Thursday, January 20, 2022

Quote of the Day

[President Biden] made a big deal saying he’s not a socialist like Bernie Sanders. [Yet he] is a corporate socialist, completely. Throughout his career, Joe Biden has supported subsidies, handouts, giveaways, and bailouts [for corporations] . . . And he’s continuing to do that. And the reporters [at yesterday’s press conference] didn’t take him to task there. . . . I mean, they never raise the [issue of] corporate supremacy over our country. There isn’t a single agency in the federal government that isn’t influenced maximally by corporate lobbies. And Congress is swarmed by corporate lobbies. . . . [And yet] the press never asks about it. The self-censorship of the press is overwhelming. That’s why we have to have a more independent media.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy
Norman Solomon: Quote of the Day – July 8, 2021
Inauguration Eve Musings
Biden’s Win: “As Much the Sounding of An Alarm As a Time for Self-Congratulations”
We Cannot Allow a Biden Win to Mean a Return to “Brunch Liberalism”
Progressive Perspectives on the Biden-Harris Ticket
Progressive Perspectives on Joe Biden’s Presidential Run

Related Off-site Links:
The Meaning and Importance of Independent Media – Marianne Williamson and Jordan Chariton (Transform, January 19, 2022).
COVID Surges and Kabul Chaos Among Defining Moments of Biden’s First Year in Office – Ayesha Rascoe (NPR News, January 19, 2022).
No, Ralph Nader Did Not Hand the 2000 Presidential Election to George W. Bush – Anthony Fisher (Reason, August 3, 2016).

Image: Ralph Nader, pictured in 2014. (Photograph: Getty Images)

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