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Monday, February 18, 2019

NEW REPORT Reveals Trump’s Bigoted Treatment Of Puerto Rico

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

That President Donald Trump is a fundamentally racist person cannot be reasonably doubted — as a majority of Americans believe. And buried in a new report from the Washington Post on Wednesday about a top Housing and Urban Development official leaving her role was a stunning detail revealing, once against, the president’s bigoted instincts.

The section of the report, relying on anonymous sources, describes Trump’s reaction to emergency funds sent to Puerto Rico after the devastating Hurricane Maria. The Trump administration’s handling of that crisis has been widely criticized, a failure that, on its own, implies racist animus given the disproportionate response to hurricanes in wealthier and whiter parts of the country.…

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In Wildfire Coverage, Network TV Ignores Climate Change

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

This month’s catastrophic California wildfires garnered significant media coverage, with major national news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC airing more than 100 segments about the unfolding disasters. But Media Matters found that just 3.7 percent of those segments mentioned the link between climate change and worsening wildfires. That’s a minuscule improvement over their coverage of Western wildfires this summer, when the networks incorporated climate change into less than 2 percent of their segments.

On the local level, TV news programs on California stations included discussion of climate change in numerous segments about the ongoing wildfires.…

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.