Category Archives: Media

Kavanaugh’s Answers

Kavanaugh's Answers

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Self proclaimed liberal feminist lawyer Lisa Blatt introduced her friend Brett Kavanaugh yesterday. And Senate Judiciary members finally got around to asking him questions. And Judge Kavanaugh’s answers seemed reasonable enough.

He insisted he judges cases only on the merits, the Constitution and precedent.

But that’s just the thing that drives most Democrats crazy says Seth Lipsky in the NY Sun. He claims, “that’s because they know the only thing that can stop them is a constitutionally conservative court.””

Impeachment

impeachment

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Democrats are trying to keep their impeachment hopes under the radar. For example,  Jimmy Carter’s not talking about it and he says you shouldn’t either. Besides, other Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi worry impeachment talk could backfire.

But former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has a different approach. He doesn’t want impeachment talk either. In fact he doesn’t want Trump impeached at all.

He wants the election annulled.

Free Press Group-Think

Free Press Group-Think

The Boston Globe organized an editorial writing campaign last week. The idea was for independent newspapers to tell Trump to stop calling them “the enemy of the people.” All on the same day.

Three hundred plus papers including the New York Times obliged.

Some of the editorials also complained about Trump calling the media an “opposition party.” But here’s Jim Rutenberg in the NY Times two years ago:

If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.

Free Press Group-Think

Others like the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post took a pass on the campaign. Carl Cannon in Real Clear Politics called the joint effort “group-think.” And he recalled H.L. Menken’s journalistic advice to “be a party of one.”

Jack Shafer in Politico added this bit of  advice:

Editorial pages of America, don’t unite! Think for yourselves! Reject this stupid pro-press assignment!

He also agreed with Cannon that the whole scheme played into Trump’s tiny hands. (Okay, he didn’t really say “tiny.”)

Possible Fake News Tesla Tweets

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Elon Musk tweeted that he wants to take Tesla private and has $70 billion in backing to do it. Tesla shares jumped 10% on the news. But now that the S.E.C. is on his case for possible fake news Tesla tweets the stock is back to ground zero.

Facebook Likes Your Bank Account

facebook likes your bank account

Facebook says it would like to add your bank account to its data mining operations.