Keyword: obama2012

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Zuckerberg - Obama Campaign Scraped Data From Users Who Downloaded App – Also Users’ Friends Who...

    04/10/2018 10:57:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Zuckerberg’s testimony does not address fully that Obama’s reelection campaign scraped data from users who downloaded the Obama 2012 app, and from those users’ friends.  The users’ friends did not give consent - these people were simply unaware their data was being used by the Obama campaign analytics. The former director of Obama for America’s Integration and Media Analytics shop, explained that the political bias within Facebook allowed her to continue the use of Facebook user’s data without their consent.  Facebook had to realize they were violating the rights of their users but failed to care. Here is Zuckerberg’s testimony...
  • SHOCKER: Zuck’s Prepared Testimony Omits Everything That Happened From 2008-2012

    04/10/2018 1:15:18 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/9/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a prepared statement Monday ahead of his scheduled testimony before Congress, and it wasn't long before people began to notice what wasn't included in an otherwise thorough assessment of the situation: everything that happened between 2008 and 2012.
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 03/28/2018
    Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled around,...
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Elections: Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled...
  • Liberal media didn’t think data mining was so bad when Obama’s campaign did it

    03/21/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 21, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The left is outraged that President Trump’s campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election – but neither the media nor Democrats seemed to mind when President Obama’s team did the same thing. Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro penned a column for The Hill on Tuesday headlined, “What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump,” which outlined the differences in the way similar news was covered during contrasting administrations. Shapiro surfaced a 2012 report from The Guardian that proclaimed Obama’s reelection team was mining data through Facebook to target specific voters. The Guardian is also the publication...
  • Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim on Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'

    03/19/2018 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    ijr.com ^ | | MAR 19, 2018 | 11:00 AM | JASON HOWERTON
    A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign. In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidson, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like append their email lists. When Facebook found out what they were doing, they were “surprised,” she said. But...
  • Obama's 2012 campaign hired Fusion GPS to dig dirt on Mitt Romney, book claims

    03/15/2018 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign hired controversial research group Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a new book claims -- raising questions about Democrats’ possible long-standing ties to the group. Fusion GPS is the opposition research firm behind the “Trump dossier,” which contained what former FBI Director James Comey described as "salacious" and "unverified" allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump. The dossier cited Russian sources who said Russia had information that compromised Trump. The firm was retained by Marc Elias, an attorney representing both the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It...
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • The 2012 Election was a Fraud (Yes it was)

    12/04/2013 3:35:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dave in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hi, Dave. Great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush, thanks for taking my call. Here's the deal. I believe that the Republicans are never gonna win another presidential election until they can somehow win back even 30% of the black vote. You cannot continue to lose over 90% of one major voting bloc and win a national election anymore. I just don't see it happening. RUSH: Well, I understand your theory, but I must respectfully disagree. The Republicans have won plenty of presidential races with the Democrats getting 93%...
  • The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read

    06/03/2013 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 44 replies
    The Coffee Shop ^ | March 25, 2013 | a USMC Vet
    The saddest, albeit possibly most accurate short message you will read The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America . The Cocker Spaniel is...
  • Thomas Sowell: Nicers Losers

    11/13/2012 2:14:59 AM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 111312 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...
  • A NEW BEGINNING; AMERICA NOT DEAD!

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • Universal Studios Orlando Turns Halloween Horror Nights Show Into Obama Campaign Rally

    10/10/2012 6:44:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 10, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    What can be political about Halloween? Especially Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando. Well, guess what? Universal Studios in Orlando this year actually turned a Halloween Horror Nights show into what is obviously a not very subtle Obama campaign rally in which the Romney type candidate declares he lied in the debate and that he shoves grannies off the cliff. Think I'm kidding? Then read the words of Marla Knowles, a blogger at BIZPAC REVIEW, who went to Universal Studios last weekend and reported her unpleasant experience of Universal Studios pushing Obama propaganda and Romney slamming on their customers:...
  • Media: Romney won the debate

    10/03/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election. “That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,” The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway tweeted. But it wasn’t just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama. “What was Romney doing? He was winning!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said. “Obama should watch MSNBC every night” to improve his debate prep, he added. Newsweek’s Andrew Sullivan, a fervent Obama supporter, denounced his performance. “He choked. He lost. He may...
  • MSNBC's Toure Argues Put 2008 Aside; ...

    09/30/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 30, 2012 | Tim Graham
    From his spot on the Time Ideas blog, the MSNBC anchor Toure admitted "If President Obama had to run against Senator Obama of 2008, he’d probably be crushed. Back then, Obama seemed superhuman; today he is merely mortal. His victory in 2008 was historic, breaking the race barrier in the nation’s highest office." Guess what came next. Re-electing Obama is a greater test of whether America is racist than it was in 2008: "But an Obama victory in 2012 would say something even more profound about how far our country has come. Granted, Obama’s election (or not) is merely one...
  • Should There be an Empty Chair Interview of President Obama?

    09/30/2012 11:52:08 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 33 replies
    Fox News | September 30, 2012 | self
    Today, on Fox News Sunday, a contentious interview by Chris Wallace of Paul Ryan was televised.
  • Busy schedule forces Obama to cancel mock debates (with John Kerry)

    09/27/2012 1:11:36 PM PDT · by maggief · 117 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2012 | Bryan Bender and Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has been forced to cancel several debate practice sessions with Senator John F. Kerry, whom he tapped to play stand-in for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, leaving little time for them to spar ahead of next week’s first presidential debate. The Massachusetts senator has held at least one mock debate with Obama to help him prepare for the first matchup against the former Massachusetts governor to be held Oct. 3 in Denver, but several others were cancelled due to the the president’s busy schedule, said deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter.
  • Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama

    09/20/2012 8:34:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 91 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama campaign has launched its “For All” campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama. Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters. “Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise...
  • Beyoncé & Jay-Z host NY Bam ba$hJay-Z & Beyoncé ready tower of bubbly

    09/19/2012 6:59:52 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/18/12 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne. When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub. The 350-bottle champagne tower — designed by Jeffrey Beers — is a monument to Jay-Z’s favorite bubbly, Armand de Brignac, which is known colloquially by rappers, clubgoers and connoisseurs as Ace of Spades because of its gold-spade label. “It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles...
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....