Thoughts & Essays

Elizabeth Warren tells Fox News to kiss her ass.

Okay kids, this blog is officially an Elizabeth Warren fansite now.

I often wonder WTF can be done about Fox News and similar propaganda outlets. I’m a little baffled about how you legislate against shit like Fox News without impinging on the free press. There’s some basic things you can do like reinstating the Fairness Doctrine and monopoly-busting media conglomerates like Sinclair and others, but… I mean, for starters, the FCC used to make the calls when it came to the Fairness Doctrine and the FCC’s been politicized since then. Can you safely regulate the news without opening a Pandora’s Box? In these partisan times? Like, I dunno, guys. It worries me.

Here’s a few other stories to check out, while you’ve got a minute.

Barr has assigned the federal prosecutor in Connecticut to investigate the oranges origins of the Russia investigations. Barr’s also working with the CIA, the DNI and the FBI to investigate those origins. I’m sure that will all be fair and non-partisan and trustworthy.

Meanwhile, CNN’s got photos of migrant/refugee kids sleeping on the ground, outside, with nothing but those silver blankets, at a Texas Border Patrol station, over the weekend. This is just your daily reminder that the US is the bad guys now.

And, to wrap things up, Lindsey Graham encouraged Don Trump Jr. to plead the Fifth when he appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee, so #LindseyGrahamResign has been trending all day on Twitter.

But seriously, I’m liking Elizabeth Warren a lot. It’s early days yet in the 2020 election, but so far, she’s at the top of my favorites list.

Image credit: Elizabeth Warren by Gage Skidmore. Source and licensing.