Aug 20, 2015

NYT Still out to Get Hillary

Like 10s of millions of Americans, I would love to see Bernie Sanders as president.

Like 10s of millions of Americans, I am repulsed by the New York Times' treatment of Hillary Clinton and the Times' latest faux scandal.

"Email Controversy Begins to Weigh on Hillary Clinton’s Allies," reads today's Times' First Draft column.

What weighs on most Americans, including Clinton's allies, is not the story pushed by the disingenuous and out-of-touch corporate news media for five months.

"Everything, no matter how ludicrous-sounding, is worthy of a full investigation by federal agencies, Congress ... ," notes Vox (Allen) on the mainstream media's obsession with vacuity when covering Clinton.

Hillary supporters know progressives and activists who love Bernie would vote for Hillary if she becomes the nominee, out of the same sense of outrage that propelled Bill Clinton to a 70 percent approval rating after the Republican impeachment nonsense (abetted by the same corporate media attacking Hillary today), and which launched MoveOn as a force in the American political culture.

As we watch Donald Trump offer more craziness in light of the working hypothesis that Trump might indeed be a Democratic plant in the GOP presidential primary, a contemporary variant of H.L. Mencken's observation of the American public is appropriate: 'No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence and craziness of the Republican Party's base.'

The same could be said of the corporate media's obsession, and one wonders if Hillary's allies fed the 'email scandal' story to the Times (Michael S. Schmidt (March 2, 2105)) in the first place, so Hillary later can put out the winning message: This garbage is what the media and Republicans think you care about; not your family, not jobs, not liberty, not equality, not opportunity, and not the future of this country.

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