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Oh yeah, I expected the WaPo editor to say that WaPo is totally biased. Just like I expect every mainstream media outlet to admit they slant coverage to support their owner’s views. Good for Bernie. Maybe WaPo will dial back the negativity a little to prove their point.

WaPo is actually somewhat better than NYTimes in its regular reporting—no Ember. But it has worse opinion writers. And a worse editorial board.


The executive editor of The Washington Post late Monday fired back after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suggested that the newspaper negatively covers his presidential campaign because he criticizes its owner, Jeff Bezos.

“Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Marty Baron said in a statement to CNN. “Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.”

Baron’s response came after Sanders knocked Bezos, who also owns Amazon, during a campaign speech in Wolfeboro, N.H.

“I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time,” Sanders said. “And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn’t write particularly good articles about me. I don’t know why.”


My mother would have said that the WaPo statement is a sign of a guilty conscience. Personally, I do not think they have a conscience unless that is what they named their pocketbook.


Semantics. Inhumanity by any other name is still inhumanity.

Acting Border Patrol chief on Mississippi ICE raids: ‘These aren’t raids’

Acting customs and border protection commissioner Mark Morgan said Sunday that the mass immigration raids at Mississippi workplaces last week were not “raids,” disputing the terminology that has been widely used to describe the operation.

“I think words matter. These aren’t raids. These are targeted law enforcement operations,” Morgan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan, meanwhile, said he regretted the timing of the raids, which were carried out just days after a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The suspect told authorities that he was targeting “Mexicans,” according to police.

The author of the article, however, continues to call them what they are. From Dictionary.com

* a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed:
* Military. a sudden attack on the enemy, as by air or by a small land force.
* a vigorous, large-scale effort to lure away a competitor’s employees, members, etc.

McAleenan claims to regret the timing. Really? Putting it on hold for a week of two would have changed what? No, this raid was meant to 1) instill even more fear into migrants and 2) show the right wing that their “fear” of migrants well founded based on how many were found to be in their own backyard.

It is humorous that Anne Coulter (in tweets) has been calling for the prosecution of employers who hire undocumented workers, including Trump. While a number of articles imply that some employers were also picked up, most say none were either arrested or charged.

“In this case, this was a joint criminal investigation with ICE and the Department of Justice targeting work site enforcement, meaning companies that knowingly and willfully hire illegal aliens so that, in most cases, they can pay them reduced wages, exploit them further for their bottom line,” Morgan said Sunday. “That’s what this investigation was about — a criminal investigation.”

Prosecuting corporations — as opposed to workers — for immigration-related offenses has slowed under the Trump administration, according to a database maintained by Duke University and the University of Virginia and data reviewed by The Washington Post, with only a handful of companies prosecuted for such violations since 2017.

Lots of sympathy for the children . . . except from the government who seem to believe that scenes of crying children were staged to trick the public. Note that he says the mother was returned but not the father because he “had committed a crime.” And the mother didn’t? That is the true manipulation.

Both Morgan and McAleenan suggested Sunday that videos of children crying after their parents were taken away were designed to elicit sympathy from the public.

“I know it’s emotional. I know it’s done on purpose to show a picture like that,” Morgan said about a widely circulated video of a young girl crying and begging for her father to be brought back.

Morgan added that he “understands” why the girl is upset, “but her father committed a crime.” He said the girl was later reunited with her mother.

More semantics:

“These aren’t undocumented immigrants. These are illegal immigrants,” he said.

He should have been asked what the distinction is. Most of the rest of the article is the government trying to cover their rear, and making sure that the Trump agenda is front and center for his fans.

Yes, there should be consequences for remaining in this country without proper authorization. This is not the way to do it. It should be balanced (see my post yesterday about the near equal illegal immigration from Asia), even handed between workers and employers and it should not be harmful or hateful.


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Total chaos when Bernie & Jane went to look at the silly butter cow!


People so excited! 🙂



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