Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY) proclaimed his support for the “working people” of America, and unveiled his “Workers’ Bill of Rights” July 23. On July 24, the Fox Business Network's Bulls & Bears host David Asman consulted former Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto and others to find out how small businesses would fare under what Asman called de Blasio’s “socialist push against businesses.”
Far-left candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) latest plan to restructure the economy and regulate Wall Street came with a denouncement of private equity companies as “vampires.” MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle boosted Warren’s so-called “economic patriotism” plan on July 18, but ignored that creepy insult. Nor did they discuss whether private equity firms are actually villains or being misrepresented by Warren. MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle was practically grinning as she announced that Warren, whom she called “the candidate with a plan for everything,” was “out with another one, this time aimed at a very familiar target: Wall Street.”
Just as online retailer Amazon hoped to entice millions of its Prime members to spend on Prime Day, CNN launched an attack on “fast, free shipping” for not being environmentally friendly. Senior economics writer Lydia DePillis complained on July 15, that fast shipping, like Amazon’s new Prime Free One-Day option, has a “hidden cost” to the environment. She criticized “America’s addiction to absurdly fast shipping” for pushing retailers to do a “careful dance” to minimize environmental impact without turning off potential buyers.
This wasn’t an episode of Fear Factor or The Amazing Race. It was The Washington Post that hyped maggots as a solution to fears of a future global food crisis. Reporter Christopher Ingraham wrote about Symton BSF — a company cultivating the larvae of black soldier flies — as food for animals. But the July 3 Post story didn’t stop with the idea of breeding maggots to turn into animal food. It had food for people in mind too, and even accepted someone’s claim that dried larvae taste like “Fritos.” Gross.
CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood didn’t just interview 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke about the economy July 5. He literally asked questions while eating Mexican food with the candidate. That jovial setting was perfect for the easy and friendly interview Harwood conducted. Harwood often lets his liberal views show on CNBC. CNBC.com described the interview as O’Rourke “filling in the blanks” on his economic plans which included raising taxes.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon thinks President Donald Trump deserves “some” credit for the strong economy and that tax reform needed to happen, even though his “liberal New York friends would never agree.” On Yahoo Finance’s Influencers with Andy Serwer on June 27, Dimon applauded Trump’s pro-business economic agenda, especially tax cuts and deregulation.
Washington Post economic editorial writer Charles Lane called out proponents of socialism citing Nordic countries as a “model” for the kind of socialism they want to see replicated by America. Because, while they are “success stories,” they aren’t really the socialist utopias claimed by liberal presidential candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT). Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-NY), has also claimed her policies “resemble” these countries.
When the left conducts polls, it’s not surprising to see how they can manipulate questions to obtain their desired results. Atlantic staff writer Robinson Meyer on June 21 gushed how the Democratic Party has “become more interested” in pushing forward the Green New Deal (GND) advocated by Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). He brought up how a carbon tax was apparently no longer “climate policy’s hottest plan.”
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 CNN, David Gregory says that despite his lengthy sit-down with Prince Charles, and talks with Al Gore and others, President Trump is not convinced about climate change and the "consensus" view in favor of a carbon tax.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, after John Avlon recited a piece attacking the Donald Trump administration's reaction to alarmist global warming predictions, co-host John Berman likened Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the villain Lex Luthor, who infamously planned to mass murder Americans on the West Coast so he could benefit financially, in the 1978 film Superman.
Not content solely to use the offensive “climate denier” term against dissenting views on climate change, a Guardian writer adopted the term “extinction deniers” in a tirade against skeptics on May 23. Contributing writer Jim Tobias claimed Republicans instigated a “campaign of climate deception,” and smeared them as “extinction deniers” for listening to critics of an upcoming United Nations report during a May 22, House committee hearing.