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March 3, 2020

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina -- his first such victory in three presidential attempts -- has his allies in the media celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold. But Biden's seeming surge back into relevance faces a daunting test today. That test is Mike Bloomberg.

As the smoke clears, it looks like not so much. Half a billion down, and Bloomberg has American Samoa's electors to show for it. Now a two septuagenarian race.

Bloomberg, finally on the ballot, gets little for his millions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bloomberg-finally-on-the-ballot-gets-little-for-his-millions/2020/03/03/7a451af8-5d89-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

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Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders
« Reply #196 on: March 04, 2020, 10:05:22 am »
Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders
The scale of Biden's rout has no comparison.


But the impact of black voters was more important than the numbers suggest. It was Biden’s landslide victory in South Carolina that pushed party leaders around the country to back Biden in the 48 hours after the Saturday primary there. The Democratic establishment was divided and feckless before South Carolina. After African Americans weighed in, party leaders rallied around Biden. It’s the opposite of what political scientists often argue happens in a primary, when party leaders coalesce around a candidate early and voters follow along. For Biden, that dynamic happened after black voters had spoken in South Carolina. (One caveat: the black Democratic leadership of the state, especially Rep. Jim Clyburn, was clearly influential.)

Once the Democratic establishment spoke, the effect was powerful. When voters in a party are divided on a big issue, it’s a well-known fact that cues from respected party leaders can have a galvanizing effect. This happened recently when polling showed that Democrats were divided on the question of whether Donald Trump should be impeached. At the time of those polls, leaders in Congress were also divided. Once high-profile Democratic skeptics like Nancy Pelosi joined the pro-impeachment camp, creating a unified party position, the division among voters also disappeared. Something very similar happened with Biden after South Carolina and the firehose of major endorsements.

It’s only the degree of the shift that was so surprising. But it’s been clear that late-breaking positive news can have profound effects in a primary in which voters have been sloshing between several candidates all year. Biden hit a jackpot of timing. By one estimate the amount of positive coverage he received after the polls closed in South Carolina was worth over $100 million. The results seem to answer rather definitely that so-called earned media — free coverage — is superior to paid advertising.

As of late Tuesday Mike Bloomberg was on track to win four delegates, which would mean he paid over $100 million per delegate.

Finally, Biden was partially assisted by the dramatic rearrangement of the viable candidates after South Carolina when the moderates, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, dropped out while the left was divided by Warren remaining in the race. Biden might not have won Massachusetts or Minnesota, where the totals for Warren and Sanders exceeded Biden’s support, in a one-on-one race. And Warren likely kept Sanders from winning more delegates in California and Texas. (Though the impact of Bloomberg, who was on track to best Warren in both states, may have harmed Biden as much as Warren harmed Sanders.)

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Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders
The scale of Biden's rout has no comparison.


But the impact of black voters was more important than the numbers suggest. It was Biden’s landslide victory in South Carolina that pushed party leaders around the country to back Biden in the 48 hours after the Saturday primary there. The Democratic establishment was divided and feckless before South Carolina. After African Americans weighed in, party leaders rallied around Biden. It’s the opposite of what political scientists often argue happens in a primary, when party leaders coalesce around a candidate early and voters follow along. For Biden, that dynamic happened after black voters had spoken in South Carolina. (One caveat: the black Democratic leadership of the state, especially Rep. Jim Clyburn, was clearly influential.)

Once the Democratic establishment spoke, the effect was powerful. When voters in a party are divided ;) on a big issue, it’s a well-known fact that cues from respected party leaders can have a 😈 galvanizing effect. This happened recently when polling showed that Democrats were divided on the question of whether Donald Trump should be impeached. At the time of those polls, leaders in Congress were also divided. Once high-profile Democratic skeptics like Nancy Pelosi joined the pro-impeachment camp, creating a unified party position, the division among voters also disappeared. Something very similar happened with Biden after South Carolina and the firehose of major endorsements.

It’s only the degree of the shift that was so surprising. But it’s been clear that late-breaking positive news can have profound effects in a primary in which voters have been sloshing between several candidates all year. Biden hit a jackpot of timing. By one estimate the amount of positive coverage he received after the polls closed in South Carolina was worth over $100 million. The results seem to answer rather definitely that so-called earned media — free coverage — is superior to paid advertising.

As of late Tuesday Mike Bloomberg was on track to win four delegates, which would mean he paid over $100 million per delegate.

Finally, Biden was partially  assisted by the dramatic rearrangement of the viable candidates after South Carolina when the moderates, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, dropped out while the left was divided by Warren remaining in the race. Biden might not have won Massachusetts or Minnesota, where the totals for Warren and Sanders exceeded Biden’s support, in a one-on-one race. And Warren likely kept Sanders from winning more delegates in California and Texas. (Though the impact of Bloomberg, who was on track to best Warren in both states, may have harmed Biden as much as Warren harmed Sanders. )



I disagree with the basic premise of the above article. That is, that the VOTE COUNT for Biden in South Carolina on saturday, AND everywhere else on Super Tuesday, was legitimate. It was NOT. It was RIGGED to make it look like a "horse race" between Biden and Sanders. The key to rigging an election in favor of the establishment candidate is to make it look like it is a "close race" so the people are fooled into believing the outcome is legitimate (SEE: democracy PIG LIPSTICK).

Moreover, to claim that the other candidates, who so conveniently dropped out AND ENDORSED BIDEN prior to Super Tuesday, only "partially" helped Biden is absolute BULLSHIT. Anyone who does not want to see the OBVIOUS CONSPIRACY by the DNC to use all those candidates as stalking horses for Biden, FROM THE GET-GO, is a duplicitous liar or a fool. The proof in that particularly CORRUPT DNC pudding is that WARREN DID NOT drop out. The REASON for her not dropping out is to SPLIT the vote away from Sanders with her FAKE PROGRESSIVE campaign. The difference between Warren and the others will "magically disappear" when Warren ENDORSES BIDEN at the DNC corrupted Democratic Party Convention.

Today, Bloomberg dropped out. What a strange coincidence that he drops out just before the "final Democratic Party winner" is figured for Califonia...

ANYONE, unlike RYAN LIZZA, the author of the above Biden defending PUFF PIECE, with two HONEST brain cells to rub together can see that all this was planned to wear Sanders down FROM THE START. Despite the inconvenient (for the DNC) FACT that Trump will EASILY eat Biden's election lunch, AND SANDERS would DESTROY TRUMP in the election, the Capitalist (Fascist loving) Truth is that the DNC would rather have Trump than Sanders.

It is 2016 all over again. Have a nice day.   
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March 3, 2020

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina -- his first such victory in three presidential attempts -- has his allies in the media celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold. But Biden's seeming surge back into relevance faces a daunting test today. That test is Mike Bloomberg.

As the smoke clears, it looks like not so much. Half a billion down, and Bloomberg has American Samoa's electors to show for it. Now a two septuagenarian race.

Bloomberg, finally on the ballot, gets little for his millions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bloomberg-finally-on-the-ballot-gets-little-for-his-millions/2020/03/03/7a451af8-5d89-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

I agree that William Rivers Pitt was, as you put it, "not so much" right.

However, the Washington Post is totally wrong. Besides the pesky facts, conveniently ignored by the Washington Post, that Bloomberg's millions got him over 400,000 votes in California AND split up the count in Massachusetts, that clever piece of propaganda by the Washington Post is nothing but a giant distraction from the MAIN REASON (i.e. HURT SANDERS on behalf of BIDEN) that Bloomberg spent all those millions. ANYONE with a shred of honesty would acknowledge, as is evidenced by Bloomberg "dropping out" TODAY, so conveniently BOOSTING BIDEN with an ENDORSEMENT, that Bloomberg's INVESTMENT is paying off handsomely.


The Washington Post can state the truth a significant percentage of the time. They have to do that to keep some credibility among readers. 

However, in that article pretending to mock Bloomberg, they are lying simply because they do not want anyone to notice that Bloomberg. like Buttegieg, Klobuchar AND WARREN, were, and are, all in cahoots with the DNC to stop Sanders on behalf of BIDEN, PERIOD.
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Not So Super Tuesday 🥵
« Reply #199 on: March 04, 2020, 03:11:29 pm »
Not So Super Tuesday 🥵
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Vote Blue In The Face 😟
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😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right

AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZÁLEZ, DEMOCRACY NOW!

Following his Super Tuesday wins, we look closely at the record of former Vice President Joe Biden -- from his central role in supporting the Iraq War to expanding the so-called war on drugs. According to author Branko Marcetic, Biden's approach to politics is based on "appeasing the right" and "taking the platform of his Republican opponent and trying to make it his own."
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😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right


Saw a story today that Biden is "open" to nominating a republican as a running mate. Corporate Dems prefer four more years of trump to real change. And this just in, four more years of Trump means a lifetime of Trump. The day after he takes the oath in January, 2021, Moscow Mitch will advance a bill repealing the 22nd Amendment. And ladies, worried that the Supremes will cancel Roe? Wait until they repeal the 19th.

And Trump will do it via executive order, since he's now a king.

Think it can't happen?

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The Trump "fun through cruelty" Dictatorship
« Reply #203 on: March 04, 2020, 06:12:39 pm »
😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right

Saw a story today that Biden is "open" to nominating a republican as a running mate. Corporate Dems prefer four more years of trump to real change. And this just in, four more years of Trump means a lifetime of Trump. The day after he takes the oath in January, 2021, Moscow Mitch will advance a bill repealing the 22nd Amendment. And ladies, worried that the Supremes will cancel Roe? Wait until they repeal the 19th.

And Trump will do it via executive order, since he's now a king.

Think it can't happen?

I know it CAN, and WILL, HAPPEN. Also, Trump could give three shits about laws like Roe vs Wade. Making abortions illegal is just part of the "make lots of human activity for the lower classes illegal " fun through cruelty games that 🦀 Trump will gleefully engage in during his "second term" Dictatorship. Biden CANNOT win against Trump. Even the (normally rigged) polls are broadcasting the truth about that. The DNC would rather lose to Trump than have Sanders win over Trump, PERIOD, FULL STOP, END OF STORY.
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Down Goes Elizabeth Warren! Warren Drops Out. Should Sanders Offer Warren VP Spot? Would She Accept? 🤔
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Down Goes Elizabeth Warren! Warren Drops Out. Should Sanders Offer Warren VP Spot? Would She Accept?

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Agelbert NOTE: I haven't heard the full program above yet, but FWIW, I think they are asking the wrong question. The DNC knows full well the threat that Sanders poses to (increasingly cognitive impaired) 🐵 Biden on the debate stage. SO, they will go ALL OUT to control the question content AND the air time of the debaters. If a politically correct ;) excuse can be successfully pushed out there to "justifiy" cancelling the debates between Biden and Sanders, the DNC will get that done.

If they can't swing that scam, they will try to change the "debate" format by having the moderators present time consuming videos (full of overt or covert pro-BIDEN and anti-SANDERS 😈 subliminal messaging) followed by super easy, super short softballs.

Expect lots of bla bla, rah rah about "America's role as an honest broker in world affairs". That tear jerking "patriotic" pap will be presented so that Sanders looks like a meany when he is put in the position to counter the bold faced "America is a 😇 Saint" BULLSHIT. The idea is to make Sanders look "ani-American" WITHOUT allowing any in depth analysis by Sanders, which would expose the false memes pushed in the videos and/or by the moderators.

The overall "strategy" is: KEEP BIDEN from having to talk beyond simple sentences while filling in the time putting lots of PUFF PIECE visual and verbal material out there in favor of Biden.

A subset of said 😈 strategy is that Biden can be counted on to yell at Sanders. When he does that, the moderators will pile on with some visual and verbal ANTI-Sanders material. They will try to get Sanders to lose control and get angry. 🦅 Sanders is an old hand at dealing with that sort of attack, so they won't succeed there. However, they will succeed in limiting Sanders' air time. 😠

The CROOKED DNC "cards" are so stacked against Sanders, that, unless Sanders can forcefully present his case in the debates as a COUNTER to actual policies, HARMFUL TO AVERAGE AMERICANS, that Biden CLEARLY BACKS, Biden will be declared a "winner".
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   America's 🦅 Favorite Presidents Were Left of Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders is described by the media as far left but his policies are much closer to America's favorite presidents. Thom Hartmann explains.
 
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Who is your favorite president? Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Harry Truman are among the most popular presidents in American history and they all had policies that either matched or went further left than 2020 Presidential hopeful and Senator, Bernie Sanders

But if America's favorite presidents were so far left, why is the media acting like Sanders is radical?

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election
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Re: 2020 Presidential Election
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I will not be posting for a while I don't know when I will post again. Have a nice day.
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Agelbert NOTE: I continue to assert that it is 2016 all nauseatingly over again. Below, please find, more evidence of how the American Oligarchy makes sure that " 😇 journalist moderators" 😈 frame the questions in a debate to DEMONIZE 🦅 progressives and SUPPORT so-called "moderates":

How Presidential Debates 😈 Frame Issues to Support 💵🎩 Moderate Candidates
March 13, 2020

A FAIR study of the democratic presidential debates clearly shows that questions for progressive candidates such as Sanders and Warren were always framed critically, while those for moderate candidates were neutral.



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Editorial Note: The eleventh Democratic Debate has been relocated from Phoenix, AZ to Washington DC
Greg Wilpert: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.
The 11th Democratic Debate is coming up on Sunday, March 15th, in Phoenix, Arizona with only two candidates this time around, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. CNN, Univision and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be hosting it. However, the debate will not really be a debate this time. Rather, it will be more like a seated conversation where audience members get to ask questions.

The Sanders campaign has questioned this new format, saying that it limits Sanders’s ability to debate Biden directly. Also, there is the issue of what questions are asked and how they are framed. According to a recent analysis published by the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, FAIR, the questions in the 10 previous debates were almost all framed in a way to favor the policies of the more moderate candidates and to suggest that the progressive candidates, mainly Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, took highly questionable policy positions.

Joining me now to discuss how debate questions have been framed is Julie Hollar. She’s senior analyst for FAIR’s Election Focus 2020 Project and author of the FAIR article, Debate Moderators Frame Questions to Define Acceptable Politics. Thanks for joining us today, Julie.

Julie Hollar: Thanks for having me on, Greg.

Greg Wilpert: So let’s start with the premise of your recent analysis that how moderators frame questions is a problem. There’s an old saying in journalism that says that there are no bad questions, only bad answers. Is that not the case? And if not, why is the framing of a question so important?

Julie Hollar: Well, you know in journalism there is this conceit that journalists are unbiased, right? That if you are watching CNN or if you are reading New York Times, then what you’re getting is some sort of objective news. And the same, of course, would theoretically apply to the debates, right? That the moderators are asking essentially unbiased questions and the candidates are getting an opportunity to present their positions.

So when you end up with questions that, in fact, are framing all of the progressive positions in a more critical light, perhaps giving more of a pass to some of the more moderate positions, people are primed to receive this information. They are primed to hear these questions as being more unbiased and, therefore, thinking, “Oh, wow. Maybe Medicare For All really is a dangerous position. Maybe we don’t need to scrutinize the moderate positions as much as we do the progressive positions.”

I think most of your viewers are probably a bit more savvy than that, but there is this general idea that media are supposed to be objective, which, obviously, is not true.

Greg Wilpert: Now you specifically look into three areas of how the moderators have framed questions, health care, military intervention and the issue of electability. Let’s take a quick look at each one of them, beginning with healthcare. Here we have a typical example of how healthcare questions were asked.

Recording: Let’s talk about Medicare For All. Senator Warren, you are running on Medicare For All. Democrats have been winning elections even in Red States-

That’s what happens [crosstalk 00:03:06]-

… with a very different message on healthcare protecting Obamacare. Democrats are divided on this issue. What do you say to voters who are worried that your position on Medicare For All could cost you critical votes in the general elections?

Greg Wilpert: Healthcare was the main topic in all the debates and was raised a total of 161 times according to your article. Now, what is the framing here and what are the other examples of how healthcare questions were framed?

Julie Hollar: So Medicare For All has been a primary subject of debate for good reason. It’s an idea that a lot of people are very interested in. Democratic voters have consistently said that they’re interested in Medicare For All and at the beginning, at least, of the primaries, there were a lot of candidates who were supporting Medicare For All.

But what we found when we looked at the questions that were being asked is that when moderators were asking the questions about Medicare For All, they were characterizing it typically in negative ways, talking about forcing people off of their private insurance, talking about what are you going to do about all of the healthcare industry workers who might lose their jobs as a result of this, talking especially about is this going to raise taxes on the middle class?

There was one question of all of the Medicare-For-All questions that included the characterization that, oh, also it will eliminate premiums and copays. But even that question talked about, at the same time, it’s going to raise taxes in the middle class, right? So in the overwhelming number of questions about Medicare For All, it was here are some problems with it, please address these problems, right?

And then what we found was that when other candidates who did not have Medicare-For-All plans were asked questions about their healthcare position, they received much less scrutiny. Biden, for instance, he had one critical question that was asked. In other words, one question that, similarly to those Medicare For All questions, asked him, I think it was will your plan do enough, something along those lines. Otherwise, most of the questions to the other candidates were things like, is Medicare For All a problem? Are these Medicare-For-All candidates being realistic? Do they owe voters a price tag on their plan?

Sanders and Warren have been repeatedly asked about raising taxes on the middle class for Medicare For All. Biden, first of all, I would be surprised if many of your viewers know what Biden’s healthcare plan is because he’s been asked so few questions about it. But he has never been asked to explain how he’s going to pay for it. And, in fact, he has never answered that question in any forums or on his website or anywhere.

So the fact that the Medicare-For-All candidates are continually asked this question and the non-Medicare-For-All candidates are basically given a pass, I think it shows you very clearly where media stand on this question.

Greg Wilpert: Now let’s look at the military interventions. Here’s a typical example of those kinds of questions that were asked in this area.

Recording: Senator Warren, you said you wanted to bring home all troops from the Middle East and then you walked that back to say you want to bring home combat troops.

I do.

How does that protect America’s national security?

Greg Wilpert: Now, how would you characterize this framing? I mean, what was typical about that? I mean, in what way was this favoring the more moderate candidates versus acting against or being more critical towards the more progressive candidates?

Julie Hollar: Well, what we found was that when discussing war, when discussing military intervention, that the questions very much skewed in favor of intervention. In other words, probing candidates, would you pull out even if there’s no peace deal? Would you pull out even if it meant that there might be a resurgence of ISIS? In other words, presenting potential negative outcomes of non-intervention.

Whereas, generally, there were only a couple of questions that were anti-intervention in terms of framing and those were about the Iraq war, which, at this point, has such low favorability that even in the media you can talk about being against Iraq.

Greg Wilpert: And, finally, now the issue of electability was also quite significant, coming up at least 80 times. Now, here we have an example of how this was raised.

Recording: Senator Warren, I have a question for you. On Sunday on Meet the Press, Vice President Biden accused Senator Sanders’ supporters of bullying union leaders here with “vicious, malicious misogynistic things.” You said Democrats cannot build an inclusive party on a foundation of hate. Are Senator Sanders and his supporters making it harder for Democrats to unify in November?

Greg Wilpert: Now, what was typical about how these questions of electability were raised? That is, assuming that Democrats, above all, want to defeat Donald Trump in November isn’t actually electability a reasonable issue for voters to consider?

Julie Hollar: Electability is a very valid question for voters to consider, but voters are, ultimately, the ones who decide the answer to that question. The way that you know whether a candidate is electable is, ultimately, it’s whether they do win.

But before an election you can ask [inaudible 00:08:55] is if the election were tomorrow, would you vote for Biden or Trump? Would you vote for Sanders or Trump? In those kinds of head-to-head polling, Sanders and Biden have been pulling roughly equally against Trump. Both of them defeat Trump in the polls that we’ve seen month after month, actually. So a responsible media would have been reporting for the past several months that it appears that Biden and Sanders are, at this point, our most electable candidates.

But that’s not what we’ve been seeing at all. And, in fact, Biden has been running essentially on a campaign of “I am the most electable. That is why you should vote for me.” And yet in the debates we see that he is not asked questions about his electability hardly at all. Sanders has gotten four times as many questions about his electability as Biden has. Those questions are about are you too far left for the country? Are you too socialist? Things like that. One of the tough questions about electability that Biden’s gotten is Trump is going to throw everything that he has at you. Are you ready for it?

So there’s a very clear skew in the way that even the electability questions are being asked, which we would argue it doesn’t really make a lot of sense in a debate to ask electability questions because, again, that’s not something that candidates need to answer to. It’s something that the polls answer to. And so asking those sorts of questions doesn’t really help voters very much in the long run.

Greg Wilpert: Now just to summarize, basically, it seems to me that the main issue is really not so much about Sanders and Warren perhaps being asked critical questions or having questions framed in a critical way, but rather that the more moderate candidates, the more centrist candidates not having critical questions posed to them. Would you agree with that?

Julie Hollar: It’s really both. It’s going both ways. It’s that the more progressive candidates or candidates espousing more progressive positions have been getting more critical questions about those positions and the more centrist candidates or candidates espousing particular centrist positions have been getting less scrutiny about those positions.

Greg Wilpert: Now, finally, what would you say needs to change in the way debates are organized for debate questions to be framed in a better way?

Julie Hollar: Well, first of all, I mean one thing that FAIR has been calling for for a long time is to have different people asking questions. We don’t need to have CNN host four debates. If they are hosting this many debates, we need to include progressive questioners as well.

When the Republicans hold their debates, their primary debates, in the past, they have consistently brought on, at least on occasion, a conservative questioner, in addition to the sort of establishment media journalists. For the Democratic debates, that doesn’t happen and we’ve continually called for that and the Democratic party, in the form of the DNC, does not agree to it.

If you’re getting only the establishment media to ask the questions in debates, you’re always going to have the same kind of outcome. You’re going to have this kind of a skew in the questions that are being asked because that is the bias of the media. It is a centrist bias, and so you’re going to get a bias towards these centrist positions.

Greg Wilpert: Right. Okay. Well, we’re going to continue to follow, of course, these debates and also how they’re organized, but we’re going to leave it there for now. I was speaking to Julie Hollar, senior analyst for FAIR’s Election Focus 2020 Project. Thanks again, Julie, for having joined us today.

Julie Hollar: Thanks for having me.

Greg Wilpert: And thank you for joining the Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/how-presidential-debates-frame-issues-to-support-moderate-candidates



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Agelbert NOTE: 🦅 Jamarl tells it like it IS. Even if you are allergic to long videos, it is well worth your time to listen carefully to the first 15 minutes of the following video. I know it is a real struggle for the low attention span viewers, who cannot even bother to register here as a matter of common courtesy, but the entire video below outlines the breathtakingly crushing level of corruption that is NOW the status quo in the the American Oligarchy. "Hope" for a democratic USA is a forlorn four letter word. 


Depressing Reason Sanders Won't Go Hard On Biden. Will Biden Collapse In 2 Hour Debate? DemEXIT


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Depressing Reason Sanders Won't Go Hard On Biden. Will Joe Biden Collapse In Sunday's 2 Hour Debate?

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Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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