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Feb 4 2016

New Yorker Shooting Blindly at Bernie Sanders

New Yorker illustration of a piece on Bernie Sanders (photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

It seems the view of many in the media is that Sanders is a fringe candidate, so it’s not necessary to treat his positions with the same respect awarded the views of a Hillary Clinton or a Marco Rubio.

Jan 28 2016

Washington Post’s Wild Swings at Sanders

Bernie Sanders in the Washington Post (image: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

It’s not surprising that the Washington Post (owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos) would be unhappy with a presidential candidate running on a platform of taking back the country from the millionaires and billionaires.

Jan 14 2016

Requiem for a News Channel

Al Jazeera in America (cc image: Mike Licht via Free Press)

If Al Jazeera America gave us one thing in its brief life in the United States, it was a dedication to covering economic inequality and the growing opposition to it in the wake of Occupy Wall Street.

Jan 5 2016

Convincing the Young to Blame the Old, Not the Rich

Princeton students protest the honoring of Woodrow Wilson (photo Julio Cortez/AP)

Rather than talking about how the rich raise the cost of our healthcare, the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell wants us to be upset at seniors.

Dec 21 2015

WaPo Touts the ‘Independence’ of the Banker-Dominated Fed

Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, DC (cc photo: Dan Smith/Wikimedia)

The Washington Post’s ability to treat the Fed as a neutral party is striking when the evidence is so overwhelming in the opposite direction.

Dec 5 2015

WaPo Attacks Unions for Seeking Higher Wages for Their Members

UAW negotiators (photo: Daniel Mears/AP)

The Washington Post’s Charles Lane argues that the United Auto Workers supports outsourcing. His smoking gun is that if the union had agreed to lower pay for its workers at the Big Three, then they might shift fewer jobs to Mexico.

Nov 12 2015

When Thomas Friedman Ridicules Campaign Economics, the Joke’s on Him

Bernie Sanders,Hillary Clinton debate

While there is much to ridicule in promises being put forward by the presidential candidates, the items to which Thomas Friedman devoted his column don’t fit the bill.

Nov 5 2015

Washington Post’s (Very) Rough Guide to Denmark

Miss Denmark in Tokyo (photo: Toru Yamanaka/AFP)

The Washington Post decided to correct the positive image of Denmark that Sen. Bernie Sanders and others have been giving it in recent months. But some of the assertions in its piece are either misleading or inaccurate.