September 7, 2017

"This Pro-Hillary Website Looks Like North Korean Agitprop/Peter Daou, the prickly pro-Clinton operative, has launched a propaganda rag so shameless it would make Kim Jong Un blush."

A Politico headline. The article is by Jack Shafer:
A couple of days ago, Daou launched his self-funded Verrit.com, a slavishly pro-Clinton site (endorsed by Hillary!) to carry on her failed crusade.

The derision greeting Verrit is so universal it inspires sympathy for Daou, as Gizmodo, the Washington Post, Outline, New Republic, New York, The Ringer and others have broken its back with their snap judgments. “Verrit, a Media Company for Almost Nobody,” read one headline. “No One Asked for Verrit, But Here We Are,” stated another. “What Is Verrit and Why Should I Care? (Unclear; You Shouldn’t.),” said a third. “Peter Daou Continues to Embarrass Hillary Clinton,” asserted the best in show.
I'm not going to do links for all those articles, nor am I going to read them. I'll just idly theorize that Democrats really want Hillary to go away (see the top link in my previous post). What's so awful about Verrit? Shafer says:
Imagine if Matt Drudge created a Hillary fan site, only instead of listing news stories in a text-heavy fashion, he arranged them on the Web equivalent of 3x5 cards, and in addition to typing headlines onto the cards, he pulled out salient facts and stats from the stories (called “verrits”). Each card carries a unique serial number that you can plug into the Verrit database to prove … well, I don’t know exactly what it proves other than Verrit drew its facts and stats from the news source cited.
It sounds like a fact-checking site — a politically activated fact-checking site like Vox. Right? Verrit is a portmanteau of ferret and verify, I presume. The site is ferreting out the truth, right? It's a truth weasel, and it skews pro-Hillary.
As Daou’s Verrit manifesto puts it, the site hopes to become the trusted sourced for the 65.8 million voters who cast their ballots last November for Clinton and who seek verified “facts” they can use to argue politics. In theory, everybody needs a cheat sheet. In practice, the Verrit method is cringe-worthy. The headline to one early Verrit borrows from the literary methods of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea to assert, “Hillary Democrats Are the Heart and Conscience of America.” Does anybody outside of the Daou re-education camp really think this way?...
Daou's response to the criticism was an all-caps tweet: “PEOPLE ARE STILL TERRIFIED OF HILLARY. PEOPLE STILL WANT TO DESTROY HILLARY. PEOPLE WANT TO SILENCE ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HER.”

He's yelling about silencing. Who's terrified of Hillary now that she's lost the election? Mostly just Democrats who are hoping to pull something together for the next election. I don't think they want to silence "anyone who supports" Hillary. They just want Hillary to go away so they can channel the erstwhile Hillary supporters into something that still lives and breathes within the Democratic Party. It is terrifying though, because what could that be?

Why shouldn't Daou provide a place for the Hillary lovers to rest and recover and preserve visibility as a group, a group that is holding back and available to vote for a Democratic Party that represents her values — or the values that they perceive her to embody. It's not easy to remember what the were, so why shouldn't Daou shape and rewrite the myth and run forward into the world to tell the story, like Tom of Warwick at the end of "Camelot"?

92 comments:

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Yes- we are terrified of Hillary. She operates above the law, and that is something worthy of fear.

The Bergall said...

This gets creepier by the day..........

tim in vermont said...

Until her toes curl up under the house falling from the sky, I won't rest easy. Wouldn't it be nice to have her grasping abuse of her office, and her husband's myriad abuses of the Democrats, most of all, become as relevant as Teapot Dome? Just a cautionary tale for Americans to keep in mind, nothing else?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

She was forced on everyone.
I submit her support has mostly collapsed.

Mike said...

I think I'll buy shares of CBS just so I can launch a shareholder lawsuit over the "political donations" Simon & Schuster keeps making to Hillary with company money and no plan for turning that "investment" into profit. Let's force those DNC-Media assholes to live by the rules they force on other businesses.

Nonapod said...

On the one hand, it pleases me that more and more Democrats are openly embarrassed by Hillary Clinton and her weird supporters, on the other hand I'd love for Hillary to run again. I'd lover for her to win the nomination, although it's looking less and less likely that anyone on the left will take her seriously anymore.

AllenS said...

As Daou’s Verrit manifesto puts it, the site hopes to become the trusted sourced for the 65.8 million voters who cast their ballots last November for Clinton

You can subtract about 4 or 5 million of them who can't read or write in English.

I see Hillary running for POTUS again, but this time the final wooden stake through the heart with a ton of garlic on top of her will be administered by Democrats, who will be sick and tired of her, if they aren't already sick and tired of her.

tim in vermont said...

President Obama assured her of victory the night before her stunning loss
He told her at a packed rally that 'You've got this' - but Bill Clinton told his wife 'You might lose'


Bill Clinton, for all of his flaws, and despite his horrific abuse of his pubic office, was a brilliant man. Not indispensable, though.

sunsong said...

Go away Hillary...you don't need any more money...and blaming others won't get you support, anyway...

Mike said...

Politico, the prototypical "blind squirrel" of journalism, finds a "nut" in Mr. Daou. I sense the tide of elite opinion turning against the Dowager Empress of Chappaqua with the kind of viciousness usually reserved for Born-again Christians, Republicans who are black or intractable bakers.

Pass the popcorn.

Earnest Prole said...

The Washington Post:

“Verrit has taken all the worst parts of today’s liberalism and turned them into a website. It is a safe space for middle-of-the-road Democrats, seeking to shelter them from conversations that would help far more than they hurt, based not on any actual issue of identity but instead on their preference for a candidate who was defeated 10 months ago. It’s only going to help them lose again.”

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Sing it, sunsong.

tim in vermont said...

Come on Democrats!! Are you starting to see how ridiculous she has always been yet???

Ray said...

I have been asking the question why Hillary this book. The answer I got was money, which makes sense.

Other parts I would guess Is this is a way in her mind to expand or rebuild her influence.

Another reason seems revenge.

She and her family has done a lot since the election to stay in the news. Chelsea with her tweeting.

Quayle said...

All the authentication codes whats sold me.

tim in vermont said...

This was the alternative you offered us to Trump, her choice of opponent, BTW, as we know from Wikileaks, she encouraged her allies to keep his profile high, because she (great strategic thinker that she is) believed she could beat him easily. Still she is asking why she didn't win by 50 points.

Sebastian said...

"“Hillary Democrats Are the Heart and Conscience of America.” Does anybody outside of the Daou re-education camp really think this way?" Depends. Prog psychology, like prog ethics, is situational. During campaigns, when needed, Dems will think that Dem-candidate-Dems are the heart and conscience of America. Afterward, they'll switch.

"PEOPLE WANT TO SILENCE ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HER.” Not at all! People want them, and her, to keep talking!

"They just want Hillary to go away so they can channel the erstwhile Hillary supporters into something that still lives and breathes within the Democratic Party." True, true.

"It is terrifying though, because what could that be?" Unadulterated socialist progressivism. Throw in a little anti-white BLM and transgender bathrooms, and you've got the newish agenda.

The only thing terrifying to progs is that not enough deplorables have seen the light yet, and that bourgeois democratic procedures block their way in several state and national elections.

Birkel said...

I thought it was a play on Harvard's famous veritas.

In vino.

tim in vermont said...

Does she mention anywhere that the Electoral College is unconstitutional?

Renee said...


May favorite...
"PEW: Majority of Republicans Say Colleges Have a Negative Effect"

Well considering the debt and the lack of critical thinking skills, it can be a bad deal.

Fear mongering, it's all the DNC operatives have.

Mike said...

"Verrit" is a strange made-up word that hints at the Latin "veritas," famously the inscription on the Harvard shield logo. This is probably ironic. But it also hints at "verify" based on their stated goal of being the site that would confer "real" or "fake" on news aggregated by their algorithm. And who better to trust for truth or validation of fake news than a Hillaloyalist like Peter Daou! As names go, Verrit sucks. Rhymes with merit, another word association that does nothing to help Daou's cause. It also suggests a misspelling of "vermin" to me.

Maybe they were bummed out that project veritas was already taken?

Ron Winkleheimer said...

I'll just idly theorize that Democrats really want Hillary to go away

Per my comment in the previous post's thread, she reminds the "deplorable's" that they are considered racist homophobic bigots who are in constant danger of losing their jobs, if they have one, for voicing the wrong political opinion.

In addition, the only reason she got the nomination at all is because her husband used to be POTUS and as a power couple they wield way to much power in the Democrat party. And she and her faction are losing losers. They lost to Donald Trump! They lost to Donald Trump while ignoring Bill Clinton's advice on how to win the Presidency!

So, time serving hack who cost them the election. Whose very presence continues to cause the party to shrink.

sparrow said...

"Until her toes curl up under the house falling from the sky, I won't rest easy"
great comment tim

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

will the media photo-shop the crowds at her book signings? Or will the fawning hordes be paid to show up by Soros and/or Daou?

Bob Boyd said...

"Verrit is a portmanteau of ferret and verify, I presume."

Or it could be veritable and parrot.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

Hillary Democrats Are the Heart and Conscience of America.

And to this I can only quote C.S. Lewis.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

tim in vermont said...

I still think that when Trump and Bill Clinton had that meeting before Trump ran, they had a $1 bet, and the reason Bill Threw his phone in disgust that time when the HRC campaign wouldn't listen to him, was his dread of the Donald's grin, as he collected the money.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjkdynBFHuQ

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

the site hopes to become the trusted sourced for the 65.8 million voters who cast their ballots last November for Clinton and who seek verified “facts” they can use to argue politics

What on earth is the point of that? They are already a closed circle jerk. It's the same people smelling the same farts in the same sealed room.

Call me crazy, but maybe if Hillary Democrats Are the Heart and Conscience of America they could use the money being spent on this stupid assclown website to help the poor and hungry. But they aren't, so they won't, and bless their myopic little hearts, they can't even see how no one but themselves buys their bullshit.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsIQj8gZeo0

Big Mike said...

Daou and his ilk are part of why why Hillary lost. There are two things to remember about the campaign. The first is that she was an uninspiring candidate (to say the least) with no coherent message of what she wanted to do once elected. The second is that she chose her staff based on loyalty to her and not for their competence. I include Daou in this group as well as the mathematical modeling wizard Robbie Mook.

Ron Winkleheimer said...
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John Tuffnell said...

The Truth Weasel is Hillary's Garden Weasel, cultivating and churning information rather than soil. The real Hillary will emerge as new growth this time, but only after plenty of fertilizer. Sow the seed, and reap the bounty.

Charlie Eklund said...

In whining, Verrit tasks.

Earnest Prole said...

The really hilarious thing about the Verrit effort is seing Hillary supporters complain that the mainstream media is profoundly biased against them, employing virtually the same language that Trump supporters use.

MadisonMan said...

Let's take a closer look at that website. That Peter Daou.

Kate said...

"Bill Clinton, for all of his flaws, and despite his horrific abuse of his pubic office, was a brilliant man."

Freudian slip or intentional typo? Who cares, it's brilliant.

FullMoon said...

Everybody wanting Hillary to go away.
Trump voters should remember that many votes Trump got were anti-Clinton votes. Without Hillary running, many independents and undecided liable to not bother to vote next time.
Trump will have daily negative publicity influencing low information voters.
If he doesn't get some stuff done to raise his popularity, Dems could win in 2020

Curious George said...

Verrit:

You could show a movie on Hillary's ass.

- CuriousGeorge

Ron Winkleheimer said...

The first is that she was an uninspiring candidate (to say the least) with no coherent message of what she wanted to do once elected.

Her message amounted to, "vote for me because then I will be the first woman president of the United States."

Why else the "glass ceiling" symbolism of the venue chosen for the victory party? Other than that, everyone knew she was going to continue the policies of the Obama era. More status quo.

Donald Trump's message, "the status quo sucks and if you elect me I will change it."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Still wondering if the Clinton Foundation will offer Hurricane relief dollars?

I'm guessing...... No.

Henry said...

Why shouldn't Daou provide a place for the Hillary lovers to rest and recover and preserve visibility as a group

FaintingCouch.com must have been taken.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

Everybody wanting Hillary to go away.

I don't want her to go away. I think, since there is no way the Democrat party is going to nominate her, that she should run third party.

She's a sure winner in that scenario.

Her motto could be, "I'm giving you a second chance to make me the first woman president of the United States. Don't mess it up this time!"

Birkel said...

Earnest Prole said...
The really hilarious thing about the Verrit effort is seing Hillary supporters complain that the mainstream media is profoundly biased against them, employing virtually the same language that Trump supporters use.


Yes, it's really hilarious when Leftists try to co-opt the language. When Leftists Collectivists started calling people snowflakes, that was hilarious, too. When Leftist Collectivists started talking about the 1%, almost all of whom vote for Democrats, that was hilarious. When Leftist Collectivists started calling people corporatists and fascists, that was hilarious. When Leftist Collectivists read Animal Farm and 1984 and saw How-To manuals, that was hilarious.

The number of lies one must tell oneself in order to pursue a given politic is inversely proportional to the long-term utility of that politic.

tcrosse said...

Her motto could be, "I'm giving you a third chance to make me the first woman president of the United States. Don't mess it up this time!"

FIFY

Birkel said...

Ron Winkelheimer:

That campaign motto will need three fucks and two bourbon-induced burps.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

I predict that the 2020 Democrat nominee will be a woman and "ethnic" as the cool kids now say. And by ethnic I mean, not Asian. She will not have to disavow BLM or Antifa because those subjects won't come up.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, if he runs, will be called upon to denounce every racist or sexist tweet ever tweeted, individually.

If Trump gets the economy turned around and it starts growing at a decent rate while actually providing benefits to the people who chose to support him in the red and rust belt states, he will win. If the deep state succeeds in their quest to ruin him and his family as a warning to anyone else who might choose to challenge the status quo, the times we live in will become even more interesting.

Bob Boyd said...

"The site is ferreting out the truth, right? It's a truth weasel"

The ferret is also form of polecat. The site could be stinking up the the truth. It's a truth skunk.

Curious George said...

"tcrosse said...
Her motto could be, "I'm giving you a third chance to make me the first woman president of the United States. Don't mess it up this time!"

Good. How about "You also only have one chance to make a third impression!"

Ron Winkleheimer said...

@tcrosse and @Birkel

Thanks.

Nonapod said...

tcrosse said...FIFY

Yeah, I was gonna say.

Or "Listen up, you irretrievably stupid ingrates! I'm giving you a third chance to make me the first woman president of the United States. Don't mess it up this time!"

YoungHegelian said...

Why shouldn't Daou provide a place for the Hillary lovers to rest and recover and preserve visibility as a group, a group that is holding back and available to vote for a Democratic Party that represents her values — or the values that they perceive her to embody.

The Clinton wing of the Democratic Party should have a place to congregate & "petition the government for a redress of their grievances". It just should involve the "wing" but no more "Clintons".

jwl said...

"The site is ferreting out the truth, right? It's a truth weasel"

Blackadder - I've got a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.

tcrosse said...

the values that they perceive her to embody

Which are probably not the values she actually embodies.

traditionalguy said...

She can use Verit to get messages out of the Jail that she will be put into if a real investigation into Russian Collusion is ever undertaken by an honest FBI Director.

Howard said...

Richard Harris just went down a few notches... the Duck of Death, indeed.

mccullough said...

I presume verrit is a portmanteau of veritable shit

HoodlumDoodlum said...

The derision greeting Verrit is so universal it inspires sympathy for Daou

No: it does not.

Unknown said...

I was thinking a combination of feral and vomit.

Bay Area Guy said...

This is so fantastic in so many ways. I hate the word "narcissist," but it seems apt for Hillary.

Simply put: the more this twice-Presidential loser demands more of the spotlight to explain away her epic loss, the more it hurts the Democrat Party, and the more it helps President Trump.

So, if Hillary and her avid supporters want to live in an alternative-fantasy universe where Hillary actually wins, have at it! One day your dreams will become reality. Keep running!

Bob Boyd said...

Maybe this website isn't about the past. Could be Hillary is preparing for stories that will soon be coming out about her various...activities.

F said...

Vomit. The web site where Hillary is regurgitated yet again. And about as tasty. No thanks.

Paul said...

Verrit is "verify it" or veritas formatted to evoke Reddit.

tim in vermont said...

I bet the password is "password."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Gonna needa "vomit and farts" tag.

Oclarki said...

I finally googled him and was surprised. I always assumed he was Asian.

Skippy Tisdale said...

"Verrit is a portmanteau of ferret and verify, I presume."

Or verricose and shit.

Jupiter said...

sunsong said...
"Go away Hillary...you don't need any more money...and blaming others won't get you support, anyway..."

When you've lost sunsong, you know you've lost the whole rainbows-and-unicorns demographic. C'mon, sunsong. You know you voted for her. You burned elderberry incense before her shrine. You chanted "You Go Girl!" as she charged that glass ceiling. Will you scorn your champion now? Get out your pussy hat, saddle up ol' Point, and let's have one last valiant ride with the Woman Who Would Be Queen!

Kevin said...

This Pro-Hillary Website Looks Like North Korean Agitprop

How could it remain true to its subject and come off as anything else?

Bruce Hayden said...

I do find this fascinating. She had a hard enough time, last time around, campaigning. There is little reason to believe that she would be healthier in 2020 than she was in 2016, and very likely will be less healthy. Not even addressing her drinking problem, or that she seems to be aging fairly rapidly. Given the known stress of the Presidency, I still think it unlikely that she would have survived one term in office. Even if she were to try to run the country in as hands off manner as did Obama. Yet, she seems stuck in this mode of keeping the hope of her Presidency alive, in order to keep the money rolling in, despite having well more than enough of it already that even her daughter, Chelsea, would be hard pressed to spend it all in her lifetime.

I frankly don't think that the Democrats are dumb enough to give her a third chance, which is why Ron may be right about a cool female ethnic minority may get the nomination - though I wouldn't count out the fake Indian, Elizabeth Warren. In any case, for a decent chance at retaking the White House, the Democrats need to kill any chance of a third Crooked Hillary run ASAP, so that she doesn't suck the oxygen, and the money, out of the campaigns of more viable candidates.

Comanche Voter said...

Verrit eh? A source of "facts" that can be used in argument.

Years ago here in California, there was a fertilizer company by the name of Bandini. Their major product--at least in the early days was cow manure. A lot of that was spread on California lawns.

They had a sense of humor; one of their commercials involved a fellow skiing down "Mt. Bandini" and enormous pile of their product.

Sounds to me like "Verritt" is simply a clone of Mt. Bandini.

Khesanh 0802 said...

That Hillary is a still "alive" as some kind of political force - however weak - is indicative that the Dems have no one else in the wings who, currently, can overshadow her. The Dems should have given her "the hook" on November 9, but having Tom Perez pinch hit for her is like sending a little leaguer against Nolan Ryan. As Howard of BBT would say: "She is dead to me" - and many others.

Khesanh 0802 said...

@Charlie Eklund Very nicely done!

MayBee said...

Quayle said...
All the authentication codes whats sold me.
=============

It's hilarious, isn't it?
or ridiculous.

Hilaridic

Bay Area Guy said...

Hillary - how can we start to miss you if you won't go away?

Jim at said...

"PEOPLE WANT TO SILENCE ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HER."

You misspelled mock.

Jim at said...

"Go away Hillary" - sunsong

Nope.

You bought it. You subjected the rest of us to it.
Own it.

All of it.

Caligula said...

"It sounds like a fact-checking site ..." And it's "Verrit" because "veritas" sounds truthier than "pravda"?

samsondale said...

Allen S: "You can subtract about 4 or 5 million of them who can't read or write in English."

Do you include in that 4 or 5 million the ones who voted from their graves? Admittedly, they can no longer read or write in English but when they were young (or alive)...

David-2 said...

In my upscale Seattle neighborhood there are just as many Hillary stickers on cars as there were before the election - a lot. I'd've thought people would have scraped them off, but no.

Also, a few Bernie 2020 stickers have appeared.

My neighbors are idiots. 1%ers for sure. And no GCSEs (or GEDs) anywhere. But idiots.

Steven said...

she encouraged her allies to keep his profile high, because she (great strategic thinker that she is) believed she could beat him easily.

It was, in fact, a sound strategy. Hillary Clinton's misevaluation was not of Trump, but of herself; she'd have lost by ten points to any normal Republican candidate. Given a choice of two Dumpster fires, though, the election came down to a coin flip.

JaimeRoberto said...

I wonder if one of the cards contains a roadmap to Wisconsin.

Drago said...

sunsong: "Go away Hillary...you don't need any more money...and blaming others won't get you support, anyway.."

Why are you afraid of a strong, brilliant woman who is the most qualified candidate who ever ran for the Presidency and is even able to dodge sniper fire calmly while others panic at 3am?

That's just misogyny.

Straight up.

(Your rules)

Matthew Sablan said...

"Bill Clinton, for all of his flaws, and despite his horrific abuse of his pubic office, was a brilliant man."

-- The story about Clinton's loss that blows my mind the most is that when he said, "Hey, maybe you should go to Wisconsin," a room full of people who had not won the presidency basically ignored him.

Achilles said...

...the site hopes to become the trusted sourced for the 65.8 million voters who cast their ballots last November for Clinton...

Somewhere between 5 to 10 million of those wont be on the voter rolls much longer.

Fabi said...

"...she'd have lost by ten points to any normal Republican candidate."

Prove it.

Drago said...

"...she'd have lost by ten points to any normal Republican candidate."

No other republican candidate would have flipped 5% of the counties that Trump flipped from Dem to Rep.

Behold, the "after the fact" nonsense people tell themselves of the make-believe "Power of the Kasich's!!!"

tim in vermont said...

So Hilary won New Hampshire by fraud. What a surprise. And they picked up a Senate seat by fraud there.

tim in vermont said...

The nice thing about fraud is that you get to pick the investigators, who,elected by fraud themselves, are none too curious.

EMyrt said...

since Laslo hasn't weighed in yet.

Daou clearly didn't test Verrit on the Beavis & Butthead demographic.
The ferret fur suit memes are making the rounds on Twitter.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Bill Clinton, for all of his flaws, and despite his horrific abuse of his pubic office, was a brilliant man.

He's the brains of the operation. I always had the feeling he knew her running was bullshit, but he owed her his support after all that humiliation 'n' such.

Ctmom4 said...

Daou is a seriously strange man. Obsession doesn't begin to describe his feelings about Hillary. I think he is approaching the bunny boiling stage. Look out, Bill!