“Faux News”-Entertainment, Not News

Keep the MAGA viewers satisfied seems to be the new Fox News motto. Whatever happened to “We report, you decide”?, or “Fair and Balanced”. Court documents from Fox News revealed a behind the scenes contempt for Trump and his “election fraud” supporters, despite the on-air support and promotion of the election fraud conspiracies that Fox News hosts provided across the broadcasting network.

Fox News hosts lied to its viewers about Dominion Voting Systems and their voting machines. The judge in the Dominion vs. Fox News case held that Fox News and Fox Business News made numerous false accusations about Dominion Voting Systems across its network following the 2020 election. Fox News management tried to claim that it was not responsible for the comments of its news hosts. Fox News management is not responsible for its employees?

I think the the firing of Tucker Carlson and the $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems say otherwise. Interesting that Rupert Murdoch did not take the stand and that the American public was denied a full viewing of “Faux News” dirty laundry. Facts are facts, entertainment is well-something else.


Joe Manchin III-Friend to Billionaires, Destroyer of Planet Earth, and Oppressor of U.S. Citizens

Joe Manchin has repeatedly set lower fiscal bars and goals for the Democratic caucus to meet, only to pull away the football like Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip as deadlines approached. Manchin’s constant bad faith negotiating has left Biden’s Build Back Better program in shambles, with Democrats once again scrambling to salvage crumbs for financially stressed Americans.

Manchin has consistently protected tax cuts for the wealthy and the fossil fuel industry while eliminating fiscal programs that actually could have reduced household inflation for American families, improved business supply chains, and taken meaningful steps toward meeting America’s clean energy goals.

Meanwhile, the ambitions of the Biden administration and hopes for a cleaner and more competitive economy have gone by the wayside. Once again Manchin is facing blowback from his Democratic caucus, receiving comments such as “failure to negotiate in good faith”, “moving the goal posts again and again”, and “we don’t trust him”. Faced with this righteous rage, he tries to deflect responsibility by claiming “he hasn’t shut the door”, and “he is still willing to negotiate”.

The Democratic caucus should shut the door on Manchin and end all negotiations with someone who obviously cannot be trusted and does not share the same goals. We need to move on to improving the lives of average Americans, protecting the planet, and restoring fairness in the economy. We need to move away from Joe Manchin and his planet-burning and billionaire-protecting policies.