Skip to comments.Letís Attack Christine OíDonnellís LinkedIn Page! (The latest Soros-funded hit piece on O'Donnell)
Posted on 09/29/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT by Qbert
Christina Bellantoni, who Ive been told is the most fair person working at TPM, has a real stretch of an attack on Christine ODonnell today which uses the candidates LinkedIn page to suggest she lied about where she attended school.
Yet theres a real flaw with this argument. Depending on when ODonnell created her LinkedIn profile, at one point you could only enter educational programs that were in the LinkedIn system. And even today, you have to hard-code in the text for places like Claremont, which are not recognized Institutions or Companies, but exist only as search terms in their system.
For example, heres what comes up when you search for Claremont Institute a keyword page of people who use the phrase in their profiles. And for comparison, heres the company page that comes up for Claremont Graduate University.
You see the obvious difference. If ODonnell typed Claremont, CGUs the first option that pops up and the Institute is not even a listed option. Same with the program she went through at the University of Oxford.
I had the same issue arise for a University of Virginia program I went through. I am a graduate of an public policy institute run through UVA, but I ended up deleting it from the Education section of my profile because when I added it, I discovered LinkedIn automatically stuck University of Virginia in my Education listing. Since a month-long course is hardly the same as a degree, I just stuck the mention in the bullet-point section ODonnell obviously didnt do that, but thats her choice. And if you scroll down, youll see that nowhere in ODonnells profile does she claim to have a graduate degree she just lists the program she participated in (accurately) for both Claremont and the program held at the University of Oxford. She never claims to have received a degree from either institution, and the brief listing on her profile University of Oxford - Post Modernism in the New Millennium practically screams summer program.
There are plenty of other things to go after ODonnell for, but this one seems cheap and shoddy. Anyone whos viewed the profiles of someone with a listed academic fellowship or as a graduate of a summer program knows this is a minor glitch in the way LinkedIn displays content. Bellantoni lists no such institutes or extracurricular studies in her profile, so perhaps she doesnt even know that this is the case. Theres no indication in her piece that she bothered to check before typing the headline Christine ODonnell Lies About Attending Oxford University.
The LinkedIn page the Soros-minions are having a cow over (...btw, how's that insider trading investigation going, Georgie?)
These losers might want to take a look at how Grayson is doing in Florida after using similar smear tactics...
Update: O’Donnell didn’t even create, or authorize anyone to create, a LinkedIn profile: