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Bernie Sanders’ views are much more in line with the American populace than the corporate media wants you to believe.
As his numbers continue to steadily grow, one question remains: Can he win?
Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss whether Bernie Sanders’ views are main-stream and how the corporate media reacts to his message.
At this point several main-stream media outlets such as MSNBC and CNN have looked at the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory. What about other conspiracy theories?
Conspiracy theories seem to be a “cottage industry” of sorts – especially among many on the right.
On May 4th, MSNBC discussed the English Defence League, Afzal Amin, and Texas conspiracy theories.
British Tory candidate Afzal Amin was suspended from the Tory Party after planning with far-right extremists in the English Defence League to stir up racial hatred and then artificially “diffuse” the situation in a cynical attempt to win votes.
Pamela Geller is an American political activist and commentator known for her anti-Islamic positions and opposition to Islamic activities and causes, such as the proposed construction of an Islamic community center near the former site of the World Trade Center, writes Wikipedia. Her viewpoints have been described as “anti-Islamic” or “Islamophobic.” She says her blogging and campaigns in the United States are against what she terms “creeping Sharia” in the country.
She is currently the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer. The American Freedom Defense Initiative has been designated an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The American Freedom Defense Initiative recently held a “Draw the Prophet” contest in Garland, Texas, where two radicalized Muslims reportedly had a shootout with police.
Ironically, Geller’s group has worked with the English Defense League in Britain.
MSNBC looks at the right-wing conspiracy “cottage industry.”
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Recently, U.S. Senator from Florida Marco Rubio announced that he will run for U.S. President.
Ouch: The Majority Report discusses Rubio’s decision, and they claim he will be the guy “talked about” to entice the Latino community and put the party in a good light, but the right-wing will just choose two white guys anyway.
Here are some quotes from right-wing Senator Ted Cruz, who is running for President.
Right Wing Watch
Bryan Fischer hosts the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio and posts on the American Family Association blog Instant Analysis (formerly Rightly Concerned), according to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia: “Fischer opposes abortion, national health care, gay adoption, and same-sex marriage. Fischer’s comments about homosexuality caused the AFA to be designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in November 2010.
“To avoid being classified as a hate group, the AFA has officially repudiated Fischer’s views on Muslims, Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, The Holocaust being caused by homosexuals, the outlawing of homosexuality and that LGBT parenting is slavery, and that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian.”
A Fox News report reportedly came straight from a Republican National Committee (RNC) memo announcing its “Hillary’s Hiding” campaign. That campaign, launched two days before the Fox & Friends segment, purports to “keep asking, ‘Where’s Hillary?'” and focuses on the number of days since Clinton’s last press conference and interview. At no point did Fox News anchor Elizabeth Hasselbeck credit the RNC for the concept that framed her segment.
Conservative talk show and news personalities have long ignored the overwhelming support for wider access to birth control, and instead have been pushing myths.
Media Matters video.
Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff from The West Wing talk about lack of substance in public relations. Canadian news organization Truth Mashup discusses it.
TYT / Truth Mashup video.
Bryan Fischer claims Russia has been a Communist country ‘since 1917.’ He seems unaware of the fall of the Soviet Union in December 1991.
Fischer also refers to the president as a Communist and claims that Obama wants to be a dictator like Fidel Castro (whose brother Raul is now in power in Cuba).
Right Wing Watch video.
Is the right wing exploiting the murders of 2 NYPD police officers in an effort to point the blame at Mayor Bill de Blasio, Eric Holder, and President Obama?
Rudy Giuliani specifically blames President Obama for the killings, but Giuliani also played a role in police riots against Mayor David Dinkins…
Sam Seder video.