“Power doesn’t corrupt; it reveals.”
— Gabriel Sherman, CABLE IS ABOUT ONE THING: NICHE”: HOW TRUMP BECAME TRAPPED IN ROGER AILES’S WORLD (6/27/19)
“Climate change shapes every other political question. It does not belong on a laundry list of topics, because we can’t build a better world without a livable planet.”
— Thea N. Riofrancost, The Democratic Debates Showcased the Most Dangerous Form of Climate Denial (In These Time 6/28/19)
“We have a press which thinks that covering both “sides” of a debate is more important than divining the truth behind the debate. Balance has replaced accuracy, truth, data, and facts as the media’s polestar. As a result, morons get equal time with sages.”
— John Atcheson, Here’s What Neoliberal Democrats Who View Bernie Sanders as an ‘Existential Threat’ Have Yet to Realize (6/23/19)
“It wasn’t Fox News that was the sole Trump propaganda network in 2016 fueling inflammatory anti-immigrant bigotry. It was the chorus of news coverage, from network broadcasts to major newspapers, which parroted every faux Trump claim or outrage.”
— Alexander Heffner, Will the Media Help Re-Elect Trump?
“I’ve never understood the value of putting someone on television to lie, knowing that they’re going to lie ahead of time, knowing that that is their deal: to lie ahead of time. That is their deal.”
— Lawrence O’Donnell, Will the Media Help Re-Elect Trump?
“I wish for you a life filled with everything you deserve.”
— Tweet in response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying she was leaving her job an the White House with her “Head Held High”.
‘What are you looking at me for? / I ain’t got nothing to say. / If you don’t like the looks of me, / look some other way.’
— Willie Nelson’s first poem, age 6, Willie Nelson: ‘Just Think Positive, and You’ll Feel Better’.