Crap Cutting 101

Cynicism is Detrimental to the Progressive Cause

I am getting so tired of people who proclaim themselves as “real progressives” who demonstrate nothing but cynicism at every turn. If you think Democrats are as bad as Republicans, or look at everyone on both sides with equal degrees of scorn, you may call yourself “a progressive,” since it’s …

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Mourning Journalism

See, here’s the thing… I write a blog. Actually, to be truthful, I write a lot of blogs. You don’t know where a lot of them are because I ghostwrite them, but that’s another story. The point is, I write a blog. I use journalistic standards and I even use …

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Repost: The Myth of Third Party “Viability”

I posted this a while back, but with all of the talk of voting “Third Party” lately because some are having hissy fits about Hillary, it’s worth re-reading. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson will not win; only Clinton or Trump will. And no, it is not a “lesser of two …

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Objective vs. “Fair and Balanced”: How the Press Fails Us

There is a crisis in our journalism, and it’s something that has to be taken care of right now. I don’t know what is being taught in journalism classes these days, but given that I spent the better part of a year working in the heart of a big city …

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Commander-in-Chief Forum: Another Press Failure

There is no way that Donald Trump should have even a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the presidency. It shouldn’t even be close. Hillary Clinton is as qualified as any candidate in history and she is running against the most unqualified candidate in history. Clinton, whether or not you …

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There is Nothing Dishonest About Hillary

There are two things that drive the news media. One is ratings or clicks. The other is making you feel uneasy enough to go to them and either watch, listen or click. In other words, what many refer to as the “mainstream media” (although there really is no such thing) …

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Select Your Media Like Underwear

I get it, I really do. Like many of you, I grew up at a time when we were lucky to have access to a few newspapers, a couple of half-hour news programs each evening and maybe, if we lived in a really big metro area, an all-news radio station. …

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Guest (Re)Post: @SueinRockville on the Importance of a Reliable Media

Originally posted at Daily Kos: This Radio Saved over 750 Lives & The Essential Role of Truth & Accuracy in Media By MeemaSue Monday Sep 05, 2016 #TurnThemALLOff #FalseEquivalencies Doesn’t look like much, does it? When: Early Evening in the Winter of 1945. Where: The Lodz Ghetto Slave Labor Camp. …

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The Progressive Click-Bait Epidemic: Robert Reich

I am finally finishing my new book about the unicorn left, which will be finished as soon as I can finish the cover and upload it. The book is about the damage these people are doing to the progressive movement and what we can do about it. And one key …

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White Privilege is Fact. Period.

A few days ago, I got tired of the asinine postings about Colin Kaepernick. I mean, I can’t believe so many people care about this nonsense. So, on my personal Facebook page, I did the unthinkable; I posted about 4 paragraphs on it. The entire issue is asinine. Yes, Kaepernick …

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GOP Right Boobs of the Week – Good Luck Getting Distaste Out of Your Mind

Ya know, we all spend a lot of time talking about Donald Trump, who is a truly disgusting human being and the ultimate Republican, but the issue is the Republican Party ideology, such as it is. That is the thought behind our relatively new “Trump Republican of the Day” feature. However, …

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Trump Republican of the Day: Their Money is My Money

Paul Ryan must have a really big headache by now. New Hampshire Republican Rep. Frank Guinta seem to have a difficult time deciding which money belongs to his parents and which belongs to him because he keeps trying to break FEC rules. See, back in 2015, he admitted to having accepted contributions …

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Alt-Right, My Ass

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the suddenly-popular term “alt-right” at first, but now I flat-out reject it. Given that the Republican Party made a conscious decision to recruit racists and bigots into their fold way back in 1964 because they were tired of losing, how “alt” can the …

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Guest Post – Mary Lyon: My Beloved AP’s Epic Fail

by Mary Lyon, award-winning reporter and writer Listening to Donald Trump’s latest blathering in Manchester, New Hampshire sent a brand new set of chills racing down my spine. His riffing off a recent Associated Press story about purported malfeasance between Hillary Clinton’s service as Secretary of State and the Clinton …

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Trump Republican of the Day: Former Cop Steals Yard Signs

You can’t make this shit up. In Tennessee, a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville, has been charged with stealing an opponent’s yard signs a month before the primary election that was held back on August 4. He lost his primary, anyway and, instead of running as an …

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Swiftboating Hillary.

Everyone who is trashing the shit out of Hillary Clinton because of the Clinton Foundation should be ashamed of themselves. Seriously ashamed. However, the progressives who are implying that the Clinton Foundation is little more than a honey pot for the Clintons are demonstrating way too much ignorance. This is …

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Trump Republican of the Day: Governor Scott Walker

I see Scott Walker Tweeting all sorts of negative anti-Hillary BS for public consumption, but it seems that many of Walker’s public appearances are, well, a lot less than “public.” Last month, Rep. Dana Wachs, who is considering a run for governor in 2018, Tweeted the following: Walker holding listening sessions: …

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What Do Modern Republicans Stand For? Heh.

We talk a lot of about Republicans and the right wing, but why? How many progressives truly understand what their ideology is about? I don’t mean reflexively being against them because you’re supposed to be. I’m talking about what the base of the Republican Party actually stands for. This is …

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No Room for Progressive Complacency

We really can’t afford to be complacent. I mean that more literally than I have ever meant it. Yes, I know – every election in the last 20 years has been “the most important in our lifetime.” You’re tired of hearing it. That’s just too damn bad, to be honest. …

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Voter Suppression Can Only Work if…

Anyone who thinks the Republican “message” is why they keep beating us in elections is remarkably gullible. There I said it. Phew. Republicans win because of a two-pronged approach that we could counter easily, if PUBs and the professional left were just a bit smarter. Sorry guys, but this is …

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