Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Matt Lauer

NBC fires Matt Lauer for sexually harassing coworkers

Lauer’s dismissal follows several others in the media for similar misconduct.

Moderation in Pursuit of Truth Is the Media’s Vice

But neither NBC News nor The New York Times public editor knows it.

Matt Lauer Ignores Trump’s Lies

NBC host didn’t challenge Trump’s false claims about Iraq and Libya.

NBC’s Presidential Forum Continued the Shameful Corporate Coverage of the Great...

It was a low, wretched performance, by the network and both candidates, full of fluff and posturing and Alice in Wonderland statements of policy along with an almost complete derogation of authority by the anchors.

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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.”