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Thursday, February 27, 2020

David Frum Calls Trump ‘One Of The Fattest Presidents,’ ‘Least Physically Capable Since’ FDR

February 23, 2020 2:06 PM ET The Atlantic staff writer David Frum said Sunday that President Donald Trump is “one of the fattest presidents ever, the least physically capable president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in a wheelchair.” Frum, a notable Never Trumper who once worked as a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush,…

How Huffington Post Campaigns for Elizabeth Warren

Eric Zuesse On Thursday, February 20th, the top headline on the Home Page of the Huffington Post website — a mouthpiece for the Democratic National Committee to reach and persuade a largely young and female progressive Democratic electorate — was “Finally, The Real Elizabeth Warren Steps Up: The gloves came off at the Democratic primary…

Seeing Through the Lies – US Edition

Seeing Through the Lies – US Edition 18 Feb, 2020 by Craig Murray [posted here by Eric Zuesse] The Guardian newspaper has taken the art of obfuscation, false implication and the subtler forms of journalistic lying to new heights in its very extensive coverage of the Roger Stone sentencing saga. It has now devoted fourteen articles in the last fortnight to this…

Pollak: Mainstream Media, Academia Help Control Who Appears on Democrat Debate Stage

The mainstream media will report the Democrat debate from Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday evening as the latest event in the primary calendar. But it is an event over which they exert significant control — and not just through their coverage. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate rules specify that only those candidates who reach…

Andrew Yang Joins CNN as a Political Commentator: ‘I’m Excited’

Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang will be joining CNN as a political commentator, the network confirmed on Wednesday. CNN formally welcomed Yang by touting him as a former candidate who “rose from obscurity to become a highly-visible candidate during the campaign, rallying a coalition of liberal Democrats, libertarians and some disaffected Republicans to form…

Scarborough: Trump Pardons ‘Numbing Everybody to the Future Pardons of His Co-Conspirators’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to President Donald Trump commuting and pardoning 11 people’s sentences. Scarborough suggested Trump’s pardons are setting him up to pardon his “co-conspirators” in Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn down the road by “numbing everybody.” “Let’s talk about a president who has pardoned war criminals…

Censorship Is the Way that Any Dictatorship — and No Democracy — Functions

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture No democracy can survive censorship. If there is censorship, then each individual cannot make his/her own decisions (voting decisions or otherwise) on the basis of truth but only on the basis of whatever passes through the censor’s filter, which is always whatever supports the censoring regime and implants…

Chris Wallace Puts Kellyanne Conway On The Spot: ‘Why Was Stop And Frisk Tremendous...

February 16, 2020 4:30 PM ET Fox News anchor Chris Wallace used 2016 debate footage showing President Donald Trump firmly supporting “stop and frisk” to put White House advisor Kellyanne Conway on the spot regarding her and the president’s criticism of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. During their wide-ranging conversation on “Fox News…

Media Praised Michael Avenatti, Now A Convicted Felon, As The Man Who Could Take...

February 15, 2020 2:09 PM ET Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday on all charges related to his scheme to extort millions from Nike. Over the years, the media has praised Avenatti and pushed the idea of a possible presidential run, despite his numerous legal issues. CNN, MSNBC, ABC and other news outlets had the now-convicted…

International Press Freedom Group Calls Out Mexican Police Assaulting Journalists During Protest

One of the most prestigious press freedom groups is calling out Mexican state police officers who allegedly threatened and assaulted multiple journalists as they covered a series of protests that turned violent. The Committee to Protect Journalists asked this week for a transparent investigation into a series of attacks against multiple journalists in the Mexican…

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