Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The problem with Donald Trump is not that he is imbecilic and inept -- it is that he has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites. They get what they want. They do what they want. Although the president is a one-man wrecking crew aimed at democratic norms and institutions, although he has turned the United States into a laughingstock around the globe, our national crisis is embodied not in Trump but the corporate state's now unfettered pillage.




Alternate links: Google News | Twitter

Trump, who has no inclination or ability to govern, has handed the machinery of government over to the bankers, corporate executives, right-wing think tanks, intelligence chiefs and generals. They are eradicating the few regulations and laws that inhibited a naked kleptocracy. They are dynamiting the institutions, including the State Department, that served interests other than corporate profit and are stacking the courts with right-wing, corporate-controlled ideologues. Trump provides the daily entertainment; the elites handle the business of looting, exploiting and destroying.


Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.


These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.


#1 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-30 01:30 PM | Reply

Posted by BruceBanner at 11:58 AM

Excellent article, Bruce. Thanks for posting it.

What's particularly interesting is the author of the article:

Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister.

#2 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-30 01:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Excellent thread article, written by an actual Christian liberal.


#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-30 02:25 PM | Reply


#1 | Posted by Avigdore

What are you doing out here?

Retreat back to your protected enclave and go spend all those tax dollars you got at our futures expense.

We wouldn't want you out here inadvertently exposed to opinions that don't match your protected world view.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-30 03:09 PM | Reply

Hey Goatvigdore, you left this part out:

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Truthdig is a news website that provides a mix of long-form articles, interviews, and blog-like commentary on current events, delivered from a politically progressive point of view. Truthdig has a left wing bias in what they choose to report and the words they use, but the articles are generally well written and reasonably sourced.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-30 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 You should read it bro.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 03:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Il Douche' is the utterly expendable face. The real power lies with Pence and his backers. They're the ones doing the real damage.

#7 | Posted by morris at 2018-01-30 09:13 PM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2018 World Readable

Drudge Retort