2/29/20

This is what happens when you write anything remotely critical of Senator Sanders

As bad as Bernie Sanders is, his supporters are always much much worse:

Daily Beast reporter Scott Bixby tweeted a video of his text inbox on Monday night: an endless scroll of messages from anonymous numbers that, by 10 p.m., totaled more than 4,000. None of the texts shared by Bixby were personalized; rather they appeared to be spam invitations to various iPhone apps.  
It’s likely that Bixby’s phone number was leaked and used to sign up for similar services over and over, resulting in the flood. That evening, Bixby had published a story exposing the private Twitter account of Ben Mora, a regional field director for Bernie Sanders’s campaign. Per Bixby’s story, Mora used the account, which reportedly has several thousand followers, to attack Sanders’s Democratic opponents. 
Apparently this type of troll is one reporters who cover Sanders have experienced before. “So weird that the exact same thing happened to me the other night after writing a story that Sanders supporters decided they didn’t like,” tweeted the Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere. Journalist Andrew Feinberg, a White House correspondent for Breakfast Media, replied to Dovere’s tweet saying “ditto,” adding later, “This is what happens when you write anything remotely critical of Senator Sanders.” 
In a phone interview, Feinberg told me that after he wrote about Sanders surrogates suggesting foul play in the Iowa caucus debacle, he received messages similar to those sent to Bixby. “I wasn’t sure what the hell was going on,” he said. “I got weird texts asking me to change passwords and stuff…confirming services that I hadn’t signed up for. [It] went on for a couple days after that story.”

Like Trump supporters, Sanders supporters cannot tolerate any criticism of Dear Leader.