Author's Note: This was a big one. I found the hoopla over Hillary's super-secret transcripts amusing so I wrote one that would "confirm" everybody's "worst fears." In this story the coalition of losers (which Hillary, of course, helpfully organizes into a "bucket") could swing the election for someone like Jill Stein.
Goldman Sachs is, of course, horrified. But have no fear: Hillary will "bring the NEETs to heel." She also has to explain Bronies (adult male fans of My Little Pony) to the the board of directors. Thanks to the credulity of Michael Tracey's followers on Twitter this got extremely wide play and even appeared on Fox News (Megyn Kelly repeated the "bucket of losers" line.
Some things to note:
There was nothing remotely believable about the transcript itself. The notation was used from some formats for recording therapeutic discussion that I found on the Internet. I was just looking for something visually interesting.
The entire thing moves from one ridiculous insult to another (Scott Walker is a punch line in 2014--where the Goldman Sachs people think that he's so clearly a non-starter that if the GOP chose him it'd be a disaster).
Hillary confirms every possible fear about her--that she hates the left, that she loves Wall Street, that she will go after the Sanders-Internet-Fans.
The categories of threatening people include Gamergate as a political force.
Basically, if anyone believed this was real, they're an idiot. Additionally, it was written before the Podesta-Email Wikileaks and never claimed to be a part of them. I never claimed it was a part of them.
A final note: this fooled Glenn Greenwald and a bunch of other outlets who didn't bother fact-checking anything (one visit to the RealTrueNews site should be sufficient to show that it's, shall we say, not reliable). Don't count on The Internet and, especially, Twitter to do your fact-checking for you.
Someone allegedly mailed Donald Trump's Taxes to the New York Times. At the same time, someone else sent us what are allegedly transcripts of a board-room meeting with the senior executives of Goldman Sachs and Hillary Clinton in 2014. This was happening in late October (she did address GS that day) and apparently, after her private address of the firm, repaired for a secret address of the most senior executives and Managing Directors.
What she describes is, in the run-up to the campaign, a possibility for a 3rd Party or an insurgency in her own party to possibly seize the White House. She wants to squash it with the help from her Wall Street allies. Worse, she describes the Republicans as a failed party, doomed to a repeat of their 2012 performance or worse.
According to her formulation, a coalition of societies "losers" could come together to form a potentially winning team. These are:
Out of work, out of school, online outcasts
Privileged overly idealistic white kids
Men who (apparently) use "female logic patterns" and are involved with Social Justice as a social activity
According to the transcript, Clinton informs the room that they must combine forces as the Republican candidate will likely be so weak (she cites Herman Cain) that an actual "ungoverned" leftist might actually be elected president.
The transcript has some very strange notation and we cannot confirm it beyond the documents provided. But they're doozies.