FOR HOW LONG HAVE MEDIA DECISION-MAKERS BEEN WORKING WITH DEMOCRATS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 25, 2016) — On Monday morning, a reader posted a link to an email included in Friday’s Wikileaks release of approximately 20,000 emails apparently exchanged among DNC operatives and with outside parties which in some cases appear to show coordination with the media to present DNC talking points to their satisfaction.
Other emails show DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has said she will step down following the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia this week, assuring another party that Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ran against Hillary Clinton in the Democrat primaries, would not become president.
Wasserman Schultz had previously said that she and the party were “neutral” as primary voters cast their votes for Sanders, Clinton, or someone else, but she has not denied having sent the emails released by Wikileaks.
Wasserman Schultz co-chaired Clinton’s 2008 campaign which ultimately did not prevail over Barack Obama’s. There were later eyewitness reports of fraud and coercion allegedly used by the Obama campaign to quell or co-opt votes intended for Clinton throughout the 2008 primary season.
An article written by Politico’s Ken Vogel about Clinton’s campaign fundraising was submitted to Paustenbach for his review before it was published.
The specific email to which the reader linked this morning was written on April 28, 2016 by “ManriquezP@dnc.org” (Pablo Manriquez) to three other DNC operatives, “MirandaL@dnc.org,” (Luis Miranda, DNC Communications Director) “PaustenbachM@dnc.org,” (Mark Paustenbach, Miranda’s assistant) and “WalkerE@dnc.org” asking “if we want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us.”
Miranda previously served as Obama’s “Director of Hispanic Media.”
Many alternative media outlets have noted a marked left-leaning bias in the mainstream media, which includes CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News, PBS, and others. Collusion between the Obama White House and major media companies has long been suspected.
The First Amendment prohibits Congress from hampering the media from reporting on the workings of government, but the media may have chosen to befriend, rather than investigate, government.
After a criminal investigation revealed that Barack Hussein Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form were found to be fraudulent, none of the mainstream media reported the findings on air or launched their own investigations to prove or disprove the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse‘s claim.
Discussion of Obama’s questionable eligibility under Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution has also been banned by the major networks since 2007, the year Obama declared his candidacy for the presidency. At the time, his background was little-known, and several life narratives existed, including a birthplace in Indonesia, Hawaii and Kenya, which have never been reconciled.
In the email exchange, Manriquez apparently said to the other three that he would communicate their desires, if they had any, to “Jason,” meaning Seher, along with any “newsworthy oppo” (opposition research) which might be aired.
It is unclear if the hypothetical opposition research was aimed at another Democrat or a Republican presidential contender, as at the time, the primaries were not yet concluded.
The Sanders campaign had said for months that the DNC favored Clinton’s campaign over his, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump agreed that the primaries were “rigged” against Sanders.
Donna Brazile, who has been appointed interim DNC Chairman following Wasserman Schultz’s departure, also demonstrated an anti-Sanders bias in emails released by Wikileaks.
Although Sanders suspended his campaign on July 12 and endorsed Clinton, many of his supporters, particularly in the wake of the Wikileaks release, have vowed never to vote for Clinton.
Sanders will speak at the DNC on Monday evening.
After Miranda’s email was forwarded to Seher, Seher replied:
From: “Seher, Jason” <Jason.Seher@turner.com<mailto:Jason.Seher@turner.com>>
Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:01:18 PM EDT
To: “ManriquezP@dnc.org<mailto:ManriquezP@dnc.org>” <ManriquezP@dnc.org<mailto:ManriquezP@dnc.org>>
Thanks for facilitating Luis coming on today, and bearing with us through a meelee of GOP nonsense and cancellations and all that.
Any particular points he’ll want to make? We’re gonna stay Dem focused…
Jason Seher | CNN Writer/Producer | The Lead with Jake Tapper
(202) 772-2640 | (856) 979-8021
At approximately 11:25 a.m. EDT, The Post & Email contacted Seber, who answered the phone at the first number provided on the email by identifying himself. We did the same and asked if he were “taking any media calls” at the present time, to which Seber responded, “No, I’m not, ma’am.” We then asked if there were anyone at CNN who could take calls in his place, to which he said, “I really don’t know the answer to that question.”
We thanked him and hung up.
The Post & Email then contacted Miranda, Paustenbach, Walker and Manriquez by email and asked the following:
|Sharon Rondeau (email@example.com)|
|Sent:||Mon 7/25/16 12:19 PM|
|To:||PaustenbachM@dnc.org (firstname.lastname@example.org); WalkerE@dnc.org (email@example.com); ManriquezP@dnc.org (firstname.lastname@example.org); MirandaL@dnc.org (email@example.com)|
I operate an electronic newspaper and am reporting on the Wikileaks release.
Is the following message, allegedly exchanged between you and CNN’s Jason Seher and published at Wikileaks here, authentic?
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
We then presented the email exactly as it appeared in Wikileaks.
As of publication time, 1:45 p.m. EDT, one email was returned as undeliverable:
|Sent:||Mon 7/25/16 12:20 PM|
|Your message to firstname.lastname@example.org couldn’t be delivered.|
|manriquezp wasn’t found at dnc.org.|
while the other three have not issued a response.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.