The work of destroying the first woman nominee for President requires an assault on reality. So, the party of patriotism and personal accountability is in the odd place of colluding with and using the strategies of a Russian President who is no friend to the United States.
From the Brookings Institute:
There is significant evidence that individuals acting at the direction of or on the behalf of Russia—the degree of coordination is unclear—are attempting to use organizational doxing to influence the United States presidential election. As Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith noted, this raises a number of scary questions regarding preserving the integrity of U.S. election results. It is not entirely clear what is motivating the DNC document dumps or the apparent targeting of Hillary Clinton; some speculate the aim is to benefit Donald Trump, though a plausible goal might simply be to insert a degree of chaos into U.S. politics. Understanding the ultimate goal of the hack and leaks, however, is not all that important to deciding how exactly we should respond. What is critical to mitigating the harm is sufficiently strong public attribution.
This means, put simply, that actors outside the U.S. are using criminal means to influence the outcome of a U.S. election. That’s a problem. The Brookings Institution
Yesterday I played a little game to see how far this goes.
Google ‘Wikileaks Bombshell Reveals Hillary Clinton ______ ” and fill in the blank with random crimes and see how many hits you get.
Below are screenshots from right-wing websites; some of them look like legitimate media outlets.
No claim too outrageous; Wikileaks has it covered.
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton had an affair with Yoko Ono!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton will Send Fake Aliens to Attack the U.S.
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton is Bisexual!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton Plot to Kill Justice Scalia!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Bill Clinton Raped a Cousin
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton Sold Weapons to ISIS!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton has Cancer!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton Murdered Vince Foster!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton has Double Agents at Fox News!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Rigged the Election!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton Hates Christians!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton Sold More Weapons to Isis!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton Ordered Drone Strike on Julian Assange!
No claim too extreme for Right Wing media.
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton Talked with Astronauts to discuss Alien Disclosure!
Play the game for yourself.
Just go to Google and type Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals Hillary Clinton______ and fill in the blank with anything.
Rob Goldstein 2016, All screenshots for this post found on right-wing disinformation sites.