Is the DNC leak scandal worse than Watergate? | The Tylt

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Is the DNC leak scandal worse than Watergate?
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The Daily Banter puts it bluntly: "There's a lot of bullshit going around about the DNC email leak."

The DNC emails that WikiLeaks released created a massive uproar and have threatened to derail the Democratic National Convention. The content of the emails threw gasoline on the fire of Sanders supporters' rage, confirming their accusations that the DNC was biased towards Hillary Clinton. Protestors are calling this scandal the DNC's Watergate—a perversion of democracy, and damning evidence that the DNC rigged the system. 

But others think the level of uproar is unwarranted. Yes, some of the emails are unprofessional and sleazy. And yes, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC wanted Hillary Clinton to win. But DNC bias is not the reason Bernie Sanders lost the nomination—even one of his most prominent staff members acknowledged that. Four million more voters wanted Clinton. The DNC needs to clean up its act for sure—but they don't deserve to be burned at the stake over this one. 

So: is the #DNCLeakDespicable? Or would you say #DNCLeakNBD? VOTE!


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Is the DNC leak scandal worse than Watergate?
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Many people say the DNC leak completely undermines Clinton's legitimate claim to winning the primary, and that the emails prove the fix was in.
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Trump and the Republicans have piled on as well, further accusing the DNC of being in the tank for Clinton.
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The Daily Banter published a piece arguing that the leak was embarrassing, but not catastrophic—and it definitely wasn't the reason Bernie lost.
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Judd Legum pointed out that while Wasserman did need to resign, the emails just weren't bad enough to bring down the entire party.
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A lot of political observers think Sanders supporters have blown the emails way out of proportion. There is some realpolitik here: of course the DNC wanted the candidate who had been a member of the party for decades and who was raising money for down-ticket races. Of course the DNC favors the candidate they think can win (which is why they favored Barack Obama over Clinton in 2008).
The Washington Post compiled a list of what they saw as the most damaging information contained in the DNC email leaks.
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Is the DNC leak scandal worse than Watergate?
A festive crown for the winner
#DNCLeakDespicable
#DNCLeakNBD