February 25th, 2018

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Perfectly Frank

It's nice to find a little piece by Thomas Frank on this whole Russiagate Kerfuffle. He is not a right-winger - in fact, he has very much been a powerful guru to the likes of those radical left-wingers, Thom Hartmann and Norman Goldman. He was outspoken on the decline of the American economy, jobs and THE WORKING/ MIDDLE  CLASS'.  He chastised the Dems for not recognising these gaping problems, and he basically supported the run of Bernie Sanders.  Wiki:

Thomas Carr Frank (born March 21, 1965) is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal.

A historian of culture and ideas, Frank analyzes trends in American electoral politics and propaganda, advertising, popular culture, mainstream journalism, and economics. His topics include the rhetoric and impact of culture wars in American political life and the relationship between politics and culture in the United States.

You might consider: Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (2016) ISBN 978-1-6277-9539-5

On Russiagate - The hysteria over Russian bots has reached new levels

Kim Dotcom - “Let Me Assure You, The DNC Hack Wasn’t Even A Hack”

So what do you REALLY think? - Russian Meddling: Gagging on the Irony

Here's some mm101 tags: Thomas Frank | Russiagate | Rumpgate