Robert Reich (The Five Principles of Patriotism We talk a lot…

The shake-up at the Democratic National Committee after an embarrassing breach of its email system continued Tuesday with the departure of three senior officials.

But purging the DNC of top officials won’t remedy the DNC’s problems. Those problems aren’t attributable to individuals who didn’t do their jobs. To the contrary, those individuals probably fulfilled their responsibilities exactly as those jobs were intended to be done. 

The DNC’s problems are structural. 

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DNC Leak Shows Mechanics of a Slanted Campaign – Rolling Stone

Matt Taibbi writes:
NC Leak Shows Mechanics of a Slanted Campaign



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DNC Leak Shows Mechanics of a Slanted Campaign

Documents released by Wikileaks detail how the DNC worked with the Clinton camp to downplay a key story about questionable fundraising

Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chair after the Wikileaks release of DNC emails. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty

By Matt Taibbi

July 25, 2016

As is sadly the case with most political stories these days, whether or not you care about the so-called “DNC leak” probably depends on which candidate you supported in the primaries.


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Republican National Convention made a joke of American democracy

If you supported Hillary Clinton, it probably won’t bother you that the Democratic National Committee is revealed in these documents to have essentially acted as an arm of the Clinton campaign during the contested primary season.

Most people guessed at this anyway. But it wasn’t until these documents were dumped last weekunder mysterious circumstances that the extent to which the party both advocated for Hillary and against her opponent Bernie Sanders was made plain.

Nowhere is the discrepancy on greater display than in an episode involving the DNC’s reaction to a May 2nd article by Politico reporters Ken Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf, which itself pointed at a backdoor advantage for the Clinton campaign.

The exchanges over this Politico story were barely mentioned in the wake of the DNC leak, except by right-wing media that shortsightedly dinged Vogel for submitting a draft of his piece of the DNC before publication, suggesting “collusion.”

Vogel maybe shouldn’t have sent a whole copy for review, but his intent wasn’t to give the DNC or Hillary a break – far from it. It seems pretty clear that he wanted to make sure he didn’t miss with a piece full of aggressive, original reporting that took on a very powerful target.

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