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MSNBC 14 Feb 2020

How Michael Bloomberg Is Going After Trump On Social Media

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Michael Bloomberg has contracted some of the biggest meme-makers on the internet to post sponsored content on Instagram promoting his presidential campaign, according to reporting. The panel discusses this effort and Bloomberg's recent remarks on stop-and-frisk. Aired on 2/14/2020.


CNN political forecaster Harry Enten says polling numbers show that
presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is pulling support from Joe Biden and explains the former New York City mayor's rise in the polls.

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Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Marcus Spears react to DeAndre Hopkins defending Bill O'Brien on social media. The First Take crew also weighs in on how many years they think former LA Chargers QB Phillip Rivers has left after being traded and signing a 1-year, $25M contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
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The First Take crew discusses Kevin Durant admitting to still using "burner accounts" on social media.
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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo talks to Karen Hao, Artificial Intelligence reporter for the MIT Technology Review, on misinformation on social media amid coronavirus outbreak.

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>>> I WANTED TO SAVE LIVES AND
>>> I WANTED TO SAVE LIVES AND RESPOND WITH URGENCY TO THE
RESPOND WITH URGENCY TO THE CRISIS THAT WAS PLAGUING OUR
CRISIS THAT WAS PLAGUING OUR COMMUNITIES.
COMMUNITIES. AND WHILE MANY OF THE WAYS WE
AND WHILE MANY OF THE WAYS WE TRIED TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AND
TRIED TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE AND INVEST IN COMMUNITIES WERE RIGHT
INVEST IN COMMUNITIES WERE RIGHT AND WE REDUCED MURDER BY 50%,
AND WE REDUCED MURDER BY 50%, THERE IS ONE ASPECT AND APPROACH
THERE IS ONE ASPECT AND APPROACH I DEEPLY REGRET.
I DEEPLY REGRET. THE ABUSE OF A POLICE PRACTICE
THE ABUSE OF A POLICE PRACTICE CALLED STOP AND FRISK.
CALLED STOP AND FRISK. I DEFENDED IT LOOKING BACK FOR
I DEFENDED IT LOOKING BACK FOR TOO LONG, BECAUSE I DIDN’T
TOO LONG, BECAUSE I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THEN THE UNINTENDED
UNDERSTAND THEN THE UNINTENDED PAIN IT WAS CAUSING TO YOUNG
PAIN IT WAS CAUSING TO YOUNG BLACK AND BROWN FAMILIES AND
BLACK AND BROWN FAMILIES AND THEIR KIDS.
THEIR KIDS. I SHOULD HAVE ACTED SOONER, AND
I SHOULD HAVE ACTED SOONER, AND FASTER, TO STOP IT.
FASTER, TO STOP IT. I DIDN’T.
I DIDN’T. AND FOR THAT I APOLOGIZED.
AND FOR THAT I APOLOGIZED. >> WE’LL GET TO THAT IN A
>> WE’LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND.
SECOND. FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL
FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG APOLOGIZING FOR THE
BLOOMBERG APOLOGIZING FOR THE CITY’S STOP AND FRISK POLICY AT
CITY’S STOP AND FRISK POLICY AT A CAMPAIGN IN HOUSTON YESTERDAY.
A CAMPAIGN IN HOUSTON YESTERDAY. ANNOUNCING THE MIKE FOR BLACK
ANNOUNCING THE MIKE FOR BLACK AMERICA, BLOOMBERG’S CAMPAIGN
AMERICA, BLOOMBERG’S CAMPAIGN NATIONAL EFFORT TO REACH BLACK
NATIONAL EFFORT TO REACH BLACK VOTERS.
VOTERS. JOINING US, "NEW YORK TIMES"
JOINING US, "NEW YORK TIMES" POLITICS REPORTER JEREMY PETERS
POLITICS REPORTER JEREMY PETERS TRAVELING WITH THE BLOOMBERG
TRAVELING WITH THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN AND "NEW YORK TIMES"
CAMPAIGN AND "NEW YORK TIMES" INTERNET CULTURE REPORTER TAYLOR
INTERNET CULTURE REPORTER TAYLOR LOREANCEE
LOREANCEE LOREENZ
LOREENZ LOREENZ, AND GREAT TO HAVE YOU
LOREENZ, AND GREAT TO HAVE YOU ALL ONBOARD FOR THIS
ALL ONBOARD FOR THIS CONVERSATION.
CONVERSATION. WALTER ISAACSON, START WITH A
WALTER ISAACSON, START WITH A LITTLE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE
LITTLE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE BACKING UP TAYLOR’S REPORTING.
BACKING UP TAYLOR’S REPORTING. YOU’RE HEARING FROM STUDENTS
YOU’RE HEARING FROM STUDENTS THAT MIKE BLOOMBERG IS BIG WITH
THAT MIKE BLOOMBERG IS BIG WITH THE KIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
THE KIDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? >> WELL, AS YOU KNOW, AND YOU’VE
>> WELL, AS YOU KNOW, AND YOU’VE HAD SOME OF THE STUDENTS, THE
HAD SOME OF THE STUDENTS, THE GREAT ONES OVER THE YEARS, I
GREAT ONES OVER THE YEARS, I TEACH, OF COURSE, HERE AT TULANE
TEACH, OF COURSE, HERE AT TULANE ON DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND
ON DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND YESTERDAY’S CLASS GOT TURNED
YESTERDAY’S CLASS GOT TURNED OVER TO A DISCUSSION OF HOW
OVER TO A DISCUSSION OF HOW MEMES, MEME FACTORIES AND MEME
MEMES, MEME FACTORIES AND MEME INFLUENCER, PEOPLE WHO CREATE
INFLUENCER, PEOPLE WHO CREATE MEMES ON THE INTERNET, HAVE
MEMES ON THE INTERNET, HAVE BECOME THE NEW WAY OF PUSHING
BECOME THE NEW WAY OF PUSHING IDEAS AND DISCOURSE.
IDEAS AND DISCOURSE. WE ALL KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL
WE ALL KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL INFLUENCERS ON INSTAGRAM OR
INFLUENCERS ON INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER, BUT THESE ARE PEOPLE
TWITTER, BUT THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO CREATE THIS THINGS AND
WHO CREATE THIS THINGS AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AS WAS
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AS WAS REPORTED AND WE’LL HEAR MORE
REPORTED AND WE’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT IT, IS USING THAT IN A
ABOUT IT, IS USING THAT IN A VERY SMART WAY AND IN SOME WAYS
VERY SMART WAY AND IN SOME WAYS A HUMOROUS AND SORT A
A HUMOROUS AND SORT A SELF-DEFLECTING WAY OF, I’M AN
SELF-DEFLECTING WAY OF, I’M AN OLD GUY, HELP ME FIGURE THIS
OLD GUY, HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT.
OUT. WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER, AND
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER, AND THEY THOUGHT IT WAS VERY, VERY
THEY THOUGHT IT WAS VERY, VERY COOL, HOW IT WAS DONE.
COOL, HOW IT WAS DONE. SO I WAS WATCHING YOUNGER PEOPLE
SO I WAS WATCHING YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO HAD NORMALLY TALKING ABOUT,
WHO HAD NORMALLY TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, YANG AND OTHERS, NOW
YOU KNOW, YANG AND OTHERS, NOW GOING TO BLOOMBERG.
GOING TO BLOOMBERG. >> HMM.
>> HMM. >> I WILL SAY ON THE OTHER --
>> I WILL SAY ON THE OTHER -- YEAH.
YEAH. I MEAN, WE DID TALK ABOUT THE
I MEAN, WE DID TALK ABOUT THE OTHER CONTROVERSY AS WELL, AND,
OTHER CONTROVERSY AS WELL, AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S A CLASS OF
YOU KNOW, IT’S A CLASS OF STUDENTS, VERY RACIALLY MIXED
STUDENTS, VERY RACIALLY MIXED AND OTHER, AND SOCIOECONOMICALLY
AND OTHER, AND SOCIOECONOMICALLY MIXED AND THE QUESTION OF THINGS
MIXED AND THE QUESTION OF THINGS SUCH AS STOP AND FRISK, THERE
SUCH AS STOP AND FRISK, THERE WAS A SENSE THAT MICHAEL
WAS A SENSE THAT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAD DONE SOMETHING
BLOOMBERG HAD DONE SOMETHING THEY FOUND UNUSUAL, WHICH IS A
THEY FOUND UNUSUAL, WHICH IS A STEP FORWARD APOLOGIZE AND
STEP FORWARD APOLOGIZE AND EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHY HE FELT IT
EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHY HE FELT IT WAS WRONG AND THEN COME OUT WITH
WAS WRONG AND THEN COME OUT WITH A GREENWOOD INITIATIVE, WHICH IS
A GREENWOOD INITIATIVE, WHICH IS HIS WAY OF SAYING, IT’S NOT JUST
HIS WAY OF SAYING, IT’S NOT JUST SOCIAL JUSTICE.
SOCIAL JUSTICE. IT’S ECONOMIC JUSTICE THAT HAS
IT’S ECONOMIC JUSTICE THAT HAS TO BE DONE.
TO BE DONE. I THINK THEY WERE SAYING GOOD HE
I THINK THEY WERE SAYING GOOD HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD ON HOW HE’S
WAS LOOKING FORWARD ON HOW HE’S GOING TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.
GOING TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. >> JONATHAN LEMIRE?
>> JONATHAN LEMIRE? >> MIKE BLOOMBERG IS 78 YEARS
>> MIKE BLOOMBERG IS 78 YEARS OLD TODAY.
OLD TODAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. MAYOR.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. MAYOR. NOT KNOWN AS PERHAPS THE WARMEST
NOT KNOWN AS PERHAPS THE WARMEST POLITICIAN IN TERMS OF REACHING
POLITICIAN IN TERMS OF REACHING OUT INTO RETAIL AND WE CERTAINLY
OUT INTO RETAIL AND WE CERTAINLY KNOW AT LEAST TO THIS POINT,
KNOW AT LEAST TO THIS POINT, BERNIE SANDERS SEEMS TO HAVE THE
BERNIE SANDERS SEEMS TO HAVE THE STRONG EDGE AMONG YOUNG VOTERS.
STRONG EDGE AMONG YOUNG VOTERS. TAYLOR, THIS EFFORT, THE MEME
TAYLOR, THIS EFFORT, THE MEME EFFORT, IT’S PART OF A LARGER
EFFORT, IT’S PART OF A LARGER STRATEGY.
STRATEGY. IS IT NOT?
IS IT NOT? ALSO THE, MIKE BLOOMBERG IS
ALSO THE, MIKE BLOOMBERG IS GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT WHERE
GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT WHERE HE LIVES, ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT
HE LIVES, ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT THE PLOEFT AMOST AGGRESSIVE TWIT
THE PLOEFT AMOST AGGRESSIVE TWIT PRESENCE WE’VE SEEN OF ANYBODY.
PRESENCE WE’VE SEEN OF ANYBODY. CAN THIS WORK WITH YOUNG VOTERS
CAN THIS WORK WITH YOUNG VOTERS AND SECONDLY OVERALL STRATEGY.
AND SECONDLY OVERALL STRATEGY. IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WILL GET
IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WILL GET HIM AHEAD OF GAME?
HIM AHEAD OF GAME? >> IT GOT TRUMP AHEAD OF GAMTE.
>> IT GOT TRUMP AHEAD OF GAMTE. A NEW TACTIC IN 2020.
A NEW TACTIC IN 2020. NO.
NO. IT GOT TRUMP ELECTED.
IT GOT TRUMP ELECTED. WASN’T NECESSARILY PAYING
WASN’T NECESSARILY PAYING INFLUENCERS BUT BRINGING THEM
INFLUENCERS BUT BRINGING THEM INTO HIS CIRCLE POSTING ON HIS
INTO HIS CIRCLE POSTING ON HIS BEHALF AND HE CLAPS BACK AT
BEHALF AND HE CLAPS BACK AT TWITTER, BECOME A MEME HIMSELF.
TWITTER, BECOME A MEME HIMSELF. I DON’T KNOW.
I DON’T KNOW. BLOOMBERG IS TAKING A VERY PAID
BLOOMBERG IS TAKING A VERY PAID APPROACH.
APPROACH. ACTUALLY YOU MENTIONED --
ACTUALLY YOU MENTIONED -- >> WALK US THROUGH THAT A
>> WALK US THROUGH THAT A LITTLE.
LITTLE. >> PAYING GROUPS OF MEMERS TO
>> PAYING GROUPS OF MEMERS TO POST THESE --
POST THESE -- >> MEMERS?
>> MEMERS? >> PEOPLE WHO POTEST, TENS OF
>> PEOPLE WHO POTEST, TENS OF MILLIONS.
MILLIONS. >> WOW.
>> WOW. >> SPENDING $1 BILLION ON
>> SPENDING $1 BILLION ON FACEBOOK ADS, REPORTED BY NBC,
FACEBOOK ADS, REPORTED BY NBC, AND OUT THERE EVERY FEW MINUTES
AND OUT THERE EVERY FEW MINUTES POSTING AND AGGRESSIVE, HAS AN
POSTING AND AGGRESSIVE, HAS AN AGGRESSIVE ONLINE ARMY.
AGGRESSIVE ONLINE ARMY. [ BLEEP ]
[ BLEEP ] BLOOMBERG IS DOING THE SAME
BLOOMBERG IS DOING THE SAME THING.
THING. RESPONDING TO TRUMP ON TWITTER
RESPONDING TO TRUMP ON TWITTER AND PAYING PEOPLE TO POST FOR
AND PAYING PEOPLE TO POST FOR HIM.
HIM. >> I TAKE THAT TO, WE’RE GOING
>> I TAKE THAT TO, WE’RE GOING TO PING-PONG BETWEEN YOUNG
TO PING-PONG BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE VERY MUCH-NEEDED
PEOPLE AND THE VERY MUCH-NEEDED AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE. BRING THE REVEREND INTO THE
BRING THE REVEREND INTO THE CONVERSATION.
CONVERSATION. WHAT, SIR, ARE YOUR PERSONAL
WHAT, SIR, ARE YOUR PERSONAL FEELINGS TOWARDS THE
FEELINGS TOWARDS THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY OF
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY OF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, HIS LEGACY
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, HIS LEGACY AND ALSO HIS NOW RUN FOR
AND ALSO HIS NOW RUN FOR PRESIDENT, AS PERTAINS TO
PRESIDENT, AS PERTAINS TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS?
AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS? >> FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU,
>> FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU, MIKA.
MIKA. OUR PAST POLICIES HAVE TO HAVE
OUR PAST POLICIES HAVE TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR CURRENT
AN IMPACT ON OUR CURRENT SUPPORT, AND FOR INSTANCE, STOP
SUPPORT, AND FOR INSTANCE, STOP AND FRISK.
AND FRISK. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE HURT AND
PEOPLE WERE HURT AND DISENFRANCHISED BY A POLICY THAT
DISENFRANCHISED BY A POLICY THAT WAS RACIST, AND ALSO BASED ON
WAS RACIST, AND ALSO BASED ON UNSUBSTANTIALATED NUMBERS.
UNSUBSTANTIALATED NUMBERS. I THINK NUMBERS, SOMETHING LIKE
I THINK NUMBERS, SOMETHING LIKE 90%, 95% OF THE MURDERS.
90%, 95% OF THE MURDERS. THOSE NUMBERS ARE NOT EVEN
THOSE NUMBERS ARE NOT EVEN RIGHT.
RIGHT. HERE’S A DEEPER QUESTION.
HERE’S A DEEPER QUESTION. THE APOLOGY IS GREAT, BUT WHAT
THE APOLOGY IS GREAT, BUT WHAT WAS, CAUSED THE FORMATION OF THE
WAS, CAUSED THE FORMATION OF THE POLICY IN THE FIRST PLACE?
POLICY IN THE FIRST PLACE? AND IS THAT STILL HIS THINKING
AND IS THAT STILL HIS THINKING ON POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO
ON POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS?
AFRICAN-AMERICANS? THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE
THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED, AND BIGGER THAN STOP
ANSWERED, AND BIGGER THAN STOP AND FRISK.
AND FRISK. WHAT ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION?
WHAT ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION? WHAT ABOUT 26 MILLION PEOPLE,
WHAT ABOUT 26 MILLION PEOPLE, 61% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS LIVING
61% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY AND LOW WEALTH?
IN POVERTY AND LOW WEALTH? WHAT ABOUT RESEGREGATION OF
WHAT ABOUT RESEGREGATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
PUBLIC SCHOOLS? WHAT ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION AND
WHAT ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION AND WHERE I AM IN NORTH CAROLINA WE
WHERE I AM IN NORTH CAROLINA WE FOUGHT FOR SAME-DAY REGISTRATION
FOUGHT FOR SAME-DAY REGISTRATION EARLY VOTER.
EARLY VOTER. WHERE ARE HIS POSITIONS ON THOSE
WHERE ARE HIS POSITIONS ON THOSE THINGS?
THINGS? WE HAVE TO DO A DEEP DIVE, NOT
WE HAVE TO DO A DEEP DIVE, NOT JUST A ONE DIVE INTO THE BLACK
JUST A ONE DIVE INTO THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND ISSUES THAT IMPACT
COMMUNITY AND ISSUES THAT IMPACT BLACK PEOPLE.
BLACK PEOPLE. I THINK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN AND
I THINK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN AND HAS TO HAPPEN SOON.
HAS TO HAPPEN SOON. >> THE REVEREND BRINGS UP A
>> THE REVEREND BRINGS UP A GREAT POINT BUT JUST LIKE JOE
GREAT POINT BUT JUST LIKE JOE BIDEN WITH THE CRIME BILL IN
BIDEN WITH THE CRIME BILL IN ’94.
’94. YOU KNOW WHERE JOE BIDEN WAS IN
YOU KNOW WHERE JOE BIDEN WAS IN HIS HEART.
HIS HEART. THE MORE YOU DIG AND DIVE YOU’LL
THE MORE YOU DIG AND DIVE YOU’LL SEE A GUY WHO’S AN INCLUSIVE
SEE A GUY WHO’S AN INCLUSIVE PROGRESSIVE GUY.
PROGRESSIVE GUY. BACK TO THE MEMES THING ALSO.
BACK TO THE MEMES THING ALSO. TRUMP HAS A DIGITAL MACHINE.
TRUMP HAS A DIGITAL MACHINE. A MONSTROUS MACHINE, AND THAT’S
A MONSTROUS MACHINE, AND THAT’S WHAT BLOOMBERG HAS.
WHAT BLOOMBERG HAS. MIKA, I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE,
MIKA, I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE, INSTEAD OF VILLAINIZING HIM, FOR
INSTEAD OF VILLAINIZING HIM, FOR HAVING SO MUCH MONEY, AND AS
HAVING SO MUCH MONEY, AND AS OPPOSED TO TRUMP WHO WAS HANDED
OPPOSED TO TRUMP WHO WAS HANDED MONEY AND BLEW IT, BUILT, BY
MONEY AND BLEW IT, BUILT, BY HIMSELF FROM SCRATCH, TO BECOME
HIMSELF FROM SCRATCH, TO BECOME I THINK THE 20th RICHEST PERSON
I THINK THE 20th RICHEST PERSON IN THE COUNTRY.
IN THE COUNTRY. IF HE HAS THE RESOURCES AND THE
IF HE HAS THE RESOURCES AND THE WHEREWITHAL AND SMARTS TO BEAM
WHEREWITHAL AND SMARTS TO BEAM DONALD TRUMP, GOD BLESS HIM.
DONALD TRUMP, GOD BLESS HIM. I’M NOT HOLDING THAT AGAINST
I’M NOT HOLDING THAT AGAINST HIM.
HIM. WE NEED THAT.
WE NEED THAT. I LOVE MAYOR PETE AND KLOBUCHAR
I LOVE MAYOR PETE AND KLOBUCHAR AND BIDEN, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY
AND BIDEN, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY HAVE THE MACHINE, THE POWER TO
HAVE THE MACHINE, THE POWER TO BEAT THIS DICTATORIAL MON
BEAT THIS DICTATORIAL MON SISTERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

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