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Jake Tapper's Flawed 'Happy Fact Check Friday' On Medicare For All

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams

CNN anchor Jake Tapper just added his name to a growing list of journalists in the corporate media who set out to debunk progressives' calls for Medicare for All with a "Friday Fact Check" segment, promptly misrepresenting statements by Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well as the conclusions of a Koch Brothers-funded study.

In his segment, produced in partnership with FactCheck.org, Tapper played two clips of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez stating, respectively, that "Medicare for all would save the American people $2 trillion over a 10-year period" and that it is "actually much cheaper than the current system."

Tapper responded as though the two progressives had asserted that the system would be cheaper for the U.S. government - a claim Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez did not make - and ignored a conclusion of cost-savings that was buried in the study.

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Posted on August 18, 2018

Infomercial Reviews

Stop Sign

The owner of a Washington-state computer shop asserts that computer viruses are the biggest threat to business computers, when clearly the real danger comes from shitty coffee.
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Posted on July 17, 2007
TV Preacher Review

Joel Osteen

He's everything Kevin Trudeau would be if Trudeau actually believed in anything.
Continue reading "Joel Osteen" »
Posted on August 15, 2007
What I Watched Last Night

What I Watched Last Night: Columbo, Sort Of

By Tim Willette and Steve Rhodes
20 tweets in - nothing about Columbo.
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Tribune Media Lawsuit: Belligerent Sinclair Blew A Sure Thing

"Tribune now seeks, through this action, to recover all losses incurred as a result of Sinclair's misconduct, including but not limited to approximately $1 billion of lost premium to Tribune's stockholders and additional damages in an amount to be proven at trial."

Posted on August 13, 2018

Sinclair-Tribune Deal Is Dead

By Free Press
"The collapse of the merger is great news for dozens of local communities that will be spared Sinclair's slanted coverage and ridiculous must-runs," said Free Press president and CEO Craig Aaron.

Posted on August 9, 2018

A 'Complete Fabrication' | FCC Chair Ajit Pai Finally Admits Claim Of Attack On Net Neutrality Comment System Was Total BS

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
Pai implausibly blames former Obama appointee with inventing the tale.

Posted on August 8, 2018

A Revamped 'Buffy' Could Rectify The Original Slayer's Problem With Race

By Patricia Pender/The Conversation
Simply slipping a black Buffy into Sunnydale without making any other changes to the context in which she lives would do little to remedy the series' dubious record on race.

Posted on August 6, 2018

Real Doctor Reacts To Chicago Med

By Doctor Mike
Surprisingly fresh - but no Scrubs!

Posted on August 2, 2018

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SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Trying To Prove God Exists.

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