Trump's Propaganda Press Conference Turns Into a Full Fledged FOX News Promo

On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump held another of his phony press conferences that are really reelection campaign events illegally held in the White House. But this one was even more brazenly self-serving than those in the past, which were almost entirely self-serving. As usual, Trump spent the first half hour bragging about accomplishments that didn't…

Chuck Todd mercilessly slams Trump before COVID press conference

One knows a president has lost all respect and credibility when his press conference is prefaced by Chuck Todd preempting the lies he is expected to tell. Chuck Todd, where was this reporting before? x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. The segment started with all the asinine statements made by the president on…

Reporter asks press sec: If it's safe to go back to school, why couldn't Manafort stay in prison?

Because he’s the angel of death, Donald Trump is pressuring schools to reopen in the face of the glowing Skeletor skull that is coronavirus. Just yesterday, Betsy DeVos, the administration’s education something-something, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the administration is “very seriously” looking at withholding federal funds from schools that refuse to reopen.  And Trump,…

Ali Velshi on what is happening to the Press

The following is a Thread Reader unroll of a 13-tweet thread by Velshi, who is becoming one of the most pointed commentators on cable tv, of what he said in a commentary on his MS-NBC show this morning. I have posted it beneath the break. Read it. Pass it on.

WTF is wrong with the White House press corps?

On the one hand, this is a bizarre, inexplicable story.  On the other hand, it is probably the most revealing story about the failure and obsequiousness of the White House press. In short, looking to fuel their fantasy propaganda that the Covid pandemic is over, White House aides at Trump’s Rose Garden appearance today moved the…

So now Russia is trolling us over press freedom and human rights

Granted, Russia coming to the defense of journalists is a little like Arby’s Twitter account writing a scathing review of a Michelin three-star restaurant, but here we are.  We’ve fallen so far and so fast that Russia of all countries is now trolling us over press freedom and human rights: x '@MFA_Russia: It is impermissible…

Joe Biden Slams Dictator Trump's War Against The Press On World Press Freedom Day

Damn straight: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden accused President Trump of “all-out assault on the media” during World Freedom Press Freedom Day on Sunday. The former vice president criticized Trump’s treatment of the press in a campaign statement, saying his rhetoric threatens the freedom of the press as his “repeated efforts to demonize the media put us on such…

LIVE BLOG: COVID Task Force Press Briefing for Trump's latest Trick Bag disinformation

Live Blog below  5:00* PM EDT (*now announced for 530pm) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House   Trump is practicing the technique of “reflexive control”, by encouraging street demonstrations against his own guidelines using tweets and these pseudo-campaign rallies. It is reflexive because false consciousness has become a commodity….

Press Release: The Sanders Campaigns Changed American Politics, Establishing the Progressive Agenda for the 21st Century

Press Release: The Sanders Campaigns Changed American Politics, Establishing the Progressive Agenda for the 21st Century Contacts: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director alan@pdamerica.org 818-749-9497Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director mike@pdamerica.org 301-602-9388 Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Responds to Senator Bernie Sanders’    Announcement Suspending his Presidential Campaign.   PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky said, “Bernie Sanders…

Press Release: Progressive Democrats of America Calls on Bernie Sanders to Stay in the Race

Press Release: Progressive Democrats of America Calls on Bernie Sanders to Stay in the Race Contacts: Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Alan@PDAmerica.org – 818-749-9497 Mike Hersh, Communications Director, Progressive Democrats of America Mike@PDAmerica.org  ​ The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed the World in a Matter of Weeks; and America Needs a Progressive Leader like FDR…