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Florida Woman

Yeah, I’m from Cal­i­for­nia. So what?

by baldilocks

Call me para­noid, but I think things like this are intentional.

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Mon­day claimed Florida’s Broward County elec­tion super­vi­sor Brenda Snipes is a Repub­li­can, despite the fact she is a Democrat.

We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is a Repub­li­can appointed by for­mer gov­er­nor, then-​Governor Jeb Bush,” Mitchell said in a clip flagged by Medi­aite. “So, she was put in by a Repub­li­can gov­er­nor after the mess that we all remem­ber from 2000. And she’s hardly a Demo­c­ra­tic offi­cial, or some­one doing the bid­ding of the Demo­c­ra­tic can­di­dates there.”

Snipes self-​identifies as a Demo­c­rat and has run as a Demo­c­rat for her cur­rent position.

Florida’s Sen­ate and guber­na­to­r­ial races are under­go­ing recounts after results from Elec­tion Day show nar­row leads for Repub­li­cans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis.

Main­stream media sorts have a notice­able ten­dency to put out infor­ma­tion which is unfa­vor­able to the polit­i­cal right, then sub­mit a cor­rec­tion. They do this because they know that the cor­rec­tion is much less well-​remembered in the mind of the aver­age con­sumer of news than is the incor­rect information.

And why would Andrea Mitchell “acci­den­tally” mis­la­bel Brenda Snipes as a Repub­li­can? Because Snipes has a long rep­u­ta­tion in her office: a his­tory of con­tro­versy.

US Sen­a­tor Marco Rubio (R-​FL) has been on a tear about this year’s con­tro­versy on his Twit­ter feed. A cou­ple of examples:

Incom­pe­tent law break­ing elec­tion offi­cials lead to chance for lawyers to steal an election

https://​plat​form​.twit​ter​.com/​w​i​d​g​e​ts.js

Turn­ing back to Mitchell’s faux pas, I think that she had her orders –to plant the idea the Snipes was not a Demo­c­rat — because the media hon­chos sense that Snipes’ image is a bad one and that a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of the view­ing pub­lic, regard­less of party, sees her as the bad guy. So they spread dis­in­for­ma­tion, then cor­rect it.

This tac­tic also may indi­cate some­thing else: that the Media-​Democrat Party is close to aban­don­ing Snipes. In prepa­ra­tion, it’s nec­es­sary to paint the target.

Prefer­ably red.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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Yeah, I’m from California. So what?

by baldilocks

Call me paranoid, but I think things like this are intentional.

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday claimed Florida’s Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes is a Republican, despite the fact she is a Democrat.

“We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is a Republican appointed by former governor, then-Governor Jeb Bush,” Mitchell said in a clip flagged by Mediaite. “So, she was put in by a Republican governor after the mess that we all remember from 2000. And she’s hardly a Democratic official, or someone doing the bidding of the Democratic candidates there.”

Snipes self-identifies as a Democrat and has run as a Democrat for her current position.

Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races are undergoing recounts after results from Election Day show narrow leads for Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis.

Mainstream media sorts have a noticeable tendency to put out information which is unfavorable to the political right, then submit a correction. They do this because they know that the correction is much less well-remembered in the mind of the average consumer of news than is the incorrect information.

And why would Andrea Mitchell “accidentally” mislabel Brenda Snipes as a Republican? Because Snipes has a long reputation in her office: a history of controversy.

US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has been on a tear about this year’s controversy on his Twitter feed. A couple of examples:

Incompetent law breaking election officials lead to chance for lawyers to steal an election

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Turning back to Mitchell’s faux pas, I think that she had her orders –to plant the idea the Snipes was not a Democrat — because the media honchos sense that Snipes’ image is a bad one and that a significant portion of the viewing public, regardless of party, sees her as the bad guy. So they spread disinformation, then correct it.

This tactic also may indicate something else: that the Media-Democrat Party is close to abandoning Snipes. In preparation, it’s necessary to paint the target.

Preferably red.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar for his new not-GoDaddy host

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