Monday, February 1, 2016

The "Bernie Bros" Shill Gallery

BuzzFeed News
There are always trolls on the Internet, but some trolls are plants.

The New Republic
"Bernie Bros" allegedly infiltrate Clinton Campaign Rallies.

The Atlantic
Trying to Conscript regular Internet trolls into the ranks of "Berniebros"

Boston Globe
The "Bernie Bros" Army Invades College Campuses. One Sanders supporter becomes a "Bands of Bernie Bros."

The Slot
The origin of the Term "Berniebro" is identified as being coined from The Atlantic in October. This article identifies them as "his social media goons."

Paul Krugman - The New York Times
Even a (quickly becoming formerly) respected economist like Paul Krugman isn't above the overgeneralization.

Student Activism
Hillary's people are not being aggressive, they are being Passive-Aggresive.

Medium Corporation
An attempt to counter-argue the refutation that "Bernie Bros" are somehow organized by the Sanders Campaign.
The Stranger - SLOG
AMBIGUITY: Not much detail in this article, but it seems to suggest that All Bernie Sanders male supporters are trolls.
I don't pay attention to main-stream media anymore since I earned my BA in Communication and recognized the media for what it really is.

I woke up this morning to a post by The Intercept on my Facebook feed: The “Bernie Bros” Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism.

I had to Google search "Bernie Bros" and some of the results are in the box on the left.

I learned my lesson. Now I have no choice but to keep an eye on even the BBC and the New York Times for this acrid Bullshit.

U.S. Uncut: The ‘Bernie Bro’ is a Media Myth. It Needs to Die
Jacobin: The Myth of the Bernie Bro
NYMag - The Cut: The Bernie Bros vs. the Hillarybots

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