We have to hand it to Meghan McCain for her knowledge on the latest FAKE Trump scandal of data mining. McCain knew that this is what Obama was praised for during his elections. His campaign raved about how brilliant the strategy was…They gave numerous interviews (SEE VIDEOS BELOW) where they would describe the data mining in depth. Now that Trump did the same thing, it’s a big scandal. Go figure…
The hypocrites on “The View” were enlightened by McCain who pushed back on the fake news parroted by her co-hosts:
But the liberal co-hosts were called out on a glaring example on Tuesday as they discussed the mining of personal data from Facebook users.
Indignant over reports that personal data from 50 million Facebook users was improperly used by Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics company which worked on President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, the co-hosts shared their outrage – mostly because the Trump name was somehow involved.
But co-host Meghan McCain pointed out the hypocrisy, recalling how data was gathered without consent or knowledge of the users during former President Obama’s 2012 campaign.
“I don’t completely understand the scandal now since this has been happening since 2012. The Obama campaign did this brilliantly. They used micro-targeting and data mining,” McCain said.
“So, the double standard I don’t understand right now is…it happened under Obama and it was lauded by the media as being genius,” she said. “And now the Trump campaign did it and its a Cambridge Analytica scandal.”
As her co-hosts seemed visibly uncomfortable with the information, Joy Behar asked if what Obama did was the same thing.
“Yes, it was micro-targeting and data mining,” McCain replied.
“It’s different though,” Sunny Hostin interjected, to which McCain laughed, exclaiming, “It’s not different though!”
RUSH LIMBAUGH ON THE LATEST FAKE TRUMP SCANDAL:
The newest excuse for why Trump won the presidential election in 2016 is that his campaign hired a company to do data-mining. Wait! Wasn’t Obama deemed a brilliant campaigner when he did the same thing? Remember when his data-mining people proudly discussed their winning strategy on Facebook and other social media platforms?
OBAMA’S WIN: DATA MINING
Rush Limbaugh called out the media and pundits who were in phony hysterics about this supposed “new” discovery with some whistleblower who suddenly came out of the woodwork…
Thank goodness for Limbaugh because Fox news was on the hysterics band wagon too!
LIMBAUGH SAID: “Facebook is not a victim here, and Cambridge Analytica is by no means the only entity which has Facebook’s own data collection. Facebook collects the data. Cambridge Analytica is like any other outfit that found a way to access it, and it’s not illegal.”
HE CONTINUED: “When Facebook users agreed to participate in a survey, there are disclaimers.”
REUTERS REPORTED that the company working for the Trump campaign “gained inappropriate access to data on 50 million Facebook users.” The hysterics caused Facebook value to drop by billions.
ISN’T ANYTHING DIFFERENT:
Limbaugh called out the fake news liars when he said that gaining data and analyzing it is nothing new and that it’s done all the time in campaigns:
DEMOCRATS AND GOOGLE:
Limbaugh zoomed in on the truth:
“Folks, the bottom line is, it isn’t any big deal because it’s nothing unique. The Democrats have perfected using the personal data stored by internet companies for I don’t know how long. And Google leads the league in it, and they’re in bed with the Democrats and always have been. Facebook is number two. They’re in bed with the Democrats.”
“It’s the modern day equivalent of high-tech grassroots politics. It’s all about finding out who your voters are and where they are and what they respond to, which politics and parties have been doing for as long as there have been both. But the Democrats, you see, and Obama, the brilliant, the cool, the sophisticated Obama, and Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin and Larry Page and all these high quality leftists, they exclusively own that sector.”
BOOM! KILL SHOT:
“Only they are smart enough brilliant enough, liberal enough, correct enough, sensitive enough to ever deal with this stuff while excluding everybody else. And here comes, to them, unacceptable, reprehensible bigot using their systems and outsmarting them in the process to win an election they thought they had arranged, they thought they had in the bag.”
THE ATLANTIC HAS A THREE PART SERIES ON THE DATA USED DURING THE 2008 CAMPAIGN BY THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN:
THE 2008 DATA WARS
In 2008, the principal repository of Democratic data was Catalist, a for-profit company that acted as the conductor for a data-driven symphony of more than 90 liberal groups, like the Service Employees Union — and the DNC — and the Obama campaign. The Catalist data was crunched by the Analyst Institute, a DC-based organization that was set up to perform rigorous experiments like these on progressive voter contact methods.
The report provides convincing, if not absolute, evidence that the progressive/Democratic data-mining and targeting operation measurably helped elect Barack Obama.