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”

Putting the pieces together: reality winner

PUTTING TOGETHER THE PIECES: Reality Winner In June 2018, Reality Winner pleaded guilty in a plea agreement that resulted in the longest-ever sentence imposed for a leak of national security information to the media.    As her mother wrote: Although Reality’s legal team did their best to build a defense for her, the court ruledContinue reading “Putting the pieces together: reality winner”

Glenn greenwald interviewed by chris hedges: monday notes

I don’t pretend to fully understand the ideology of Chris Hedges or Glenn Greenwall, and there are important positions I disagree with them on.  But, I think they are important to at least listen to given the lack of criticism on the part of the corporate media for the Biden Administration.  CNN is doing aContinue reading “Glenn greenwald interviewed by chris hedges: monday notes”

no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights

MORNING RUNDOWN •       At the beginning of the pandemic, because of the total lack of a federal plan to deal with the problem, New York spent $1.1 billion for supplies to deal with the crisis.  According to the New York Times (NYT) Both the state and city governments entered into contracts rushing to try toContinue reading “no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights”

The corporate media and access journalism

Corporate Media and the Trump Family In the midst of an on-going coup attempt, the Washington Post is continuing to publish puff pieces about Trump staffers and family.  The seemingly inexplicable nature of this has led some on Twitter to hypothesize that the puff pieces are pay back for individuals who previously provided access toContinue reading “The corporate media and access journalism”

“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: Behind our Backs and in front of our faces

It is tempting to think that authoritarian governments come to power through sudden and dramatic coups, but often they do not.  Instead, they come to power through a creeping co-opting of authority.  This is the preferred method, the most successful method of taking control.  A sudden, dramatic take-over of a society provokes resistance.  Sliding theContinue reading “Stealing the Election: Behind our Backs and in front of our faces”

Georgia Justice: Voting Machines and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Stenographic Reporting

This is a short article, a small point, but ideology and attitudes are made up of countless small points, repeatedly pounded home that go into constructing people’s opinions. This is an article that appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. Article: https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/amid-budget-cuts-georgia-pays-keep-old-voting-machines-storage/lPTO8DwteQouaFssNpImeN/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_1220886 Niesse, Mark (5/15/20) “Amid budget cuts, Georgia pays to keep old voting machines inContinue reading “Georgia Justice: Voting Machines and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Stenographic Reporting”

The Brunswick News and the Arbery Killing

Video of protest about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. This is a letter to the editor that appeared in the Brunswick News (5/14/20).  It needs to be pointed out, however, that the Brunswick News is consistently filled with right-wing material and right-wing political commentary from syndicated columnists.  The editorial page regularly includes an article byContinue reading “The Brunswick News and the Arbery Killing”

GEORGIA KILLING: Aubrey

This is a video of the cars parked along HWY 17 in Brunswick , Georgia.  These brave people gathered to protest the government inaction in the case of the killing of Ahmaud Aubrey.  These people gathered in front of the house of Gregory McMichael who along with his son armed himself and pursued Aubrey throughContinue reading “GEORGIA KILLING: Aubrey”