Shame on CNN and the New York Times for ignoring the climate crisis | Kate Aronoff
Virtually every area of politics will be affected by global heating. So why couldn’t moderators be bothered to ask Democratic candidates about it?
What did we get instead? An entire round of questioning was kicked off by asking Bernie Sanders about his recent heart attack, and the last of the night asked candidates to opine on a surprising friendship like the one between Ellen DeGeneres and George W Bush. Amy Klobuchar – now polling at 1.6% – was asked to speculate about whether Democrats could get elected by running on universal programs like Medicare for All.
The Democratic National Committee chairman, Tom Perez, shares plenty of the blame too. As organizers with the Sunrise Movement demanded that Democrats hold a debate dedicated to the climate crisis this summer, Perez fought each step of the way to make sure it wouldn’t happen. His reasoning – explained in a defensive Medium post – was that there was no reason for a dedicated debate on something candidates were sure to bring up regularly. “I have the utmost confidence that, based on our conversations with networks, climate change will be discussed early and often during our party’s primary debates,” he wrote then, doubling down on a DNC rule that would penalize candidates for participating in any unsanctioned debates. So what happened?
As Fox News pumps out wall-to-wall coverage of a Green New Deal – trying to build the case against any sort of climate action – CNN should be ashamed of itself for letting a network perhaps best described as state media define the conversation about such a grave threat, failing to give advocates for that policy suite as much airtime as they’ve given to huckster climate deniers in the name of presenting “both sides” of a debate over science that never really existed.Read more: The Guardian
And voters suppression !! Ummmm... what Why the surprise? The only crisis is the Democrat Party. I applaud CNN and the New York Times for not wasting time on a Hoax. Never thought i'd praise either outlet, but here I am...
Lenny Henry’s Race Through Comedy review – Britain's blackface shameHenry revisits half a century of multicultural sitcoms, from the good to the bad and the truly stomach-churning Lenny who? And yet you still group people from East Asia (think China and Vietnam) in with people from South Asia (think Pakistan and India) as 'Asians'.
Donald Trump says ‘rumour has it’ CNN boss will resign. CNN replied with ‘lol’Donald Trump has fake news-ed himself after indicating that CNN president Jeff Zucker is preparing to resign, despite no such suggestion from the publication. The US president took to his favourite Trump needs to learn how to write and spell first !!! TrueFactsStated This has to do with Epstein, but Zucker has the same evidence Barr has. Lotta dvds. Rumor has it that realDonaldTrump keeps a big mac under his comb over for snacking on. It's always kept toasty warm as he's always on a hot headed rant like an insane lunatic ImpeachThePres scump Resist
England stand firm in face of sickening racism as they thrash Bulgaria on night of shame in SofiaEngland stand firm in face of sickening racism as they thrash Bulgaria on night of shame in Sofia | JBurtTelegraph alantyers JBurtTelegraph alantyers Reminder JBurtTelegraph alantyers No they didn’t stand firm. They thought about it, then realised they wanted the points and the win more especially after the previous loss. It will take a lot more like withdrawal from the competition etc. At the end of the day it’s only a game! JBurtTelegraph alantyers I'm not using last night as an example but when is a hostile crowd a racist crowd if your best player happens to be black. I remember Steven Gerrard being clearly spat on and having bottles thrown at him when he took a corner at the Camp Nou. All caught on camera, game went on.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Bernie Sanders for presidentThe progressive New York congresswoman will join the presidential candidate at a New York rally He will transform America for the better and not the few. Clever. By the time she's old enough to run for president he'll have popped his cloggs and she can slot herself in as his natural successor.
Use contraception to stop overpopulation adding to climate changeExperts from the New York-based Population Council challenge the traditional emissions-based approach to addressing climate change in favour of supporting contraceptive access. Now do Africa Scare-tactics and lies.
Photographer Llloyd Ziff captures Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in new book 'Desire' | LOVE“There are pictures everywhere...your job is to find them. ” New York photographer Lloyd Ziff on shooting PattiSmith and RobertMapplethorpe in his new book 'Desire.'