FAST FIVE: Biden Appointee Neera Tanden Spread The Conspiracy That Russian Hackers Changed Hillary's 2016 Votes To Trump: Greenwald

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But Sirota's point also raises the prospect that Tanden's nomination could even encounter trouble from that side of the aisle as well (given Sanders' compliant and disciplined conduct over the last six months, it's more likely we will see him roll out a literal red carpet for Tanden to walk on, gently toss red roses on it before she passes, and then serve her a glass of Chardonnay rather than meaningfully obstruct her confirmation).

In 2011, as the Obama administration was participating in the NATO bombing of Libya, Tanden suggested in internal CAP discussions that the US steal Libya's oil as a way of reducing the US deficit (a story I was able to report only because Tanden had abused and alienated so many of her employees that they worked together to leak her incriminating emails to me).

But because of how well-known her sociopathy, militarism and corporatism are to many on the liberal-left, her face serves as an undeniable and unavoidable reminder of what the Biden administration and the Democratic Party really are.

If Joe Biden succeeds in empowering someone like Neera Tanden without extreme opposition from supposedly adversarial journalists, not only Democrats but also these media outlets will lose whatever lingering credibility they have to denounce conspiracy theories and to defend the legitimacy of US elections.

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