Tag: #MediaBias


Hillary, You May Not Go To The Bathroom and Other Double Standards
23 Dec 2015

Hillary, You May Not Go To The Bathroom and Other Double Standards

The criticisms leveled at Hillary Clinton are in an orbit beyond familiar disparities in male vs. female candidates’ coverage and treatment. Last week, four of Bernie Sander’s campaign staffers “improperly accessed the Hillary Clinton campaign’s proprietary voter database” and downloaded private Clinton voter data. Sanders apologized for the breach during last Saturday’s debate. Hillary accepted, even while his campaign distracted from their actions by claiming...

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Media Complicity in Donald Trump, Demagogue-in-Chief
07 Dec 2015

Media Complicity in Donald Trump, Demagogue-in-Chief

Mainstream media helped create, feed, and cynically fed on, the creature that is Donald Trump, but have now decided he has gone too far with his latest xenophobic statement that there be a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Their complaints are as cynical as his candidacy. Leaving aside that his comment is a likely ISIS recruiting tool, Donald Trump is...

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Is Starbucks Really the Company We Should Be Boycotting?
14 Nov 2015

Is Starbucks Really the Company We Should Be Boycotting?

The brouhaha surrounding Starbucks stark red and allegedly non Christmas-y coffee cup has caused such an uproar that even Republican front runner Donald Trump jumped into the fray. He calling for a Starbucks boycott even though one such venue resides in Trump Tower. “We’re sure gonna be saying “Merry Christmas” all the time if I’m elected” puffed the publicity hungry candidate. But Starbucks’ veteran friendly...

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Corporate Owned Media Slanting Election Coverage on Purpose
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...

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Big Media Ignores Concerns of Average Americans to Obsess about Hillary’s Emails
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...

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Open Letter To The New York Times’ Public Editor — Updated
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...

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Hillary’s Emails and the Media’s Pound of Flesh
11 Sep 2015

Hillary’s Emails and the Media’s Pound of Flesh

In her interview with ABC’s David Muir Monday night, Hillary Clinton apologized for her decision to use private email as Secretary of State, while noting her actions were legal at the time and done with the full knowledge of the State Department. Secretaries before her, like Colin Powell, used personal email and never complied to requests to turn any over. Yet mainstream media would not...

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The Truth of Hillary’s Email Non-Scandal
26 Aug 2015

The Truth of Hillary’s Email Non-Scandal

Hillary Clinton is running an intelligent presidential campaign focused on voters’ pressing concerns. Her plans for reining in Wall Street, reducing cost of college education and child care, criminal justice and immigration reform, gun control, and equal pay for women deserve close examination. Yet we are distracted from the issues Clinton and other candidates raise by a corporate owned media that, just as in 2008,...

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Sexism Still Being Used to Attack Hillary
22 Aug 2015

Sexism Still Being Used to Attack Hillary

  HillaryMen Peter Daou and Tom Watson have my gratitude for exposing certain media operative’s loop of sexist tropes used to attack Hillary Clinton. The words “testy,” “combative,” “calculating,” “defiant,” “conniving” and “secretive” as applied to her have one purpose: character assassination designed to distract from her policy prescriptions and derail her presidential campaign. That is not too strong a statement. No man is described...

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Can Any Candidate Compete with Trump’s Pwning of a Desperate News Media?
18 Aug 2015

Can Any Candidate Compete with Trump’s Pwning of a Desperate News Media?

There is speculation that billionaire Donald Trump is running a campaign for reasons other than attaining the Presidency; that he would never let his empire deteriorate while constrained by the demands of the Oval Office. Whatever his motives, Trump’s shocking frontrunner status means a desperate media will chase him for all the outrageous or grotesque sound bites he can spew. At the moment, the press...

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