Good will towards men
When I chat w/Democrats, friends, to a person we all think Biden is doing a great job. He’s tackling every problem that comes across his desk with competence, serious consultation and consideration, thoughtfulness, virtually reconstructing the US government as we’ve known it all the years prior to FG. (Where’s the front page story about the FG wiping out the personnel at the State Dept eg and the impact those failures have on Biden’s agenda)? You’d think we are no longer in a worldwide pandemic nor experiencing the long term effects it will have on the globe for years. Biden is addressing those while the Rs fiddle in thrall to FG. If Biden should find a cure for cancer, which he is ALSO working on, the msm will bash him for taking too long to accomplish it.
The thing that gets me on this supply chain story that seemingly no news outlet will touch is that this has happened largely because American Corporations took their operations off-shore.
This is a direct result of the race to the bottom and the gutting of American manufacturing, and no one seems to think it is important enough to mention.
The press is directly responsible for Biden's approval/disapproval ratings. Are journalists so incredibly out of touch? Did they not learn any lessons from their despicable behaviors in 2016?
On a lighter note, one of my brothers went to school with Paul Simon & the other with his brother Eddie. Belle Simon was one of my teachers and she treated us by bringing Paul & Art to serenade us after their first record (as Tom & Jerry, "Hey Schoolgirl") hit the airwaves.
We had four plus of the mainstream normalizing a historically unfit POTUS, giving him a pass because he’s a Republican; literally causing a few hundred thousand Covid deaths haven’t earned him criticism from the media. (If he was a Dem, coverage of Trump would be Carter 2.0.) Get a Democratic POTUS trying to get important things done, and said media work as hard as possible to tear him down and sabotage his efforts. This is not misinformation but disinformation doing real harm to the nation. Seriously.
More relevantly, query what supply chains would be like now if there had been a truly competent global response to the pandemic instead of the let’s say seriously lacking response we got.
A very smart move on the president’s part to announce the admin was working with Walmart, UPS, FedEx, and the teamsters to ease the bottleneck, and that this was just the beginning. The press has really reached peak laziness with this story—but I’m sure they will fall further because there is no bottom anymore.
Now would be an excellent time for the NYT etc to do a series on how the pandemic has altered our lives so far. But instead they choose these kind of dumb takes. It’s all political posturing—“eek, the sky is falling and it’s gonna be bad for Dems.”
Ed O'Keefe - the proud recipient of the CTDQ - the Chuck Todd Dumbest Question award.
Meanwhile it's DeJoy who is not only sabotaging the holiday mail delivery. He's also sabotaging the mail in ballots for the elections in Virginia.
And we’re back to the War on Christmas… with a twist! JFC. Republican punditry and the American media in general are a joke. There is no way the rest of the world has any respect for either one of them. I think it’s time for a worldwide intervention, much like the world rallied against Trump. Since shame doesn’t seem to matter to these people at all, maybe being alienated and ridiculed would do the trick. I mean, this is just embarrassing.
We complain, complain about the media, and for good reason . Does anyone out there have ideas of what we can DO about them?
I am so tired of this immature democracy. The press, the people, the whole enchilada - it is as if we have been stuck in adolescence for 245 years.
This Atlantic article by Mc Kay Coppins just blew me away. I’m stumped about where to place what he reports about into our posts on the press. Scary as all get out.
Here’s hoping msm reads PressRun EVERYDAY. ‘Mirror mirror on the wall ......’
Having that big ole oil-slick off the coast of one of the largest ports isn't going to help. You don't want ships passing through it and spreading the oil further afield or aocean, in this case. We need to get off oil ASAP, now the digging and drilling for Line 3 up here in MN is springing leaks at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River - no help from our Dem Govnr nor President to stop this one. Guessing we and the Mississippi River are political pawns to support Alberta Canada. Meanwhile, water that serves the middle half of the country is at risk, along with the Great Lakes. All I hear is crickets. Time for all of our waterways to be given personhood so they can sue to protect our water. If not, the water wars will be worse than the supply chain problem.
While WWII was before I was born, I recall reading stories of unity, understanding, and personal accountability in working together & not against each other. Sad that so many have become so self-centered and willing to blame others for their own contributions to our current situation. Not only does the me generation continue, we can also add the blame generation to a large number of Americans.