Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg reannounced a $500-million effort to eradicate coal and natural gas use in the U.S. on June 6. ABC, CBS and NBC news didn’t even flinch. That night the three broadcast evening shows made no time for the billionaire media mogul’s massive spending to shut down the rest of the nation’s coal plants by 2030 and start targeting natural gas plants. They also haven’t reported it since, much less scrutinized it even though he’s a high-profile liberal donor, media owner and maybe former politician.
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and CEO Gerald Storch brought a free market reality check to Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ arguments for a $15 minimum wage on CNBC’s Squawk Box June 6. Sanders went to Arkansas to attack Walmart over wages and demanded at its annual shareholders meeting that it raise wages even more on June 5. O’Leary and Storch both opposed a wage mandate, saying markets do a better job of setting wages than the government.
For more than a generation, James Carville's campaign maxim, "It's the economy, stupid," has been held up as an essential truth of American politics. There's no denying that a strong economy is an incumbent president's best friend. Seventy-three percent of voters currently rate the economy as a very important issue. As a result, if the economy remains strong for another 1 1/2 years, many analysts believe President Donald Trump will be favored to win reelection. On the other hand, if a recession hits next year, we will almost certainly have a new president in 2021.
On Wednesday morning, MSNBC again displayed why the stridently liberal news network has a reputation for taking in conservatives as contributors and then inspiring them to deliver commentary that sounds like it comes from the left. Right-leaning contributor George Will actually hit Republicans from the left on the issue of immigration as he and host Stephanie Ruhle conflated legal and illegal immigration without, of course, ever using the words "illegal" or even "undocumented."
It is becoming likely that a controversial star-spangled banner in North Carolina will continue to wave over Gander RV in Statesville. The city said that its leaders will consider amending an ordinance regulating the size of flags flying in a highway business zone, according to WSOC TV. Gander RV and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis steadfastly refused to comply with city orders to take the flag down and was even willing to go to jail. Lemonis is also the star of CNBC’s The Profit.
Getting rid of tariffs altogether turned out to be the common ground between Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan and Chinese television journalist Liu Xin. Regan welcomed Xin, host of CGTN’s The Point with Liu Xin, to discuss the Chinese economy, intellectual property theft and trade tensions between the U.S. and China on Trish Regan Primetime May 29. Although they didn’t agree on everything, when Regan suggested completely getting rid of tariffs between the nations, Xin was supportive.
The New York Times continued the left’s efforts to pit the haves against the have-nots with a business section cover story complaining about CEO pay.
Every year, Memorial Day reminds us of the strength and honor of the men and women who lost their lives in battle. That attitude clearly influenced Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis’ thoughts as he vowed earlier this week to never let the American flag come down under his watch amid his current legal battle.
Good news for the underdwellers in our apocalyptic capitalist reality; the socialist revolution will be televised! The new streaming platform Means TV aims to launch soon, providing anti-capitalist propaganda to true believers in the trenches, looking to inspire hope as they toil in this free-market hellscape. Should we point out the irony that these worker party broadcasts will sit behind a subscription paywall?
Who said lefties don’t have a sense of humor? Well, no one really ever had to say it, because it’s painfully obvious that none of these folks can take a joke, especially about their precious and “totally misunderstood” socialism. In response to the Daily Wire posting a Game of Thrones meme lampooning the economic system beloved by progressives, Thrones actor and apparent left wing nut Miltos Yerolemou had a mini meltdown on social media.