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Response to Autumn (Reply #14)

Wed May 11, 2016, 08:16 PM

18. How can you not know where...

..when I listed exactly where in my post?


Look at the politics forum of Reddit. Look at this forum. The Bernie fans have a swarming technique where they overwhelm and take over these venues. The intended effect is to control the information being seen by promoting anything pro-Sanders, getting rid of anything anti-Sanders and promoting anything anti-Clinton (and anti-Trump, in the case of Reddit).

Bernie's campaign has hired companies who specialize in this - nobody is denying that he has won the 'social media battle'.

The simple fact is that if you think one news format is totally in the bag for Clinton but reject the idea that another news format is totally in the bag for Sanders, you're lying to yourself.

Lying to yourself might make you comfortable in your beliefs, but rejecting reality as it is in favor of a conjured up reality isn't a good way to live one's life. It's precisely the problem with organized religion, with climate change deniers, with creationists, with racists and so on. I realize you are recoiling right now at the idea you share a common characteristic with such groups - but like I said, reality is what it is... independent of what people wish it were.

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