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Tag: 2016 Election

Silence Really Is The Voice of Complicity

Elizabeth Warren   There’s a history of demagogues calling those they disagree with “terrorists” and using that as justification for intimidation and violence – and that history is ugly and dangerous. There’s also a history of people staying quiet for too long, hoping for the best but watching silently as the threat metastasizes. Donald Trump […]

Dear Cody Cain: What About the Fourth Estate?

Blogging on HuffPost and Salon Cain says that Trump has rattled our foundation and begs the question of whether the: People Can Be Trusted with Democracy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-cain/trump-rattles-our-foundat_b_9368482.html?utm_hp_ref=politics What about the media? The media has trounced on Bernie Sanders from day one and given Trump two for one in terms of coverage for every dollar he’s […]

The Beginning of a Political Revolution Led By Young Women By Robin Barnes

Parsing Talk of Danger, Targets, Hell and Bimbos This blog is largely devoted to media analysis, featuring original posts or those written by others that speak to issues surrounding media influence in public debate. The 2016 Election coverage offers the more grist for the mill than nearly any other source, as it provides a first-hand […]

Senator Bernie Sanders: History-Making Grassroots Support

Question of Media Black Out? Is the Democratic National Committee trying to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? That’s the charge Sanders’ team is making amid a dust-up over a breach of voter information. On Friday, the DNC suspended Sanders’ access to a critical database after finding his staffers improperly viewed front-runner Hillary Clinton’s […]

Huff Post’s Arana: Buffoonery on Steroids-US Media Rewards Clowns!

Trump plays on, in such exaggerated form it’s cartoonish, the media’s worst instincts — its love of sensationalism, its desire for sound bites and its weakness for manufactured controversy. The media rewards clowns, and you couldn’t ask for a bigger bozo than Trump.