They’re so bad, Milo. It’s very depressing to read them. We’ve all worked with people like that. You can see flashes and glimpses of humanity here and there. Also they “work” 24–7. But it’s not productive work or work that seems to have much of any goal or objective beyond “winning” and acquiring cash. I would say about 60% acquiring money/40% “winning” (mostly cutting someone else down). They are untrustworthy to each other, to donors and other powerful individuals contacting them. One of the most shocking things to me was that people like Google’s Eric Schmidt had provided very complete outlines and plans to them — all meant to win the election. This was completely ignored unless the insane troll army was somehow a takeaway from that. I sense that Wikileaks crew was alarmed by Schmidt’s plan which entailed use of big data and expansion of Google’s algorithms. I didn’t find it that alarming, but I really hope the vast number of powerful, rich, influential people look into how they were treated and their input addressed behind the scenes.
They’ll see this group was as respectful or concerned about them or valued them as much as they valued the rest of us, as well as the drone victims.