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Uniteblue: More Than Meets the Eye?

Remember sins of commission vs sins of omission? Sometimes what we don’t tell people clearly says a lot about us. Take Zach Green, for instance.

Log into Uniteblue and go to the Blue Rank and you’ll see something like this:

BlueRankHomePage

Notice how some of the entries have an extra symbol on the righthand side, before the buttons to follow or reject someone? That’s the “verification symbol.”

UB VerifiedMember

You wouldn’t know what that symbol means if you haven’t read an entirely different page that explains the Blue Rank.

BlueRank

If you didn’t bother reading that other page, you might think people and groups in the Blue Ranks- people like Barack Obama and Joe Biden, groups like OFA, College Dems, Young Dems, and Netroots Nations- belonged to or endorsed Uniteblue.

They don’t.

A sin by omission.

And if on the home page, you saw the list of Uniteblue Trends, you might suppose these hashtags belonged to, or were somehow attributable to Uniteblue. Maybe not, but nothing would tell you they’d been created by many different people.

UniteBlueTrends

Zach Green says he will soon announce the paid options for Uniteblue. Perhaps one of them will be the ability to look at the website without having to figure out what things mean or don’t mean without any help from the founder. Perhaps.

UBEnhancements

 

But if we judge from Green’s past behavior, it’s more likely that he’s just as happy when Uniteblue members accept things without trying to figure them out. Maybe even happier.

Zach Green Did “Work For” The Tea Party

We found this on twitter on July 7, 2013:

ZachGreenLyingAboutNotWorkingForTeaParty

Here is the link to this message, which was a Twitter DM (direct message) to this twitter user.

Really now. Let’s look at some facts then. There are bits & pieces of proof across the internet that his firm produced the so-called first-ever Presidential debate on twitter: the “TEA PARTY Town Hall” sponsored by theteaparty.net in 2011. That’s a BIG WHOLE BUNCH of tea party candidates right there. And don’t forget he raised money for Herman Cain, while attacking President Obama and Democrats along the way. Yes, much was deleted, BUT NOT ALL. After all, this is the internet.

Here is what Topsy reveals about the (erased) @140townhall twitter account:

140townhallpicTOPSY

That cartoon eagle looks familiar doesn’t it? By the way, “@140elect” is Zach Green’s twitter account & Andrew Hemingway is a tea Party activist and the New Hampshire Republican Liberty Caucus chairman.

Here is a link to a National Journal article that explicitly states the Tea Party Townhall was “a joint project between 140Elect and Digital Acumen.” Andrew Hemingway is the managing director of Digital Acumen.

Here is a link to an article by Dave Weigel explaining that 140elect produced the Tea Party Townhall, which he incidentally described as a complete failure. Apparently big enough to convince Zach to switch sides?

And here is the New York Times blog post mentioning Zach Green specifically as producing the platform that was used for the Tea Party event.

Here is proof his firm (and his father, who is the only other member of Uniteblue’s board of directors) created a twitter account and website that voluntarily raised money for the Herman Cain campaign.

There is more. Much more. Surely “worked for” includes producing tea party events and raising money for a tea party candidate?

So, Mr. Green, whether you were paid or volunteered, you did “work for” Tea Party candidates. #pantsonfire

This information can be easily verified via Topsy, Waybackmachine and Google search.

@MiltShook’s Kiddie Porn Apologetics

Always eager to entertain Twitter with his commentary offered to no one listening. Mr. Milt— “I Only Tell The Truth”—Shook doesn’t seem to know what “guilty” means.

Shook had a delightful conversation with the now infamous former #Uniteblue advisory board member (and staunch defender), William Talley, aka @political_bill on Twitter. When confronted with Talley’s February guilty plea to possession of child pornography, Shook actually tried to deny it was real.

It’s not clear if Shook even bothered to read the widely published court documents that everyone else has seen that were hiding in plain site… all over the Internet… but whatever.

Of course, some of us remember Milt Shook from his riotously embarrassing Usenet days, so we are not a bit surprised by any of his latest judgment fail. 

We suspect Talley’s sentencing, now scheduled for the end of May, will force one of Shook’s amusing mea culpas. The ones he makes a lot of. He thinks they make him look great as he defers to his ultra-ethical nature which compels his almost unheard of ability to admit when he’s wrong.  (Which is fairly often.)  The last one of these found him apologizing for insisting that the Boston marathon bombers would prove to be right-wing extremists. Nailed it again, Milt!  

Milt should get a jump on Talley’s sentencing date and start making his excuses right now. Then he can move on from defending this pedophile creep and feel totally free to seek some new Twitter drama to glom onto for his daily fix of attention for himself and his several roommates.

Osborneink has the complete story:  Cancer Truthers Become Kiddie Porn Defenders