The WikiLeaks cache of 19,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee has only been online for a couple of hours, and already it’s revealing some of the party’s dirty tricks.
In an email dated May 18, 2016, Christina Freundlich, Deputy Communications Director at the DNC proposed that the Democrats impersonate the Trump Organization on Craigslist, placing a fake ad for “hot women” aimed at making the Republican candidate look as sexist as possible.
The email, which can be read below, contains the full text of the fake ad. It includes requirements for employees to “not gain weight on the job,” to “evaluate other women’s hotness,” and be comfortable with a range of illegal workplace sexual harassment including allowing the boss to “grope you under the meeting table.”
The fake ad closes by calling on interested applicants to send their cover letters to “email@example.com.”
On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 7:09 AM -0700, “Freundlich, Christina” <<FreundlichC@dnc.org<mailto:FreundlichC@dnc.org>> wrote: Mark and Luis – digital created a fake craigslist jobs post for women who want to apply to jobs one of Trump’s organizations. This will be a microsite and we still need to send it to Perkins. Since we will be pitching this, need your approval please. Thanks
Multiple Positions (NYC area)
Seeking staff members for multiple positions in a large, New York-based corporation known for its real estate investments, fake universities, steaks, and wine. The boss has very strict standards for female employees, ranging from the women who take lunch orders (must be hot) to the women who oversee multi-million dollar construction projects (must maintain hotness demonstrated at time of hiring).
Title: Honey Bunch (that’s what the boss will call you)
- No gaining weight on the job (we’ll take some “before” pictures when you start to use later as evidence)
- Must be open to public humiliation and open-press workouts if you do gain weight on the job
- A willingness to evaluate other women’s hotness for the boss’ satisfaction is a plus
- Should be proficient in lying about age if the boss thinks you’re too old Working mothers not preferred (the boss finds pumping breast milk disgusting, and worries they’re too focused on their children).
About us:We’re proud to maintain a “fun” and “friendly work environment, where the boss is always available to meet with his employees. Like it or not, he may greet you with a kiss on the lips or grope you under the meeting table.Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org
After sending a reminder to her superiors, Freundlich’s ideas was eventually approved by DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda. His response is copied below.
On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 4:29 PM -0700, “Miranda, Luis” <MirandaL@dnc.org<mailto:MirandaL@dnc.org>> wrote: As long as all the offensive shit is verbatim I’m fine with it.
“Yes it is” responded Freundlich.
This is just one of the 19,000-plus Democratic National Committee email files released by WikiLeaks earlier today. The full archive of emails can be browsed at WikiLeaks’ site.