Apparently the same people who are upset that conservatives hijacked the term “fake news” can’t get it through their heads what “hacking” means.
In an exclusive report, NBC News tells of how President Obama called Vladimir Putin personally to warn him about hacking the U.S. election.
NBC News exclusive: Pres Obama called Putin on "Red Phone" in October about Election Hack https://t.co/HzO7HNBG88
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) December 19, 2016
The red phone? Sounds serious, and it was. “Mess with the vote and we will consider it an act of war” … is what one of President Obama’s senior advisers wanted him to say to Russia’s president.
President Obama, however, not wanting to inflame “an already tense situation,” instead used “less specific language” to put Putin on notice in September. Amazingly, that particular red line in the sand didn’t do the trick, so in October, Obama picked up the “Red Phone” — never before used by the Obama administration, even to issue those dire warnings about Syria and Ukraine.
But, about that “hacking” of the election:
The term "election hack" is fake news. The DNC was hacked. Podesta was phished. Zero evidence of votes being hacked. https://t.co/fvGMlSIbcD
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 20, 2016
Not even those voting machines that Jill Stein claimed were proven to be “hack-prone” were hacked, and certainly not over the Internet, since they weren’t online.
@seanmdav They willingly want to gaslight people into believing they literally "hacked the election"
— 🇺🇸Azusa🇹🇼 (@PositiveInt) December 20, 2016
— Jonathan (@conserveracity) December 20, 2016
— Иосиф Мандза (@jpmzo) December 20, 2016
@seanmdav You are asking too much. How can you expect reporters to avoid using misleading & inflammatory terms when they sound so cool?
— CTPhil3 (@CTPhil3) December 20, 2016
"Election Hack" = Ballots were hacked and votes altered
"Email Hack" = Emails were hacked and released
— Verity America (@verity_america) December 15, 2016