From Slate here:
By giving Fox News a dominant spot, and by making a serious investment in the programming and promotion of it, Facebook helps legitimize a media outlet that journalism and media scholars consider to be little more than a propaganda organization.
Only in America can a giant American company vow to fight fake news and then feature the kings of bullshit and fake news on their website!
It almost hurts your head to consider that.
From the Hill here:
Ex-CIA chief tears into Trump for one-on-one meeting with Putin: What is he hiding?
Clearly the ex-CIA chief is jealous of what Trump and Putin have together.
First off, America is full of cheaters. Wall St. is full of cheaters, corporate America, there is cheating all over our society.
I don’t blame the Russians for fucking with our elections as Uncle Sam has fucked with elections and governments all over the world. But there were Americans here, in America, so desperate to win they basically committed treason to do it. And some of them are going to go to jail for it.
Secondly, an most hilariously is that the Republican Party has spent decades talking about how patriotic they are, how liberals are anti-American, apple pie and all that bullshit.
The Grand Ol’ Party was more than willing to get down with the Russians — how fucking patriotic is that?
Thirdly, and even sadder than above, is that the Democrats will use whatever comes of this scandal to not take responsibility for what a collection of incompetent dicknuts they are. It never should have been close, she fucking lost to Donald Trump.
None of this will be discussed in the New York Times.
From Matt Taibbi here:
When the Democrats abandoned their reliance on labor in the Eighties, and began to be funded by the same big companies that backed Republicans, our politics devolved into a contest between two employer-supported factions. Neither really cared about the numerical majority of poor or working-class voters, so they had to get creative with their politics.
And that’s how we got to this toxic shitshow called America. The same people fund both parties and both parties play bait and switch with the majority of Americans.
Headline from Zero Hedge:
US Budget Deficit Hits $607 Billion In 9 Months, As Spending On Interest Explodes
Spending on interest explodes because the government is borrowing a ton more and they’re borrowing a ton more because they cut taxes for rich assholes and for corporations that are already awash in money.
From USA Today here:
WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat said Wednesday it was time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her two long-time deputies to step aside and make way for a younger generation of leaders.
Rep. Linda Sanchez, the highest-ranking Latina in the House, first called for “generational change” last fall, but her fresh comments on Wednesday come at a time when Democrats are increasingly dissatisfied with Pelosi and uncertain about who could emerge as a possible successor.
My main protest against Pelosi is her delusional thinking regarding what she calls her masterful legislation — Obamacare and Dodd Frank Wall St. ‘reform’.
It’s too hot to get into the details but if Obamacare had a $100 month public option or if Medicare been expanded to any American that wanted it, it would be Hillary Clinton sitting in the White House for sure.
My wife and I have had Obamacare since day 1 and day 1 was its best day for sure.
“You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington, I think it’s basically a local decision,” he said.
“It’s a darn shame that’s where we are, but this epidemic is something that’s got all of our attention,” he added.
McConnell, who has received money from the National Rifle Association, has repeatedly expressed his sadness over school shootings, regularly offering thoughts and prayers while working againstgun control legislation in the Senate.
What a foul piece of shit this man is.
He’s one of the most powerful people in the country playing like there’s nothing he can do to change anything. When he wanted to cut taxes for all his rich friends the McTurtle was all over that — he could do something then!
This one, he really put his back into it to push that rock up the hill, but gosh darnit there ain’t nothing good ol’ boy McConnell can do for you fellas!