Thursday, October 29, 2015

Media Revolt


Is the pervasive activity of the Internet always fact-checking the main-stream media starting to change the behavior of the newspaper, TV and radio pundits?

The surge of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump seems to be unmitigated by the din of false propaganda and sycophancy supporting the establishment candidates.

The main-stream "journalists" just might be seeing the writing on the wall, but they are conflicted by the necessary evil of appealing to political candidates who have the most campaign money to spend on advertising.

After all, Hillary has a lot more money than Bernie Sanders, so of course media outlets are drooling at Hillary's feet. With a wink and a nod they shamelessly report she is winning all the debates, even debates in which she never participated.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Democratic Debate: What Some of the Media Had to Say About It.

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE MEDIA CATTLE CALL
AmericaBlog: The Democratic Party won the Democratic Debate Alternet: The Bernie Effect Puts Corporate Greed Center Stage at Dem Debate, and Hillary Holds Her Own
The Center for Public Integrity: Hillary Clinton dominating presidential race’s TV ad war Common Dreams: Bernie and Hillary Duel as Democrats Debate
Crooks And Liars: Michael Smerconish: Jim Webb Would 'Play Better On The Other Party's Stage' AND The Great Democratic Gun Debate Daily Kos: Cooper red-baited Bernie Sanders with deceptive Soviet honeymoon claim
Daily News Bin: Watch Bernie Sanders saying he’s tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails” AND Here’s why six Democratic Party debates is more than enough Democratic Underground: Scroll down to the "Trending Now" section.
Eco Watch: 8 Misleading Claims in the #DemDebate Eberto Willies: Civil debate without fireworks most likely won’t shift direction of race AND Best 3 minutes of the Democratic Debate (VIDEO) AND Democratic debate live blogging
FireBrandLeft: Sanders Wins Big, Webb Loses in First CNN Democratic Primary Debate AND The Debate Question We Really Want Sanders and Clinton to Answer Forward Progressives: Democrats Just Showed Republicans How Adults Conduct a Debate
HNGN: Fox Poll: Four Republican Presidential Candidates Beat Hillary Clinton In Head-To-Head Matchup Mediaite: Rubio: Dem Debate Was Just ‘Who Was Going to Give Away the Most Free Stuff’
Mother Jones: At least a half-dozen stories about the debate. New Republic: Why Bernie Sanders Lost the Democratic Debate and at least a half-dozen more stories about the debate.
Op Ed News: Sanders Crushes in EVERY Post Debate Poll -- 7 Different Poll Results AND 7 Major Headlines: Clinton Clearly Winning the MSM War! Politifact: Fact-checking the first Democratic presidential debate
Salon: Bernie Sanders can’t win this way: Why his admirable debate performance still can’t unseat Hillary Clinton The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton Goes Full Khaleesi, Sets the CNN Debate Stage on Fire AND Two Other Debate Stories
The Guardian: Hillary Clinton rises above controversy – and a Sanders revolution – at debate The Young Turks: CNN Democratic Debate: The Young Turks Summary
Think Progress: What Democrats Missed When They Debated Paid Family Leave AND Two other debate stories. Wonkette: Democrats Agree: Nobody Gives A Damn About Hillary’s Sextghazi Emails AND An Affair To Zzzzzz: Liveblogging The Democrats Being Total Grown-Ups, Lame
Breitbart: At least a half-dozen stories about the debate. Fox News: Clinton debate performance enough to keep Biden on sidelines?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The First DNC National Debate


If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a big fan of Bernie Sanders.

However, be prepared as not only Hillary Clinton will be there, but so will Martin O'Malley.

It's important to get some background on Martin O'Malley before watching the debate, so here it is:

Martin O'Malley on BallotPedia, OpenSecrets. VoteSmart.

*Update: I didn't do my due diligence. Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee are also debating. I think CNN is playing 3-Card Monte with the schedule, it might be earlier than previously scheduled, so check frequently.

More recent debate schedule article.

Jim Webb on BallotPedia, OpenSecrets, VoteSmart.

Lincoln Chafee on BallotPedia, OpenSecrets, VoteSmart.