October 2015
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 19 Oct 2015
Playing False with Planned Parenthood is Damaging Republicans

Republicans have chosen to double down on defunding Planned Parenthood, even by shutting down government, if necessary. But is their crusade yielding the desired result? Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina just found out the hard way that, as media strategist Shawna Vercher put it, “Lying matters more to people than anyone thought.” Author and commentator Anita Finlay agreed, stating that “Fiorina has been caught lying about

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 18 Oct 2015
Corporate Owned Media Slanting Election Coverage on Purpose

The corporate owned media is desperate to retain control of our electoral process, crafting meme after meme to influence voter thinking so they can once again pick our President. Despite their efforts, Hillary Clinton still leads nationally by an average (and in some case, by a minimum) of at least 20 points. You’d never know it if you got your news via click-bait headlines. In

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 14 Oct 2015
Sham Benghazi Committee Telegraphs GOP’s 2016 Electoral Problems – Updated

Rising Republican “young gun” Kevin McCarthy was a shoo-in to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House until his boast on FOX News that Republicans’ creation of this “special Benghazi committee” was dragging down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers. McCarthy all but confessed the committee’s true purpose on national television. Now, NY Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, in a fit of conscience, just admitted the same:

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 11 Oct 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Tame Big Banks Shows She’s Ready to Lead

Kudos to Vox’s Matthew Iglesias for his integrity in reporting Hillary Clinton’s prescription to regulate big banks’ risky behavior. Iglesias notes that while the press is likely to ignore it (most have), Clinton’s policy addresses “a question of urgent importance to the economic welfare of everyone in the country.” In pertinent part, her plan is to “charge a graduated risk fee every year on the

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 05 Oct 2015
Hillary Clinton/photo by Stu Collins, used by permission

In the days since House Speaker hopeful Kevin McCarthy bragged to FOX’s Sean Hannity the real reason for the Republican driven Benghazi investigative committee – to drive down Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers – McCarthy has unsuccessfully attempted to walk back his “inartful” statements. His irrational Hillary-hate coupled with Republicans’ abject terror of running against the accomplished Clinton compelled his boast in the first

September 2015
Anita Finlay
Posted at: 30 Sep 2015
Big Media Ignores Concerns of Average Americans to Obsess about Hillary’s Emails

A new article from Tom Watson and Peter Daou shares the poignant struggles of average Americans who care much less about the manufactured media stink over Hillary Clinton’s emails than they care what she and other presidential candidates will do to lead this country. Here’s a quote: “My wife lost her job with a non-profit last month when their grant funding dried up. I bust

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 29 Sep 2015
Will John Boehner Stepping Down Expose the GOP Crazy?

House Speaker John Boehner shocked Capitol Hill and big media alike when he announced that he will relinquish his gavel at the end of October. Now, as members of Congress scramble to see who will take over as one of the most influential voices in the country, media strategist Shawna Vercher says “the GOP is in danger of exposing all of its dysfunction.” The trend

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 20 Sep 2015
Is Automatic Voter Registration a Game Changer for 2016?

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the new California New Motor Voter Act which means that starting in 2016, “every adult citizen in the state who gets a driver’s license, renews a license, gets a state identification card, or fills out a change of address form with the Department of Motor Vehicles will be registered to vote — unless he or she declines to

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 16 Sep 2015
Matt Damon Shuts Down a Female Producer Calling for Diversity

Matt Damon got himself in hot water in the fourth season of his reality show, Project Greenlight. Damon and his male judges were discussing a contestant’s script when the panel’s sole female judge, noted producer, Effie Brown, a woman of color, voiced concern that the only black character in the film was “a prostitute getting beaten by her white pimp.” US Magazine reports “Ms. Brown

Anita Finlay
Posted at: 13 Sep 2015
Open Letter To The New York Times’ Public Editor — Updated

I must add to the litany of complaints you have received regarding The New York Times’ coverage of Secretary Clinton. The pattern exhibited by your newspaper goes beyond errors in reporting and gives the appearance of a systematic campaign to derail her candidacy.  The list is long: The faux email “scandal,” accusing her of breaking laws not in place until 20 months after she stepped down

September 2015

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