Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are tentatively encouraged to see that down ballot races may not be as bad as thought.  They also slam Facebook for manipulating the trending stories to hide news good for conservatives and promote liberal news and causes that aren’t getting much traffic.  And they rip Ben Rhodes and the Obama administration for feeding bogus information to a clueless press corps about the Iran deal and setting up “experts” to validate their talking points to those reporters.

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  1. BR Member
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    Facebook for manipulating the trending stories to hide news good for conservatives and promote liberal news and causes that aren’t getting much traffic.

    I’m disappointed with Facebook, but I should have expected it. Per trending stories, Google is also a powerful component of the propaganda machine – if I search for Lois Lerner today, the entire first page reads “DOJ closes IRS investigation with no charges” and similar. None of the stories which tell the true story.

    And they rip Ben Rhodes and the Obama administration for feeding bogus information to a clueless press corps about the Iran deal and setting up “experts” to validate their talking points to those reporters

    For conservatives, this story is galling and confirmed one’s suspicions, but wasn’t surprising.  In this next chapter, for us to get out from under the bus, more courage and less ideological purity is called for.

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    Ricochet Audio Network: They also slam Facebook for manipulating the trending stories to hide news good for conservatives and promote liberal news and causes that aren’t getting much traffic.

    And you think no one tampers with voting machines.

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    This episode is really important.  It’s no surprise that Facebook imitates NBC.  It is disturbing that Ben Rhodes feels free to boast about having deceived the American people.   There is a strange kind of mystique for leftists about having beat the system or stuck it to the man, even when the “man” is your neighbor.  They all seem to see themselves as some kind of Dennis Hopper hippie character, outsmarting the squares.  The problem is that these people are supposed to be making serious decisions about deadly serious matters.  This is not a comedy or even a political campaign.  People will live or die based on these decisions.  Could we get a discussion of this topic on the Flagship podcast?

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    Autistic License: It is disturbing that Ben Rhodes feels free to boast about having deceived the American people. There is a strange kind of mystique for leftists about having beat the system or stuck it to the man, even when the “man” is your neighbor. They all seem to see themselves as some kind of Dennis Hopper hippie character, outsmarting the squares. The problem is that these people are supposed to be making serious decisions about deadly serious matters.

    Ben Rhodes, who famously enjoys a “mind-meld” with Obama handed us (the “Blob”) a glimpse into the iron-fisted Obama Machine.  We shouldn’t be sidetracked with the juvenile and soulless Ben Rhodes. His boss is the problem.

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