Phyllis Bennis on Jerusalem Move, Jeff Cohen on ‘All Governments Lie’
December 15th, 2017, 08:54 AM
Some perspective on the impact of Trump's decision to "recognize" Jerusalem as the capital of Israel--apart from what it means for "Trump on the World Stage,"
Net Neutrality Repeal Is Only Part of Trump’s Surrender to Corporate Media
December 14th, 2017, 08:54 AM
Repealing net neutrality has drawn a huge amount of public visibility—and rightly so—but that decision is just the latest in a string of ominous, industry-friendly giveaways by the Trump administration’s FCC.
NYT Prints Government-Funded Propaganda About Government-Funded Propaganda
December 13th, 2017, 08:54 AM
Should the New York Times have disclosed that the author of a piece about government propaganda runs a group overwhelmingly funded by the US government?
Russia or Corporate Tax Cuts: Which Would Comcast Rather MSNBC Cover?
December 13th, 2017, 08:54 AM
At the beginning of December, liberal TV hosts Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow—the anchors of MSNBC‘s primetime schedule—were confronted with ever-escalating breaking news. In the span of a week, from December 1 through December 7, President Donald Trump shrank two national monuments, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saw his travel ban upheld by […]
WaPo Nostalgic for Good Old Days of Trump Campaign Tax Lies
December 11th, 2017, 08:54 AM
Republicans are putting in place a tax plan similar to what they campaigned on. If the fact that it mostly helps the rich is a surprise to anyone, it is due to the poor quality of reporting during the campaign.
After Trump’s Jerusalem Move, Media Worry About ‘Violence’–Not Violation of International Law
December 8th, 2017, 08:54 AM
By leading with warnings of a “Middle East on edge,” the media double down on dangerous stereotypes, marginalize legitimate frustration and resistance, and obfuscate history in favor of the ever-convenient, shoulder-shrugging, “they’ll just never get along” narrative.
The Reagan ‘Boom’ Echoed Glory Days of Ford/Carter
December 8th, 2017, 08:54 AM
The "boom" following Reagan's tax cuts was similar to the growth during the Ford/Carter years--which are not generally remembered as a time of great prosperity.
Normalizing Ethnic Supremacy in Israel/Palestine
December 8th, 2017, 08:54 AM
It's wrong in the ethical sense for the New York Times to implicitly accept as normal politics a refusal to allow democracy to undermine ethnic supremacy.
Suyapa Portillo on Honduras Electoral Chaos, Rebecca Cokley on GOP ‘Tax on Disability’
December 8th, 2017, 08:54 AM
The electoral chaos in Honduras—where a president has not been declared nearly two weeks after voting—requires media to connect the dots between a bipartisan US foreign policy that supports leaders deemed friendly to US "interests," and the hardship and violence and voicelessness that pushes many to flee the countries run by those "friends."
Media Downplay Class Warfare as ‘GOP Victory’
December 6th, 2017, 08:54 AM
The GOP bill, passed by the Senate in the early hours of December 2 and described by major media outlets as a "tax cut," is in reality an explicit handout to large companies and the ultra-rich that will actually increase taxes on working-class Americans.