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Old 07-02-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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I doubt most liberals think fake news lost Hillary the presidency, it did hurt her however most liberals are upset Russia interfered with our election period. Everyone should be concerned about that
Obama must not have been concerned about it. He knew in August, 2016 that the Russians were trying to manipulate the election but did nothing about it. I can almost picture a discussion between Obama and Hillary, where he tells her that she is probably going to win, but don't worry, if you don't win, we can blame it on the Russians and at the same time try to make it look like Trump was in on it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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Anyone who believes fringe conspiracy theories is already far right or far left. Their vote was already decided, not swayed by such "fake news".
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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Actually I think it had to do more with Trump hosting 3-4 campaign rallies in rural / swing areas a day on his 757 and Hillary being lazy and just going by statistics provided by her Brooklyn-based "Data Experts."
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:11 PM
 
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Al Franken also blames Fake news for Trump's election

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Franken said, “Basically, we have this country, people self-sort and get their information from different sources that confirm their own bias. There are a lot of Americans getting their news from those kinds of sources — Rush Limbaugh, Fox News.”



Discussing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Franken said,”What happened in the election—and by the way, the intelligence committees should be, and the Justice Department which isn’t doing this evidently—should be working on how to prevent this from happening again. So what happened was they hacked the DNC, they hacked Podesta, and then they had a 1,000 trolls.”



He continued, “They had all these trolls sending out fake stories that got picked up by people’s Facebook. And Trump voters preferred fake news that was being put up by the Soviets—I’m sorry, the Russians—and by other people. And that’s part of what this coordination and we’re going to be looking into— whether that was coordinated. And so you put out this narrative about how corrupt Hillary was and people bought into that. And they sent it to each other. That was part of what the Russians did. That was a big part of what their effort was.”
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Obama must not have been concerned about it. He knew in August, 2016 that the Russians were trying to manipulate the election but did nothing about it. I can almost picture a discussion between Obama and Hillary, where he tells her that she is probably going to win, but don't worry, if you don't win, we can blame it on the Russians and at the same time try to make it look like Trump was in on it.
Your post shows serious ignorance. Obama was very concerned indeed, and if you read up a little more on news, you'd know about it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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Your post shows serious ignorance. Obama was very concerned indeed, and if you read up a little more on news, you'd know about it.
Right! He was so concerned he even told Putin to "Cut it out".
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Some of the shows which gave impression of red states turning into blue , are kinda gave her wrong impression. She ended up spending money in TX and ignored WI.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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Trump was not elected, he was selected. From the Republican primaries to the General Election, Putin assisted in the Trump win.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:49 PM
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Some of the shows which gave impression of red states turning into blue , are kinda gave her wrong impression. She ended up spending money in TX and ignored WI.
I think part of it was this. Polls got trolled or had no answers from Trump supporters.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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Your post shows serious ignorance. Obama was very concerned indeed, and if you read up a little more on news, you'd know about it.
So, what did he actually DO about it?
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