In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM EST Monday, March 7—a window that includes the crucial Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, and the next morning’s spin:
Billionaires for Clinton propaganda spin & lies from Bozo's WAPO. The quid pro quo in US/big-money controlled politics and corruption of our critical media is on full display detailed in this piece by Adam Johnson.
The Clintons have profited handsomely from their time in office and the cost has been born by the 99% as usual, and the wider world suffering from the corrupt and disastrous judgments from Hillary Clinton; the ME in particular.
Now we are being sold more political charade to secure the second Clinton presidency, and will surely continue to pay a huge price. The Dem DLC establishment and Clinton/Obama have betrayed many/much and gained great wealth doing so.
Bernie, and all the 99% need Michiganders to step-up for our political revolution today! Don't drink the Clinton DLC big-money Kool-Aid or believe the rubbish lies billionaire Bezos prints!
BIG MONEY > people's politics
(until the rich are eaten)
Don't forget the New York Times. They too have been proclaiming HR Clinton
the next President Of The Deep State.
"The leading student of business propaganda, Australian social scientist Alex Carey, argues persuasively that “the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
Carey pioneered the study of corporate propaganda"-----Noam Chomsky
"The corporate agenda has embraced all areas of society - media, schools, academia and the workplace - with focuses on different levels from "grassroots'' to "tree-tops''. It has succeeded via the mass media in identifying capitalism with democracy and in portraying any challenge to corporate elites as either "subversive'' or "extremist''.----Alex Carey
Where I live in northern Illinois there is nary a lawn sign, indeed there isn't any visible sign there is an important primary next Tuesday. To make the morning a real bummer, there is this from the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-2016-democrat-president-primary-clinton-sanders-met-0308-20160308-story.html
Bernie trails Hillary %67 to %25.
"The survey found Clinton's strongest support came from African-Americans, with 76 percent of black voters saying they'd vote for her compared with 16 percent for Sanders. An overwhelming 85 percent of black voters had a favorable impression of Clinton while just 4 percent had an unfavorable view. By contrast, only 44 percent of black voters said they had a favorable view of Sanders while 18 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion."
"Among Hispanics, Clinton led Sanders 74 percent to 19 percent. Similar to the numbers with black voters, nearly 75 percent of Hispanic voters had a favorable impression of Clinton while just 48 percent said the same about Sanders."
Not a good omen for the upcoming Ides of March primary.
A low and slow and to the side fire wood (pardon that) be my choice. I would use mesquite, too.
I'm in Illinois too and seeing the same thing----very concerning if not downright depressing.
Critical thinking in short supply.
The oligarchy is afraid. They're pulling out all the stops, screaming lies and fear. Next they'll tell us a Sanders victory will crash the market.
It's a sign that we are winning.
Thank you for the link. I'll be reading his book...
I met the sweetest young lady this moring at coffee. She was wearing a Bernie T, she said she was going to work in a booth for Bernie, then she told me she is going to vote in the Republican primary because she is interested in Kasich, and she mentioned to another person that she is a fiscal conservative, the world is upside down.
Of course everyone expected this kind of thing from Big Media, Bernie flat told them he was on to them. They have been reporting the delegate totals including the super delegates to make Clinton's totals look better. They're trying to discourage voters from voting for Bernie "cause he's so far behind". He's not that far behind and he has some good states ahead.
So let them yap, we all knew this was coming and will get worse the closer to election time we get. Washington Post is a rag anyway.
And BOYCOTT Amazon.
Worst of all, they do not understand that a primary vote for Clinton is a defacto vote for Trump who will walk all over Clinton in November. Blacks best hope and pray that Trump doesn't put the same target on their backs that he put on Mexicans' and Muslims' backs.
The right wing US Chamber of Commerce is warning us about Socialism.
And a reminder that some people still quote Thatcher
In short, the free enterprise system works. It’s a system to celebrate, not vilify.
Socialism, conversely, has been tried and has failed time and time again. Though it promises equality and prosperity, socialism inevitably leads to misery and poverty. It’s an upside-down system—instead of the government serving the people, the people serve the government. It’s an economic perversion that fundamentally undermines incentive, discourages risk taking, stunts innovation, and facilitates tyranny.
Yet it’s being pitched as a positive new direction for America, when in fact it is a radical and dangerous path. In the speeches we have heard in favor of socialism, important issues and challenges facing our country have been raised, including how to get our economy humming again and create more jobs for Americans. However, these are challenges that are best tackled under a system that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” She was right then and is still right today. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges all Americans to reject this failed, antiquated, and discredited economic system. There’s no place for it in a country that strives to be free, prosperous, and forward looking.
The mass media was deregulated on Clinton's watch.
Here in Florida, what had previously existed as a variety of radio stations (and by the way, these were all open to things like Astrology... where yours truly was popularly received) were suddenly consolidated into part of Clear Channel's 1800-station network! (They are Conservative Christian and literally banned astrology from their networks.)
The same thing happened to T.V., newspapers, and book publishing!
When Libertarian and/or right wing business people gain control of ALL media outlets, they can strongly influence content. This potent capacity to "manufacture consent" (as Noam Chomsky explained) has very profound ramifications.
If the only soda flavors available on the market shelves are Coke and Pepsi, many people will conclude that this is all there is to drink.
Consolidation of media allows Special Interests to control the spectrum of the (conceived of as) possible.
Basically, when AOL news, the Washington Post, and TV networks all repeat that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive candidate, give Sanders minimal face time, and pump up the Trump machine... how fair can this political "fight" be?
The fact that the Business Paper of record is so hostile to Sanders should convince those turncoats who've argued that Sanders is just another Obama of the weakness of their argument.
The 1% does not want another "New Deal" or politician with the guts to push such an item. They worked the past 4 decades to gain control of academe, many courts, most of congress, and even purchased the presidency.
With near total control within reach, what scares them most is having to let go of their dreams of ruling the world like ancient pharaohs. Indeed, they see the rest of us as serfs or slaves for hire.
I think this is a rather anglo-centric view.
Internet in many areas costs upwards of $75. a month.
Many Black citizens, suffering the worst impacts of the 2008 recession cannot afford it. So they get their "news" from T.V.
Clinton smiles, talks a good game, and has "borrowed" many of Bernie Sander's positions. She has a certain brand name; and while it may or may not be trusted, Blacks assume that Dems. won't gun them down like the Republicans... some of whom are openly onboard with the KKK.
It's not critical thinking so much that is in short supply as it is a media that does not show who Mr. Sanders REALLY is, or what Mrs. Clinton's policies have REALLY meant.
...Love that optimism!
To win, it might be prudent to get U.N. representatives or a cast from Venezuela to check our nation's vote counts.
Amazing line, isn't it? As if The Big Banks/Wall St. have yet run out of cannibalizing The People's Money for their bad bets having turned the stock market (now tied to banking) into a gigantic Casino. They bet, but the Public picks up their BAD bets.
Check this out:
The war is ON!!! The people's political revolution against corporate media!!!