Ukraine: Morning Update

“We will fight to the end.” Wednesday 2 March 2022 CNN, 10:00 AM Extensive damage and casualties from clashes on the outskirts of Kyiv. Where does this end? asks Nick Walsh, reporter in Odessa.  Port cities under intense pressure.  There are Russian ships in the region.  Kira Rudik, Ukrainian Member of Parliament.  Putin is goingContinue reading “Ukraine: Morning Update”

texas, georgia and the republicans: morning rundown

Texas: The Republicans are turning a massive failure of infrastructure and privatization in Texas into a condemnation of renewable energy.  Even the Governor of the State is on national television spewing lies and disinformation.  Gov. Greg Abbott, on Fox News, said that the problem was caused by renewable energy systems. Officials were told in 2011Continue reading “texas, georgia and the republicans: morning rundown”

The Corporate Media: Who Knew? Why Didn’t Hillary Clinton Warn us While We Were Partying with Trump?

From Cat Woman on Democraticunderground.com: Astonished by a president who has deliberately made every wrong move when faced with a crippling pandemic, and who refuses to change course as the carnage mounts, media players continue to express shock at Trump’s behavior. Insisting it was impossible to tell in 2016 that Trump’s irrational and erratic behaviorContinue reading “The Corporate Media: Who Knew? Why Didn’t Hillary Clinton Warn us While We Were Partying with Trump?”

MONDAY THOUGHTS…MSNBC IS TRASH

When I turned on the television this morning, the first thing I saw on Morning Joe was a clip of Sanders explaining to CNN that he couldn’t say exactly what Medicare for All would cost. Scarborough, of course, played this clip as an excuse to mock Sanders.  When the camera came back to Scarborough, heContinue reading “MONDAY THOUGHTS…MSNBC IS TRASH”

Pease Listen to Bernie and Stop Listening to MSNBC

MORNING THOUGHTS   MSNBC is no longer a news channel.  It is a channel where the corporate Democratic strategists talk to each other and try to convince the rest of us that what they want to be true is true.   Morning Joe was devoted today to everything about every candidate in New Hampshire exceptContinue reading “Pease Listen to Bernie and Stop Listening to MSNBC”

The Corporate Media and the Wet Dreams of a Man Who Controls the Nuclear Codes: We Can’t Let Them Get Away with it.

  It’s been a bad few days, a shocking few days, a disorienting few days. First, late last week, the story broke that Bill Barr had launched a criminal investigation into the 2016 FBI probe of Russian attacks on the election.  In doing so, the Justice Department became an authoritarian enforcement arm for the WhiteContinue reading “The Corporate Media and the Wet Dreams of a Man Who Controls the Nuclear Codes: We Can’t Let Them Get Away with it.”

Media: Poor Mika

Once again, Mika Brzezinski is hiding behind a jeremiad about sexism to excuse her dismal performance as a journalist. When I turned on Morning Joe yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dreadful Joe Scarborough had the day off.  This usually means that we can have three hours of relatively interesting discussion freeContinue reading “Media: Poor Mika”