The past couple of days have brought a very public show of journalistic upheaval and rebellion the likes of which hasn’t been seen in quite a while. At issue is the kind of news coverage that’s being cranked out by RT, a state-run, English-speaking version of Russian television. Abby Martin and Liz Wahl both spoke out against the Russian government, but in much different ways.
- Martin says that RT is no more editorially controlled than your average corporate media outlet in America.
- Wahl claims that RT is nothing but a pro-Putin, anti-America propaganda machine.
One of the most superficial, nonsensical Republican hobby horses is how the president dresses himself. Yes, too many Republicans tend to behave like Joan Rivers or a poncy E! host on the red carpet before an awards show, laser-focused on the president’s clothing and accessories. And it happened twice this week. Why?
Imagine if the great progressive leaders and movements of the last century or so gave in to the most pessimistic view: Martin Luther King would have realized that it wasn’t worth going to jail time and time again, because he was away from his family and white Americans would never become enlightened enough to have… Read More
RT Presenter Quits Live on Air: “I Can Longer Be Part of a Network that Whitewashes the Actions of Putin.”
RT presenter Liz Wahl quit live on air today in the network’s D.C. bureau. In an emotional segment, she told viewers about her Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression and stated she could no longer be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that “whitewashes the actions of Putin”.
IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment during another Oversight inquest by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). When Issa decided to adjourn the hearings, Cummings protested and insisted Issa had been steamrolling any dissenting opinions in the hearing. But before he could fully voice his objections, Issa, calling to mind a tactic often used by Bill O’Reilly, turned off Cummings’ microphone.
It sounds like Team Stockman tried run a campaign in which they raised as much money as they could while spending as little as possible. Traveling to statewide events in Texas costs money. Having a campaign headquarters that doesn’t look like Buffalo Bill’s creepy dungeon in “Silence of the Lambs” also costs money.