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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Report: Undocumented Women Worked At Trump National Golf Club

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Two immigrant women have gone on the record with The New York Times to admit they were undocumented when they worked at one of Trump’s golf clubs — and to speak out against Trump’s dehumanizing treatment of immigrants during his presidency.

The Times conducted extensive interviews in Spanish with Victorina Morales, who crossed the southwest border illegally in 1999 from Guatemala, and Sandra Diaz, a native of Costa Rica who is now a legal U.S. resident but says she was undocumented when she worked at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, from 2010 to 2013.…

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Far Right Still Spreading Conspiracy That Inspired Synagogue Shooter

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.


In the month since a far-right gunman massacred 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh, PA, synagogue, seemingly driven by a conspiracy theory that Jews were orchestrating an invasion of the United States by migrants, this deadly false narrative has continued to spread as a talking point on right-wing platforms.

The alleged gunman, Robert Bowers, used social media site Gab (a “haven for white nationalists”) to post a derogatory statement about Jewish refugee-resettlement organization HIAS. He accused the organization of bringing “invaders” into the U.S. before unleashing his deadly attack against those worshipping inside the Tree of Life synagogue.…

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Climate And Caravan: How The Media Fail Us Now

As the White House press corps continues to struggle with how to best cover a pathological liar in the Oval Office—and one who is intent on attacking the First Amendment—it’s becoming clear that major press failures during the Trump era aren’t just confined to the Beltway.

So preoccupied with Trump’s attacks on the so-called liberal media, the press continues to lose its way covering straight-up news events.

The recent coverage of a stunning new federal climate change report, as well as the pre-election migration of refugees towards the Mexico-U.S. border, represent two troubling examples of news outlets playing right into Trump’s hands.…

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