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Please Respond to Jennifer Rubin's Washington Post Vicious Contemptible Smear: "Bernie Sanders Has Some Nerve"

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I just emailed this to the Letters Editor of the Washington Post (and to Rubin herself) about Jennifer Rubin's opinion column yesterday; I doubt they will publish it~~~one is not supposed to mention trillionaire newspaper owners in editorial responses to the Washington Post!

If you feel similarly, send a short letter, 200 words or less, letters AT washpost.com Here is the link to the column; the worst parts excerpted for you at the end of my letter are about as nasty, oblivious, and as illogical as I have ever seen in any political opinion column in my 60 years of active political activism and journalism.

Bernie Sanders has some nerve

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Dear Editor:

Did it ever occur to columnist Jennifer Rubin that exit poll discrepancies in at least 8 states, the rampant voter suppression that went on in Texas and other states, plus the missing 300,000 Bernie votes in Michigan, all add up to a vicious picture of election fraud that has not been investigated, let alone adjudicated?

Nonetheless, Bernie is supposed to just crawl off and evaporate?

Did you and your readers know that more than 30,000 people have signed a petition asking for UN intervention in the coming primaries as well as investigations into the past ones, as if the US were some errant 3rd world nation with crooked elections? Here is the text of that one:

TO: The United Nations ~~~ U.N. is needed to oversee Democratic primaries due to election fraud campaign created by Richard Griffin

To oversee our Democratic primaries because exit polls are not matching the official "results" that we are being told after the votes have been cast. When this happens, votes need to be audited. These results have been outside the margin of error.

Why is this important?

Election fraud hurts our democracy. Primaries are being rigged in favor of the candidate the establishment favors. We need to make sure we have election integrity.

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Also, were you aware that 7500+ people in the past 2 and 1/2 days have signed this petition to the FEC about the same concerns?

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She has been a vile rodent bedeviling Bernie for a long time. She's a right wing POS like so many others. But WaPo gives her a platform

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A platform she might not deserve.....Albeit seven years old, this is an interesting reaction from the Patrick Pexton, former Washington Post former Ombudsman:

Ex-Washington Post ombudsman: 'Fire Jennifer Rubin' "Dump her like a dull tome on the Amazon Bargain Books page."

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08/15/2013 12:36 PM EDT

Patrick Pexton, who served as The Washington Post's ombudsman until March of this year, has written an open letter to incoming Post owner Jeff Bezos in which he calls on him to make editorial page editor Fred Hiatt fire Jennifer Rubin, the paper's conservative columnist. "Have Fred Hiatt, your editorial page editor who I like, admire, and respect fire opinion blogger Jennifer Rubin. Not because she's conservative, but because she's just plain bad," Pexton writes in the letter, which was published by Washington City Paper.

"She doesn't travel within a hundred miles of Post standards," Pexton argues. "She parrots and peddles every silly right-wing theory to come down the pike in transparent attempts to get Web hits. Her analysis of the conservative movement, which is a worthwhile and important beat that the Post should treat more seriously on its national pages, is shallow and predictable. Her columns, at best, are political pornography; they get a quick but sure rise out of the right, but you feel bad afterward."

Pexton also used his letter to offer general business advice; praise new editor Marty Baron for making the Post "edgier, tougher, newsier, and more ambitious in national and local coverage"; and lament the decline of the Style section, which he said needed "a mission and someone to shape the vision." But Pexton reserved his most vehement remarks for Rubin, who was widely criticized by the Obama campaign and by her colleagues in the media as being a shill for the Romney campaign in 2012.

"[S]he is often wrong, and rarely acknowledges it," Pexton writes "She was oh-so-wrong about Mitt Romney, week after week writing embarrassing flattery about his 2012 campaign, calling almost every move he made brilliant, and guaranteeing that he would trounce Barack Obama. When he lost, the next day she savaged him and his campaign with treachery, saying he was the worst candidate with the worst staff, ever. She was wrong about the Norway shootings being acts of al-Qaida. She was wrong about Chuck Hagel being an anti-Semite. And does she apologize? Nope."

"Rubin was the No. 1 source of complaint mail about any single Post staffer while I was ombudsman, and I'm leaving out the organized email campaigns against her by leftie groups like Media Matters," the former ombudsman concludes. "Thinking conservatives didn't like her, thinking moderates didn't like her, government workers who knew her arguments to be unfair didn't like her. Dump her like a dull tome on the Amazon Bargain Books page."

Here is an interview with Pexton and 3 other ombudsmen for the Post.

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These false character attacks by Washington Post and trying to pressure someone at a time when our nation faces an extreme crisis.. Pushing false narratives and attacks on Senator Sanders when hes the only one showing any leadership in our country and addressing concerns in a way that will help ALL people. Jessica Rubin should be ashamed of herself and the constant egregious attacks. Thank you Stephen for bringing this to the forefront and informing the public.

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Do you think Jennifer Rubin might be a disciple of Netanyahu? Same question about Jeff Bezos.

That would explain some of her hostility towards Bernie Sanders.

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Bezos, no way, but her? maybe. This is her bio in a nut shell and lots more at Wikipedia.

Jennifer Rubin is an American conservative columnist who writes the "Right Turn" blog for The Washington Post. Previously she worked at Commentary, PJ Media, Human Events, and The Weekly Standard. Her work has been published in media outlets including Politico, New York Post, New York Daily News, National Review, and The Jerusalem Post.

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Sometimes, she comes down on the progressive side, but not too often. She once said something along the lines of Trump's effects on the GOP gave no other choice but to burn it all down, and I am paraphrasing from memory. Here is it is precisely:

Rubin appeared on MSNBC's "AM Joy" Sunday and said that not only does Trump have to lose in 2020, but there must be a purging of "survivors" who still support the commander-in-chief.

"It's not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose," she said. "We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party."

"We have to level them because if there are survivors -- if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again."

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That sounds like the Hillary Obama plan against Trump.

Bernie is an unwelcome cog in their wheel, but he brings a huge following behind him.

The Hillary Obama group want Bernie's following without adopting his platform. Many of us won't get on the moderate bus to nowhere.

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The last sentence in your comment is quite brilliant, and someone, if you decline to do so, could make a superb article expanding it.

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