Rupert Murdoch Fox News anti-Asian coronavirus racism


This 13 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

[Rupert Murdoch‘s] Fox [News] can’t resist using racist coronavirus rhetoric

As coronavirus continues to spread through the U.S., resulting in the deaths of at least 33 people and threatening to topple many aspects of Americans’ daily lives, right-wing media is going against the advice of public health experts by trying to rebrand COVID-19 as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese” virus.

Read more here.

On March 10, President Trump retweeted a post from conservative political activist Charlie Kirk, who referred to the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the “China Virus.“ Kirk also exclaimed in his tweet, “Now, more than ever, we need the wall…the US stands a chance if we can get control of our borders.” Trump retweeted this and added the comment, “Going up fast. We need the wall more than ever”: here.

CNN reporter subjected to appalling anti-Asian slur: ‘I couldn’t believe it’: here.

LAWMAKERS UNVEIL RESOLUTION BLAMING CHINA FOR VIRUS A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers unveiled a resolution that blames China for causing a global pandemic and calls on the Chinese government to publicly declare that COVID-19 began there, a move that would almost certainly fuel President Donald Trump’s racist “Chinese virus” rhetoric and the recent uptick in attacks on Asian Americans. [HuffPost]

Britain: Teens arrested over ‘racist attack on Chinese people’: here.

American TV journalist sacked for being socialist


This 27 February 2020 video from the USA is called Saagar Enjeti: ABC News reveals corporate control by silencing socialist journalist.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Thursday, February 27, 2020

ABC journalist suspended after admitting he is a socialist

US TV channel ABC suspended a veteran journalist on Wednesday after he identified as a socialist in an undercover-video sting operation staged by a right-wing website.

Correspondent David Wright was heard criticising the network’s political coverage in heavily edited footage released by Project Veritas, an activist group that uses “hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias …”

Project Veritas frequently targets trade unions and campaign organisations such as the Association for Community Organisations for Reform Now (Acorn), which was forced to dissolve after losing government funding.

The conservative group also targets mainstream news organisations and journalists. It has mounted unsuccessful sting operations against the Washington Post and CNN correspondent Abbie Boudreau.

In 2015, the Trump Foundation donated $10,000 (£7,765) to Project Veritas …

The group has been described as “right-wing disinformation outfit” in a work on propaganda in US politics by three Havard scholars.

Mr Wright was covering the New Hampshire primary when he was covertly filmed by a Project Veritas supporter.

In the footage released on Wednesday, he is heard complaining about the network’s political coverage, saying: “I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed.”

The ABC reporter also said that Donald Trump is given an easy ride, adding: “We don’t hold him to account” and referring to him as “the fucking president.”

But it was the admission he was a socialist that proved too much for ABC.

On being asked whether he was a democratic socialist, he replied: “Like, more than that, I consider myself a socialist”. He admitted supporting “national-health insurance”, “reining in corporations” and narrowing the wealth gap.

Announcing his suspension, an ABC statement said: “Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved.

“David Wright has been suspended and, to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”

The action against him was widely condemned, including by James Poniewozik of the New York Times, who asked: “Would ‘I consider myself a capitalist’ be a suspendable offence at any news outlet?”

Radley Balko of the Washington Post commented: “The notion that journalists should never express opinions in private is absurd.”

US establishment smears Sanders as ‘Russian stooge’


This 25 February 2020 video from the USA is called Weak RussiaGate Nonsense Gets Used On Bernie.

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

24 February 2020

The victory of Bernie Sanders in the Nevada caucuses has escalated the anti-Sanders hysteria of the Democratic Party establishment and Democratic-aligned media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC. This has taken the form of fabricated allegations of Russian intervention into the 2020 elections to support Sanders’ candidacy.

This fable is elaborated on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times in a lengthy article by David Sanger, the newspaper’s most reliable stenographer for whatever story the military-intelligence apparatus wants floated in the newspaper. Under the headline, “Seeking Chaos, Moscow Places Its Bets in US,” Sanger smears Sanders as the beneficiary of supposed Russian support in the 2020 elections.

Sanger has a long record of fraudulent “analyses”. Stories that appear under his byline are generally based on unnamed intelligence sources whose allegations are presented as unimpeachable. The hallmark of a typical Sanger analysis is that it lacks any identifiable factual basis. He is less a reporter than a frustrated writer of third-rate spy stories with poorly constructed plots.

In this latest thriller, Sanger does not produce a single fact in support of the contention that Russian President Vladimir Putin backs Sanders or has done anything to assist his campaign.

Besides numerous unnamed “outside experts” and “intelligence analysts”, Sanger quotes three current and former intelligence officials by name, including Angela Stent, national intelligence officer for Russia, now a professor at Georgetown University and author of Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, who actually says nothing about Sanders.

Victoria Nuland is also cited. Nuland is certainly an expert on foreign subversion of elections, having played, as she boasted, a central role in 2014 in the $5 billion US effort to destabilize and oust the democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine.

Nuland does not present any evidence to support Sanger’s storyline, beyond asserting, “Any figures that radicalize politics and do harm to center views and unity in the United States are good for Putin’s Russia.” In other words, Sanders is functioning as a Putin stooge because his policies are to the left of the Democratic Party candidates favored by the CIA.

Sanger finds the hand of Putin in Sanders’ support for “a drastic expansion of taxes and government programs like Medicare,” claiming that this divides American society in a way favorable to Moscow.

Also named by Sanger is Christopher Krebs, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the Department of Homeland Security. Sanger cites his role in “documenting how Russian operatives are becoming stealthier, learning from the mistakes they made in 2016.” These Russki agents are so devilishly clever that they successfully conceal all traces of their insidious manipulation of American elections.

In Sanger’s make-believe world, the very absence of evidence of Russian interference is proof of their subversion. His storyline is a modern-day version of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anticommunist invocations of a “conspiracy so vast”.

No American is safe from Putin’s tentacles. Sanger claims that Russia is “feeding disinformation to unsuspecting Americans on Facebook and other social media.” He continues: “By seeding conspiracy theories and baseless claims on the platforms, Russians hope everyday Americans will retransmit those falsehoods from their own accounts.”

He concludes, with apparent regret over the existence of freedom of speech, “It is much harder to ban the words of real Americans, who may be parroting a Russian storyline, even unintentionally.”

The anti-Russia narrative has the most ominous implications for the democratic rights of the American people. The New York Times implies that any expression of social discontent in the United States, and, above all, the growing anger over mounting social inequality, can be delegitimized as “parroting a Russian storyline” and outlawed.

The claims by the intelligence agencies that Sanders is the beneficiary of Russian support have been taken up by leading figures in the Democratic Party establishment. Appearing on the ABC News Sunday interview program “This Week”, former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as chief of staff in the Obama White House, said that Sanders’ rise in the Democratic presidential contest was a case of Putin and Trump picking the weakest possible opponent in order to ensure Trump’s reelection.

These reactions are not merely the expression of the virulent hatred of socialism on the part of the Democratic leadership, even in the … version that Sanders advances under the label “democratic socialism”. A Sanders campaign, with its emphasis on economic inequality and appeals to popular hostility to billionaires and corporate America, would cut across the political agenda of the Democratic leadership.

The Democratic Party establishment has long wanted to conduct the 2020 election campaign against Trump as a continuation of the anti-Russia campaign that produced the Mueller Report and then the impeachment of Trump for delaying military aid to Ukraine for its war with Russia, which ended in his acquittal in the Senate. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi never tires of repeating, “All roads lead to Russia.”

The Democratic Party wants to center the 2020 presidential campaign on the claim that Trump is an agent or stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin and to present the Democrats as the defenders of “our” intelligence agencies and “our” diplomats and generals against the interference of Moscow in American politics.

In the event that such a campaign succeeded in ousting Trump, the result would be portrayed as a popular mandate for military escalation against Russia, as well as China, threatening the prospect of open warfare between the world’s main nuclear powers. Regardless of the outcome, however, a campaign focused on anti-Russian hysteria would serve to suppress the mounting social tensions in America and block any political expression of the seething anger in the working class.

The reaction of the party establishment to the rise of Sanders only underscores the central political reality that the Democratic Party is controlled by the intelligence agencies and the financial elites, not the millions who vote in primaries and caucuses.

BLADES OUT FOR BERNIE Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), now the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination, has continued to make gains with voters in South Carolina, especially among Black voters who make up nearly two-thirds of the party there. His Democratic rivals are expected to focus on Sanders at Tuesday’s primary debate in Charleston amid growing angst from the party establishment about a self-described democratic socialist being the nominee. [HuffPost]

JOE BIDEN’S LAST STAND Former Vice President Joe Biden badly needs a primary victory to keep alive his chances of winning the Democratic nomination, and his firewall state of South Carolina is finally heading to the polls this week. Biden once looked unassailable (with support as high as 46% at one point), but is now facing a competitive fight as other candidates in the race continue to make inroads with Black voters, his core constituency. [HuffPost]

Critics of Sanders repeat again and again that Trump cannot be beaten from his (Sanders’) all-too-leftist platform, and the main thing is to get rid of Trump. To this we should just answer that the true message hidden in this argument is: if the choice is between Trump and Sanders, we prefer Trump: here.

Sanders wins Nevada, USA, corporate media panic


This 23 February 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Democratic Caucuses, Cementing Front-Runner Status | Victory Speech

This 23 February 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Wins Nevada!

Breaking: We won Nevada! We are building an unprecedented grassroots movement, and together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Let’s take the next step and win it all.

This 22 February 2020 video from the USA is called BREAKING: Bernie Wins Nevada Caucus, MSNBC is MELTING DOWN!

MSNBC slammed for ‘full-blown freakout’ after Bernie Sanders cements status as Democratic frontrunner: here.

Democratic Party Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It’s Coming From Vermont. An MSNBC host outrageously responded to Sanders’s victory in Nevada by comparing it to the Nazi victory in France, by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout, February 23, 2020.

This 23 February 2020 video from Canada says about itself:

Chris Matthews and the Mainstream Media FREAK OUT as Bernie Sanders CRUSHES the Nevada Caucus

Bernie Sanders has just won the Nevada Caucuses by a MASSIVE amount, and the mainstream media are freaking out over it. Bernie not only won Nevada by a large total, but won among moderate and conservative voters. Mainstream media figures on MSNBC like Chris Matthews and James Carville had a tantrum live on TV, but they weren’t the only ones: all across cable news, there is a sense of devastation that Bernie won Nevada, and some are suggesting they would rather have Trump win than Bernie.

From Our Revolution in the USA today:

Despite the best efforts of the ruling class, our movement won in Nevada and is on the path to victory.

While it’s OK to celebrate, it’s even more important that we don’t take our eye off the ball. With South Carolina and Super Tuesday just around the corner, we are on the verge of taking a gigantic leap forward.

Our Revolution has invested in holding over 26 Campaign Kickoffs with thousands of our members of local Our Revolution groups in CA, TX, FL, OH, MI, CO, WA, MI, and other must-win states.

Now it’s up to us to turn all that organizing power into victories powerful enough to save our democracy and global environment from corporate destruction.

Rush a donation here to help us keep up the momentum, fight back against increasingly desperate corporate attacks, and continue to defeat the unlimited resources of the corporate establishment!

Onward to victory,

Our Revolution

This 23 February 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders with Crushing Victory in Nevada!