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Response to H2O Man (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 10:48 PM

39. Thank you, most of us here on DU are pretty smart. Whenever we see something that looks like a

smear campaign against good people, we KNOW they have probably been targeted in order to try to discredit them. And why would anyone want to do that? Generally it is because they are doing something very important that threatens Corporate or other powerful entities.

How we know this for certain is it has happened several times and has been EXPOSED just as often to be exactly what we suspected.

Michael Moore eg, when he made the movie SICKO, it was viewed as a direct threat to the Private Health Insurance Industry. The smear campaign was vicious, the intent was to try to stop the distribution of the movie. There was too much truth in it.

Most DUers and other Progressives KNEW it was a campaign. We were called names, etc etc, which only confirmed for me that someone was desperate enough to shut him up, to perhaps, PAY for it.

Even Dr. Gupta was brought in to try to discredit him.

And then, a Whistle Blower from the very industry we suspected of being behind the smear campaign, finally stepped forward. Wendell Potter admitted that they had spent MILLIONS of DOLLARS to try to smear Michael Moore (we still see some of the bought and paid for talking points around btw).

Potter said that he was part of it. But then he had an epiphany, he saw the Third World type Clinics Americans were forced to use because they could not afford HC. He never realized how bad it was.

To make a long story short, Potter made a public apology to Michael Moore and MM himself went after Sanje Gupta, another tool of the corporate media forcing him to debate him over the lies he had told. In the end Gupta too apologized.

That is ONE example of these kind of smear campaigns that we were proven right about. Glenn Greenwald is another.

You cannot threaten the Corporate Powers in this country IF you have any influence, or you will be the target of a smear campaign.

I suspect that RFK is working on something important, possibly FRACKING, just a guess, and they are out to make him look like an 'asshole, wacko' etc. Same words were used against MM btw.

It won't work, it didn't work with MM and it isn't working with Greenwald.

But it's interesting to watch it in action, AGAIN.

Even more interesting is where it is coming from.

Thank you for your excellent post. I would say you are in a far better position than anyone on this forum to know RFK Jr, and to put it kindly, I would take your word over the combined efforts of all those engaged in this latest attack on a Democrat who has demonstrated his credibility on so many issues.

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