I’ve been watching the “fake news” nonsense very closely. It seems to be a mix of partisans looking for a reason, any reason, why so many people just rejected Hillary and by extension Obama when in their opinion Clinton was clearly the superior choice, (Remember the whole email private server thing, and the Clinton Foundation money, and the quarter million dollar “speeches” to the bailout banks, and the get out of jail pass from Comey, and the rigged primaries,
So let’s talk about “fake news.”
As you are likely aware, in the wake of the Trump victory there has been a desperate attempt to come to terms with why the Clinton machine lost despite having essentially all of the #oldmedia on its side. Let’s take a moment and review how biased toward Hillary Clinton (and her machine) the #oldmedia actually was.
Below only represents a tiny fraction of the stories we featured on the pro-Establishment and pro-Clinton propaganda push from the powers that be in the #oldmedia,
One can say it. And many are saying it – quietly. But if there was corruption on the scale that Schweitzer thinks there might (likely?) have been it would be very wrong indeed if Hillary Clinton just got off the hook.
There are political considerations of course and the Clintons may weasel out of this pickle too. But they probably deserve to sweat a bit more.
This picture just says so much.
Some legitimately good advice for Democrats looking to the future. The Dems right now are the party of corporatism (though there’s plenty in the GOP too of course). The Clintons are a big reason why this is. The Democratic Party has a chance to clean house a bit here. Trump may have actually done the Democrats a favor.
A couple of things. I think Pie is wrong on his general disposition politically but he reminds me of what “liberals” used to be like before the plague of political correctness, the Religion of Grievance, descended on the Western Left. He correctly points out that PC shuts down debate. When this debate is shut down the marketplace of information is warped. The Clinton camp, the media, the pundits, the pollsters were all operating and making assumptions with warped information.
This by the way was my electoral college call on September 15th 2016.
This was a story from yesterday.
If you are offended by seriously bad language just scroll to the next post. Mr. Carlin doesn’t mince words.
We don’t agree completely with this particular bit, but we appreciate the sentiment that is for sure. And there may be no better day to feature this particular video so we feature it.
A very good article written by a journalist with a leftward political list. (Which he admits from the outset.) He’s tough on Hillary and he is pretty tough on Trump. But he is hardest on the Washington/New York cabal of “journalists” that has been exposed as little more than a den of propagandists in this election. Of course we’ve long talked about the #cronymedia and the #oldmedia but it’s good to see other folks, journalists, speaking out now.
No advance warning? That is pretty remarkable if true. A remarkable development within today’s remarkable development. The election drama refuses to ebb.
Pass the popcorn. This one looks to be a cliffhanger.
We don’t call it “mutant capitalism,” we call it crony capitalism. But the main point made in the attached article is vitally important.
What many young people know as “capitalism” is not capitalism. They’ve known only crony capitalism. Many young people have never seen a world in which the economy was allowed to breathe and one where people were generally free to start businesses and carve out a claim while helping fulfill the needs and desires of their fellow humans.
The Trump campaign reported receiving $100mm in gifts in September compared to about $154mm for the Clinton campaign. $2 million of the $100 came from Trump himself. In the last debate, Trump also estimated that he would contribute about $100 mm in total to his campaign which presumably included the primaries as well as the general election.
One of the features of the Trump campaign that has been much discussed was the presumption that it would be self-funding.
One particularly remarkable thing about these speeches is that it took Wikileaks to get them out to the public. Clinton gave dozens of speeches after her failed 2008 run and yet no recording or partial recording of these speeches emerged to our knowledge. No one had their phone on? No one?
Regardless the details are out now and they reveal about what many people expected, someone who is very cozy with the banking industry and who seemed to take some pride in the fact that her (mostly) newly amassed wealth (largely from speeches for $200,00+) separated her from the petty middle class.
We noted yesterday that Darth Vader was running on a “I’ll build a Deathstar” platform. Now today Han Solo weighs in. I think many people are on board with his pick.