Author Archive | Tom Blumer

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Sloppy Media Outlets Imagine Racism in Jeff Sessions ‘Anglo-American Heritage’ Remark

<p>The legion of the perpetually aggrieved “white supremacy”-obsessed jumped on a Monday remark by Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to concoct a bogus “racial dogwhistle” when he used the term “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association. Five days in, many of them still haven’t acknowledged that former President […]

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AP Reports, Buries, and Walks Back False Claim of Nikolas Cruz’s White Nationalist Ties

<p>Early Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press abandoned skepticism when the leader of a white nationalist group contacted it, claiming, in AP’s words, that “Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee.” Subsequent AP reports downplayed or ignored law enforcement’s assertions that there are “no […]

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WashPost Global Opinions Editor Oozes: ‘Christopher Steele Is a Hero’

<p>On Wednesday, a Global Opinions Editor at the <em>Washington Post</em> praised the work of Christopher Steele as “extraordinarily prescient,” created by a man who “had stumbled onto a breathtaking threat to U.S. national security.” Accordingly, Steele, per the headline at Christian Caryl’s opinion piece, “is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks” — a […]

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Barely News: Barack Obama Portrait Artist’s Severed-Head ‘Art,’ Outsourcing Work to China

<p>MRCTV’s Brittany M. Hughes reported Monday that Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama’s official portrait artist, previously created two paintings of black women holding white women’s severed heads, making him the art world’s equivalent of Donald Trump severed-head comedienne Kathy Griffin. Additionally, Wiley, described in <em>New York Magazine</em> as “possibly the wealthiest painter of his generation,” outsources much […]

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WashPost ‘Fact Checker’ Defends Obama’s Poor Record on Wages

<p>The propagandists disguised as “fact-checkers” at the <em>Washington Post</em> unleashed pent-up frustration Wednesday when they evaluated President Donald Trump’s February 5 claim that wages are, “for the first time in many years, rising.” They gave Trump’s claim its worst possible evaluation of “Four Pinocchios,” i.e., a “whopper.” Too bad for the <em>Post</em> that detailed work published […]

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New York Times Bemoans Sensible Limits on Federal Regulators’ Actions

<p>At the <em>New York Times</em> on Saturday (Sunday’s print edition), reporter Robert Pear seemed unhappy that the Trump administration is reining in an extra-legal tool used by the government’s regulatory leviathan. Reading his article’s headline — “Administration Imposes Sweeping Limits on Federal Actions Against Companies” — one would think that companies can now run rampant […]

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