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Montreal Simon: The Real Problem With Donald Trump’s CNN Surrogates

About two weeks ago I wrote a post where I said that the only thing worse than watching Donald Trump in full fury, was having to listen to his screaming surrogates on CNN.And this doesn't help.Not when Corey Lewandowski is reportedly being paid $500,000 by CNN, while apparently still working for Trump.But the worst . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Real Problem With Donald Trump’s CNN Surrogates

Cowichan Conversations: BC’S LNG Plans- Is Shell’s Decision This Week The Beginning Of The End?

  No one wants to see our economy flounder in BC, but without divestment, it will crawl to a halt. The plan for BC to invest so much of its future on LNG has Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC’S LNG Plans- Is Shell’s Decision This Week The Beginning Of The End?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

CNN’s own polls show Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential debate last night, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, hands down. When CNN polled, and asked “Who won the debate?” 83% of people said Bernie Sanders. 83%. Yet, CNN headlines are splashing the big, bold message, Hillary wins debate by landslide. Can the media be any more . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver-The End of the World. (Video) See it all here!

Politics and its Discontents: An Instructional Video

The following has been floating around the Internet for some time, but it warrants renewed circulation, in that it shatters some of the stereotypes about Islam. I would suggest it could edify Prime Minister Harper, but I live in the real world, a world where Canada’s leader, for crass political purposes, is intent on demonizing . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Instructional Video

Politics and its Discontents: Parsing Darren Wilson And Robert McCullough

As indicated in my previous post, there are very legitimate reasons to believe that prosecutor Robert McCullough purposely failed to secure a grand jury indictment against Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson.

In the following video, provided by Addicting Info, legal commentator and former prosecutor Nancy Grace eviscerates both McCullough’s performance and Wilson’s testimony:

. . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Parsing Darren Wilson And Robert McCullough

The Canadian Progressive: Ottawa Shootings: CNN fear-mongering an insult to Canadians

Reporting on Wednesday’s Ottawa shootings, CNN and other global media outlets resorted to needless sensationalism, propagandist fear-mongering and self-serving interpretations of terrorism.

The post Ottawa Shootings: CNN fear-mongering an insult to Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Right-Wing Observer: US Journalistic Sensationalism in Aftermath of #OttawaShooting

CNN, in their attempt to fill air time after the apparent terror attack in Ottawa (#OttawaShooting), began asking American pundits whether their Northern border with Canada was safe. Erin Burnnett accompanied that discussion with a graphic comparing their Northern border with their Southern border with Mexico which distorted the facts of the issue to make . . . → Read More: The Right-Wing Observer: US Journalistic Sensationalism in Aftermath of #OttawaShooting

Politics and its Discontents: Critical thinkers, Take Heart

Dispelling misconceptions is never well-received in the media:

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Politics and its Discontents: How Not To Answer A Question

Texas Governor Rick Perry provides an expert technique lesson in the following video:

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drive-by planet: CNN infographic puts eastern Ukraine city of Slavyansk in… Crimea: American geo-illiteracy

A CNN infographic (above) that appeared during a news broadcast covering the pull-out of self-defense fighters from Slavyansk and Kramatorsk got it badly wrong. The infographic placed the city of Slavyansk, not in eastern Ukraine where it is located, but in western Crimea… which has since joined the Russian Federation.

Where Slavyansk is actually . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: CNN infographic puts eastern Ukraine city of Slavyansk in… Crimea: American geo-illiteracy

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: For CNN and Francesca Happé Adult Autism Is A Bouquet of Pretty Pink Flowers

CNN which loves to portray high functioning autism and Aspergers as autism has done it again with a feature called “Autism Is Growing Up” which … of course … features only adult persons with High Functioning Autism and Aspergers.  In fact CNN and its accomplice Francesca Happé present 7 full stories of persons with high functioning . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: For CNN and Francesca Happé Adult Autism Is A Bouquet of Pretty Pink Flowers

Dead Wild Roses: When CNN trumps Fox News for Bullshit – Black Holes and Missing Planes.

Hey media friends, did you all just here that slight popping noise? That was my cerebral cortex disconnecting itself from all of its higher functions after viewing this lovely clip on CNN about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. This is what happens when news is cobbled together out of speculation, innuendo and whatever the editors . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: When CNN trumps Fox News for Bullshit – Black Holes and Missing Planes.

LeDaro: Piers Morgan done with CNN

It was expected. The guy is terribly boring. It looks his contract will not be renewed.

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LeDaro: Van Jones of CNN debunks myths behind the Keystone Pipeline

He points out the lies about the Keystone Pipeline.Good one and worth watching.

Politics and its Discontents: The Affluenza Judge Seems To Have A Double Standard

Now why does this not surprise me?

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Politics and its Discontents: Pope Francis Has His Work Cut Out For Him

As The Disaffected Lib pointed out yesterday, Pope Francis seems to be making a real effort to bring a new tone and substance to the Church. However, if you watch this video, you will see that he clearly has an uphill battle in changing the views of reactionary Catholics:

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Politics and its Discontents: The Marijuana Debate Continues

The other day I wrote a post suggesting the need for a vigorous debate on the question of the legalization of marijuana, a drug against which countless billions have been spent as part of what many feel is a failed ‘war on drugs.’

In today’s Star, there is a spirited discussion in a lengthy series . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Marijuana Debate Continues

drive-by planet: Washington double-standard on leaks: ‘if you’re rich, powerful and well-connected the laws don’t apply to you’

When it comes to leaks stateside there is no such thing as a level playing field. Double standards abound. Establishment “insider” journalists such as Bob Woodward publish leaked classified material that makes some of Bradley Manning’s leaks seem innocuous by comparison.

Woodward, who has been described as “a stenographer to the rich . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Washington double-standard on leaks: ‘if you’re rich, powerful and well-connected the laws don’t apply to you’

Politics and its Discontents: Barriers

In my teaching career, one of the most powerful lessons for my students emerged from Atticus Finch, Scout’s beloved father in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. A lawyer with a deep sense of fairness and compassion, Finch taught his children a lesson that all of us should carry in life:

“If you can . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Barriers

The Canadian Progressive: Jason Collins’ ex-fiancée says gay announcement is “a lot to process” (VIDEO)

On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins announced he’s gay. Carolyn Moos, a former WNBA player who dated him for 8 years, tells CNN’s Piers Morgan the announcement is “a lot to…

The post Jason Collins’ ex-fiancée says gay announcement is “a lot to process” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: CNN’s Very High Functioning Autism Awareness Efforts Misrepresent Autism Disorders

CNN’s Portrayal of Autism In the Days Surrounding WAAD 2013 Middle – Jack and John Elder Robison – High Functioning Aspergers Bottom -Trevor Pacelli High Functioning PDD-NOS (Holli Dunn Photography)

To no big surprise successful, very high functioning Asperger’s businsessman, author and family man John Elder Robison’s new book Bringing Up Cubby . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: CNN’s Very High Functioning Autism Awareness Efforts Misrepresent Autism Disorders

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Quiet Joy

Autism is a spectrum in many ways including the ways in which it is presented through various media. Everybody, particularly the main stream media,  loves the feel good stories of accomplishment.  We all suffer when we see images of self injurious behavior: common occurrences in severe autism although rarely reflected in the mainstream . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Quiet Joy

Politics, Re-Spun: America the Not-So-Beautiful: God Shat His Grace On Thee

Close your eyes, and conjure up a mental image of the stereotype of the Ugly American.

Loud.

Large.

Willfully ignorant of customs and countries that lie beyond the border of the US -of- A.

Rabidly proselytizing the gospel of liberty, freedom and patriotism bestowed unto their nation via God and gun.

A walking caricature of . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: America the Not-So-Beautiful: God Shat His Grace On Thee

Song of the Watermelon: Live From Gaza

Nothing cuts through the bullshit quite like live footage. The following comes inadvertently from a CNN interview conducted with a Palestinian in Gaza and an Israeli in Ashkelon. I will let the video speak for itself: . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Live From Gaza