Archive for December 1st, 2017

Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism

December 1 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Both the leadership of the Democratic Party and the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party seem obsessed with challenging Trumpism by calling for a return to a mythical political “center” and by elevating “elitism” as an antidote to “populism.” This while the political “center” under Trump means scapegoating our nation’s problems to Muslims, Mexicans and liberals while prosecuting leftists for... Read more

Don’t Say ‘Lowering Taxes’ When You Mean ‘Lowering Taxes for the Rich’

December 1 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

The New York Times‘ Sheryl Gay Stolberg (11/29/17) reports that in passing a tax bill, Republicans are “doing what Republicans do best.” The New York Times (11/29/17) discussed the prospects for the Republican tax bill, comparing the difference in Republican attitudes towards the tax bill and the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In its effort to explain this difference,... Read more

Senate GOP tax bill would add $1 trillion to deficit, report says, contradicting White House promise that plan would pay for itself

December 1 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | News Feeds

Fighting for Freedom From Surveillance: Redefining “Sanctuary” for Trans, Queer and Immigrant Communities — Truthout Article source:

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Seth Meyers Has A Scathing Message For Matt Lauer

December 1 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

In addition to accusations of giving a staffer a sex toy and exposing himself to another, Lauer also allegedly enjoyed playing the game “fuck, marry, kill,” in which he’d name the co-host he’d most like to sleep with.  Article source:

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Geraldo Rivera, accused of sexual assault, has a history of downplaying sexual misconduct

December 1 | Posted by Rich Culbertson | Media Feeds

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Rivera routinely defends the men reported for sexual harassment and assault In response to allegations against NBC’s Matt Lauer, Rivera suggested that the “current epidemic of #SexHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship conflating it w predation.” He added “news is a flirty business.” [The New York Times, 11/29/17; Twitter, 11/29/17] Rivera then laid out what he thought should be requirements... Read more

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