You guys make this too easy. Canada Free Press is the Arizona Daily Independent with a Toque. In other words, a joke trying to pass itself off as journalism.
Canada sounds a warning for white democrats. But I believe that they are talking to all of us. Where is the party headed?
What's happening with national governance these days is indeed frightening.
But let's rewind a bit: what methods were used by Clinton and the DNC to defeat Sanders' groundbreaking grass roots campaign to wrest the "Democratic" party out of the hands of neoliberal plutocrats? We didn't see much coverage of that in this blog, David. And, when it comes to the LARGE purveyors of "liberal" discourse in this country, many of us who followed the NYTimes and the Sanders campaign noticed a disturbing lack of balance in the way that supposed bastion of accurate, fair, well researched journalism reported on Clinton and Sanders. The violations of journalistic integrity and respect for FACTS may not have been of the same magnitude as the Twitter absurdities you report in this piece, but some would say the violations of integrity were different only in scale, not in kind.
While we're talking about behaving responsibly with FACTS in political discourse, the problems we have in social media and the blog-o-sphere in this country include not only circulating specious stories that have no basis in fact, they also include what some call "lying-by-omission." That means failing to report something that is relevant and that voters need to know, for example your own omission of discussion of candidates you endorsed receiving compromising donations from people affiliated with a company to which they had recently voted to grant a multi-million dollar contract. Or your failure to mention the fact that so-called political progressives you had endorsed voted in favor of outsourcing the management of substitute teacher labor and in effect undermined the ability of long term substitute teachers to qualify for benefits. Or the absence in your blog on education of reference to the fact that the AZ Attorney General's office found that candidates you endorsed for the TUSD Board had violated Open Meeting Law when they voted to discuss the Superintendent's goals in a closed rather than in an open meeting.
You object to the subject of this piece being "gullible enough to believe in the wild-eyed conspiracy theories...[or]... a liar spreading wildly untrue fake news for political purposes." That brings to mind the conspiracy theories you spread about TKF in the days before the November 8 election. With absolutely no basis in fact, you spread speculations about the motives of Tucson business leaders who donated to that IEC, while conspicuously failing to mention documented violations of campaign finance ethics and reporting practices of the candidates you endorsed. See this piece and the comment stream following it:
I imagine some of your readers are enjoying the self-righteous posturing you've made your 24/7 occupation since November 8, but to those who've paid consistent attention to the quality of reporting you tend to provide, the whole scene -- both mainline Democrats and those they love to complain about -- brings to mind the famous passage from the first chapter of Isaiah:
The whole head is sick,
and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even to the head,
there is no soundness in it.
You are excited about trump's choices for HUD and Education. Let's see. HUD, Ben Carson publicly admits he has no ability or knowledge to run a federal agency. Should be interesting, and this excites you. Future DOE Sec Devos has no experience with public education as a parent, student, teacher or administrator and doesn't even believe it should exist. So you don't want to fix public education, you want to eliminate it. OK. This excites you. Again, interesting.
Much better than the current one. At least he pays attention. Settle down David, you will make yourself crazy if you do this for eight years.
Trump has "a 20 minute attention span?"
Seems overly generous to me, David.
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