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Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE

Who’s to Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump?

From the beginning, Trump’s presidential campaign platform has been based on racism, religious bigotry and other disgusting planks. Here are some turning points that led us down this path to the new American fascism.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE

Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?

“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Ailes and Trump

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 ENLARGE

It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’

The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE

In Defending His Support of Trump, Sean Hannity Says He ‘Never Claimed to Be a Journalist’

Although the Republican presidential candidate continuously accuses the media of being biased, one of his top political advisers is none other than the Fox News Channel talk show host, who often uses his airtime to support Trump.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE

Fair and Balanced

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 ENLARGE

Roger the Hutt

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 ENLARGE

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA

The Republican presidential candidate is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE


Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE

How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?

The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE

Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines

We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE

The ‘Truth’ According to Donald Trump

In Trump’s world, everything’s a conspiracy and reality’s turned upside down.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders Calls for Kentucky Vote Review, Clinton Nixes California Debate

With the Golden State’s presidential primary less than a week away, tension is ratcheting up in the Democratic campaigns.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Tim Canova on Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement, Challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Video)

Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, has not faced a significant challenge to her Florida congressional seat since she arrived on Capitol Hill in 2005. But Canova has already changed that.

Posted on May 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Trevor Noah: Megyn Kelly’s Interview With Donald Trump Was Really Just ‘Couples Therapy’ (Video)

“[The] interview didn’t seem to be about journalism or the Republican party or even the election,” says the befuddled “Daily Show” host.

Posted on May 19, 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

How Bill O’Reilly Almost Made Donald Trump Look Good (Video)

In an interview with the presidential candidate about his plans to woo black voters, Fox’s “O’Reilly Factor” host sank to new lows.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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

Israeli War Lies Unveiled as Corporate Media Crumbles

Israeli war propaganda, which has skillfully swayed U.S. public opinion in support of Israeli wars and occupations, has in fact been not so much a matter of skill as a matter of control. A new film, “The Occupation of the American Mind,” traces the rise of Israeli war propaganda in the United States.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s War on the First Amendment

Despite the GOP front-runner’s reputation for speaking his mind and “telling it like it is,” he is an enemy of freedom of speech, suing anyone who says something he doesn’t like. But it gets worse: As president, he promises, he would dismantle safeguards that foster robust discussion of public issues.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Ally David Brock Explains How Fox News Distorts the Media

In an exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentary “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” the political operative explains that Fox degrades other news organizations by forcing them to cope with misunderstanding that its stream of misinformation and skewed framing creates in the minds of consumers of mainstream news.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Candidates Upped the Ante at Latest GOP Debate, Promising 4 Ground Wars and the Murder of Innocents

At yet another GOP debate, there was a foreign policy section, which Fox News predictably put under the heading of “terrorism.”

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE

Live-Blog: Donald Trump Remains Atop Republican Party in 11th GOP Debate

The Trump Show continues. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich met in the 11th debate of this year’s Republican presidential primary. Trump won again.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE

As Coasts Flood, Why Isn’t the Corporate Press Asking Candidates About Climate Change? (Video)

The U.S. corporate press is letting the presidential candidates set the agenda.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert Debate the Merits of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Fox News

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 ENLARGE

Rhetorical Terror: GOP Candidates Pledge War Crimes, Carpet-Bombing and Asian Land Wars (Video)

At the Trumpless GOP debate last week, the candidates once again promised to bankrupt us with military and intelligence spending and to commit vast war crimes—with reckless disregard for the lives of women, children and noncombatant men—of the sort not openly plotted since the demise of the Axis powers in 1943-45.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE

The Seventh GOP Debate: Let’s See Some Identity, Please

With just four days to go before the Iowa caucuses, the stakes haven’t been higher for Republican presidential hopefuls. Can any candidate, present or absent, rescue the Republican Party? Seven of them were on hand in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday night to claim they were up for that job. Updated

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEOS: Memories of Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly

In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” takedowns of two of Kelly’s more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus “just is white” and her “fair and balanced” approach to the news.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

What to Make of a Trump-Free Seventh GOP Debate?

Donald Trump’s out. Rand Paul’s in. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will hang on to her seat as one of the moderators at the seventh Republican presidential debate Thursday. Here’s a survey of what may be in store for would-be voters watching the GOP hopefuls jostle for position in Trump’s absence.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Donald Trump Says He Won’t Participate in Fox News’ GOP Debate

And Fox News had a surprisingly clever response.

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Rallying for Bernie Sanders, Seminar-Style

Pundits say voter anger is what characterizes this year’s presidential race, but it was a different story at a recent Sanders campaign gathering in Beverly Hills, where the candidate’s supporters quietly sought serious answers to issues including health insurance, fracking and campaign finance.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE

Thanks to Donald Trump, Police Brutality and Guns, the United States’ Reputation Is Plummeting

When I was visiting abroad recently, my non-American friends were quite candid with me: They see my country as increasingly intolerant, violent and inhospitable.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Charlie Brooker Despairs at 2015, a Year of ‘Fascistic Demagogues’ Capitalizing on Tragedies

With dry wit, the British comedian looks back at the most notable events of 2015, including mass shootings in the United States and beyond, media reactions toward Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s election, and the ominous rise of Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Missed the Fourth GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

Don’t want to sift through all the video footage of Tuesday night’s Republican debate? Here are some of the highlights to get you caught up on the headlines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

A Republican Explains How His Party Descended Into Insanity and Chaos

The other night I phoned a former GOP congressmen with whom I’d worked on legislation in the ’90s. I wanted his take on something: Are the presidential hopefuls really as weird as they seem?

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 READ MORE

Conservative Enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders Suggests He Can Unite a Divided Public

I spent days with fans of presidential candidate Sanders across red states. They watch Fox News, live in the heartland, and are voting for Bernie.

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 READ MORE

5 Right-Wing Idiocies From Last Week—Let’s Start With Bill O’Reilly’s Gun Violence Delusion

Here are five lowlights from the right from the week that was. Enjoy!

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE

What Kevin McCarthy’s Benghazi Gaffe Tells Us About the GOP

Rep. McCarthy, the likely successor to House Speaker John Boehner, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity explicitly on Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton investigation was part of a “strategy to fight and win.” But why?

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 READ MORE

No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime

In a recent piece for The Nation, Alex S. Vitale—a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College—disproves claims that the Black Lives Matter movement has caused an uptick in crime.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE


Posted on Sep 2, 2015 ENLARGE

A Genius Educator, Donald Trump and the Spread of Political Correctness

Rafe Esquith, teaching phenom of fifth-graders at Hobart Elementary School, ran afoul of the school’s administration, initially because of a joke overheard by a colleague.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE

Stock Market Correction

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 ENLARGE

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