities.)


None of them were present at the convention; none of them even live in Nevada. They watched from their homes in Texas, Georgia and Utah, and felt the brazen theft they witnessed validated their actions. All of the men we spoke to reject the idea that their words could be interpreted as threats or harassment. And all of them were concerned about the media contorting their words. So, in their words edited only for length and clarity here is what they had to say for themselves.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:35 AM

1. And they probably think sending dick pics to random women is a good way to meet chicks.

 

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Response to baldguy (Reply #1)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:41 AM

4. Anthony Wiener is a Hillary supporter.

So is his wife, I understand.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:37 AM

2. CORRECTION: "They watched from their parent's basements in..."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 09:40 AM

3. I'm pretty sure the Rolling Stones don't get involved...

in politics. It's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it, love it, yes I do.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:59 PM

5. They Aren't Shy In Their Political Writing

They have shown no qualm about slamming President Obama or Hillary Clinton in the past, and they have done a good job challenging them. I appreciate the fact that they do not regard anyone as a sacred cow. I do think they sometimes succumb to the temptation of false equivalency in their reporting Democrats and Republicans.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #5)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:38 AM

8. Um, you do realize that Rolling Stone Magazine and the rock band The Rolling Stones aren't the same

 

right?



is not



(except occasionally when they overlap)

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #8)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:46 AM

9. +1 *snort*

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #8)

Sun May 22, 2016, 11:02 AM

12. Meant The Magazine. Sorry about the confusion.

Hoped it was evident from the link. Sorry.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:13 PM

6. After UVA, the days of believing Rolling Stone did their due diligence are over. Plus odd wording


which raises a red flag:

The author didn't state it appears base on..... Instead she writes "All of the men we spoke to were genuine Sanders supporters" with no more support for that statement offered other than SOME had online histories (and even this is questionable). Earlier on in the primary season,people started looking at online histories when they doubted whether people were real Bernie supporters. Therefore, I think some caught on that they'd better create some type of pro-Bernie online history.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:27 AM

7. Rolling Stone(S)? Has ZERO credibility since the falsified rape story and subsequent lawsuit... But

 

hasn't been relevant for decades.


Also, RS Founder Jann Wenner (net worth 700 MILLION+) is a long-time Hillary Supporter...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:49 AM

10. The Who says you're full of shit.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 02:19 AM

11. According to investigative report M. Jagger they have no sympathy for the devil and could not get no

satisfaction after Roberta's rule changes. All sense of fairness was shattered, shattered so off they went for a hamburger at Ruby Tuesdays.

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