Category Archives: mainstream media

Trump’s accomplices in the media


I will not be held like a drunkard/ under the cold tap of facts… — Leonard Cohen The news today is Donald Trump. The news every day is Trump. One day he’s  lying about Dianne Feinstein as his fans chant … Continue reading

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The Times’s Trump story is a few years too late


“I built what I built myself,” Mr. Trump has said, a narrative that was long amplified by often-credulous coverage from news organizations, including The Times. Certainly a handful of journalists and biographers, notably Wayne Barrett, Gwenda Blair, David Cay Johnston … Continue reading

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Judicial temper tantrum


Everybody got a good look at Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial temperament the other day, and at his fear that he might get caught lying if the FBI investigates Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that he tried to rape her. Under questioning, Kavanaugh … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh’s dirty secrets still surfacing


The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner (I wrote the following before a third accuser came forward today.) I’d just got back from a sales job upstate at a ski resort that doubles as a … Continue reading

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We live in a democracy — or so they say


This is what happens when all the president’s men are grifters: Another day, another set of regulations targeted for reversal by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. The latest possible rollback affects a powerful greenhouse gas with up to 36 times … Continue reading

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A weasel auditions for the Supremes


Brett Kavanaugh knows why Donald Trump chose him to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and so do all the Republican senators who are so eager to finish the confirmation charade. Even my friend Swamp Rabbit knows, and … Continue reading

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Going to church despite the priests


… The Arabian energy that had pushed them into Africa had died down at its source, and that power was like the light of a star that travels on after the star itself has become dead. — V.S. Naipaul, A … Continue reading

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