Former Clinton Campaign Spokesman Takes Shot at Liberal News Outlet

Hillary Clinton looks at a smart phone with national press secretary Brian Fallon / Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and her 2016 campaign's national press secretary, Brian Fallon / Getty Images

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Former Hillary Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon took a shot at the liberal news outlet the Young Turks on Tuesday.

Fallon tweeted out, "Promoting socialism is good for business," along with a link to a tweet about how the Young Turks has raised $20 million. The Young Turks Network is a left-leaning YouTube show led by Cenk Uygur. Fallon's tweet appeared to hit the Young Turks for being hypocrites.

During the 2016 campaign, Uygur was often critical of Clinton and didn't endorse her until a few days before the election. The Young Turks and Uygur were avid supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and believed Clinton was not liberal enough and too close to Wall Street. In May, Uygur said he was at war with the Democratic Party.

"I am at war with the Democratic Party," Uygur said. "This corporatist, weak, spineless, pathetic party. It is because the Democratic Party doesn't know how to win because they are paid to lose. And I am done with that party. I am done with those losers. I don't give a fuck what the donors want."

Fallon's tweet is the latest in a series of spats between the Sanders and Clinton wings of the Democratic Party. Sanders supporters have now targeted rising stars Sen. Kamala Harris (D, Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) for their ties to Wall Street.

Former Clinton advisers Peter Daou and Neera Tanden have come out and defended Harris and Booker against attacks from Sanders supporters.

Daou sent out a flurry of tweets, berating Sanders and his supporters, while Tanden wished Sanders himself would call out the bad behavior among his supporters.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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