Bloomberg & Trump Are the Same Guy When it Comes to Sexism
Nancy Pelosi, the DNC, and none of the cable news outlets will tell you this, but thank you Laura Bassett of GQ for your article, "Why Is Bloomberg's Long History of Egregious Sexism Getting a Pass?"
In December 2015, employees at Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control organization funded by Mike Bloomberg, arrived at work to find a holiday gift on their desks from their employer: the former mayor’s 1997 autobiography, Bloomberg by Bloomberg. Flipping through the book, staffers found themselves uncomfortably reading their billionaire founder’s boasts about keeping “a girlfriend in every city” and other womanizing exploits as a Wall Street up-and-comer.
Indeed, Bloomberg’s casual boasts about his sex life in his own autobiography are now some of the least problematic parts of the his candidacy for president. In recent days, the former New York City mayor’s track record on race is undergoing renewed scrutiny: Bloomberg oversaw and expanded the racist and unconstitutional “stop and frisk” program, and a newly unearthed video shows him blaming the end of a racially discriminatory housing practice known as “redlining” for the 2008 economic recession. But it takes a telling amount of gall and cluelessness to gift a book with anecdotes about your own womanizing to employees at your gun safety non-profit in the year 2015, especially for a politician with presidential ambitions who has been vigorously denying allegations of misogyny throughout his entire career—including nearly 40 sex discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him and his organizations by 64 women over the past several decades.
Of course, we all know the reason the Big 6 media companies aren't reporting this as Bloomberg spends millions of dollars for ads in primary states. He's in the race only to #StopBernie. And that is the one thing that will get you a free pass on your record of racism and sexism and any other ism. Sanders' surrogates and supporters who accurately report on the records and lies, etc. of Biden, Warren, Buttegieg, Harris, Booker and now Bloomberg are attacked in the media for being a vicious pack of dogs, a mob of brownsgirts and the second coming of Stalinism.
Benjamin Dixon, an African-American who operates an independent news outlet, was crucified on CNN for daring to post a video of Bloomberg's racist remarks defending his "stop and frisk" policy despite the fact it's real audio from his appearance at the Aspen Institute in 2015, and video from a radio interview in 2013. No mention of Bloomberg's atrocious racist comments, only criticism of the messenger, a black man.
CNN politics correspondent Cristina Alesci reports on the 2015 audio of Michael Bloomberg defending his stop-and-frisk street crime policy by saying he deployed "all the cops in minority neighborhoods" because that’s where "all the crime" is.
She said the podcaster who released the audio, Benjamin Dixon, is "clearly a Bernie supporter" and "very anti-Bloomberg." Alesci is a former Bloomberg News reporter.
Rest assured, as long as you're a candidate attacking Sanders no one in corporate media will criticize you for anything in your past, no matter how egregious. This was true after the 2016 wikileaks release of the DNC emails, where the media went after Assange as a Trump and Putin supporter for daring to publish real evidence of the DNC and Clinton campaign's election fraud, rather than discuss how Hillary stole the nomination, and it's true now.
No wonder the USA ranks 48th in Press Freedom (2019 rankings) by Reporters without Borders. Our corporate media is nothing but a catapult for propaganda.