DNC Chair Jaime Harrison demolishes RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel's fake outrage

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison demolishes RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel's fake outrage
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Ronna McDaniel is worried about the world. Mostly, as chair of the RNC, she's worried about the fact that Google is, based on her theory, suppressing right-wing voices. While there hasn't been a lot of actual proof of that—it's mostly anecdotal conspiracy theories—it doesn't stop the RNC chair from screaming it loudly and calling for the tech giant to be called to task.

Don't get me wrong: I find it interesting and useful to have Republicans so interested in regulations, and, potentially, in breaking up monopolies. It would be an interesting discussion to have. While most of this boils down to programming and data modeling to show consumers in markets what they think will generate the most clicks, Republicans love the talking point. When the talking point meets a real, actual problem, however, they have absolutely no answer.

When studied, The Washington Post pointed out that many conservative-leaning websites get more promotion and spread over liberal/progressive websites, so conservative complaints are a bit of a tiny violin problem. In one tweet, however, Chair Jaime Harrison points out a real, defined problem that one party is directly causing: voter suppression.

Don't worry, Ronna. You can keep at this for the next few years—maybe you'll improve. Heads up: Next time, don't use the search term "DNC." You'll come up with DNC as a result.


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