BERNIE SANDERS IS THE ONLY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THAT HAS WORKED IN HIS OWN VERMONT AND FOR DECADES SHOUTING AGAINST ANTI-TRUST VIOLATIONS, TPP, AND SHOUTING FOR NET NEUTRALITY.
Already you hear Presidential candidates like Maryland's O'Malley claiming he is for net neutrality when he spent his entire political career handing Maryland's utilities to ever bigger corporations and media does not allow people that history. You just go to O'Malley's home city and state to look at how corporatized everything is to know----O'MALLEY IS A CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL AND NOT A PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL. Stop listening to the media---do your own research.
Today I would like to look at internet and social media that again is dominated by Clinton neo-liberal outlets. From MSNBC to Media Matters as a research arm----there is nothing progressive about neo-liberalism----
Media Matters is a progressive research center that monitors, analyzes, & corrects right-wing misinformation.
Maureen Dowd has always been her own voice on political matters of the left. This article is a great example of how Clinton neo-liberal media is now attacking any Democratic political voice that is not neo-liberal. MSNBC and Media Matters are both Clinton neo-liberal outlets that allow neo-liberals to pretend they are progressive. They misinform because the deliberately fail to inform broadly on all political issues. They repeat what Clinton neo-liberals say. The Hillary crowd are going to use this absurd sexism claim throughout the election against anyone not supporting Hillary just as neo-liberals have been stoking the racism card against anyone not supporting Obama. THE DEMOCRATIC BASE OF LABOR AND JUSTICE WILL NOT BE FOOLED A SECOND TIME ON ISSUES OF RACE AND GENDER AS REGARDS A CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL CANDIDATE.
Below you see Media Matters producing data that shows a left-leaning media pundit and her outing of Hillary and the Clintons as bad for the Democratic Party ---acting as if that were a bad thing since neo-liberalism has nothing to do with the Democratic Party.
As I showed yesterday with formerly progressive journals like The Progressive, The Nation, Mother Jones---neo-liberal journals are now fighting attacks on the Clintons and moving political discussion for the political left to the Koch Brothers and Birchers in the far-right. With Clintons right of center you have to go very far right to find the enemy for Democratic voters.
These Clinton neo-liberal outlets have presence in both internet media and social media like Facbook.
MSNBC's Alex Wagner Highlights "Absurd" Sexism In Maureen Dowd's Latest Anti-Clinton Column
Wagner: Dowd Illustrates How "Expectations Are So Disproportionate And So Impossible To Meet" For Women Candidates
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The Numbers Behind Maureen Dowd's 21-Year Long Campaign Against Hillary Clinton
72 Percent Of Dowd Columns Negative Towards Clinton
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For more than twenty years, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has been attacking Hillary Clinton from a shallow well of insults, routinely portraying the former secretary of state and first lady as an unlikeable, power-hungry phony.
Media Matters analyzed 195 columns by Dowd since November 1993 containing significant mentions of Clinton for whether they included any of 16 negative tropes in five categories (listed in the below methodology). 72 percent (141 columns) were negative towards Clinton -- only 8 percent (15 columns) were positive. The remaining 20 percent (39 columns) were neutral.
For example, Dowd has repeatedly accused Clinton of being an enemy to or betraying feminism (35 columns, 18 percent of those studied), power-hungry (51 columns, 26 percent), unlikeable (9 columns, 5 percent), or phony (34 columns, 17 percent). She's also attacked the Clintons as a couple in 43 columns (22 percent), many of which included Dowd's ham-handed attempts at psychoanalysis.
Dowd's latest column discussed Clinton's book tour for her new memoir Hard Choices. In a tortured comparison, Dowd compared Clinton to Elsa from the popular Disney movie Frozen. Dowd concluded, "Those close to them think that the queen of Hillaryland and the Snow Queen from Disney's 'Frozen' have special magical powers, but worry about whether they can control those powers, show their humanity and stir real warmth in the public heart."
Dowd described Clinton's memoir as "a testament to caution and calculation," an accusation she has lobbed at the former secretary state for decades. Dowd called Clinton "scarred and defensive" and asserted that she lives in an "ice palace." The Frozen comparison is one of dozens of pop culture references Dowd has invoked in her writing about Clinton.
Dowd has stuck to this script for over two decades now, and shows no signs of letting go.
Below you see another Clinton neo-liberal outlet that shouts constantly about the Koch Brothers but says nothing about Clinton neo-liberalism. It exposes ALEC as bad but does not link Clinton/Obama policies these several years to ALEC.....all of Obama's policies were neo-liberal and ALEC.
This is how you break up solid academic and journalists news =====news journals were never allowed to print news that was not substantiated and balance and depth of reporting required policy history and a politician's history on these issues. Today, this breakdown in journalistic standards and fair and balanced journalism has media that says anything they want---placing slant without any counter-point. So, most people do not know what real data is. The article yesterday that looked at journalism in the US becoming marginalized to a small group as an art form----is real . Only a few people will have access to academic data as I do now to even follow what information is true.
Right now every American citizen has the ability to read the international news journals and financial journals that keep people at the top informed. The information is there---it is just made more expensive to access. Baltimore's Daily Record is a great incite to what Baltimore Development is doing but it costs lots to subscribe---but the library has a copy as it does most of these pricey news journals. The American people must shake the
GAME/TALK SHOW CIRCUIT---FORGET WHO THE KARDASHIAN'S ARE DATING AND BECOME INFORMED CITIZENS.
Become educated on public policy of all kind and then be the one who educates!
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD)
is a boutique investigative research and reporting group with a demonstrated capacity to break major news stories and highlight the work of advocates. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, it is a national, non-profit watchdog organization, founded in 1993. CMD's niche is investigating and exposing the undue influence of corporations and front groups on public policy, including PR campaigns, lobbying, and electioneering. CMD's original reporting helps educate the public and aids grassroots action about policies affecting people’s lives—their rights and the health of our democracy.
CMD publishes PRWatch.org, ALECexposed.org, and SourceWatch.org.
In 2010 loyal listeners to NPR and APM---National Public Media and American Public Media were shocked by the corporate takeover of the voice of public radio. All of a sudden MarketPlace Money became the central programming for news and all of the pundit and political talk came from neo-liberal Brookings Institute or neo-conservative think tanks. No more progressive liberal policy pundits allowed. Now we hear an NPR that is global US Chamber of Commerce.
This all happened after the 2008 crash because the Clinton neo-liberals has pretended to be different from Bush neo-cons during all of Bush's terms. Now, Clinton neo-liberals running the Democratic Party won super-majorities in Congress and the President and they were not going to be able to hide neo-liberals are the same as Bush neo-cons. Here in Maryland all of our public radio is controlled by the neo-conservative Johns Hopkins is a state called BLUE and progressive. All of O'Malley's terms had Hopkins taking over all of Maryland public media. So, we get the Brookings Institution and SAIS ----neo-liberal and neo-con media in all our public media news.
Neo-liberals are great for allowing the poor to say how bad things are for them----but make sure the only politics allowed are the politics and pols tied to global corporate tribunals.
Any news article that quotes Brookings Institute is using Clinton neo-liberal data----policy.
The Brookings Institution---Third Way neo-liberal think tank
Brookings is proud that many consider us to be the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank in the world. Our high-quality research, our independence and our convening power help generate innovative, practical solutions to today's challenges.
A sample of what others are saying about Brookings:
Quality and Influence
- #1 think tank in the world
- #1 think tank in the United States
- #1 outstanding policy-oriented public policy research program
- #1 in international development
- #1 for domestic economic policy
- #1 for social policy
"When important debates occur in Washington—whether over Middle East peace, global finance, or urban strategy—it's a fair bet that Brookings is driving the conversation. ... From health care reform to recommendations on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Brookings has a breadth of experience that allows it to offer innovative fixes for nearly every critical issue facing the United States today." --Foreign Policy magazine's Think Tank Index, January 2009
Trust and Impact "We need the intellectual heft of Brookings to solve our tough economic problems. We need your fresh ideas and new thinking."
— Senator Mark Warner, March 8 2013, Capitol Visitors Center, Brookings Board Meeting
"Brookings has achieved a special measure of respect in Washington because it has risen above partisanship, and that is not an easy thing to do in this town which is sort of built on partisanship."
--Hon. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York, August 28, 2007
Among 16 organizations with high impact on public policy, a Harris Poll found Brookings is:
- among the five most powerful
- among the ten most trusted
- equally trusted by Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
"Brookings has been at the center of every important policy debate in this country for 90 years."
--Sen. Chuck Hagel, July 28, 2006
All of this hyper focus on science and math and the Race to the Top privatization and vocationalizing of our K-12 is an extension of the elimination of civics and public education to produce citizens. We know since Clinton all of the defunding of schools and the dismantling of oversight and accountability have allowed our school's once strong humanities and liberal arts to die. Today, parents are shouting that their children are not getting even the basics in history and civics. Students graduate not even knowing the basic structures of government and certainly not about engaging in politics.
This makes it easier for a captured media to become the only source of policy discussion. People do not question what is placed in front of them if they have no concept of history and government process.
NEO-LIBERALISM DISMANTLES DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURES AND PROGRESSIVE LIBERALISM DEMANDS STRONG DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURES.
This is where education starts and in cities like Baltimore where education privatizers have control of our school board, Baltimore City Hall, and Maryland Assembly pols because they work for neo-conservative Johns Hopkins---this is why stopping this education reform is so important. Trans Pacific Trade Pact seeks to take away our status as citizens so neo-liberals say YOU ARE NOT GOING TO NEED TO KNOW WHAT BEING A CITIZEN IS ALL ABOUT..
Do our children know how to be citizens?
By Robert Pondiscio, Special to CNN
Updated 1:45 PM ET, Thu July 4, 2013
A new U.S. citizen holds a flag July 3 along with her citizenship papers. Would-be citizens must pass a civics and history test.Story highlights
- Robert Pondiscio: Education reform is all about preparing kids for college and careers
- Pondiscio: But we need to teach how to be good citizens capable of running a democracy
- Constitution framers believed students must know civic rights and responsibilities, he says
- Pondiscio: Today, only one of five eighth-graders is proficient in civics and history
Chances are good that nearly everyone you ask will give an answer that reveals a private, dollars-and-cents view of education. We want to see our kids go to college, get good jobs, earn a decent living and make something of themselves.
We send our kids to school and hope they grow up to lead happy, productive lives, and with luck wind up a little better off than their parents. For most of us, education is the engine of upward mobility. These private aspirations are as American as apple pie.
Robert Pondiscio But we send kids to school not just to become employees and entrepreneurs, but citizens capable of wise and effective self-government in our democracy. This public dimension of schooling was a founding principle of American education. We have all but forgotten it in the current era of education overhaul.
This would strike our earliest thinkers about education as strange and foolish, even dangerous. Men like Benjamin Rush, Noah Webster and Horace Mann saw citizen-making as the most basic aim of education in our young nation. They understood that democracy is a historical long shot.
Every young student used to learn the famous story about Benjamin Franklin leaving the Constitutional Convention in 1787. A woman asked him what kind of government he and the other delegates had decided on. "A republic, madam -- if you can keep it," he replied.
Franklin and the framers of the Constitution knew republics had a nasty habit of being overwhelmed by factions and falling apart. Teaching children to understand, value and peaceably exercise their rights and responsibilities -- to keep the republic -- was indispensable to our democracy and could not be taken for granted. Where were those citizens, those "republican machines" in Benjamin Rush's phrase, to be created if not in our schools?
We've drifted a long way from this view of public education. We typically hear the performance of America's children in reading, math and science described as a crisis. But these are areas of strength compared with civics and history. One out of three U.S. eighth-graders score "proficient" or higher on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading, math and science. But only about one out of five eighth-graders is proficient in civics and history.
The U.S. Department of Education is not alarmed. It recently announced future NAEP tests in civics, U.S. history and geography for fourth- and 12th-graders would be postponed indefinitely.
A shocking 85% of Americans cannot correctly describe the "rule of law," as bedrock a principle as we have. A similar percentage cannot identify the Constitution as the "supreme law of the land."
Students who don't know their rights don't recognize when those rights are threatened. Students who don't know how laws are made will never make or demand changes to them. Those who don't understand their country's history and traditions are less than second-class citizens. They are passive bystanders unprepared to participate in our democracy and disinclined to do so.
One way or another, schools will shape our children as citizens. The question is whether we want them to do so by accident or neglect, or by thinking carefully about the civic knowledge, skills and republic-keeping mindset our children will need to nurture and maintain our democracy in the 21st century and beyond.
There should be room, even in our test-driven, college and career focused classrooms, to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of America's founding principles and documents, and how our government functions.
A sound, basic education can and should promote national identity, unity and loyalty without indoctrination. Developing pride in America's history and ideals in no way conflicts with the goal of creating independent, free-thinking citizens in a pluralistic society. If our children are to keep the republic, they must understand and value the thing they are being asked to keep.
For good or for ill, the education reform movement of the last few decades has achieved a nearly unquestioned consensus that the big picture goal of K-12 education is to ensure that all of America's children leave school "college or career ready."
By all means, let's prime the pump of our economic competitiveness with more college-goers, more science, math and technology graduates. Let's ensure every child has a shot at a private piece of the American Dream.
But let's also make sure schools still perform the greatest possible public service: preparing our children to be the informed citizens a stable, self-governing country needs.