Russian Paid Advertisements on Facebook Probably Affected 2016 Election

Here are some of the Russian paid videos that were put on Facebook to influence last year’s presidential election.

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Russian Paid Advertisements on Facebook Probably Affected 2016 Election

Here are some of the Russian paid advertisements that were put on Facebook to influence last year’s presidential election. I actually remember seeing some of them. It is also easy for me to see how some people could be affected by watching these videos. Russian paid advertisements obviously influenced some American voters in the 2016 presidential election. It is also probable that those videos swayed the election in favor of Donald Trump.

The reason Russian paid advertisements on Facebook probably swayed the election in favor of Donald Trump is that most of the ads are “hit pieces” for Trump’s opponents; Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton. Practically none of the videos I’ve seen are targeted against Trump. Whether we Americans like to believe it or not, we are the perfect targets for these types of Russian paid advertisements. Most of us don’t like to admit it, but we are very politically gullible and easily influenced by what we see on social media, especially since we spend so much of our time on it.

Maybe this entire incident of Russian paid advertisements and other types of influence on our election should be a wake-up call for all of us. The message here may be that we all need to join the real world and stop looking at social media to be our source of information. Social media is intended to be used as entertainment, not our primary source of information because it obviously has flaws in that respect.

We all need to realize that we take Facebook, and other forms of social media are taken far too seriously. We need to realize that even though the “mainstream media” is largely contaminated by corporate influence, it is still a better source of information than Facebook. We may have to sort through the hidden “corporate messages” and other bullshit to find the “real news”, but it is possible. It just takes time and patience. Also, there are other reliable, less contaminated, sources of information that we can rely on, or at least use to be something we should have always been; a well-informed populace of voters.

 

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week – Page: 1 | CRN

Sep 29, 2017 … Twitter and Facebook for facing mounting criticism for accepting Russian-paid advertisements that attempted to influence the 2016 election.

 

The Attempt By the Media To Downplay the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Despite the fact that Sanders’ campaign has only grown larger and larger, the media always bends over backwards to dismiss him.

Source: A Short History of the Media Smugly Dismissing Bernie Sanders’ Campaign at Every Step of the Way – In These Times

The Attempt by the Media to Downplay the Bernie Sanders Campaign

I have noticed a very active attempt by the so-called “mainstream media”to downplay the significant accomplishments of the Bernie Sanders campaign. Even so-called “progressive” media seems to have joined the fray in attempting to overlook the Sanders campaign and the great progress it is made. Even MSNBC, once regarded as a top progressive media outlet, has joined in this attempt to overlook the accomplishments of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Frankly, I really must say I’m totally disgusted by the entire thing.

It seems that for some reason, it’s almost as though the media feels threatened by Bernie Sanders, and the very notable accomplishments he has made in his run for president of the United States. Even though many of us to recognize this fact are often labeled as whacked out “conspiracy theorists” most of us make a very valid point in our argument.

It seems that the media is almost trying to sabotage his campaign, or are working in collusion with the Clinton campaign.  Hillary Clinton has become the “darling” of media coverage, even though her campaign has been shown to be falling behind and making mistakes. It has become quite obvious to me that some reporters, even those on MSNBC, are clear-cut Clinton supporters. I would be willing to bet that many of them will probably vote for Hillary Clinton.

Much of this increasingly obvious understating the accomplishments of the Bernie Sanders campaign is coming from “political pundits” and “experts” who always seem to be talking about why Bernie Sanders cannot be elected, and often pull many arguments against him out of thin air. I often times wonder if these pundits are being paid off by the Clinton campaign, even though I realize that this point makes me sounds a bit paranoid. However, I learned a long time ago, especially in politics, not to take anything at face value and not trust anything that comes from any of the so-called political experts”.

I often wonder, where do they find these people? Most of these people I’ve never heard of and just seem to appear out of thin air. After listening to this people for a while it doesn’t take long to come to the conclusion that most of them not only don’t know what they’re talking about but magically pull ridiculous answers out of their asses. Little of the so-called “facts” seems to be based on any type of truth.

In the case of the Bernie Sanders campaign, I can’t understand how they can possibly ignore his campaign, especially since he has won so many primaries, picking up delegates as he goes, has succeeded in raising so much money from grassroots supporters like me. He doesn’t have to depend on super PACs for his support, unlike his counterpart Hillary Clinton. It often appears to me that the media doesn’t want his campaign to succeed because he is a direct threat to the “status quo” system of big money involvement in our political process.

Frankly, this maintenance of the current system of campaign financing doesn’t really surprise me. This is because most of our media outlets are now controlled by corporate America. We no longer have a truly free press left in the United States.

 

Bernie Sanders Ups Anti-Clinton Rhetoric

NEW YORK—A new rift in the Democratic race has opened up, with Bernie Sanders making the case that Bill Clinton’s two-term presidency was harmful to the African-American voters who are among the most loyal groups in the Clinton family’s political base.

Sanders: Clinton ‘condescending’ to young voters

… has opened up the opportunity for them to do a lot of research,” he added. “And I’ll tell you, one of the reasons I think we’re doing so well is a lot of those people are going to the Internet and hearing what we have to say and what Bernie Sanders

 

Is CNN really deleting Pro-Bernie Sanders Comments and Lying About Debate?

 

Is CNN really deleting Pro-Bernie Sanders Comments and Lying About Debate?

 

This video by this YouTube station, “Secular Talk” discusses something that I have wondered about for quite a while. It asked the very important question, is CNN deleting pro-Bernie Sanders comments and lying about who actually won the Democratic presidential debate.

Even though after watching this video you may think that I’m pandering to conspiracy theorists, I really don’t think I am because this video raises a very valid questions about how our media is pro-Hillary Clinton. For quite a while, I have thought the the media was giving more coverage to Hillary Clinton and tried to influence people away from Bernie Sanders. It also raises the question about who actually won the Democratic debate that was hosted on CNN, Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders. At first, even CNN itself said that Bernie Sanders won, then mysteriously changed their mind and started saying that Hillary Clinton won the debate. Is it possible that CNN could have been “gotten to,” by the Clinton campaign. Or, are they just tried to influence the election?

I think Bernie Sanders won the debate as do many other people.  I say this because most people that I talked to think that Bernie Sanders actually won the debate, even though CNN is just about the only so-called “mainstream media” outlet that declared Hillary Clinton as the winner. Most of the other major news outlets also seem to think that Bernie Sanders won the debate, even though many of them have since mysteriously “retracted” their original stories that said that Bernie Sanders won. If this doesn’t raise a few questions with more than a few people I would be highly surprised.

It has become very obvious to me that the “mainstream media” has become increasingly biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders and in favor of Hillary Clinton. I really resent the way our so-called “mainstream media” is trying to influence the 2016 presidential election. It also asked the question, “do we still have a free press left in the United States?”

 

 

 

 

 

Is the Media Intentionally Not Covering Bernie Sanders?

Mainstream commentators are insistent that the outpouring of enthusiasm for Sanders’ progressive vision is meaningless.

Source: Bernie Sanders Is Drawing Massive Crowds Around the Country—No Big Deal, Says Washington Post – In These Times

Is the Media Intentionally Not Covering Bernie Sanders?

 

Ever since Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for president of the United States, 1there is one question that has been raised, at least with me.  That question is, is the media intentionally not covering Bernie Sanders?  To me, the answer is increasingly obvious, yes they are.

Despite the fact that Bernie Sanders draws increasingly larger clouds to every venue where he appears, it seems to media fails to give him the coverage he deserves.  It’s almost as though our media is trying to rig the election, mostly in favor of Hillary Clinton.  Instead of giving him the coverage he deserves, and has earned, they continue to ignore him and the momentum Bernie Sanders has gained over the last few months.

Whatever happened to the “good old days” when our media was interested in only covering the news and reporting it, supposedly in a fair and balanced way, instead of being part the news?  In this case, their negligence of covering the story of Bernie Sanders has become almost blatant in its lack of balance and fairness.  It would be really nice if they chose to actually tell the truth for a change, instead of trying to influence voters, mostly in favor of Hillary Clinton. After all, how do you ignore the fact that Bernie Sanders is often drawing crowds of over 10,000 people.  He already holds a record for the most people at a campaign rally.  What more does the media need to give Bernie Sanders the coverage he deserves?

This article highlights how the Washington Post is writing off Senator Bernie Sanders in his quest to be president.  They seem to be writing him off as though he was some kind of weird phenomenon, instead of a viable presidential candidate.  As someone who supports Bernie Sanders to the point where I am actually going to change my party affiliation from the Green party to the Democrats just so I can vote for him, I really resent the negligence the media has shown about giving him adequate media coverage.

I really wish the media would start doing their job properly.  Stop trying to influence the election, and just report it fairly with some balance and fairness.

 

Media Coverage of the Waco Biker Gang Fight: Hypocrisy At Its Best

Media Coverage of the Waco Biker Gang Fight: Hypocrisy At Its Best

 

Reporting on Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage.

Source: Waco Biker Gang Killings — Funny How the Corporate Media Won’t Call It a Riot When White People Are Involved

 

When I was watching the media coverage of the biker gang fight in Texas, I couldn’t help but to notice that this story was not covered in the same way that the recent unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore.  It was glaringly obvious that the media apparently has quite a bias when it reports a major news story, as if we didn’t already know that.

In both Ferguson in Baltimore, young African-Americans who were demonstrating against the killings of two innocent young men were labeled as “thugs” even though a small number were actually committing crimes and rioting.  The media, for the most part, forgot to mention that most most people at these demonstrations were peaceful and really committed no crimes, unless exercising your First Amendment rights has become a crime.  The way things are going, it may happen.

Why didn’t reporters label these outlaw bikers, who basically rioted with the end result being that nine bikers were killed.  As far as I’m concerned, these out-of-control bikers deserve the label of thug more than the demonstrators in both Ferguson and Baltimore.  After all, these bikers were having a meeting to settle disputes over “turf”.  They were not protesting the injustice of two police forces killing two innocent individuals as the demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore were doing, they were making plans for who would be allowed to commit crimes in what place.  In other words, they were basically plotting criminal endeavors; something that the media made only a small mention of.  Why the double standard?

On top of that today, while I was watching the morning news, they reported one of the bikers wives was protesting the fact that she claims that most of the bikers who are under arrest and still being held in jail are innocent.  I suppose no innocent people were wrongfully arrested and held in jail in Ferguson and Baltimore, where police were making mass arrests of mostly peaceful demonstrators because, as the media failed to point out, only a small number of people were actually committing any crimes.

This idea that the media seems to have that African-American youths wearing hoodies are “thugs” and outlaw bikers dressed in leather vests (a.k.a. cuts) aren’t thugs is ridiculous and obviously shows a very unfair bias that needs to stop.  Media needs to be unbiased and neutral when they report these stories.

 

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