3 minutes ago Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of July 22. Categories: Opinion | Cartoons Email Newsletters TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. More Cartoons Stories Editorial cartoons for the week of July 15 Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of July 15 Editorial cartoons for the week of July 8 Editorial cartoons for the week of July 1 Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of July 1 … [Read more...] about Mallard Fillmore cartoons for the week of July 22
In 2016, a bunch of real-life white supremacists — not just Republicans who happen to disagree with the Democrats’ preferred immigration policy — put together a conference in Washington to attract attention. All kinds of major news networks dutifully showed up, because legacy media has something of a symbiotic relationship with the alt-right. White supremacists get to feed off of the preposterously outsized coverage they are given by histrionic journalists while journalists get to use white nationalists to smear Republicans. In its report on the conference, NPR — which made sure to point out what was implicit in most coverage: The GOP victory had given this once-fringe movement a “jolt” — noted that maybe 300 people, “split nearly evenly between conference attendees and protesters of the conference outside,” had been on hand for the event. So maybe 150 people. To put this in perspective, there was by far more coverage of this … [Read more...] about The media’s neverending gifts to the alt-right
Last month, NBC Evening News embarked on what could have been a balanced effort to present national issues to millions of viewers. The concept: “My Big Idea,” an opportunity for each Democratic presidential candidate to offer one major policy proposal they would try to achieve if elected. Too bad the end product only ended up showcasing the network’s progressive bias. Some candidates offered vapid ideas, like Beto O’Rourke’s “returning power to the people” (whatever that means) or Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s “peace and prosperity” (who’s against that?). Others offered frighteningly grandiose plans to spend taxpayer money, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s demand for universal free college, universal child care and canceling student-loan debt. To interview each candidate, NBC dispatched Harry Smith, a veteran correspondent and anchor. But in these individual segments, Smith and his producers simply let each … [Read more...] about NBC News — or NBC propaganda?
Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t like tall buildings. Last week, as New Yorkers sweated through a heat wave, he issued a late-night “emergency” edict Thursday directing “owners of office buildings 100 feet or taller to set building thermostats to 78 degrees” just in time for the Friday workday, and lasting through the weekend. The order makes no sense as a serious conservation measure — and only points up the fact that maybe we’re better off when the mayor decides to stay out of town and out of the fray during a local challenge. Hizzoner implied that unless he acted, the city’s real-estate owners would have sent the grid into blackout. “Private office buildings will also have to do their part” to “reduce strain on the electrical grid.” One problem: Private office buildings already do their part. Con Ed, the electric company, has long had a “demand-management program” for large customers, including office … [Read more...] about De Blasio’s 78-degree dictat was an empty stunt
When did we arrive at the point where applying the words racist and racism were more radioactive than actually doing and saying racist things and demonstrating oneself to be a racist? How is it that America insists on knowledge of the unknowable — what lurks in the heart — in order to assign the appellation? Why are so many Americans insisting that racism requires conscious, malicious intent in order for the title to be earned? Last week, much of America wrestled with whether to label the president racist after he published racist tweets about four congresswomen of color, demonstrating once again in the most overt terms that he is indeed a racist. And yet many, including those in the media, struggled with whether or not to label his tweet, and by extension Donald Trump himself, as racist. As the Columbia Journalism Review put it, some outlets did label the tweets as racist, but “On the whole, however, the news desks of mainstream news organizations did not call … [Read more...] about Denying Racism Supports It