Consigned to the Memory Hole: The content of the DNC Leaks
Date Written: 02/01/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20184
Examining the content of the DNC data leaks during the 2016 US elections, and the efforts by the Democratic party to distract from their content.
Amidst the blame Russia hysteria, the actual content of the the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hacks has been consigned to the memory hole. In a veritable tidal wave of false narratives, the mainstream media has succeeded in drowning the legacy of the leaks in (not terribly convincing) accusations of Russian culpability. Erased from this narrative is the fact that the highest levels of the Democratic Party - supposedly neutral arbiters of the candidate selection process - sabotaged the Bernie Sanders campaign, and detest vast swaths of the Democratic Party constituency.
Maybe even more damning than the leaks themselves was the arrogant way in which DNC officials and the Clinton campaign responded to them. Almost immediately after Schultz's resignation Clinton issued a statement thanking her "longtime friend", and announced that Schultz had been appointed as her honorary campaign chair. The only way to explain such a bewilderingly self-destructive act - guaranteed to alienate Sanders' die hard supporters - is to assume that Clinton was totally self-assured of an easy victory in November and/or despised large portions of the Democratic Party constituency to the point that she couldn't resist rubbing salt in their wounds.