- Nov 30, 2017
Where did you get this information that Bernie hired Sirota to be "mean." Was that in the article? Did they specifically say "Bernie Sanders sat down with David Sirota and asked him "Do you wanna be mean for me. On a probationary basis?"You are leaving out a big detail. He hired this person to be “mean” and then lied to the press about it so he can pretend to keep his promise not to be “mean”.
You are completely missing why this is a big deal. It’s because he lied to the press and tried to cover it up.
The only reason sirota was announced today is because they knew the Atlantic figured out what they were doing in secret.
If you really don't think that Politico, MSNBC, and other news outlets didn't put out hit pieces on the Sanders campaign in 2016, I'd give it another look over. Or check out the cuts made against Obama by the Clinton campaign in 2008. Political journalism is ostensibly sports journalism but it's playing with human lives. With the exception of the in-depth investigative pieces, it's just filler bullshit designed to build cults of personality and tear down others. Which is one reason why the Trump campaign was unstoppable in 2016. His campaign managers understood that political journalists just wanted to see blood in the water and took full advantage of that.