There's only so much Bullwinkle I can take.
"In his first criminal charges related to election meddling, Mueller accused 13 Russians and three Russian companies of an elaborate effort to disrupt the 2016 presidential poll with a covert trolling campaign"
The crime is insidious! "...disrupt the 2016 presidential poll." Is everyone just blind to words now?
You can't just swap 'em out like that and still mean the same thing, you know. If you choose to read, the charge is not the election, it's the polls! What meaningless drivel to Black's or even applied Maritime Merchant Law to land District is this? Oh I know. Is it .... the International CNN-Nielsen Treaty?
Be careful your minced words, Democracy so scared. Show me the statute writ large UN or otherwise about OPINION polls. They are just collected data points from private sector companies for MEDIA consumption to predict outcomes and guess what - INFLUENCE ELECTIONS.
"Polls" are not government institutions, and social media is not sovereign to one Nation. Do you know how much is spent on "physical trolls" to influence polls? Fake non-profit for education Orgs, anonymous PAC ads, Robo calls and big-inked mailbox junk post cards aside? Our problem is not Trump. Our problem is not Russia. Our problem is our divide and neither of those two alone got us there.
Our problem is very pissed off Media that does not know how to deal with non-corporate control of information widely and instantly available to the public. And one thing this Media does very well since its Disney interception with the Military and yielding a magic wand made of Holly Wood is create epic evil Nemesis.
Plus, we do it to elections and governments the whole world over, and International reputation, far more damaging in the world today, descends to laughing stock for even making the accusation.
from dictionary.com by definition and I quote:
an intervening agency, means, or instrument by which something is conveyed or accomplished:
Words are a medium of expression.
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