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November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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News and commentary from a center-left perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website contains news collected from media sources with our commentary, politics, short movies, and offbeat humor. Directly below are the stories we’re highlighting and[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 9:09 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Laura Ingraham

“President Trump is not officially conceding, but most of the country is moving on. There was a perceptible shift in the right-wing winds on Monday both before and after the Trump administration formally signed off on President-elect Joe Biden’s victory,” CNN reported on Tuesday, N[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 12:29 am § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

21 cowards

This article contains news and liberal commentary. “Carl Bernstein [photo] on Sunday revealed the names of 21 Republican Senators who he reported show ‘extreme contempt’ for Trump and behind closed doors despite most displaying public deference to the president,” Forbes and o[...]

November 9th, 2020 - 10:17 am § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Dewey defeats Truman again!

To emphasize that the media doesn’t decide elections, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh released the photo below. Needless to say, like all the other lies emanating from the Trump camp, it’s a fake. The Washington Times never ran such a headline. (Why would it? The Washington Times i[...]

November 8th, 2020 - 1:48 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Meet an All-American voter

The election is over. Now let’s hear from two voters in Erie County, Pennsylvania. But first, let’s take a look at that area. “Residents describe Erie as a diverse, blue-collar, working-class county where people look forward to time at the beach and fishing at the surrounding lakes[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 1:32 pm § in News Media

Today’s OTHER news

It took some searching to find stories that aren’t about the election, but … SUCCESS! BBC: Is the world falling out of love with the super-rich? Should we ban billionaires? (Read it here.) CBS: A cop injured by an unknown protester sued the protest organizer. The Supreme Court threw out [...]

October 29th, 2020 - 1:48 pm § in News Media, Politics

The nuts and bolts of how media calls elections

Condensed from Vox (read full article here): “For decades now, news agencies … have been projecting presidential election winners … before all the votes are in. It’s an important service that greatly speeds up our knowledge of who’s won … without having to wait for the fi[...]

October 28th, 2020 - 8:49 pm § in News Media, Politics

Who the newspapers endorse

Yes, someone tracks that information (here, with links to the endorsement editorials, should anyone out there actually want to read them). Two major newspapers that don’t endorse presidential candidates are the Wall Street Journal and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Several smaller papers don[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 9:39 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

New York Times asks voters to “end our national crisis”

The Case Against Donald Trump BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Editorial Board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. THE VERDICT Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest t[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 2:53 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Russia

“Hunter Biden emails” probably are Russian disinformation

A clumsy smear attempt against Joe Biden is falling apart just 24 hours later. The New York Post ran a cover story on Thursday, October 14, 2020, alleging that Biden’s son, Hunter, dropped off three damaged laptop computers at an obscure computer shop miles from his home, never returned for th[...]