That Hot Mic moment
I mentioned yesterday that the post-debate Hot Mic moment was the whole point. Everything led up to that.
Bernie was unfairly attacked for two solid hours.
Then Liz approached him with that BS when he was unprepared and might have thought no one could hear.
I thought Liz was hoping/planning on Bernie saying something that sounded disrespectful.
Most people would have.
And if that happened, that would have reshaped the whole campaign.
It would have been used to "prove" Bernie hated women.
Jimmy Dore saw it in a similar way, but that Liz would try to get Bernie to deny he called her a liar, and thus contradict himself.
Suddenly Bernie would be "the liar" and Liz would have the "credibility" in this he-said/she-said.
Either way, this was by far the most underhanded move that Warren could make.
This was NOT politics as usual.
Leaking false stories is typical politics, but this ambush/Hot-Mic skulduggery is a new low.
What I haven't seen talked about was that Liz wasn't the only one involved here.
She was obviously working hand-in-glove with CNN.
And that is a new low as well.
It gets Orwellian-scary when the TV network + Moderators are conspiring with one of the candidates to destroy another candidate.
Only the fact that CNN is hopelessly incompetent did the conspiracy fail this time. Next time we might not be so lucky.
In some ways it seems like late Wiemar Republic. The corrupt ruling elite are willing to sacrifice democracy and freedom to avoid giving up some of their wealth.
It's only a matter of time until the truth comes out.
I'm betting it'll leak before the convention, and that'll make Bernie look really good.
What sort of trap will the MSM try next time?
If I was Bernie I would cut off CNN and MSDNC.
Trump is probably right, that the impeachment is timed to hurt Bernie. But that might backfire too, because Bernie can't be trapped/tricked by the MSM while he's in Congress. He can only look responsible and serious.