#WalkAway

Powerful #WALKAWAY Movement Now Branded as “Russian Bot” By CNN

There has been no shortage of bizarre and asinine accusations being leveled at Americans on the right side of the proverbial aisle in recent years, but this latest allegation is beyond reproach.

We are currently experiencing a Russian “scare” in America, in which we as a nation are told day in and day out that Vladimir Putin and his goons are constantly attempting a silent takeover of the United States.  We are told that they are achieving this through subversive media tactics, old-fashioned espionage, and “honeypot” red-heads.

Now, the left has taken it a step further, claiming that the powerful “#WalkAway” movement decimating the democratic party is simply another example of Russian interference.

CNN went head first into the fray with these ridiculous assertions:

The most recent example of this strategy is the #WalkAway hashtag, which is presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats who are critical of the party’s alleged intimidation, confrontation and lack of civility and want people to walk away from the party.
However, #WalkAway has also now been connected to Kremlin-linked Russian bots, and it is now the seventh most popular Russia-influenced hashtag as of this writing, according to the website Hamilton 68, which tracks Russian influence on Twitter as part of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, an initiative of the nonpartisan German Marshall Fund. The purpose of this now-astroturf campaign is to manipulate public opinion by creating the illusion that this is a popular movement. In reality, #WalkAway has become pure propaganda, a psychological operation.
If you look up “hit piece” in the dictionary, this is precisely the sort of nonsensical narrative that you would discover.
CNN’s assertion is also wholly unverifiable, let alone despicably misleading.  Sure, Russian bots may have latched onto the #WalkAway movement, but they didn’t invent it by any means.  This is like chastising a fan of the Atlanta Braves because they’ve never played for the team.
Grow up, democrats, and recognize the obvious:  The nation is turning its back on you for the very behavior that you are displaying here.

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