A ProPublica story out today details how a dozen ad campaigns on Facebook appear to have concealed their true sponsors, with several being sponsored by front groups for oil interests. A front group tied to American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, itself a trade association for companies like ExxonMobil and BP, ran…
Just as dirty money can be laundered to appear legitimate, so too can dishonest propaganda messages be laundered to become news. It is the job of the media not to do that. We’re having some issues these days, though.
Do you think that anyone in the Trump administration actually, truly cares that Saudi Arabia probably kidnapped, murdered, and disappeared a journalist? I will tell you the answer: no.
There are those who believe that with great power comes great responsibility. Then there is the ruling political party of the United States.
I rob you on a dark, deserted street at night. You call the police. You describe me. The police find me. You confirm it was me. You testify against me. I go to jail. This sort of thing is completely normal.
Visions of blue waves and leftist insurgencies are roiling the Democratic Party. As a result, we are all subject to fretting by members of the Democratic establishment. They are lying to themselves. And if you fear what’s happening, so are you.
The Republican Party exists primarily to enable rich people to get richer. Its most powerful tool for drawing public support to this niche cause is racism. Indeed, research shows it.
Among the many bitter lessons driven home by Donald Trump’s rise to power is this: the political media, for all of its hand-wringing about impartiality, is extremely susceptible to creating reality, rather than portraying it.
Before too long, a reporter will become a direct casualty of the Trump era.
Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. The Clintons. The Kennedys. The faithful leaders we have known so long. We thank you for your service. Now get out.
Surely... surely... this will be the time when the Republicans draw the line.
Here is who ultimately wields power in our political system: Rich people. And here is what they care about above all else: Tax cuts. Politics is an investment that pays off. The proof is in the numbers.
Do not despair, Americans—the Republicans systematically tearing down our civil rights and social safety net will surely be vulnerable once they have achieved every last one of their stated goals.
Wow—yesterday was bad, politically speaking. In fact, the past year and a half has been bad, politically speaking. But as we all despair, it is very important to take a step back and remember: this could all get much, much worse.
Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning.
What happens when you’re a House or Senate or White House aide who helped ram through a disastrous tax law that radically redistributes wealth to the already obscenely wealthy? You get a promotion!
Today, Politico’s DC-famous newsletter Playbook went off, y’all. It dropped some major truth bombs. It did NOT hold back.
The cable channel FX announced today that it is launching a weekly documentary series focusing on the inner workings of the New York Times. This is not to be confused with the new Showtime documentary series about the New York Times. Unfortunately for these desperate, gullible TV executives: media is fucking boring.
As you may have heard, the labor market these days is “tight.” Unemployment is low, and companies find themselves forced to whine about the “labor shortage” they are facing. You better take advantage of this while it lasts.
I live in Washington, D.C., also known as “the swamp.” The restaurants are pretty good and the Metro isn’t as bad as people say it is. The inequality and homelessness is staggering and it’s very segregated, just like most big American cities. And, of course, the government is the single biggest employer, with entire…