Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: CNN

It’s crucial to distinguish between can’t and won’t—with a million lives...

It’s not a law of microbiology that requires that we allow the coronavirus to infect hundreds of millions of people, but a choice made by governments.

‘CNN is truly a terrible influence on this country’: Democratic debate...

“This is an unusually vile performance by CNN,” tweeted Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi.

The big loser in the Iowa debate? CNN’s reputation

One really does get the impression that if CNN were holding a debate on the Titanic, the first question would literally be about rearranging the deck chairs.

CNN’s Sanders hit piece doesn’t pass the smell test

Sanders is clearly alarming powerful elements of America’s ruling elite.

Watch: Bernie Sanders talks about the 2020 election’s most important policy...

"Am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes? Damn right I will."

Authoritarian: Sanders describes Trump after the administration attacks the free press

"Trump describes the free media as an "enemy of the people"; attacks leaders of democratic countries while cozying up to authoritarian nations; and now uses his influence to try to stop the counting of votes in FL and GA."

Warning of ‘dangerous chilling’ of Free Press, CNN sues Trump for...

Defenders of free expression and members of the media denounced the president's move as a "clear attack on the First Amendment."

Trump blames media for inciting ‘anger’ after bombs sent to CNN...

All of the targets have been vilified by President Trump in the past.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 21

Microplastics in beer, CNN "fact check" on Medicare for All is bogus, ZInke caught red handed trying to sell off public lands, and more.

Medicare for All fact check from hell persists as Sanders rebukes...

"The question that must be asked is why would the corporate media put their blind faith in a far right-wing economist whose past reports have been so thoroughly discredited by mainstream economists and experts?"

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”