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Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Bernie Sanders Might Win. Socialism Is Ascendant. Is This the Death of Propaganda?

Skewed News — The independent senator from Vermont says the economic system is rigged against working-class Americans. He’s right. The electoral political system is a subsidiary of those who rule the economy. Which is why Bernie Sanders never stood a chance. The political system was rigged against him. And yet, despite the formidable institutional obstacles stacked against him, Sanders is […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial, Politics
Adele Deserves More Fans (For Taking on Scummy Streamers)

Adele Deserves More Fans (For Taking on Scummy Streamers)

Skewed News — Confession: I’m a fan of Adele.             Not her music — somewhat like John Kerry, I’m not against it but I’m not for it either — but her decision to take a stand against giant predatory corporations that exploit artists. Much like Taylor Swift did about a year ago, the British chanteuse is not releasing her latest […]

by · November 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Music
Letter to Right-Wingers: Why No One on the Left Cares About Benghazi

Letter to Right-Wingers: Why No One on the Left Cares About Benghazi

Skewed News — Today is day one of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s questioning of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I have news for my Republican friends: nothing that happens today or later this week will change the fact that no one on the left cares about Benghazi. 35% of Americans don’t even know what Benghazi is. Liberal disinterest in assigning […]

by · October 22, 2015 · 5 comments · Politics, War
Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Skewed News — Sex is bad — for your career, if you’re a writer. This wasn’t always the case. I’m just barely old enough to remember when sex was celebrated. Lack of sex, on the other hand, was considered, if not exactly tragic, certainly nothing to brag about. Nowadays, however, sex positivity is something some people (feminists, mainly, well some […]

by · October 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Media
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Austin Beutner’s Way Off: Is the Disgraced Publisher of the LA Times Spending Millions on His Bizarre Revenge Fantasy?

Skewed News — On September 8th billionaire money man Austin Beutner was fired as publisher of The Los Angeles Times by the paper’s parent company, Tribune Publishing. It was a humiliating comedown for the former L.A. deputy mayor. He was escorted from the building carrying his belongings in the ritual banker’s box. They immediately turned off his latimes.com email account, […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Money Gossip, Well,That Happened
A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

A Little Story About You, the Capitalist. (Capitalism Can’t Be “Less Greedy” – The Greed is Baked In)

Skewed News — More people lately are identifying capitalism as the underlying cause of our current global troubles and crises. That’s certainly positive: the first step toward cure is a proper diagnosis. But most of the approaches being offered to treat the problem are placebos, an endless supply of ineffective remedies to “fix” or reform it, to make it “less […]

by · September 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Cartoons, Economy, Editorial
Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Skewed News — Carly Fiorina, leading some surveys in the Republican presidential race and a clear second in the polls, owes her improved fortunes less to her competent debate performance (never mind her brazen lies) than media manipulation.             Jump into the Way Back When Machine to late August. Remember how the pundit class kept shouting that she deserved a […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
Technical Failures Remind Us That Technology Can Fail, Experts Remind Us

Technical Failures Remind Us That Technology Can Fail, Experts Remind Us

Skewed News — A computer glitch that forced the suspension of securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange and a different bug that caused United Airlines to cancel or delay hundreds of flights, two events that happened on the same day, which was Wednesday, July 8th, along with recent hacker attacks against federal government agencies and large corporations like […]

by · July 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Well,That Happened
Old Candidate Takes Heat for Old Essay in Old Media

Old Candidate Takes Heat for Old Essay in Old Media

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 73, is being grilled over a controversial essay he wrote for an alternative weekly newspaper called the Vermont Freeman back in 1972: 43 years ago. If they’re going to drag stuff out of politicians’ pasts, why not focus on what’s important?

by · June 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons