Tag Archives: Media

National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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Trump gaslights-up fake news

By ann summers Trump’s gaslight will power an entire nation. Trump’s still emitting Bill Shiney objects because having one media empire (Murdoch’s) as his personal press agent, driving memes to its media brethren, is not enough. There should be only … Continue reading

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fascist cosplay in NYC adds a RW mob attacking protesters

By ann summers The investigation of a street fight among RW supporters of Gavin McInnes and counter-demonstrators continues in NYC. Two separate events occurred after a GOP club speech using a plastic samurai sword to commemorate the assassination of a … Continue reading

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creeping Sokalism in the academy now extends to entire groups of marginal journals

By ann summers There was once an angry white guy who felt that some Other was doing less reputable academic work outside of his own field and decided to hoax a publication that did not practice rigorous peer-review. Alan Sokal … Continue reading

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Apparently “no public evidence has emerged showing that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia” -yet(i pubes)

By ann summers Today’s long-form NY Times story by Shane and Mazzetti is worth reading if only to remind oneself about the relentless work of rigged Russian witches, and that there’s a viable timeline for #TrumpRussia. One can only hope … Continue reading

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The only thing we have to trump is fear itself

By ann summers Only the blind led the blind in Trump Tower, especially in June 2016. But more interesting is Barbara Res telling stories about her former boss, challenging the notion of the “adults in the room” and their agendas. … Continue reading

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“Let’s hope to God we don’t have a crisis” … too late

By ann summers High Holy Days, Batman. 9/11 is the release day for Bob Woodward’s book, Fear and the Trump regime is scrambling. It now seems more obvious the anonymous Op-Ed in the NY Times was designed to offset Woodward’s … Continue reading

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If the Cohen allegations are true, POTUS* conspired to violate federal campaign law and to hide it from the American people

By ann summers     Neal Katyal’s op-ed in the NY Times spells it out clearly. Trump has been so used to working without accountability as a private citizen especially with respect to covering up his numerous dalliances, that he … Continue reading

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disinformation as misinformation and malinformation also involves framing

By ann summers Excellent Mother Jones article on disinformation that offers an opportunity to remind us that the interpretive tools are there, but they get misused or disused. Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created with the intent to … Continue reading

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like Trotsky opening up a taco truck in front of Trump’s Walk of Fame star.

  By ann summers The millennials’ remake of “up from socialism” might be embodied in the call to “Abolish ICE”.  The question is for whose cause is it more effective. If one believed in the lessons of GOP marketing, “Abolish ICE” has … Continue reading

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