Why Establishment Democrats Are Attacking Journalism On Their Preferred 2020 Presidential Candidates

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Establishment Democrats are engaged in a concerted effort to smear and undermine journalism that examines any of their preferred 2020 presidential candidates….The most egregious example is the targeting of award-winning investigative journalist David Sirota… Why the sustained attacks on Sirota’s journalism…?

      Sirota believes it has something to do with the political/media class and their hatred of Sanders and everything that he stands for. He worked for Sanders right out of college, and for 20 years, this made it difficult for him to obtain jobs in news media…  “I’ve done a lot of jobs for [Democrats] and for media outlets, but literally to this day, the only one that I get accusingly interrogated about is having worked for Bernie 20 years ago as a kid,” Sirota tweeted. “The bias and hatred against him is very deep and very real…”

      In essence, people like Tomasky argue journalists, activists, and voters should disregard any Democratic candidate’s support for war, Wall Street, trade agreements, and corporate interests…opposition to policies that could fight climate change and help working people….they should not even be brought up publicly…such an attitude nearly guarantees the Democratic nominee will fail to offer a meaningful alternative vision that counters and defeats Trump…

      Remarkably, the Democratic National Committee’s executive committee passed a resolution introduced by DNC chair Tom Perez in 2018 that encouraged donations from employee political action committees in the fossil fuel industry…Clinton delegates on the DNC Platform Committee… all voted against having a ban on fracking in the party’s platform in 2016…As of January 2019, it does not appear anything has changed among the Democratic Party establishment. They refuse to back a Green New Deal backed by progressives, and they resent journalism that calls attention to their craven politics.

      Establishment Democrats and a select group of liberal media pundits have apparently learned nothing. So, they are using O’Rourke’s prospective candidacy to force unity among Democrats…These elites are terribly insecure and feel threatened…They recognize an insurgent brand of politics has momentum. There are no staff positions in the next administration…if this faction prevails, and they are deeply afraid of becoming more despised and irrelevant to the 99 percent during the 2020 primary

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    • #8277
      artytexas
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      Craven is an excellent word to describe establishment dems.

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      peacecorps
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      you don’t support me and go after the ‘other guys’.

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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      HalfCentury Man
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      A hand full of Journalists do; the television spokesmodels for the monied class still present the pre-selected offerings for figurehead for our narrow selection.

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

      John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.

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