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Response to ehrnst (Reply #45)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:13 AM

60. The washington Post is not a respectable journalistic entity.

 

But first Sanders did not criticize the Pot for its coverage of labor disputes in his campaign.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/08/13/bernie-sanders-criticizes-washington-post-coverage-baron-responds/1994986001/

Sanders later told The Des Moines Register that he was "disappointed" in the campaign employees that had complained to the press about the campaign's labor disputes.

"It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media," he said at the time. "That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it's improper."


While that is a dickish statement, it is not critical of the Posts coverage.

But more importantly the Post has a history of anti- liberal and anti-democratic writings. It was the Post that pioneered the concept of "Clinton Rules" journalism. It was the Post that hired and steno Sue Schmidt.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2004/7/11/37598/-

Where once Steno Sue could be counted on to serve as a mouthpiece for her sex-obsessed hero, Inspector Porn Starr Javert, now she has set up, in the words of Sy Hersh, a stovepipe connecting Senate Republicans staffers directly to the pages of the Washington Post (bypassing the traditional process of editing) where the issues involve life, death, war and treason. And guess which side she falls on?


Unless you have forgotten it was the Post and Schmidt that first published the lie that Al Gore had claimed to have "invented" the internet.

The Post was an important part of the media's war on candidate Gore. Right down to the tan/brown suit.
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh042006.shtml

COHEN (11/1/99): "The male body is home to me, my rocket, my whirlpool." So wrote Naomi Wolf in her book, "Fire With Fire" [note: Cohen’s statement is wrong] which will soon be required reading along the campaign trail. Wolf—sometimes a feminist, sometimes not, but always controversial—has just been revealed as a secret Al Gore campaign adviser, apparently teaching the vice president how to be a rocket and a whirlpool. Some of us, though, would settle for just plain Al Gore.

But it is more and more clear that no one, least of all Al Gore, knows who that is. This is why he moved his campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville, why he has gotten some new suits (it's the whirlpool look), and often appears in leisure clothing. He is newly energetic, sometimes manic and moves like a character in some speeded-up silent movie. I suppose this is what happens when you're a rocket.


The Post is just another villager mouth piece. Has it had good reporting? Certainly. But that makes its error even more irratating?

Was Sanders directly criticizing Marty Baron? Well Marty Baron accused Sanders od indulging in conspiracy theories. That is a direct personal attack. I couldn't find a similar personal attack by Sanders on Baron.


Yes you can buy Sanders books on Amazon. It would be surprising if you couldn't. I don't know if you remember, but this was the same line of attack conservatives have made against environmentalists. "If they were really environmentalists" they wouldn't fly on jets, wouldn't own houses, wouldn't do this that or the othere. Thus all environmentalists are hypocrites.
I take it that is your point, that Sanders is a hypocrite because his books are on sale on Amazon.
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