KIEM 3...and most local media, either refrain from asking difficult questions, or directly feed the correct right-wing propaganda to the developer-backed candidates....always favored to win with few exceptions.
To do otherwise would be "advocacy journalism".
Wow...some useful info. Thanks!
I wonder how many of my neighbors were foreclosed last month?
This is the ONLY news-source in this county capable of informing us.
Please do it!
Don't be offended if I wait to confirm your accusation. Falsely claiming endorsements is a serious charge, we'll see if it's true.
Differences that I've read about, between the candidates, regarding water being shipped south and the Klamath damn are insignificant to me, and probably everyone else.
Once again, I claimed that "ALL the candidate's platforms mirror Solomon's", and that a weary public, beaten down by a countless parade of DINO appeasers, have been driven away for a generation, showing no signs of coming back.
They number half the potential electorate!!!
Having just endured 4 years of a president who hammered all the SAME progressive issues that ALL the democratic contenders are hammering locally...(while continuing Bush's wars, bailouts, ineffective Wall Street reform, health care reform, NAFTA reform, job-creation legislation and on and on...), you can safely assume that there will be no change in registration statistics, with poorer turnout at the polls, and even more "progressive democrats" eager to embrace republican values and call it "pragmatism".
That's why, if citizens could hear Solomon and his history, they will be more interested in supporting candidates that can easily prove a lifetime of effectively advancing progressive values.
Exactly the kind of support Obama lacks in D.C.
All the democratic contenders think Norman Solomon is great, that's why all their platforms mirror Solomon's, with the exception of Jared Huffman.
And that's why polls show voters are backing the only candidate capable of defeating Huffman, the candidate who has spent the last 35 years effectively advancing progressive values.The candidate who has developed the knowledgeable, calm, reasoned debating skill desperately needed in top levels of government.
The REAL problem with well-intended liberal voters, and today's liberal/democratic candidates, is their fear of rising fascism amid the New Depression and, thus, the irrational (self-defeating) desire to appeal to right-wing (aka "conservative") voters.
The results have been disastrous.
Half America's eligible voters do not bother to register, citing little difference between the two political parties.
Those who hear Solomon, understand his compelling mastery over the issues...but, you won't hear him, his documentaries, or his numerous interviews on our local "public" television station KEET.
And there will be no LWV local debate.
Care-provider Valerie Denton nailed it in this report.
It's curious how our government claims it cannot afford to operate safe nursing homes for citizens, can't afford to provide single-payer health insurance, keep our elementary schools open, can't afford to operate prisons, mental hospitals, can no longer offer free "public" universities, cannot afford to take over energy generation, even our wars are being fought by private mercenaries.
Yet, there's profit to be made?
In every case, privatization is less efficient and less accountable, inviting secrecy, scandal and corruption. Mr. Rechnitz doesn't even know if he owns 24 or 40 nursing homes?
Unlike government-run entities, private perpetrators can legally "disappear" in a maze of LLC shell companies.
The costs of privatization are mounting, and the government (us) will end up paying every penny and much, much more.
The right-wing diatribe against all things "government" turns out to be that timeless shell-game that enriches a few at the public's expense.
Those who grew up in a nation that prospered under 90% individual tax rates, 35% corporate tax rates, reasonable tariffs, fully funded free public universities, neighborhood elementary schools, and infrastructure....
Who NOW support the tyranny of multi-national saturation: child-labor, tax havens, and their revolving door to Congress...
Are rightfully called traitors and should be reeducated.
You gotta love the argument, "we're already saturated in unsustainable, predatory, poverty-wage big box retailers, stop complaining".
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