‘Propaganda’: Bloomberg destroyed for posting ‘hoax’ clip of his debate performance to make him look better
Michael Bloomberg (Photo: Screen capture)

'In a Climate of Wildfire Misinformation, This Is Super Irresponsible'


Billionaire Mike Bloomberg's performance at Wednesday night's Democratic debate was by most accounts at best terrible, but that didn't stop the campaign from pushing out a fake, doctored, and highly-edited clip suggesting the other candidates on stage were silenced by a claim he made.

"I'm the only one here I think that's ever started a business," Bloomberg said during the debate, as this actual clip shows.

But in the Bloomberg clip, his remarks are followed by 20 seconds of very uncomfortable presidential candidates being stunned into silence – including actual crickets chirping – by his attack.

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The responses to Bloomberg's fake video came quickly: