Journalists

As a black American, I can understand the tumult over First Lady Jill Biden associating Latin culture with “bogades”(sic) and ‘breakfast tacos.” Talking in part before the UnidosUS annual conference, she said “ —as distinct as the bogades [bodegas] of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and...

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  • July 13, 2022

Schumer Says White House Talks with GOP on Infrastructure Hit ‘a Brick Wall’. Politico reported: Bipartisan infrastructure talks between President Joe Biden and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito are over, according to an administration official. The president will now focus on working with a bipartisan group of 20 senators. Biden...

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  • June 8, 2021

This journalist, Ali Velshi, goes where most won’t, the unadulterated truth without sugar coating. He appropriately torched insurrectionists supporting Republicans. Ali Velshi Torches insurrectionist-appeasing Republicans See full episodes here. Republicans would have everyone believe that if the media criticizes them, it makes them, wait, THE LIBERAL MEDIA. Truth isn’t Liberal, Progressive,...

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  • May 30, 2021

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

These are days fraught with political battles over cultural histories abjuring complexity. Today it’s The Wall Street Journal and the reactionary path to critical race theory, the latest bit of Trumpist ignorance now projected into personnel policies and the larger revisionist history project that would deny the historical relevance of slavery...

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  • May 27, 2021

The US calls it “forced diversion” and the EU uses “State Hijacking”. Belarus’s Lukashenko regime resembles a successful 1/6 with rogue international behavior, martial law and questionable elections, complete with client relations resembling the Soviet era. The latest is interfering with air transport to arrest a dissident journalist. RIGA, Latvia — European leaders...

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  • May 24, 2021

MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin interviewed Israeli ambassador Mark Regev. The substance of the interview illustrates why diversity in the news is important for us all. Ayman Mohyeldin does what journalists do x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I had to do a double-take on this one. Usually, there...

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  • May 15, 2021

Prior warning doesn’t excuse the destruction of media headquarters for Al Jazeera and the AP. An Israeli airstrike destroyed the Al Jazeera office in Gaza. The Israeli military warned they would hit the building that houses media organizations including the AP. Journalists who worked there had been reporting on the...

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  • May 15, 2021

Fuck this guy: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a noted vaccine skeptic, has once again cast doubt on the effort to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus on conservative radio ― this time by using real information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has repeatedly been cited out of...

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  • May 10, 2021

Trump's DOJ secretly obtained Washington Post reporters’ phone records “The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists' phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia's role in the 2016 election, according to government letters...

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  • May 8, 2021

Delusional previous guy thinks he’s still POTUS. And in Arizona the cyber-ninjas are looking for traces of bamboo in the ballots. Also, Trump got caught trying to sneak back into Twitter. “Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid...

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  • May 6, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

It’s been clear for some time that Donald Trump gave the Republican Party permission to be who they are. Nicolle Wallace got it. Nicolle Wallace gets it. See full episodes here. I really love how Nicolle Wallace can be pretty tough on herself, the media, and others to make her point....

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  • April 27, 2021

Francisco Franco is still in Madrid waiting for his COVID shot, but previous guy seems full of the usual disinformation. He’s drawing attention away from his failure in Georgia and trying the same scam in Arizona, only this time, it’s “a group of conspiracy theorists running a sham audit.” Apparently election audits can be...

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  • April 25, 2021

x “Small T” traumas are bad things that happen in our lives that we don’t always feel like we can claim ownership over, things that feel murky, or things we’re told aren’t “that bad.”@sophianjune writes:https://t.co/VN0zPUSPoS — Medium (@Medium) April 10, 2021 x Pretty crazy story about a journalistic impersonatorhttps://t.co/zMqq9V63rCWith social...

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  • April 25, 2021

A mainstream media reporter asked a Fox News-like question by blaming Biden for the MLB boycott’s economic impact. Jen Psaki responded well. Jen Psaki makes MLB question seem as petty as it was See full episodes here. It is hard to understand why the mainstream media believe they have something to...

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  • April 6, 2021

The jewel of the US prison-industrial-complex, GITMO still has 40 prisoners. Austerity comes to pseudo ‘black-site’. “Washington: A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention centre that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba. The prisoners at Camp...

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  • April 5, 2021

Sadly, once again, Chuck Todd allowed a Republican to visit his show to fool Americans. Senator Toomey made voter suppression OK. Chuck Todd allowed Toomey to mislead Americans See full episodes here. Many ask if it is worth covering many of the Sunday morning news shows and White House press conferences....

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  • March 28, 2021
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More “bad days” ahead. We’re not going to throw up our hands even as social media now shifts to predictable Islamophobia. Notable is that the shooter in Boulder bought his gun on the evening of the  Atlanta shootings. A Brady Bill might have stopped him. By the end of February, people around...

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  • March 23, 2021

Martha Raddatz disrespectfully attacks Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas for not maintaining Trump’s border policies. Martha Raddatz biased attack on HS Secretary See full episodes here. It has been clear for some time that Martha Raddatz has been harder on Democrats than Republicans. One would have to come to the conclusion that she...

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  • March 22, 2021

Do these people think they’re going to turn to stone if they tell the plain truth about the 2020 election? Republicans these days act as if the Eye of Sauron is always looking, looking, looking, and if they dare mention Donald Trump’s name in vain, the Mar-a-Lago Nazgul will be...

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  • March 19, 2021

Perhaps as a coda to the Trump era, the repression of journalists in a democracy got at least one setback. An Iowa jury acquitted a journalist on Wednesday in a highly unusual trial of a reporter who was arrested last spring as she covered a protest against racism and police...

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  • March 10, 2021

One hopes that after the farce of a Trump impeachment acquittal, that criminal proceedings begin in all of the relevant venues. We have already seen how Trump uses lawfare delaying tactics with even less aplomb than Mitch McConnell. We can also be assured that within the year, the numerous right-wing militants will...

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  • February 15, 2021

This is why they lie. Because they get away with it—and it works. GOP Rep. Nancy Mace, who earlier this week questioned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s personal account of the Capitol insurrection, is now soliciting funds based on her lies. Now, the coup attempt that we all saw with our own...

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  • February 6, 2021

Donald Trump’s time in office was defined by death, destruction, disarray, and multiple attacks on democracy. Yet we must never forget that Trump’s legacy also includes an evil milestone, reached in 2018, when the United States, for the first time ever, ranked among the top five deadliest countries for journalists....

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  • February 6, 2021

Kevin McCarthy was talking retribution for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s committee removal. Joe Scarborough excoriated him. Joe Scarborough went off See full episodes here. Joe Scarborough ridicules Kevin McCarthy‘s comment on the House floor about a purported list of Democratic representatives he has in similar situations as Marjorie Taylor Greene. These guys forget...

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  • February 6, 2021

Every time someone objects to the right-wing nonsense, they respond by whining we’re trying to censor them. Marjorie Taylor Greene of QAnon  asshole fame even likes to wear a mask that says “CENSORED” on it. (Well, she doesn’t like to wear a mask, so that’s just more of her norrishkeit....

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  • January 31, 2021

Since the Great and Powerful Ooze hopped in his hot air balloon and flew back to Mar-a-Lago without Dorothy and Toto, I’ve seen neither hide nor hair of him. It’s like a roly-poly raccoon has been loose in the walls for the past four years and someone finally let him...

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  • January 26, 2021

This is what journalism is supposed to look like. George Stephanopoulos grilled Rand Paul into a hyperventilating frenzied state. George Stephanopoulos dings Rand Paul See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos was on a mission. He was not going to allow the notion that every story has two sides. And that threw...

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  • January 24, 2021

We were warned, now a new study has determined that the Earth’s plants' ability to sequester carbon emissions through photosynthesis will be halved by the 2030s or 2040s from what it is today at ten percent. That kind of loss will turn the natural world into a heat and carbon source, bringing...

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  • January 19, 2021

MSNBC hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Chris Jansing show an understanding of their privilege that clearly makes them more credible journalists. They acknowledge their privilege. Refreshing. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Chris Jansing gave a touching story about her family members who got COVID-19. Ultimately all worked out...

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  • January 14, 2021

This is how journalists must remind Republicans about their complicity. Katy Tur really laid it on John Bolton in an effective manner. Katy Tur nails John Bolton x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. “You said it was Trump's taint,” Katy Tur asked John Bolton. “Doesn't the taint extend many members...

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  • January 13, 2021

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:left”> Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes Magazine, has warned corporations not to hire former Trump officials. If they hire them, said Lane, they will be viewed as a “funnel of disinformation” by the magazine.  Business Insider writes a summary of how Trump’s failed coup attempt inspired Forbes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

No more delays and no more excuses. Donald Trump must be removed immediately. https://t.co/YTYlMtCSFD — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 7, 2021 Trump is “a dangerous person who should not continue in office…this is an emergency of the highest order.” — Nancy Pelosi Do you think Vice President Pence and...

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  • January 7, 2021

Liz Cheney: “We just had a violent mob assault the US capitol … No question the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob. He lit the flame.” x These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is...

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  • January 6, 2021

​Is the Market for Lemons like the market for lemonade or even Don Lemon. Asymmetric information is everywhere, the example of the used-car salesman synonymous with the reign of Trump, best exemplified by his disinformation complicity shared by hiring as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil from...

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  • December 24, 2020

Donald Trump did not start the meteoric lying to the American people. Ali Velshi points out it was modus operandi for the Republican Party. Ali Velshi strikes again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi struck a hole-in-one once again. I stand corrected. He scored two holes-in-one with...

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  • December 12, 2020

As Trump tried to put his loss in doubt, pundit keeps the pressure on the failed president. Good & bad journalists in action. Here’s a COVID reality. Journalists good and bad do Trump x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • December 8, 2020
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Want straight talk on cable TV? Listen to Tiffany Cross. She perfectly describes the ills that led to the ascendency of an incompetent president. Tiffany Cross strikes again See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross is one of those hosts/panelists/journalists that is refreshing to listen to when she speaks. She is plain-spoken...

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  • December 6, 2020

Ali Velshi, in a vicious deconstruction of Trump and the GOP's lies, dereliction of duty, and unpatriotic vile, speaks the necessary truth. Ali Velshi exposes the Trump stench x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi did not disappoint. He did what few journalists do as they either...

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  • December 5, 2020

All his life, Donald Trump has managed to avoid responsibility for the damage he’s done to others: his racial discrimination in his housing (not to mention his neglect of that same housing), his stiffing of contractors, driving many of them into bankruptcy, his exploitation of undocumented immigrants, his misogynistic treatment...

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  • November 27, 2020

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as Treasury Secretary. Remember that Trump though Mnuchin lifted some Russian sanctions during the Mueller investigation on one Russian oligarch in particular, affecting steel and aluminum tariffs. Then there was Mnuchin’s stonewalling during the impeachment. x https://t.co/drXVFNCBYs— Claudia Sahm GET MORE MONEY...

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  • November 23, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

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  • November 14, 2020

Darn crime families and their damn raccoons. Now they’re using Sharpiestm. Because concessions are where you get your Barbecue and Beer, frothy beer. x Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020 x That would be good for...

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  • November 8, 2020

As in 2016 there are key counties that will lead to victories. The NY Times identifies 20 of them, even if there could be surprises in the final counting. The weird calculations include the multiple visits in 2016 and 2020 to Macomb county, Michigan by Trump and the insistence on thinking...

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  • November 2, 2020

Team Trump got disciplined for sharing the NYPost nonsense regarding Hunter Biden. – Biden did not push out a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son, The Washington Post confirms – The NY Post’s story had several red flags and holes that raise questions about its authenticity, according to journalists x The...

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  • October 15, 2020

Nothingburger: but the latest attempt to vilify Hunter Biden does remind us that bad things could happen when you bring your computer in for repair. Ever desperate for a horse race, Comcast gives Trump free air for his own town hall in Miami. x No one should link to or share...

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  • October 14, 2020

More incompetence, as reports came forward only because of a Bloomberg journalist in the WH press corps. Trump knew of the positive diagnosis before he did a rally and a Bedminster fundraising event. Classic contact tracing problem arising from Trumpian groupthink. x At what point are President* Trump’s disgusting lies...

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  • October 3, 2020
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