Haters Gonna Hate
As is often said about social movements, "First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
We'd like to add a fifth point: Then they said, "Oh, that was inevitable."
As you may have noticed, Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka have attracted quite a few haters in the media and in the establishment. We think that's a good thing, so we're putting all of our responses to these haters on one blog.
We present to you Haters Gonna Hate.
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In response to an article from Daily Beast reporter Yashar Ali published on October 26, Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein challenged "the willful misinformation and manipulative framing" of the Daily Beast article as "a blatant smear attack and hypocritical attempt to suggest conflicts of interest in my environmental and economic justice-focused campaign."
Dr. Stein noted: “If Mr. Ali is truly interested in conflicts of interest of political candidates and their families, where is his disclosure on the conflict of interest posed by Chelsea Clinton's position as a director of the corporate owner of the Daily Beast, IAC? He has created an imagined conflict of interest, perhaps to distract from the very real, harmful conflicts of interest in the Clintons’ pay-to-play schemes, back-room fundraising, and quarter-million dollar speeches for the predatory banks, health insurance industry, and fossil fuel tycoons, who have directly benefited from Hillary Clinton’s policy record as Senator and Secretary of State, as well as from Bill Clinton’s actions as President.”