Daily Archives: July 23, 2021

Chris Hedges – The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.[1]

Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,[2] where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper’s Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.[3] He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University.[2][4][5][6]

Hedges, who wrote a weekly column for the progressive news website Truthdig for 14 years, was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020.[7][8][9] Hedges and the staff had gone on strike earlier in the month to protest the publisher’s attempt to fire the Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, demand an end to a series of unfair labor practices and the right to form a union.[10] He hosts the Emmy-nominated program On Contact for the RT (formerly Russia Today) television network.[11]

Hedges has also taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons as part of the B.A. program offered by Rutgers University.[12] He has described himself as a socialist,[13][14] specifically an anarchist,[15][16] identifying with Dorothy Day in particular.[17]

-From Wikipedia”

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Media protection racket hides Joe Biden’s ‘comically bizarre gaffes’ at CNN town hall…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“The US media establishment “moved heaven and earth” to make President Joe Biden seem presidential at the CNN town hall, according to Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton.

“In America we are witnessing this issue played out in reverse as the gushing media establishment moves heaven and earth to make President Joe Biden seem presidential,” he said.

“As Biden fronted the CNN town hall this week, his chief stenographer Don Lemon was on the case. And boy did Don come prepared with some tough questions for the ‘big guy’.”

Biden was asked to name one extraordinary moment since becoming president and instead of providing an answer, he rambled about being told to close doors.

“One thing, just one thing that has stood out to you during your time as the leader of the free world,” Mr Houghton said.

“But apparently it was cognitively too difficult for Biden who started rambling about times he’s been told to close the door and how often he is asked ‘Mr President why are you going outside.’”

Mr Houghton said tragically, it wasn’t even the craziest thing to be said at the town hall, with the moment Biden starts raving about whether there is a man on the moon having gone viral this week.

“And it wasn’t just comically bizarre gaffes, Biden made plenty of factually incorrect statements, some of which Don Lemon helped him correct in the moment before quickly trying to move on,” he said.

“Geez, talk about a media protection racket. Could you imagine CNN doing that for Donald Trump, or any Republican if they made a slight mistake.”

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Trump BUSTED Grifting ‘Stop The Steal’ Rubes…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“Former president Donald Trump’s PAC has raised $75 million this year as he’s peddled false claims about widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the Washington Post reported Thursday. However, despite pledging to fight the election results in solicitations to donors, Trump hasn’t spent a dime of that money to support audits in Arizona or other states.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-stop-the-steal/

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Joe Biden ‘has to be taken out of circulation’ after ‘rambling about men on the moon’…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“Sky News host Alan Jones says Joe Biden “has to be taken out of circulation” after a CNN Town Hall filled with blunders, including an “incoherent rambling about men on the moon and aliens”.

Mr Jones said President Biden remained “unchallenged in his rambling” because “CNN are mouthpieces for Biden”.

“This bloke has to be taken out of circulation,” Mr Jones said.

“This bloke, Joe Biden, belongs in a home and that home is not the White House.”

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Krystal and Saagar: Israel DEMANDS US States PUNISH Ben & Jerry’s For BDS…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“Krystal and Saagar respond to Israel pressuring US states to punish Ben & Jerry’s for supporting the BDS movement”

I am a firm supporter of BDS.

Israel has been out of line, cruel, corrupt and anti-human, committing it’s own style of holocaust against Palestine, for its entire existence.

Israel, which critically depends on billions in financial support from the U.S., is a failed state…It cannot exist on it’s own.

The arrogance of this rabid state, should be an outrage to everyone.

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