As Twitchy reported, Hillary Clinton is on board with superfan Peter Daou’s new media thingamabob, Verrit. Apparently it’s some sort of social media platform with “verified” (if out-of-context) quotes and statistics that are cross-referenced in a database — it fact-checks itself. At least, that’s what we think it might be.
At least one journalist we know of has said it’s a bad idea to fight Fox News with a “progressive” equivalent (no one tell MSNBC). Others have outright said the idea sucks — or at least that’s what we presume after reading Daou’s response to the Internet’s impression of his new baby.
DEAR HATERS: You realize screaming "go away, shut up, you suck" at @verrit is PRECISELY why Leela and I launched it? Thanks for validating!
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 4, 2017
YOU launched it?
Please do continue. https://t.co/2wd9ebPsWe
— Deus Ex Mushina (@MushKat) September 4, 2017
When the launch is going well https://t.co/pPmIHUizXA
— Marlboro Marxist (@marxismflairism) September 4, 2017
Yo haterz, when you tell Daou he and his idea suck, it only validates him — so, by all means, keep validating him.
— curtis morrison (@climatecurtis) September 4, 2017
Or, it can devolve, lurching to the hard left and making Bernie Sanders look like … well, Hillary Clinton. Hello, Harris/Gillibrand 2020!
Imagine beginning a public statement with "DEAR HATERS" and not being a 13 year old girl. https://t.co/EkZnPEyzbO
— Jezzer (@Jezzerat) September 4, 2017
I too scream into the night at the haters after getting owned thank you peter https://t.co/gRar3gyk44
— Mystery Fish (@TEL9032) September 4, 2017
You're a grown man. Don't say "haters". https://t.co/jwkguYK26v
— Kimberly (@conkc2) September 4, 2017
This is the greatest "well ACTUALLY" in the history of the internet https://t.co/pwMLDbPqVr
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) September 4, 2017
By not wanting our product and saying it sucks you are playing right into our hands. This was our plan the whole time https://t.co/NwWDokb3ec
— Hayes Davenport (@hayesdavenport) September 4, 2017
Peter Daou wants you to know he likes being Humiliated Online, which is instantly the most relatable thing about him https://t.co/fr8D41oZ6Y
— Noah S. McKinnon (@nsmckinnon) September 4, 2017
ok i get that but have you considered the possibility that you actually just suck https://t.co/LjctNqQbzX
— Literally Me ? (@jonahloeb) September 4, 2017
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Hillary Clinton promotes new media platform but people have no idea what it even is https://t.co/GufUhUBcxp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2017