Sanders Blames Clinton for Not Informing People About Russian Meddling
In an interview on Vermont Public Radio, Sanders took issue with a listener's question that made it seem as if he knew about Russian bots promoting his candidacy at the time he was running.
"I did not know that Russian bots were promoting my campaign," Sanders added. "Russians bots were not promoting my campaign. What we found out is that in April and May, it appeared that there were lots of strange things happening, attacking Hillary Clinton."
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Tom McCarthy wrote: Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political division on an enormous scale ‚Äď and it hasn‚Äôt stopped, experts say....
What has now been made clear is that Russian trolls and automated bots not only promoted explicitly pro-Donald Trump messaging, but also used social media to sow social divisions in America by stoking disagreement and division around a plethora of controversial topics such as immigration and Islamophobia....
Here's the last line of the story: "We knew what we knew when we knew it, and that's about all that I can say," Sanders said. That does not sound like Sanders is criticizing Clinton. He's too cagey an old fool to do that! He knows which side his bread is buttered on. Remember, he has never had a real job besides the politics gig all his life. Before he ran for Senator he was living on government aid! And, today he might be preoccupied with the case being made against his wife who ran a private college into the ground.
Penny, Sanders believes in the Nordic model-- Putin certainly doesn't. Bernie may not even have that correct --
Matthew Yglesias wrote: Bernie Sanders has long referred to himself as a socialist rather than a member of the Democratic Party, which has naturally led to a lot of questions about what socialism means to him. He consistently references the social models of the Nordic states ‚ÄĒ especially Denmark ‚ÄĒ as his idea of what democratic socialism is all about. But in a speech Friday evening at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Danish Prime Minister Lars L√łkke Rasmussen said...
I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism," he said. "Therefore, I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."
In Rasmussen's view, "The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."