La la la la, not happening, not happening, la la la

There is a curious article in the Washington Post about a movement that is not happening.? Why write a whole article about something that doesn’t exist?

One of the commenters put it this way, “doesn’t it strike you as a little weird to write a story about a movement just to suggest that there isn’t a movement at all? If it wasn’t newsworthy, why would you cover it? “After all, the hashtag has now become an article in The Washington Post.” I mean, you said it yourself.”

The hashtag in question is #walkaway.

The article includes the phrases “the pro-Trump Internet” – three times, “the right-wing Internet” – twice, “Conservative Internet” and “right-wing Internet famous”.

So, according to the WashPo this #walkaway movement of Democrats seeing the light and walking away is nothing more than a right-wing Trump beat-up.? Nothing to see here folks, move along and keep voting left.

It apparently started with this video:

 

Breitbart reported that the hashtag had gone viral and the Epoch Times said it represented a ?growing movement? of Democrats ? particularly minority Democrats ? abandoning their party, and liberalism.

The WashPo continues Quote.

As the Internet fragments, our understanding of what it means to go ?viral? has become complicated, and increasingly meaningless. A hashtag claiming to capture a movement among liberals has gone viral, in this case, almost exclusively on the right-wing Internet, as a reinforcement of one of its binding ideas.

There?s little actual evidence to suggest that #WalkAway represents a mass conversion of millions ? or even thousands ? of Democrats to the Trump Train since Straka?s video. Instead, the #WalkAway hashtag is going Conservative Internet viral on the same hope driving recent pro-Trump support of?Kanye West: that the country is on the verge of a mass conversion to conservative thought, a Great Awakening of sorts. And the thing about anticipating an awakening is that it never actually has to happen for the idea of it to go viral.[…]

By Monday, the conversation about #WalkAway followed two familiar, diverging lines of thought: Conservatives were praising the hashtag as proof of a mass conversion in the works, one that they accused Twitter of artificially suppressing from its ?trending? tab. Meanwhile, others were pointing to evidence that the hashtag itself was being amplified artificially by bots to seem bigger than it was. End of quote.

Oh noes, it’s them dastardly Russian bots again.

The article ends with the curious claim: Quote.

The pro-Trump Internet is really good at convincing its audience that going viral signals popular opinion, that its movement is and always will be #winning. End of quote.

Pot meet kettle!

Who is doing all the internet censorship and promotion of “approved” stories?? It is certainly not the “pro-Trump Internet.”

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