“On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their heart’s content at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
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WJ Astore: It’s not just that U.S. media coverage actively suppresses dissent of America’s wars: it passively does so as well, which is arguably more insidious.
Larry Wines: The end of Net Neutrality is the corporacrat bankster’s dream— because nobody can get anything, anywhere, unless the right people make a lot of money.
awyer-approved CIA torture, “renditions” to other state torturers, mechanized assassination-by-drone (with many thousands of innocents collaterally killed), bloody and chaotic regime change premised on falsified intelligence, the moral injury suffered by soldiers in America’s interminable twilight wars, what the liberators saw in the Nazi death camps, the ongoing legacy of American lynching: these are all […]
RJ Eskow: Trump held forth for more than forty minutes, mocking his enemies, humiliating his friends, and committing at least one major diplomatic gaffe.
Robert Reich: As the tweets and rallies become shriller and more provocative, their clear message is that Trump’s critics are bad people who are conspiring to undo his presidency – people whom Trump supporters must “not let” silence him, who deserve to be slammed the way Trump took it out on CNN in the mock video he posted Sunday morning.
ost media reports have portrayed Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski as aggrieved victims of Donald Trump’s Thursday twitter tantrum. It can’t be pleasant to be attacked so personally by the president, but Scarborough and Brzezinski are fighting back. On their MSNBC show “Morning Joe” on Friday and in an op-ed column in theWashington Post entitled […]
Just what we need: More military shows featuring SEALs and helicopter pilots and covert operatives, killing various bad guys in the name of democracy and righteousness.
Jaime O’Neill: Are you equally able to put your personal integrity aside, to deal with becoming a running joke for late night comedians, a buffoon and liar in the eyes of the world?
Among the nightmares on his “to come” list is his budget, the most mean-spirited in history, plus the shoring up of the Nazi-style grabbing, jailing and deporting of minorities.
oward Beale could be as crazy as he wanted until the ratings dropped and the ad revenues fell, then they had to kill him like Caesar. Et tu, O’Reilly.
I quickly realized that Mr O’Reilly looked upon me, a liberal or left-wing professor, as “fresh meat”. I just as quickly resolved that I was not going to play along.
Anything can be kept out of the narrative. Just use the default that always works. The ultimate doublespeak, which is a real doozy—that showing you no evidence proves the evidence is of the highest order, because ‘it’s classified and will benefit our enemies if we let you see it.’