Well that settles it
Who are you to question Captain America?
And yes, that is a real news story.
So is this one.
But if you really want to sum it up, I suggest headlines like these.
It brings up the important question: What happens when we are all Russian bots?
Oh wait, we already have the answer to that question.
American descendants of slaves identifying themselves with the hashtag #ADOS have been openly critical of 2020 presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker over the past weeks.
Some prominent black political commentators are now speculating that these critics are Russian bots.
Angela Rye, a CNN political commentator and board member of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, has said she believes that some ADOS arguments are not organic, but were “paid for by Russia.” She added that she’s “not saying everyone who uses the hashtag is a Russian bot,” but she does believe “it originated from Russian bots.”
On a segment of Joy Reid’s MSNBC show titled “how to spot a bot,” Shireen Mitchell, founder of Stop Online Violence Against Women, argued that the ADOS hashtag is a way to identify foreign influence. “A lot of the ones that are pretending to be black people, black women in particular, who are focusing on black identity, have these sort of aspects in the ways that they’re talking about language,” she said. She went on to say that bots are posing as black Americans using “the vernacular or the language of someone that believes they are a part of our community” to claim authority to represent black Americans.
“This has become a challenge particularly for the Democratic candidates because obviously, in 2016, all this activity was directed to help Donald Trump, or to hurt Hillary Clinton, to do both,” Reid said.
Could MSNBC and CNN pundits, the very same pundits that repeatedly slandered and lied about Sanders supporters, be disingenuous?
Not when we are talking about Russia.
Moore said that accusations like Reid’s are a McCarthyite tactic in the same vein as the attempts to publicly discredit Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s troubling, the lengths that these people will go to undermine authentic Black advocacy in order to prop up the Democratic establishment,” he said in an email. An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment.
Indeed, people of color who challenge the Democratic Party from the left are often erased or dismissed as somehow not being real. During the 2016 Democratic primary, the hashtag #BernieMadeMeWhite spread as a response to the “Bernie Bro” stereotype, which wrongly claimed that nearly all Bernie Sanders supporters were young white men.
Being black and a woman won't protect you from being slandered when you dissent on the only "identity" that matters - partisan loyalty.
People of any color who challenge the Democratic Party from the left are bigger enemies than Republicans.
You see, "moderates" are the most rabidly partisan.
This is the exact opposite of what the news media tries to sell us, and yet it is obvious.
With little of ideological substance to distinguish them from their opponents, partisan tribal-based politics is the only game in town.