So Jill Stein flack from The Intercept --
-- and The Intercept Wannabe guy are going to run coms for Bernie Sanders.I voted for Jill Stein. Feel free to hear my explanation re why on an early ep of @SWOTIpodcast https://t.co/mVUi9OFJlk— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) July 22, 2017
@realDonaldTrump is right. The dems pushed the "Russia did the hacking" angle b/c it was politically advantageous for them. #debatenight— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) September 27, 2016
New hires for Bernie Sanders' comms shop: The Intercept's Briahna Joy Gray joins as national press secretary, David Sirota comes on board as senior comms adviser and speechwriter.— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 19, 2019
What makes this especially perfect is that it comes almost exactly ten years after Mr. Sirota's tearful, smarmy Letter of Resignation from The Internets. Ironically, OpenLeft, where this was originally published, has gone the way of all flesh. But thanks to the amazing Blue Gal and her magical ways with the Internet Wayback Machine, Mr. Sirota's kiss goodbye to political activism and writing as the work of intellectually unserious goofs who will never live up to his standards will live forever:
In Case You Think I'm Dead and Gone...by: David SirotaMon May 18, 2009 at 17:12So a brief programming note: May 31st, 2009 will be my last day as a full-time political blogger, and, really, my last day as a full-time political writer of any sort. This is (obviously) a major change for me.After long discussions/deliberations with various members of my trusted Kitchen Cabinet (which includes, among others, Chris Bowers), I'm making a bunch of career moves/adjustments, admittedly very quickly and very abruptly (that's how I roll, I guess). If you care what this means - whether because you are interested in my work, in OpenLeft in general, or just out of voyeuristic pleasure - read on. If you don't care, skip this post, move on, and try, if you can, to control your desire to snipe in the comments section.From May 31st to June 17th, I will be Mostly Off the Grid on stateside trips to conferences (the America's Future Now conference in particular) and at the Jersey Shore with family. From June 18th to July 12th, I will be Completely Off the Grid in China. When I get back, I will no longer be employed by the Campaign for America's Future and my role here at OpenLeft will be reduced to the Morning Blogger - that is, I will be posting one post a day in the morning, and that's it. Additionally, I am curtailing most of - and likely all of - my direct political activism indefinitely....The reason for this change is fairly simple: I'm in need of something more creative, and I want to get back to the basics of writing. It is my passion, it is what I love - and I am interested in more than just the hard-core political world, whose media (blogospheric/magazines/TV shows/etc.) and activist outlets in the Dear Leader Era I believe are becoming less and less creative, more and more sycophantic, and ultimately, completely unstimulating.*I say that with an asterisk, though - and that asterisk is In These Times and OpenLeft. Those are two of the few places where I think generally creative and bold-thinking writing is still being done - by journalists, front-pagers, diarists and commenters. That's why, in fact, I am going to keep writing on a limited basis for both...
So that never happened. At all. Instead Mr. Sirota went almost immediately into the lucrative business of slagging Barack Obama as Worse Than Boosh!
Well the years pass, and the Sanders campaign is free to hire whoever it believes gives them the best chance of winning. So perhaps, to demonstrate their commitment to transparency and good faith, since they're apparently never gonna release ten years of Senator Sanders' taxes, the very least they could do would be something like, say, releasing the last ten years of Mr. Sirota Tweets, warts and all.
Also, FWIW, it appears @davidsirota has deleted all his tweets from before Feb. 17, 2019.— Dave Levinthal (@davelevinthal) March 19, 2019
For the record, calling yourself a "journalist" while deleting tens of 1000s of your own tweets because you're too chickenshit to own what you wrote while continuing to hang a morally superior smirk on your face is formally known as Greenwalding— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) March 20, 2019
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