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Bernie and the press

Enjoy the cute curmudgeonly socialist from Vermont who can't possibly win phase while it lasts. Directly Bernie gets within 10 points of Hillary there will be a dramatic change. Remember the attacks on Howard Dean? It will be all that and more. We will learn every negative thing about Bernie and his family, true and otherwise, relevant and otherwise. I hope that Bernie's team have a plan for that. Read more about Bernie and the press

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Robert Allbritton's and John Harris racist screed

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Well technically it is Rich Lowry's racist screed. It is yet another blacks only care if police kill blacks, not when blacks kill blacks. It is yet another attempt to deflect public attention from police brutality. Shame on Albritton and Harris for publishing it. Harris could have politely said this really isn't right for a Politico audience. But no, Albritton and Harris hate poor people and they especially hate poor black people. Read more about Robert Allbritton's and John Harris racist screed

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Maureen Dowd and Media Matters for America

If you want to know why Maureen Dowd hates David Brock (nope, not linking to that column, you can find it if you like) you have only to look at the work Media Matters for America has done exposing her editorial malpractice.

NY Times Columnist Maureen Dowd Promised To Make Column Subject "Look Great" Read more about Maureen Dowd and Media Matters for America

Brian Williams’ War Porn & the Bigger, More Pathetic Picture

FLASH: In 2003 NBC newsman Brian Williams was NOT in a helicopter that was fired upon by an Iraqi Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)!!!!

A lie that Mr. Williams has shared publicly and periodically over the last decade has been exposed.

Finally, the veteran who was on the ACTUAL attacked aircraft “had had enough” of what Christian Christensen labels “WAR PORN” in “The Shame of US Journalism Is the Destruction of Iraq, Not Fake Helicopter Stories”. The veteran called out Williams on FACEBOOK! Read more about Brian Williams’ War Porn & the Bigger, More Pathetic Picture

Not Enuf Ado About US Ignoble Ally Saudi Arabia

Christopher Brauchli in “With Friends Like These... Intolerance, Saudi-Style” chronicles some seriously unpleasant prosecutions from one of the USA’s closest allies, Saudi Arabia: Read more about Not Enuf Ado About US Ignoble Ally Saudi Arabia

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How Kool Aid is manufactured

Ryan Lizza's write up of Jim Webb is so bad it is embarrassing.

In his senatorial race, Webb did well not only in northern Virginia, which is filled with Washington commuters and college-educated liberals, but also with rural, working-class white voters in Appalachia.

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Bezos makes the Washington Post worse

Ronald Reagan’s No. 1 superfan now runs the Washington Post

I want to add some thoughts to the Salon article. The Washington Post has problems way beyond the typical "finding a business model in the digital age" problem. Way beyond.

The Washington Post is a right wing Republican newspaper in a Democratic town. The inside-the-beltway precincts have gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1960, every single one. Read more about Bezos makes the Washington Post worse

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Tweet of the Day

We Are Being Suckered Into More War, Maybe Nuclear

The NewsHour did a special feature tonight called “Is Obama’s foreign policy doctrine working?” They launched the story with a sound bite of John McCain accusing the Obama administration of “talking loudly but carrying a little stick.”

That accusation set the tone and framing of the interview. "Is Obama self-confidently militaristic enough?" was the seeming and limited focus, Read more about We Are Being Suckered Into More War, Maybe Nuclear

Ukraine [W]reckoning: Disaster Capitalism, Nazism, Media Propaganda

So after an ugly 25-year Middle Eastern trail of blood and tears, dead or maimed bodies, massive displacement and devastation, the US government, its military, its corporate media and its predatory fellow country flunkies, drifting toward fascism as much as the US is, are defying international law, yet again, all in the name of “freedom.”

And, unfrigginbelievably getting away with it. Read more about Ukraine [W]reckoning: Disaster Capitalism, Nazism, Media Propaganda

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The News Hour

Why abolishing the corporate income tax is good for American workers

Editor’s Note: Our regular Social Security columnist Larry Kotlikoff is taking a week off from answering your Social Security questions. This week, he’s addressing readers’ concerns with his call in the New York Times to abolish the corporate income tax.

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