Ralph Nader Slams Chuck Todd for Wearing Corporate ‘Golden Handcuffs'

September 6th, 2019 6:40 PM
Longtime activist Ralph Nader doesn’t make news much these days, but the former presidential candidate still calls out problems that get his attention. His latest opinion piece on Thursday criticized Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, whom he described as “everything wrong with the U.S. media” because the NBC anchor has “allowed his hands to be shackled” with the “golden handcuffs” of corporate bias…

Why We Don't Read Newspapers

May 19th, 2018 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON — I ce did a weekly column for the Washington Post. It appeared on Mondays and was picked up in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, possibly Chicago and I believe Bull Snort, Georgia. It ran in a lot of newspapers, but that was many years ago. Things were different in America. Liberals were different then. For one thing, liberals were liberal. Now, of course, they are…

Salon's Amanda Marcotte: Media Got Hillary Same Way They Got Gore

November 19th, 2016 1:55 PM
Major similarities between the 2016 presidential election and that of 2000 don’t end with the Democrat winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote, claims Marcotte, who contended that the media had it in for Hillary Clinton the same way they did for Al Gore, and that in each case biased campaign coverage was a factor in driving down Democratic voter turnout. Regarding this year’s race…

New Republic Writer: Dems Should Bash Bush Like GOPers Bashed Carter

September 23rd, 2016 2:46 PM
A current hot topic in campaign coverage is Hillary Clinton’s underperformance among millennials, an unusually large number of whom favor the second-tier candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. Brian Beutler thinks those 18-to-29-year-olds who aren’t #WithHer don’t grasp what happened the last time a significant portion of the left was lukewarm about the Democratic nominee: 2000, when lefty…

NY Mag Writer Demands Ralph Nader ‘Confess’ for Elevating Bush

June 20th, 2016 8:06 PM
Ralph Nader, are you prepared to don a sackcloth and perform a public act of penance for your role in causing the defeat of Al Gore in the 2000 election? Who is demanding this political burning of Nader? Jonathan Chait of New York magazine who still can't get over his obsession with Gore's loss in the 2000 election. He flat out blames Ralph Nader for that loss and is now enraged that Nader won't…

Jay Leno Returns to Tonight Show to Pan the Economy, Hillary, O’Malley

October 7th, 2015 2:51 AM
Promoting his new car show set to premiere Wednesday night on CNBC, Jay Leno made his return to NBC’s The Tonight Show on Tuesday night to give a portion of the opening monologue. He poked fun at Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Republicans, ObamaCare, and the economy to name a few targets. 

Nation Writer’s Dream Debate Moderator: Ralph Nader

August 7th, 2015 8:45 PM
If you watched Thursday night’s Republican debate and wished that a onetime Green Party presidential nominee had been asking the questions, then you agree with Washington correspondent John Nichols, who thinks Ralph Nader would be the “ideal prospect” to moderate presidential debates for both major parties. Spoilsports might argue that Nader’s fifty-year record of lefty activism would make him a…

Ralph Nader: 'How Prescient They Were When They Nicknamed You "Barry O

September 6th, 2013 6:24 PM
Ralph Nader had some harsh words Friday for Barack Obama's planned attack on Syria. In a letter to the President published at the Huffington Post, Nader began, "Little did your school boy chums in Hawaii, watching you race up and down the basketball court, know how prescient they were when they nicknamed you 'Barry O'Bomber.'"

Ralph Nader: 'Has There Been a Bigger Con Man in the White House Than

June 13th, 2013 11:14 AM
Ralph Nader last week had some harsh words for the current President of the United States. Appearing on Democracy Now!, Nader asked host Amy Goodman, "Has there been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

The Washington Post Even Tilts the Obits: 'Visionary Scientist' vs. 'F

October 4th, 2012 4:13 PM
The obituary pages of Wednesday’s Washington Post displayed a very obvious bias in labeling two political figures. On page B7, the Post honored radical-left ecologist Barry Commoner. The Post’s Matt Schudel began: “Barry Commoner, a visionary scientist and author who helped launch the environmental movement in the United States and whose ideas influenced public thinking about nuclear testing,…