I was bitterly critical of Bernie Sanders during his Quixotic and inept presidential run for two interconnected reasons. His domestic spending promises were simply bullshit because of his refusal to take on the Pentagon’s yearly bill, which consumes over 50 percent of the federal discretionary budget, and because he refused to burn down the Democratic Party house despite the blatantly obvious Clinton-orchestrated rigging dating to the very from start of the primaries.
So the New York Times has either been slipping hallucinogens into its editorial room French Press coffeemaker or, more likely, it has taken complete leave of its senses. This was borne out clearly in a story titled Undercover With the Alt-Right, which ran on September 19. Let’s begin by pointing out that while it presents itself as a news report, this is in fact a strange hybrid of documentary and faux-journalism, and published in the Opinion section.
The Internet is full of people begging the question and I am here for them! If they are not sure whether the 2016 Election has concluded yet, I will bring them a dose (of reality). [Note: That crack inserted by my crack editor, Ken Silverstein.] Maybe they are just not sure how to move forward with their lives since 2016? Well, they’re in luck. I drive my car without reverse; forward is my way of thinking and I am here to tell everyone how to follow in my plodding footsteps. [Note: Ditto above.]
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Selecting a term
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