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posted by chromas on Wednesday August 01 2018, @01:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the delete-this dept.

Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages

An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.

The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.

Why would they do that?

Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange

Oh.


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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:14PM (3 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:14PM (#715757)

    Dems+Media+liberals woudl then form a block to reign in their worst qualities.

    I think it's worth noting that so far, that does not appear to have worked out that way.

    Part of the reason is that as far as I can tell, the Dem's plan for 2020 is to run somebody not named "Hillary Clinton" (probably Clinton's handpicked successor Kirsten Gillibrand) thoroughly vetted by Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and a few other favored corporations, and repeat their oh-so-successful 2016 strategy of "Hey, we aren't as bad as Trump!" That strategy depends on Trump being as awful as possible as president, which means they have not been doing much of anything to oppose the worst parts of his administration's activities. In short, they're rolling over and playing dead on purpose so they can then turn around and talk about how terrible the other guys are even though they have the power to at least pretend to try to stop them. Evidence for this includes floating Have you seen the other guys? [thehill.com] as their campaign slogan, and this article on Gillibrand [nytimes.com] published 1 day after the Clinton's "Third Way" finished meeting in Columbus OH to plan for making sure the nomination didn't go to anyone who sounded too much like Bernie Sanders.

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  • (Score: 2) by shortscreen on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:33PM (2 children)

    by shortscreen (2252) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:33PM (#715870) Journal

    Dems+Media+liberals woudl then form a block to reign in their worst qualities.

    I think it's worth noting that so far, that does not appear to have worked out that way.

    I'd say the "form a block" part happened. The rest, not so much.

    Despite all the shouting, what has actually been reined in? Maybe the policy on ICE detainees? That's all I can think of.

    • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Thursday August 02 2018, @07:15AM (1 child)

      by cubancigar11 (330) on Thursday August 02 2018, @07:15AM (#716099) Homepage Journal

      Reigning anything would require taking this presidency seriously. But that would require accepting that Hillary lost! May be learn why?

      That would be anathema to the plethora of far-left people who embedded themselves into the system during Obama. They would be recognized as the root cause. They won't let it happen.

      Instead of all that, HIllary didn't lose - RUSSIA did it! We just need to keep making fun of Trump and all its supporters! Double down on the identity politics strategy! They don't want to reign in anything, they have wanted to tear the system down even before all this drama started.

      I think the news of economic betterment we hear today is because of Obama's policies, not Trumps. I also think that Trump has screwed international relations with all the countries all over the world. But Obama did fail in at least one thing - reigning in the far-leftists.

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:59PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:59PM (#716256) Homepage Journal

        they have wanted to tear the system down even before all this drama started.

        That is kinda how I see the parties.

        The republicans are a bunch of incompetent halfwits, trying to build something. They've got no idea what they are doing, but they try, anyway.

        The dems are busy trying to destroy what the republicans are doing. They may or may not be halfwits, but they are certainly destructive.

        Maybe that helps to explain my contempt for both parties, but the greater contempt for the D's.

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