The Fairway: Ten Rules

by Matt Taibbi  Pick up any major newspaper, or turn on any network television news broadcast. The political orientation won’t matter. It could be Fox or MSNBC, the Washington Post or the Washington Times. You’ll find virtually every story checks certain boxes. Call them the ten rules of hate. After generations of doing the opposite, … Continue reading The Fairway: Ten Rules

Bernie Sanders On New Democrats in Congress & Taking on Trumpism

A conversation with the Vermont senator, who wants liberals to be able to “walk and chew gum at the same time” when it comes to the president. by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Nov 8, 2018 Amid all the drama of the 2018 midterms, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders cruised to re-election Tuesday night, securing a third term … Continue reading Bernie Sanders On New Democrats in Congress & Taking on Trumpism

Thirty Years After Manufacturing Consent, How Mass Media Keeps Thought Inbounds

The Fairway by Matt Taibbi Preface: An Interview with Noam Chomsky Ask the average liberal arts graduate about Dr. Noam Chomsky and one of the first comments is likely to involve his presentation. Despite being one of the world’s leading experts in linguistics, he has a reputation for being a dull intellectual – someone “known … Continue reading Thirty Years After Manufacturing Consent, How Mass Media Keeps Thought Inbounds

Chatting with Bernie Sanders on the Next Too Big To Fail Bank Crash

by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Oct 3, 2018 Ten years ago, George W. Bush signed into law the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as the TARP bailout. The rescue forked over $700 billion of taxpayer money to bail out giant Wall Street banks that were already too big, and were about to get bigger. On Wednesday, Sen. … Continue reading Chatting with Bernie Sanders on the Next Too Big To Fail Bank Crash