Ukraine Update: Possible Concessions

2/14/22 President Zelensky of Ukraine has stated that he has been informed that a Russian attack will occur on Wednesday. He has not said, as reporters have pointed out, that he believes this information. Commentators on CNN are talking about reports that the Ukrainians have said that they would be willing to talk about agreeingContinue reading “Ukraine Update: Possible Concessions”

GUESS WHO IS “MYSTERIOUS AND IRRATIONAL?” MANCHIN OR SINEMA?

It started last night and then in a totally predictable way, Joe Scarborough amplified and continued it this morning. “It” is the newly minted narrative about the difference between Manchin and Sinema.  Both are holding up essential legislation to maintain a half-decent society.  But, one is doing so as a statesman and the other isContinue reading “GUESS WHO IS “MYSTERIOUS AND IRRATIONAL?” MANCHIN OR SINEMA?”

“Over-the-Horizon” Foreign Policy” Afghanistan

Pundit after pundit in the corporate media has given the U.S. military enormous credit for coming clean and admitting to the world that they made a “mistake” with the drone strike that killed 10 people in Afghanistan, including 7 children. It seems evident, however, that the military would have never admitted the tragic error hadContinue reading ““Over-the-Horizon” Foreign Policy” Afghanistan”

NEWS RUNDOWN: WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMER 2021

News Rundown The BBC is reporting that women staging a protest in Afghanistan were met with pepper spray by the authorities. They were demanding the right to work.  Taliban leaders have said that women will not be given senior roles in the new government (BBC 9/4/1). Fighting is still going on in the Panjshir ValleyContinue reading “NEWS RUNDOWN: WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMER 2021”

BLURRING THE IMAGES: CNN AND THE CORPORATE MEDIA IN AFGHANISTAN

CNN is showing video of piles of dead and injured people in the sewage ditch just outside the Kabul airport. They are blurring the image. That seems to me to be highly symbolic. The corporate media has been blurring the images coming from Afghanistan for twenty years. Also, why should Americans have the reality ofContinue reading “BLURRING THE IMAGES: CNN AND THE CORPORATE MEDIA IN AFGHANISTAN”

ESSENTIAL PODCASTS: CORPORATE MEDIA IS A WASTE OF TIME: A discussion of cults

The corporate media has become such a vast wasteland it is impossible to watch. If you just lump together the nightly news on MSNBC alone, it is a collection of celebrity worship, quoting of rap lyrics as if they were great literature, political gossip, endless discussions of things that MIGHT happen on Capital Hill. AddedContinue reading “ESSENTIAL PODCASTS: CORPORATE MEDIA IS A WASTE OF TIME: A discussion of cults”

MORNING NEWS RUNDOWN

News Roundup Police On the internet: Video after video of police officers behaving abusively, escalating situations, cursing at people, threatening them, intimidating them, killing them, all over the country.  CNN has an expert on to explain that our brains work differently when we’re under stress.  The “stress professor” and the Vanderbilt guy both agreed thatContinue reading “MORNING NEWS RUNDOWN”

republicans might not like trump but they “don’t regret the supreme court.”

Republicans don’t regret the result of Trump, just Trump

“everything toxic” Neera Tanden and Biden

Biden’s Choices Biden’s choice of Neera Tanden to head the Department of Management and Budget is yet another slap in the face of progressives and a further indication that progressives need to leave the Democratic Party. As Briahna Joy Gray, a former press secretary for Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, tweeted about the nomination:  “Everything toxicContinue reading ““everything toxic” Neera Tanden and Biden”

Stealing the election: Just today

The Head Fake Trump in a news conference (or whatever that things is he does when he comes out and lies for an extended period of time) is preparing the population for a “disaster” on election day.  He keeps repeating the scenario and thereby painting the picture for his supporters of total confusion.  Today heContinue reading “Stealing the election: Just today”