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Alternative Media Outlets Gothamist and DNAInfo Abruptly Wiped Out By RW Owner, Just One Week After Employees Vote Successfully To Unionize.

As major newsrooms all over the world continue to hemorrhage reporters and coverage, alternative news media on the web have filled some of the void. One such niche for some has been to focus on covering local news and lifestyle. That's what Gothamist and DNAInfo were doing successfully.

Both sites were owned by, (surprise), another RW oligarch, which is often the case for sectors across the board in our "free market" capitalist country. This guy is the Ameritrade CEO, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and who himself has donated money to Donald Trump.

Big Daddy Warbucks Mercer Steps Down

From my favorite Hillarycrat apologist, Digby:

Bannon's Daddy Warbucks on the hot seat

In a letter to investors reviewed by The Washington Post, Mercer noted he has come under intense scrutiny for his financing of Breitbart, his relationship with former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon and his backing of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

My Interactive Educational Pamphlet on the Economy/Fed (99% Complete)

I wrote an online pamphlet a few months ago for a class that I thought some people here might find interesting. The goal was to help people visualize the actions the Fed took post great-recession, the effects they had on the stock and bond markets, and whether they helped Americans on the whole.


Papa John's CEO whines about lost sales, blames NFL drama

I love watching shitbags like him make asses of themselves in public. He must have taken lessons from the DNC-Hillary Clinton School of Blaming Everyone Else For Your Problems. Too funny.


While on pity tour Clinton admitted she bankrolled and ran the DNC

This backs up some of what Brazille said. (The Clinton Creature has dribbled a lot of self-incriminating remarks on her Poor Poor Pitiful Me Tour*.)

This video is where she’s complaining about after ‘winning the primary’ she had to come in and ‘rescue’ the DNC and take over operations. And she went on to rant about how they gave her back “NOTHING.!”

Donna Brazile, in her own words

LOL, wonder how this news is gonna fly


I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process...