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Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites

The moral bankruptcy of the liberal class, which despite the staggering election defeat is unable or unwilling to engage in genuine self-reflection, ensures the steady march toward an American fascism.

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Some in Media Soften Toward Trump After ‘Presidential’ Speech

Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress included what some in the mainstream press considered “extraordinary” moments.

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Spurned Reporters Should Dump Trump Briefings and Turn to Investigative Journalism

The president’s petty attacks on the media are deeply worrisome to Americans sensitive to the danger of a spiral into authoritarian rule.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE



Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth

The Trump administration has skillfully turned the notion of fake news on its head and weaponized it against the media.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE


Kellyanne Conway Offers ‘Olive Branch,’ More Spin in CNN Interview With Jake Tapper

Tapper may have taken the president’s counselor to task on Tuesday’s episode of “The Lead,” but consider the (news) source before chalking one up for journalistic integrity.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Mainstream Media’s Wimpy Coverage of Inaugural Address Was No Surprise

Does the age of Trump signal a new era of McCarthyism—or worse, an American brand of fascism?

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 READ MORE



Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era

On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

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CNN Caption Stirs Up Charges of Anti-Semitism

The controversy is symptomatic for the cable news organization in its two-year-long coverage of the presidential campaign. It almost nightly turned the airwaves over to Donald Trump, bloviating at his rallies and saying racist things.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 READ MORE



Update: CNN Announces Donna Brazile’s Resignation in Light of New WikiLeaks Revelations

The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



The Corporate Media Needs to Play Hardball in the First Debate

Will the press ever learn? By the time the media figures out that its addiction to “BREAKING NEWS” is a standing invitation to be punked, the guy who’s gaming the press may be sitting in the Oval Office.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald to Paul Krugman: ‘The Last Thing Required to ... Defend Hillary Clinton Is Bravery’

At first glance, this may look like another case of media infighting in which journalists jostle for prominence, not to mention headlines and clicks. But a closer look at Greenwald’s text suggests higher stakes are in play.

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Jill Stein: ‘There Should Have Been a Full Investigation’ of Clinton’s Email Server (Video)

In a recent interview, the Green Party presidential nominee discusses the FBI’s scrutiny and calls for a new congressional investigation of the former secretary of state.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE


‘I Will Be the Nominee for My Party,’ Hillary Clinton Declares (Video)

In an interview with CNN, the former secretary of state also discussed party unification and noted that she and Bernie Sanders have followed “the same rules.”

Posted on May 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘The Democratic National Committee Remains Neutral’ (Video)

The DNC chair blasted Bernie Sanders for his response to the chaos at the Nevada State Democratic Convention, prompting criticism from many people, including the Sanders camp.

Posted on May 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



How Donald Trump and CNN’s Jeff Zucker Made Their Business America’s Political Problem

For the most powerful members of the American media and political classes to get any closer, they’d have to sit on each others’ laps. So what does that mean for the rest of the country?

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE


Larry Wilmore Holds Nothing Back in Roast of Obama, Politicians and Media

The comic showed he was willing to take on anyone, regardless of power or fame—and also regardless of audience reaction.

Posted on May 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Poll: Did Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders Win the Debate in New York?

Everyone has an opinion. We want to hear yours. Which Democratic contender won the presidential debate in Brooklyn?

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Cable News Not Covering Government Corruption Protests in Washington, D.C. (Video)

Democracy Spring is all about reforming campaign finance laws in the United States. But although the movement is gaining momentum, mainstream media coverage remains scant.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Glenn Greenwald Blames Corporate Media’s ‘Faux Objectivity’ for Trump’s Ascent

The Intercept reporter says the legendary Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite would not have been able to keep their jobs in today’s corporate framework, which has “neutered journalism and drained it of all its vitality and passion, reducing journalists to stenography drones.”

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‘It’s Not a Threat!’: Donald Trump Says He May Order Supporters to Disrupt Bernie Sanders’ Rallies

“Be careful, Bernie,” warned the Republican front-runner in the wake of disturbances at two of Trump’s recent events.

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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary

This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



At Town Hall and in Campaign Filings, Clinton’s Cozy Wall Street Ties Are on Display

Hillary Clinton defends her whopping speaking fees from Goldman Sachs by saying, “That’s what they offered.”

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Trevor Noah: It’s Almost Like Republican Candidates Are Trying to Scare Their Way Into Office

“The Daily Show” host weighs in on Republicans’ fear-mongering tactics at Tuesday night’s debate.

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Playing TV Tough Guys

It was billed as a foreign policy debate, but Tuesday’s encounter among Republican presidential candidates was in large part an acting competition over who could convey the impression of being the baddest, meanest foe of the terrorists—and of Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

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Fifth Debate Reveals How Eager the Republican Candidates Are for More War

At the final debate of 2015, the Republican presidential candidates laid out how each would be a wartime president, with the most aggressive pledging to rebuild and unleash the full force of the military to slaughter Islamic State globally, confront Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Syria and eastern Europe and conduct cyber warfare and other actions against China.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



Top 10 Lies and Distortions From the GOP Debate

Another GOP debate, another steaming pile of half-truths, lies and pseudo-facts.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



The Fifth GOP Debate: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

If ever there was any doubt, the main topic during the first part of the fifth Republican presidential debate was indeed how to defeat the threat of terrorism overseas and at home. Updated

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And Now, This Handy Fifth-GOP-Debate Media Primer

It’s getting close to go time for the Republican presidential hopefuls taking CNN’s stage Tuesday evening at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for the fifth GOP debate. This means the media’s prognostication machine is rumbling into overdrive and popping out lists right and left—well, mostly right this time.

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Joe Biden Announces He Won’t Run for President

After weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, the vice president gave pundits and Democratic candidates something concrete to work with: He won’t be joining the lineup of Democratic presidential hopefuls for the 2016 election.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE



Anderson Cooper Is in the 1 Percent—So Why Did Democrats Let Him Run the Debate?

When discussing the Oct. 13 debate, perhaps it’s worth noting that CNN’s Anderson Cooper is richer than all of the top five Democratic candidates combined; scientists are still trying to figure out where dogs come from; meanwhile, a writer suggests different ways Bernie Sanders could do a better job of answering questions about democratic socialism. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE



American Hypocrisy: GOP Against Sharia Law at Home but Sees Its Backers as ‘Moderates’ in Syria

The same GOP politicians who denounce all U.S. Muslims for allegedly wanting to impose Sharia on all Americans are talking about the Syrian rebels who want a Sharia society as “moderates” and “U.S. allies” being targeted by Russia. 

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Larry David Plays Bernie Sanders in SNL’s Mock Democratic Debate—and It’s Glorious

Turns out the comedian did such a good job with his Bernie Sanders impersonation on “Saturday Night Live” that he may have scored a gig on the campaign trail.

Posted on Oct 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Blew It: He Sold Out Instead of Confronting Clinton

In Tuesday’s debate, the Vermont senator fell into the trap of mainstream politics when he failed to face down the front-runner on her policy positions and record.

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 READ MORE



The GOP Was Right to Fear Hillary Clinton

Before all the craziness—before Donald Trump and Ben Carson and the need for two-tiered debates—Republicans’ biggest fear about next year’s election was having to run against Hillary Clinton. As we saw Tuesday night, they were right to worry.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE



Casino Capitalism: Democrats and Republicans Gamble With Democracy

“We are live at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas!” So opened the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 electoral season—that’s right, in a Las Vegas casino.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Missed the First Democratic Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

For those of you who didn’t have a chance to watch the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential race on CNN on Tuesday night, here’s an 18-minute clip that can get you caught up.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Will the Democratic Debate Expose the Gulf Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton?

And will the moderator and his colleagues ask tough questions on issues like Wall Street accountability, campaign finance reform and health care?

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE



Joe Biden’s Camp Confirms He’ll Be a No-Show at Tuesday’s Debate

Vice President Joe Biden might still be planning to try to take over for boss Barack Obama in 2016, but for now he’s apparently going to keep us all guessing. 

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE



Tuesday’s Debate: Can Bernie Sanders Show the Country He’s Presidential Material?

Plenty is at stake and there are many reasons to tune in. For Sanders, the big challenge will be demonstrating he’s not merely a darling of the progressive left but has the vision, capacity and skills to lead the nation at a tough time.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Makes Fun of CNN for Trying to Lure Viewers With Absurd Joe Biden Ploy

By now word’s gotten out that CNN has prepared a lectern for the vice president, in case he decides to show up to the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. It’s almost certain Biden won’t actually show up, but at least the “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert got a few laughs out of CNN’s ridiculous publicity stunt.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



CNN Has a Debate Lectern Ready for Biden ... Just in Case

Joe Biden, who is expected to announce his final decision sometime this month, does not plan to participate in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, but the invitation remains open to the vice president should he make an eleventh-hour decision to jump into the race and join Democratic rivals on the debate stage.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE



Fools, Fascists and Cold Warriors: Take Your Pick

Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars Western capitalist societies in moments of disarray.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE



Winners and Losers in the GOP Debate That Went On and On

This debate won’t alarm Democratic strategists. The Republican infighting will make them happy, and so too will the portrait it painted of an extreme, angry party that is also—Rubio and Bush excepted—very pessimistic about the future of our nation.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE



Report Card: Which Candidates at the GOP Debate Got a Gold Star?

Sorry, Republicans, but it’s still Donald Trump’s world. And sorry, Donald, but now you have to share it with Ben Carson.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: The CNN Republican Presidential Debate in 90 Seconds

Did you miss Wednesday night’s Republican debate?

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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