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Hillary Clinton critic David Sirota’s ties to Bernie Sanders not disclosed to IBT readers

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David Sirota, as reported in Florida Politics this week, is a Democratic operative turned political reporter for the International Business Times. Among his various political campaign roles, Sirota, 39, also served as an aide to current Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. But few readers of the Times would know that, even while Sirota penned or co-wrote nearly a dozen stories since April critical of Hillary Clinton – Sanders’ primary rival for the Democratic nomination. As noted by Eddie Scarry of the…

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For David Sirota and Andrew Perez — fierce critics of Jeb Bush — partisan attacks negate the message

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The medium is the message. Media theorist Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase in 1964, one that is just as effective a half-century later. In the 2016 presidential race, recent criticism of Jeb Bush’s tenure as Florida governor leads to a compelling question – when does a messenger overshadow his or her message? The answer is when the messengers are two deeply embedded Democratic operatives — David Sirota and Andrew Perez — each seemingly with the means and motive to blast a top-tier…

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