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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 03:59 AM

When centrists lose, corporate media love to blame the left


By Scheerpost Last updated Nov 25, 2020

By Julie Hollar / From Scheerpost

Joe Biden hadn’t even been declared the victor of the 2020 election before establishment Democrats, in the face of poorer-than-expected results in House and Senate races, began pointing fingers at the left—with corporate media giving them a major assist.

Democrats had been hoping for big wins on election night, with the possibility of winning not only the presidency but also the Senate, and increasing their majority in the House. But while Biden has come out on top, the party’s most optimistic outcome in the Senate would be a 50/50 split (if they win both Georgia runoff seats), giving them a majority with the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris. And rather than gaining in the House, Democrats lost several seats.

In the wake of these disappointments, the right wing of the party immediately blamed its left wing for the poor showing, airing their grievances in a private conference call among House Democrats that was leaked to reporters.

In a write-up about the call, the Washington Post‘s Rachael Bade and Erica Werner (11/5/20) quoted and paraphrased 14 sources blaming those who “endorse far-left positions” for Democrats’ losses, counterbalanced by only four sources defending the left. All of the progressive sources were named; half of the establishment sources were either quoted anonymously or presented as unspecified “moderates”—or, twice, simply as “Democrats,” committing the exasperatingly common journalistic sleight-of-hand that erases progressive Democrats as legitimate members of their party.

In addition to quoting a handful of participants on the call, Bade and Werner interviewed numerous “moderates” for the article (“Several moderate Democrats said in interviews…”), but only managed to interview two progressives: Alexandra Rojas, head of the leftist PAC Justice Democrats, along with Rep. Jared Huffman, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus—who took the side of the centrists.

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https://progresoweekly.us/when-centrists-lose-corporate-media-love-to-blame-the-left/

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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 05:53 AM

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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:09 AM

2. 5 lovely minutes of pure Prince bliss. Ahhhh..Ommm

Emotional Pump ~ 10.16.1986

"It is an unreleased track recorded on 16 October 1986 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (five days after Violet Blue, two days before Housequake).

The song was written for Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell,
who had influenced Prince greatly. It was sent to her, but she didn't think it matched her style and she told Prince she couldn't sing it.
The track remains unreleased."
~PrinceVault


These are the only lyrics she (Mitchell) ever mentioned:
'Emotional pump,
you're my emotional pump,
You make my body jump.'


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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:22 AM

3. still sucking reagan's dead ass/trump's balls.

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