by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
It appears that the Clinton campaign’s “digital” guru, Peter Daou, has decided that Hillary supporters need an online “sanctuary,” billed as “Media for the 65.8 million,” where Clinton supporters can create virtual cards with quotes on them and even add an image if they so choose, much like the highly popular “memes”. The website’s name is “Verrit” which claims that it “collects and contextualizes noteworthy facts, stats, and quotes for politically engaged citizens. Each “verrit” is a verified item of information marked with a 7-digit identification code.”
Hillary Clinton herself has endorsed this site, which states on the page she linked to while endorsing it via Twitter, that it is for the 65.8 million people that voted for her, and its “purpose is to become their trusted source of political information and analysis; to provide them (and anyone like-minded) sanctuary in a chaotic media environment….”
On that page, Daou highlights a couple his own questions via Twitter, offering an explanation of why he created this website, saying “I can name thousands of people I connect with on Twitter who are #StillWithHer. Where is THEIR big media profile? Have they EVER had one?”
Let me answer that before detailing how the website is being panned by liberal media and conservative alike, as well as the “problems” the site has already experienced and how those that did not vote for Clinton have basically turned the site into the laughingstock of the Internet already.
Yes Clinton supporters have had a “media profile,” and it is called the mainstream media, the same media that did everything in their power to influence voters before the election… and failed. The same media that publicly admitted they were “promoting” her even before she announced she was running for president.
CLINTON SUPPORTER ‘SAFE SPACE’ WEBSITE PANNED BY LIBERALS
Most would expect conservative leaning media outlets and Independent Media sites that fought against Clinton becoming president would generally pan this type of propaganda website that uses the #StillWithHer as their rallying call, apparently not understanding the election is over and Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college decisively, which despite their constant claim of Hillary won the popular vote, when frankly, that means nothing since America has always used the electoral college as its voting system.
What is surprising though is how the liberal media and blogs have reacted to this website, with outlets such as Washington Post declaring in their headline “Verrit, the pro-Clinton ‘media platform’ that’s looking worse and worse.” (Archive is link here)
A couple of brutally critical key quotes from that article shows that it isn’t just “conservatives” that see this Verrit sites as some type of “safe space” for Clinton supporters:
This isn’t especially useful to anyone. The only thing Verrit is capable of debunking is parodies of Verrit. False statistics from elsewhere don’t come with codes that users can check against the site’s database. Neither, of course, do real ones. Verrit’s collection is finite — filled only with carefully curated cards that confirm Clinton voters’ views. It serves no purpose except to spare those voters the need to confront beliefs that conflict with their own.
Verrit has taken all the worst parts of today’s liberalism and turned them into a website. It is a safe space for middle-of-the-road Democrats, seeking to shelter them from conversations that would help far more than they hurt, based not on any actual issue of identity but instead on their preference for a candidate who was defeated 10 months ago. It’s only going to help them lose again.
The left-leaning Politico website is even more brutal as they headline with “This Pro-Hillary Website Looks Like North Korean Agitprop,” where their sub header states “Peter Daou, the prickly pro-Clinton operative, has launched a propaganda rag so shameless it would make Kim Jong Un blush.”
Who would buy stock in a twice-defeated presidential candidate?
If the candidate under question is Hillary Clinton, that zealous buyer would be Peter Daou, one-time rocker, seasoned political blogger, former campaign adviser to John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, ambitious litigant, propagandist and internet entrepreneur. A couple of days ago, Daou launched his self-funded Verrit.com, a slavishly pro-Clinton site (endorsed by Hillary!) to carry on her failed crusade.
The derision greeting Verrit is so universal it inspires sympathy for Daou, as Gizmodo, the Washington Post, Outline, New Republic, New York, The Ringer and others have broken its back with their snap judgments. “Verrit, a Media Company for Almost Nobody,” read one headline. “No One Asked for Verrit, But Here We Are,” stated another. “What Is Verrit and Why Should I Care? (Unclear; You Shouldn’t.),” said a third. “Peter Daou Continues to Embarrass Hillary Clinton,” asserted the best in show.
One example they missed comes from the progressive liberal website slate, where the title basically says it all “Clinton Confirms That Democrats Will Relitigate the 2016 Primary Until the Sun Swallows the Earth.”
Much like her new book is doing, while blaming Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, the DNC, democratic voters, Russia, James Comey, women voters, and misogyny, for an election she lost.
From her book to her endorsement of this new Hillary supporter “safe space” website, even Democrats that were her donors and surrogates for her campaign are sick and tired of her constant complaints, blaming everyone, and her narcissistic desire to stay in the spotlight, as they are saying “The best thing she could do is disappear. She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f— up and go away.”
A former Obama aide describes it as “the Hillary Show, 100 percent. A lot of us are scratching our heads and wondering what she’s trying to do. It’s certainly not helpful.” (Source – The Hill)
Other headlines and reactions to the Verrit site can be seen at Washington Free Beacon, who concludes “It Appears Clinton Is Only Person Who Likes News Platform Verrit.”
THE TROLL JUST GOT TROLLED ‘BIGLY’
Well it didn’t take long after Hillary Clinton endorsed the Verrit website for the site to crash, with Daou claiming it was because of DDoS attacks, but as a “digital” guru, it didn’t look good to go down so soon after creating the website, but the most hilarious aspect of Daou’s Twitter trolling of anyone and everyone that ever said anything critical of Clinton or her campaign, even supporters that held her accountable for her own loss, is how Daou the troll, is now being trolled by others who are creating their own Verrit “verified facts’ and quotes.
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