Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists
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May 21, 20195 min read1034 words
Published: May 21, 2019  |  5 min read1034 words
The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the top candidate for Democrats who think the Russian leader is misunderstood.Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles. Donors to ...
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Straw Man
May 31, 2019
This is a McCarthy-style smear that attempts to capitalize on the hysterical fear of Russia promoted by the media and the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party. The article is loaded with innuendo and guilt by association, but tells us nothing about Gabbard's actual views on Russia. The attack on Lee Camp for having a show on RT that criticizes some US policies is just silly. But the NY Times recently used the same gambit in promoting 5G Wireless, saying that American opponents have been brainwashed by RT, when many Americans who've never even heard of RT have legitimate objections to the aggressive rollout of 5G.
May 31, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 21, 2019
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Misused Term
May 21, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
May 21, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 23, 2019
Obvious hit piece on Gabbard, not well sourced, clearly a McCarthyist attempt to smear a rare anti-war candidate as a Russian tool.
May 23, 2019
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Hit Piece
June 1, 2019
Total gaslighting to prop up a corporate establishment Democratic candidate just like they did with Sanders in 2016 to try to prop up Hillary.
June 1, 2019
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Sensational
June 3, 2019
Hit piece. Nothing to see here.
June 3, 2019
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Sensational
May 21, 2019
Disengenious, focuses on a small number of us based donors with historic Russian ties and extrapolates that Russia is funding her campaign. Clickbait.
May 21, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 22, 2019
Rolling Stone does a tremendous job explaining why this is not factual. "The Gabbard campaign has received 75,000 individual donations. This crazy Beast article is based on (maybe) three of them." https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/taibbi-tulsi-gabbard-bernie-sanders-trump-2020-838156/ ... And goes further, to point out how pundits used her response to the article to further ridicule her. "This vicious little article might have died a quiet death, except ABC’s George Stephanopoulos regurgitated it in an interview with Gabbard days later. The This Week host put up the Beast headline in a question about whether or not Gabbard was “softer” on Putin than other candidates. Gabbard responded: “It’s unfortunate that you’re citing that article, George, because it’s a whole lot of fake news.” This in turn spurred another round of denunciations, this time in the form of articles finding fault not with the McCarthyite questioning, but with Gabbard’s answer. As Politico wrote: “’Fake news’ is a favorite phrase of President Donald Trump…"
May 22, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 21, 2019
No surprise the neoliberal media is continuing to pile on the only true anti-war candidate from either party.
May 21, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
May 21, 2019
No sources cited. Both for the campaign contributions and the "Russia ties" these people are reported to have.
May 21, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 21, 2019
Straight up hit piece.
May 21, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 23, 2019
Another typical corporate media piece that seeks to undermine Tulsi Gabbard who is the only Democratic candidate with progressive policies that will undermine the pro-war establishment. Tulsi refuses to spout the party line and is vociferously criticizing the anti-Russia hysteria and the false narrative that Russia deliberately meddled in U.S. elections. Funny how the media has amnesia when it comes to all the ways the U.S. has not only deliberated meddled in the elections of other sovereign nations including those of Russia but has also launched clandestine regime change operations in countless countries.
May 23, 2019
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Political Agenda
May 22, 2019
Its political propaganda. I don’t see how you can come to the conclusion that her campaign is somehow funded by the kremlin.
May 22, 2019
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Sensational
May 24, 2019
McCarthyism at its finest. Gabbards anti war stance does not make her a 'Putin Apologist.
May 24, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
May 24, 2019
Another hit piece on an anti-war candidate. This has been going on for the last 50+ years.
May 24, 2019
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Political Agenda
May 24, 2019
Obviously biased article that is somewhat laughable if you have any knowledge of the people characterized in the article, [eg. Professor Cohen,Lee Camp]
May 24, 2019
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Not Credible
May 23, 2019
Where are the sources for this nonsense? Tulsi Gabbard, a US congresswoman representing Hawaii and a member of the Hawaiian National Guard is our only strong antiwar presidential candidate!
May 23, 2019
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Illogical
May 30, 2019
Trash journalism. If you can’t attack her on the substance play the Russian card.
May 30, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 22, 2019
A discerning person, an informed, unbiased person should be able to tell from the title of the article that it’s more old school, boogey man, “the Russians are coming” propaganda probably subsidized by the Pentagon/CIA deep state or whatever you wanna call it. And don’t get me wrong. I’m not defending Tulsi. I have problems with her. I love that she claims to be against continual, endless wars & the military industrial complex. It’s a bit strange that she talks that talk, but didn’t walk the walk. She went to war! But she also promotes the climate change hoax & carbon taxes & was with the CFR. Those are only two red flags. And excuse me… “Putin apologists”? Putin looks like a knight on a white horse slaying dragons compared to #sTrumpet. Trump is more like a compilation of all the worst characters from Stephen King’s novels. Russia seems like the only adult in the room of world politics. They just saved Syria from another U.S. led takeover. They saved the Christians there from the head-choppers of Obama’s & now Trump’s ISIS, Wahhabi radicals. So, if intelligent Russians are for her, that’s a feather in her cap. What’s not to like? The country that is fighting GMOs, vaccines & the NWO & Rothschild banks… Lee Camp is a man I don’t watch much, but when I’ve seen him, he’s spot on with his analysis. The authors of this article want to attack his character out of bigotry & this fake nationalism. They’re reporting the same lies on Syria which is another confirmation that they are Mockingbird press for the State. And God forbid that someone should give her money to run for POTUS. Let’s assassinate those people’s character right away! We can’t allow political incorrectness. Let’s keep those bombs dropping, keep those sanctions killing, RAWHIDE…
May 22, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 22, 2019
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Speculation
May 22, 2019
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Political Agenda
May 30, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
May 21, 2019
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Hit Piece
May 31, 2019
Because Tulsi Gabbard is in agreement with a few positions shared by ‘Russia’, is no reason to discount her views. Gabbard, fundamentally is anti-war, and that is an opinion held by most Americans.
May 31, 2019
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Political Agenda
May 21, 2019
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Sensational
May 21, 2019
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Investigative
June 4, 2019
The piece makes a simple claim and then demonstrates it well using campaign donation records: several donors to Gabbard's campaign are more sympathetic toward Russia than the average Democrat. Nothing more, nothing less. Gabbard's specific position on Russia and/or establishment machinations are outside the scope of the article.
June 4, 2019
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Misused Term
May 25, 2019
The is clearly a smear campaign the evidence presented does not prove anything. This story was poorly researched and allowed to go to press.
May 25, 2019
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Not Credible
May 23, 2019
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May 23, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
June 1, 2019
Three donors with a "relationship" with Russia were found among the thousands of donors to Tulsi's campaign. One of them was said to work for Lee Camp at Redacted Tonight on RT though the Camp staff cannot locate such a person. The Daily Beast is a Clintonite website that even has Chelsea on the board and is regularly biased against progressive candidates.
June 1, 2019
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Biased
May 31, 2019
Stephen Cohen is a long time, respected historian and professor who knows Russia far better than the author of this article. The fact that he endorses Tulsi is a major plus, not a negative.
May 31, 2019
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