On Tuesday, things got a little tense between “The View” co-hosts, when Meghan McCain called out her cohosts for their double standard on Obama’s Facebook data mining. The co-hosts all portrayed outrage over reports that Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by Donald Trump in the 2016 election, had improperly used personal data from 50 million Facebook users.
However, Meghan McCain showed a great respect today as she pointed out that Obama’s campaign did the same thing in 2012.
She said: “I don’t completely understand the scandal now since this has been happening since 2012. The Obama campaign did this brilliantly. They used micro-targeting and data mining.”
“So, the double standard I don’t understand right now is…it happened under Obama and it was lauded by the media as being genius,” she continued. “And now the Trump campaign did it and its a Cambridge Analytica scandal.”
Cohost Joy Behar insisted that the Obama campaign could not have done the same exact thing, to which McCain replied that “it was micro-targeting and data mining.”
Sunny Hostin then involved in the discussion and said that ‘Obama’s Facebook data mining’ was different, and claimed that Cambridge Analytica was pushing a “misinformation campaign.”
“It’s not different though!” McCain exclaimed. “This has been going on for a long time and I think the problem right now for people like me is, again, I am against this wholeheartedly…but I think it is interesting to me that there wasn’t a problem with it when the Obamas did it and now there’s a problem when Trump did it.”
Exactly! Why is it ok for one and not the other? When is this witch hunt going to stop? For leftists, a “misinformation campaign” is anything a Conservative says.
Specifically, the truth…
Yesterday, Carol Davidsen, director of data integration and media analytics for Obama for America said Facebook allowed them to access the personal data of its users in 2011 because the social media giant was “on our side.”
On Twitter, Davidsen wrote: “They came to office in the days following election recruiting & were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”
They came to office in the days following election recruiting & were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Good for Meghan McCain in pushing back on this! She’s absolutely correct in revealing the double standard of the Left. At least she is being consistent in so much that if it’s wrong it’s wrong for everyone.
Joy and friends don’t do their homework and have half the story. When Obama did the same thing (mining for facebook) they thought he was the smartest person. Funny how they only remember what is convenient to their diatribe.
What do you think of Megan McCain’s comments! Do you agree with her?
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