Tag Archives: Washington Post
“The pundits appear willfully ignorant of their own role in shaping electability narratives. In the debates, electability was a favorite topic of the journalists doling out questions, and the message (evidence be damned) was clear: Sanders is unelectable. As we reported after studying every debate question prior to Super Tuesday (FAIR.org, 2/29/20), Sanders’ electability was questioned more than four times as often as Biden’s (21 to 5).”
“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”
Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.
Cohen would, conveniently, avoid the substance of the Middlebury dispute, dismissing the overarching scientific racism advanced by Murray as “beside the point.”
As FAIR analyst Adam Johnson (1/18/17) noted, it’s a strange day when the US president is to the left of the country’s editorial pages.
In all these cases, the Times and other Western news outlets behaved as if there was only one acceptable side to the story, the one that the U.S. government was pushing…
No need to debate the morality or utility of the strikes, because the scene played out per usual
… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.
the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.
Western news outlets and governments even take pride in blocking such dissenting views and contrary information from reaching the American and European publics.
…it’s only when it comes to some of the most powerful people on the planet that the rules change.
…the rhetoric of foreign affairs serves to discipline and support domestic identity as much as to fend off actual military threat
Somehow I’ve produced a veritable flood of Russian propaganda, most of it not even mentioning Russia at all.
And yes, the list is as ridiculous as that sounds.
Parry: Webb’s offense was to have revived the shocking story of the Reagan administration’s tolerance of cocaine smuggling by the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels in the 1980s. Though the scandal was real – and had been partly exposed in real time – the major newspapers had locked arms in defense of President Ronald Reagan and the CIA. The sordid scandal apparently was deemed “not good for the country,” so it was buried.
Parry: The modern myth of the “liberal press” originated in the 1950s when many reporters in the national news media displayed sympathy for the idea that African-Americans deserved equal rights with white people.