Chris Sosa wrote a piece for Salon entitled “I’m done with Bernie Sanders: Why this democratic socialist is voting for Hillary Clinton.” There is nothing unusual about people changing their political bents, especially in their youth. The problem? Its author, Chris Sosa, is a Clinton 08 campaign alum.
Hillary Clinton Campaign
July 2007 – February 2008 (8 months)
Participated in organizational campaign conference calls led by Hillary Clinton. Utilized the campaign’s online call-center/database to contact individual voters regarding voter needs and awareness.
Now, it is possible that he might have become a Democratic Socialist after leaving the Clinton campaign’s employ, but… he posted this on Twitter in 2015:
Sosa’s Twitter timeline is full of tweets in which he complains about Sanders supporters harassing him. But, in the words of a former boss, Bernie Bros are like unicorns, we all know what they look like, but no one has actually seen one.
How likely is it he was ever a Democratic Socialist who switched allegiance to Hillary Clinton? You decide.
The point of this post is to show yet another example of what money in politics is doing to the press. Lies are printed on a fairly regular basis now, by known and obscure personalities alike. Paul Krugman saw phantom ugliness on Senator Sanders’ Twitter timeline. Chris Sosa had a phantom past in which he was a Democratic Socialist.
The New York Times has printed plenty of spurious pieces, and was even caught transforming the original writing of one of its own to fit its anti-Sanders view, all before the eyes of its readership. Salon, Mother Jones, HuffPo, DailyKos and a slew of other publications are rife with anti-Sanders slanted work by people who, when you scratch the surface, have some connection to the Clintons.
But, really, is there is no one at Salon who could do just a little fact-checking? It wasn’t hard to find that photo of Sosa and Chelsea. Oh, and on his Twitter profile, Sosa includes a link to his own blog at Huffington Post. How come his Sanders piece wasn’t posted there? How did he get to have a HuffPo blog of his own? So many questions…
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