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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Adam Johnson

Twice As Many Americans View North Korea As A Critical Threat Than Can Find It On A Map

A recent poll conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs found that 75 percent of Americans list North Korea as a “critical threat” facing the United States, up from 55 percent just two years ago. The same poll found that 40 percent of Americans support conducting preemptive air strikes on North Korean “nuclear facilities”—a move that would effectively start and all-out war on the peninsula.

August 11, 2017
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Jeff Flake’s Cosmetic Trump “Resistance”

Right-wingers attempting to brand themselves as anti-Trump is a grift we’ve seen dozens of times before––typically from media types such as Glenn Beck, David Frum, Max Boot, and Joe Scarborough. But rarely does one see it from a sitting senator such as Jeff Flake, the Arizona lawmaker attempting to take the mantle of his mentor, John McCain.

August 3, 2017
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NY Times Rewrites History Of Iraq War

The New York Times’ Tim Arango took what could have been an interesting topic for war journalism—Iran’s increased role in Iraq—and morphed it into a revisionist history of American and Saudi involvement in the Middle East.

July 19, 2017
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CNN’s ‘Man of the Resistance’ Is The Person Most Responsible For Trump Being President

Trump’s recent wave of attacks against CNN and MSNBC’s Morning Joe are understably leading to outrage and counterattacks from many in the media–who see it, rightfully, as a dangerous escalation in rhetoric against the press. But in these condemnations let us not forget how much of a role these very players had in the rise of President Trump.

July 10, 2017
Avik Roy

Media Boosts Trumpcare Promoter Without Asking Who’s Writing His Checks

Due to the bill’s unpopularity and the opaque nature of the sausage-making process, media outlets have been starved for pundits willing to go in front of a camera or put their names on op-eds to support it. Luckily, one stand-alone pundit is willing to go to bat for the toxic piece of legislation—Avik Roy, who managed to get the most coveted media spots in the universe this past week, writing in breathless, infomercial tones on the benefits of the bill:

June 28, 2017
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How Corporate Media Enabled The GOP’s Audacious Plan To Steal Health Care Coverage From 23 Million Americans

Republicans in the Senate are about to radically overhaul former President Obama’s landmark Affordable Healthcare Act but you’d hardly know it watching American media. The sheer size of this shift involved in the American Health Care Act (AHCA), both in moral and economic terms, cannot be overstated. 23 million Americans stand to lose their health insurance, and according to one study, 18,000 to 28,000 people will die as a result of the GOP bill by 2026.

June 25, 2017
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Why Are So Many In The ‘Resistance’ Ignoring Trump’s Iran Warpath?

What use is that opposition when it cares only for Trump’s excesses at home but ignores—if not welcomes—excesses abroad? Consider this not an indictment on the whole of their ideology, but an honest question from a potential anti-Trump ally: why does the “Resistance” not seem to care about Trump’s Iran war path?

February 21, 2017
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Right On Cue, Media Begins To Normalize Trump

Overall there’s a creeping sense that we’re stuck with Trump and we should make it “work” in some type of do-goody liberal appeal to patriotism. But this is wrong, both tactically and ethically.

November 14, 2016
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White Billionaire Secretly Funds Surveillance Program Aimed at Baltimore’s Mostly Black Population

Now one Texas-based billionaire (who began amassing his fortune at Enron) has singlehandedly spearheaded a massive spying program—secret until now—in a city 1500 miles away from where he lives.

September 2, 2016

‘Idiocracy’ Is One of the Most Elitist and Anti-Social Movies Ever — Why Do Liberals Love Referencing It?

The pro-eugenics 2006 film finds a home with confused liberals who would rather blame bad breeding than structural classism and racism.

March 4, 2016