Category Archives: mainstream media

Too many peeps means too few penguins


Swamp Rabbit and I were on a sales job at the zoo, discussing what should be done about humans who destroy rainforests in order to expand production of palm oil and soybeans and so on. And how about the greedy … Continue reading

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Trump’s snake oil still potent


Yesterday I showed Swamp Rabbit a line from a pre-election news story: Two years of political volatility will culminate Tuesday, when voters for the first time since the stunning 2016 election render a nationwide judgment on whether Trumpism is a … Continue reading

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A referendum on Trumpism


Donald Trump’s unwitting accomplices in the media were at it again this weekend, helping spread the lie that Democrats may have tried to “hack” Georgia’s voter registration files. The accusation was made by Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, who also happens … Continue reading

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If you’re going to lie, lie bigly


Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018 I showed Trump’s tweet to Swamp Rabbit. “Do you believe this guy?  Have you ever encountered such a low-down, … Continue reading

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Autumn in Pennsyltucky


Swamp Rabbit and I had just finished another dreary sales trip and were driving home from Pennsyltucky, that vast stretch of Trump country that lies between Philly and Pittsburgh. Billie Holiday was on the radio, singing “Autumn in New York,” … Continue reading

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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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