Once again, we’re talking about what happened in Vegas last weekend at the Nevada Democratic Convention because the media continues to lie about it.
Until they apologize – and by THEY I mean the Nevada Democratic Party, Roberta Lange, Jon Ralston and every other so-called journalist who reported Ralston’s baseless accusations as fact – I’ll keep calling them out for lying to the public.
This morning, I called on someone who was there and has been relentless in speaking truth to those who’d silence her if they could, Angie Morelli. I was introduced to Angie one week ago, as were most others, when she appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show to correct her baseless, factless reporting from the night before (when she showed chairs being thrown into the ring at a Pro Wrestling match, because she couldn’t find video of chairs thrown at the Nevada Democratic Convention because none were thrown!).
Want more proof of how the media contorts information to make it fit their narrative? Behold the Associated Press. The headline reads
Unfortunately (for them) he didn’t say that. Watch for yourself
What Bernie Sanders actually said:
“I think if they make the right choice and open the doors to working-class people and young people and create the kind of dynamism that the Democratic Party needs, it’s going to be messy. Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle but that is where the Democratic Party should go.”
The AP reporter then took what Bernie said completely out of context by asking
“So you think the convention could be messy?”
Remember, Bernie wasn’t talking about the convention; the reporter was. But asked that direct question, Bernie answered
“So what? Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.”
But please notice that Bernie did not threaten that the Democratic convention would be “messy.” That was the AP’s suggestion, pre-determined narrative that was likely decided on before this interview ever took place. And that is why we can’t have nice things.
In other news, “Bank of America Penalty Thrown Out in Crisis-Era ‘Hustle’ Case.” Wait, what? I hope you heard my interview with David Dayen from last Tuesday about his must-read book, Chain of Title. I called on David this morning to talk me down from this story. The good news is that this will be appealed; the scary part is that an appeals court let BofA off the hook for the massive fraud they inflicted on the American people. Watch this space…
I also welcomed Dave Johnson back to the show. Dave and I spent many hours on this program discussing the TPP, and it’s all I could think of when I heard that President Obama went to Vietnam and lifted the arms embargo. We’re going to sell arms to Vietnam. This can’t end well. So Dave joined in to explain why (TPP and China), and to also discuss the good thing Obama did this week regarding overtime pay requirements.
As a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future, Dave is quite the prolific blogger. Here are his pieces on the topics we discussed today: “Obama Visits Vietnam To Promote TPP. Wait, VIETNAM? Really?” and “Why This New Overtime Rule Is A Big, Big Deal.”
One step up and two steps back, it seems.
I’ll be back tomorrow to have some fun with FloriDUH and whatever else the day brings, radio or not!