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News Round-Up No. 14

One Of Uniteblue’s Operators Isn’t Very “Blue” At All

Adam and Zach Green run Uniteblue. As it turns out, Adam isn’t very blue at all. Well, according to their own “BlueRank” algorithm he isn’t.

What value does Uniteblue’s algorithm calculate for Mr. Adam Green?

68.7. Sixty-eight point seven. In college exam parlance: a D+.

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Why any liberal would join a group run by a guy who worked for the tea party and is a “below average” liberal by his own calculation is beyond us.

BREAKING: “BlueRank” Formula Adjusted?! Stop the Presses!

Speaking of “BlueRank”: Uniteblue is designed to appear legitimate and useful, while siphoning off time and money better spent on legitimate progressive causes and candidates. The silly “Blue Rank” is part of the illusion.

The truth? They’re making it up as they go. Zach Green recently tweeted this gem from his “Stronger Together” account:

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So follow more verified Uniteblue members to raise your meaningless BlueRank! Or take our advice: ignore it completely.

A guy who was raising money for Herman Cain 1 1/2 years ago isn’t qualified to grade how liberal you are. Period.

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How Uniteblue’s Founder Attacks Critics While Promoting Himself

Attack of the Zachbies

Despite their denials, a small group of twitter trolls have engaged in full-time attacks on anyone who questions Uniteblue or its founder Zach Green (twitter account: 140elect). The attacks began after Mr. Green published a piece accusing EVERYONE critical of him or his prior GOP work as guilty of “smears” and “trolling.” This was back in February 2013. His words, in response to “Who is smearing you?”:

“Everyone.”

140elect later responded (typically) by deleting the “everyone” part. However, the document still clearly states: “Every day there are new smear campaigns. We’ve compiled a list of them below.” And what is on the “list”? Mostly legitimate questions about his past and his plans.

Plainly, whether the trolls are paid employees, family members, or enthusiastic converts, Zach Green is the person who set them into motion with his false “you’re either for us or against us” dichotomy. Many have witnessed the back and forth attacks on twitter, which continue to this day. This is because Zach Green’s response was to BOTH bemoan the infighting AND accuse critics of smears and trolling:

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Indisputably, Mr. Green uses criticism of Uniteblue to either attack the criticism as undeserved “smears,” or to bemoan the “infighting” while portraying himself as a victim. He actually benefits from the infighting. But the trolls are merely one prong of his marketing scheme.

Taking Over Twitter Streams

Meanwhile, here, Mr. Green describes his philosophy of “[i]nject your messages into your opponents’ tweet stream by using their trending hashtags” and attacking political opponents via attack and parody accounts. He charges large amounts for these services… and evidence suggests he uses these same tactics to support Uniteblue. This is his second, and primary, line of marketing.

He has worked hard to associate the #uniteblue hashtag with every liberal trend and story. We suspect much of this is automated. A constant regurgitation of @uniteblue and #uniteblue day after day on twitter. Some think a handful of supporters/employees/friends use multiple twitter accounts to keep the drumbeat going as well. And, clearly, he has a small army of devotees who play along with it, perhaps with good intentions. As he stated on his website “let[s] your supporters spread your tweet messages for you” and some Uniteblue members happily oblige. It is a complex assault on the twitter left, and has been somewhat effective, albiet not as successful as he (and any silent partners he may have) doubtless hoped for.

But the truth remains: Uniteblue wasn’t created to make the left “stronger together.” The entire project exists to drive clients to 140elect. Making money for the aptly-named Greens (selling trending hashtags and twitter political campaigns) through control and brand name association with “liberalism” are the goals.

We’re confident most progressives didn’t join twitter to help a guy who was “working for” the tea party and Herman Cain in 2011. Avoid Uniteblue. Donate through Actblue and get involved with OFA, which just launched a new organizing and lobbying effort.

Zach Green Did “Work For” The Tea Party

We found this on twitter on July 7, 2013:

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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:

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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.

News Round-Up No. 10

Uniteblue Received Payments From Buddy Roemer Through July 2012

Contrary to their public statements, this blogger has discovered that the owners/creators of Uniteblue were accepting payments from the Roemer campaign through July 2012, totaling more than $12,000 in 2012 alone. During this time Roemer was actively attacking and campaigning AGAINST President Obama.

Other bloggers have questioned the tactics and strategy employed by Uniteblue with good reason- it is troubling to learn that they were receiving cash from non-Progressive leaders while they were working behind the scenes creating Uniteblue.

The list of unsavory truths about Uniteblue’s founders continues to multiply: deleted webpages, tweets… worked with (and were paid by) tea party operatives… covered up their Roemer connections… tweeted anti-Obama “birther” sentiments from their 140cain twitter account… selected Bill Talley to be on their advisory board… referred to all critics as “trolls” and “smearers”… obtained and deleted Connect The Left… admitted they’re in it for the money… and sent out a posse of (possibly paid) twitter trolls to attack their critics. As we’ve stated repeatedly, progressives and liberals should avoid joining this organization.

Uniteblue Data Mining Operations

This blogger continues to dig up interesting, and very disquieting information about Uniteblue. Take a look.

In light of the recent news of NSA data mining of American telephone records, members of Uniteblue ought to be highly concerned that their tweet data is being combined with other information from the internet by the Greens to create a very valuable database containing very personal information.

Updated: June 7, 2013

News Round-Up No. 9

This Video Proves The Greens Supported Herman Cain

Well the Greens say they only built a tweet “aggregator” and took it down when they realized Herman Cain’s true beliefs, but this video provides examples that makes those claims appear ridiculous.

Decide for yourself whether the Greens merely collected tweets, or blatantly supported Herman Cain, attacked President Obama and fund-raised for Herman Cain along the way.

While real progressives and Democrats were fund-raising for Obama and Democratic candidates the Greens were pushing the “Cain Train” on Twitter with tweets that look like enthusiastic support, not benign collection of data as they claim. They even said they’d vote for Cain if he were nominated!

The William Talley Burn Notice: Final Update

The (we hope) final statement on that popular UniteBlue apologist and insider Bill Talley, who was sentenced to prison recently for possession of illegal drugs and child pornography.

Click here to read the blog post.

Mr. Talley’s convictions don’t appear to be connected to the Greens in any way, but some UniteBlue insiders may *still* be operating Talley’s various sock puppet accounts. Why they may continue to work with and for a convicted criminal again raises the question of what exactly was (is?) Mr. Talley’s role in UniteBlue.

News Round-Up No. 7

UniteBlue Insider Exposed as a Divider

We found this recently-posted video that illustrates what many critics have suspected all along: the founders of UniteBlue aren’t interested in uniting the left, only telling it what to do so they can profit. And “beware those who disagree.” Read the tweets of potty-mouthed UniteBlue insider @EdieVP and ask yourself: are these folks uniters… or dividers?

From the beginning, critics were called trolls and questions were called “smears” by the founder of UniteBlue. His more vociferous followers, in a cult-member like way, carry on his mission with gusto– attack unbelievers and relentlessly proselytize liberals on Twitter. All so the Green$ can make a buck. Shameful, especially with 2014 around the corner.

Those Vicious UniteBlue Defenders: “The Cauldron Of Stupid”

Yet another Twitter user has parted ways with UniteBlue, after a series of encounters with their staunchest defenders, whom he/she calls “The Cauldron Of Stupid.” Check out this Twitlonger post for a dose of reality. Click here for a cached copy.

UniteBlue has been trying to portray themselves as a legitimate progressive movement, but looks more and more like the ridiculous right-wing #TGDN project as time goes by– “The only time I got suspended [in three years] was after being trolled by a member of #CauldronOfStupid.”

 

News Round-Up No. 6

UniteBlue Now Wants to Sue Critics and Non-Followers?

Honestly even we didn’t see this coming. The operators of UniteBlue, or someone closely allied to them, have created this Pastebin listing over 100 liberal and progressive Twitter users who, they purport, may be “sued” in a class action lawsuit merely for criticizing UniteBlue and the extended Green family and various supporters behind it. The author alleges that “We are going after those who planned and almost carried out the takedown of the UB website.” They don’t say what this “takedown” was, of course, and it’s the first we’ve heard of it. But like Fox News, these people have now resorted to just making stuff up almost every day.

Apparently dividing the left wasn’t enough for the Greens and their posse of true believers. Now they want to SUE those who haven’t joined their marketing campaign cleverly camouflaged as a “liberal movement.” Still unsure whether these folks are someone you want speaking for YOU?

We’ve Recovered UniteBlue’s Missing Web Pages (Again)

Two months ago, a blogger had published an annotated list of all the web pages that @140elect (Zach Green) had deleted.  They told a very interesting story of the ever-shifting story the Greens have told about their chameleon-like project that was first about making money, then it wasn’t, then it kinda was, then it was a nonprofit, and so on.  Sadly, that site was taken down by the blogger (who may have felt intimidated by the UniteBlue’s relentless efforts to harass its critics).  Our volunteers have found, restored and annotated these exhibits for you to see (once again).   We’ve also added the page to our collection of other deleted exhibits which you can see (and easily link to) here.

News Round-Up No. 4

Why Is Zach Green Using Fear Tactics Swiped From TGDN?

Good question. And why won’t he remove the “best practices” he swiped from @PixSher, according to this post? The shenanigans didn’t start just this year:

“Folks, he’s just trying to pack his site with follows, and the only benefit you’re getting is a blog that he uses to aggrandize his site, to direct traffic to UniteBlue which is just a hashtag aggregation site. Ask me sometime why I think he’s so keen to do this. It, surprise surprise, involves generating income.”

We couldn’t have said it better.

So the question remains- why have any progressives jumped on this bandwagon, which is little more than a thinly veiled “pyramid scheme” set to make the Green$ money and give them some control over the left on Twitter? “Free tools” indeed.

UniteBlue Has A New Critic

As the number of UniteBlue critics multiply, more and more information about them and their henchmen accumulates. This site provides some revealing information about one of the more caustic of their brood.

As they say, we report, you decide.

News Round-Up No. 3

UniteBlue and Zach Green’s Bad Day with Anonymous

In the category of entities whose bad side you don’t want to get on, the Anonymous collective would be neck-in-neck with sleeping tigers. But Zach Green’s big on rushing in where wise men fear to tread. The result, an intriguing Pastebin from an Anon, should be making the Greens a little less sanguine about their own actions.

If that weren’t enough to get the Unite Blue founders’ pulses racing, the revved-up Anons’ surveillance of that bad penny known as Bill Talley won’t be supplying the calm they must be craving. Certainly not when there’s also a brand-new Anon YouTube vid on Toxic Talley. Anyone got a Xanax?

News Round-Up No. 2

Bill Talley’s Enablers vs The World

It looks like UniteBlue’s most vociferous Political_Bill defenders have managed to offend Anonymous. This won’t end well. Check out this page for a response to Mr. Talley’s admitted conduct. NOTE: Mr. Talley was a member of UniteBlue’s advisory board until a critic pointed out his legal, ahem, *difficulties* (spanning many years, charges, failed appeals and admissions), at which point he was unceremoniously dumped, at least publicly.

Why so many UniteBlue trolls still defend this serial liar is one of the great Twitter mysteries. So many supposed “good liberals” just shrugging off disgusting behavior, merely because the criminal has a computer full of progressive platitudes that he tweets ad nauseum?  Some pretty unsavory conservative bloggers have even noticed their ethical fail.  UniteBlue’s posse of noisy defenders claim that he’s off their board, yet he continues to act like their director of Twitter communications, and they continue to embrace him with ever more vicious attacks against their growing enemies list.

An Interesting Item

And speaking of the disaffected, we’ve learned of another Twitter user trying to explain the spectacle of Bill Talley’s UniteBlue defenders and the damage they are doing to Twitter Progressives on a daily basis.  Click here to read the Twitlonger post.

Of course, like anyone that criticizes this clever pyramid scheme, this user too will be attacked as a “smearer” and “divider.” That’s how UniteBlue enforcers work… you know, the vociferous trolls that usually turn out to be family members, sock puppets or friends of the officers and directors Adam and Zach Green.