Alex Wagner, a CBS special correspondent and co-host of Showtime's political series The Circus, has a very low threshold for Joe Biden to meet in the upcoming presidential campaign: Stay alive. Yes, according to Wagner, Biden just needs to have warm blood flowing through his body to make it across the election day finish line on November 3 and hopefully that would be enough for him to score a victory against President Trump.
It’s absurd for a media company that traffics in liberal bias like The Atlantic to continue to bill itself as being an “[i]ndependent” news source — especially when both of its parent companies’ chief executives are liberal donors. Federal Election Commission Records reveal that Emerson Collective Founder/President and Atlantic co-owner Laurene Powell Jobs gave thousands exclusively to Democratic presidential candidates (Emerson Collective owns a majority stake in Atlantic Magazine).
Stand by for yet another "inflection point" in which it is finally, finally OVER for the Trump presidency. Yes, liberals and Never Trumpers thought they had reached that "inflection point" several times over the past few years of this administration but now it must really really be over for Trump due to the coronavirus. Or at least that is the latest political gospel conventional wisdom according to Never Trumper Peter Wehner.
Elizabeth Warren has left the race, and it's all our fault. Sniff! She was just too competent for us. Such was The Atlantic magazine epitaph for the Warren campaign written by Megan Garber on Thursday bemoaning what she thought was a public too unenlightened to appreciate the brilliance of the 1/1024th Native American candidate. It was titled "America Punished Elizabeth Warren for Her Competence." Republicans had nothing to do with Warren's failure to thrive as a Democrat contender.
Loose cannon tweeter Jemele Hill is shooting from the hip at Republicans again. On Wednesday, the disgraced former ESPN Sports Center co-anchor criticized President Donald Trump's decision directing government health officials to coordinate communications on the coronavirus through Vice President Mike Pence. Hill's tweet implied that the former Indiana governor was previously responsible for the spread of HIV and now we're all doomed by the coronavirus.
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! That is what most of the media want you to believe about the 2020 election. This explains the recent spate of reports about the Russians attempting to hack the results of the upcoming election just as they supposedly did with the 2016 election despite no solid proof. And among those who saw no real proof of Russian influence on the 2016 election is someone who is among the ones most steeped in the electoral facts of that election, Nate Silver of 538.
Perhaps in normal times Michael Bloomberg's presidential candidacy would have been destroyed by the charges of racism and sexism hurled at him by the other candidates at the Democrat debate on Wednesday in Las Vegas. However, as Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic magazine pointed out, in this era of the callout culture, most people will probably overlook those charges because they are so used to hearing them.
On Thursday, the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, also known as MSNBC, freaked out over a recent hit piece in The Atlantic that warned of President Trump’s reelection campaign launching a “Death Star” of “propaganda, misinformation, lies, conspiracy theories” on social media. Anchor Stephanie Ruhle desperately asked: “Is there anything that can be done to stop it?”
“The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President” is an 8,200-word epic in the March issue of The Atlantic magazine. It launched with staff writer McKay Coppins making a fake Facebook account to follow Trump groups, and was horrified. What was “spin” in the Clinton and Obama administration has become sinister and fascistic when the Trump team employs it for the Internet age: What I was seeing was a strategy that has been deployed by illiberal political leaders around the world....censorship through noise."
Eminem surprise-released a new album, Music To Be Murdered By, early Friday morning, accompanied by a violent music video depicting the Las Vegas mass shooting and ending with a pro-gun control message. The video is for the song “Darkness” and it starts out seemingly describing Eminem’s nerves before a concert before you realize he’s rapping from the perspective of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter. The final verse lyrics read:
No matter how many times Atlantic magazine writer Emma Green tried to get the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, Leith Anderson, to criticize President Trump, she failed completely. Green should definitely made the effort over and over again but ultimately she completely failed to get the her desired result as you can see her Wednesday interview, "Evangelicalism’s Silent Majority."
The Atlantic magazine writer Jemele Hill launched an attack this week on pro golfers Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson for agreeing to play in a January tournament in the oppressive nation of Saudi Arabia. She also accuses President Donald Trump and other Republicans of hypocrisy for lashing out at the NBA and China two months ago, while remaining silent about Saudi Arabia's atrocities.