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MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

This is as extreme a perversion of journalism as can be imagined, yet it pervades the nation's largest corporate media outlets.

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In Jair Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists — Including The Intercept

The vast resources of a pro-Bolsonaro “bishop” are being used to deter investigations of the candidate by targeting journalists and their families.

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The Washington Post, as It Shames Others, Continues to Pay and Publish Undisclosed Saudi Lobbyists and Other Regime Propagandists

The Post's righteous fury toward those who maintain relationships with the Saudi regime cannot be reconciled with its own actions.

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Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon’s Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West’s Hospitalization

Just four months after the tragic suicide of their own colleague, Anthony Bourdain, CNN promotes a dangerous segment that weaponizes mental health struggles for cheap political gain.

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Watch: The Stunning Rise of Brazil’s Far Right and What It Shows About Western Democracies

What's happening in Brazil matters not just because it's a huge country. The dynamics of extremism are also shaping fundamental changes across the world.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro-Led Far Right Wins a Victory Far More Sweeping and Dangerous Than Anyone Predicted. Its Lessons Are Global.

The standard establishment reaction in the face of rising demagogues is to denounce and malign those who support them. That only serves further to exacerbate the dynamic.

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Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” Aims Not at Trump But at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise

Moore's new film will surprise, please, disturb, disgust and anger everyone - for different reasons - and that's what makes it so worthwhile.

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Glenn Greenwald Interviews Kerri Harris: Can the Insurgency Now Defeat a Centrist U.S. Senator?

Two months ago, Kerri Harris, running for U.S. Senate in Delaware, barely had a campaign, and she only recently opened her first office.

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Watch: Interview With One of Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidates, Ciro Gomes

Brazil's October 7 presidential election is rapidly approaching, and perhaps its most remarkable aspect is the utter lack of clarity about the likely outcome.

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CNN, Credibly Accused of Lying to its Audience About a Key Claim in its Blockbuster Cohen Story, Refuses to Comment

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source for CNN's blockbuster story. CNN told viewers he refused to comment. Who is lying?

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Brazil’s Disastrous 2018 Presidential Race Teaches Key Lesson For All: Demagogues Thrive Only When Establishments Fail

Brazil's establishment, after feigning anger over corruption, now backs two of Latin America's most corrupt parties, showing why it is hated.

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Photo of Kissing Gay Couple Sparks Controversy at One of Brazil’s Most Important and Iconic Tourist Sites

As Brazil’s far-right, fascist movement tries to link LGBT equality to pedophilia, one straight manager at Sugar Loaf takes a bold stand.

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Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the U.K. What Comes Next?

Will journalists, due to hatred of Julian Assange, unite behind Trump Justice Department in support of one of the gravest threats to press freedom in years?

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A Spirited, Substantive Debate on the Trump-Putin Summit, Russia, and U.S. Politics

Is it a positive or negative development when the leaders in control of 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons meet?

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How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions: Illustrated by Ex-Pentagon Official Ryan Goodman

Assertions by a prosecutor in an indictment are not evidence. It's dangerous to treat them as such: a belief I've always held.

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Son of Jair Bolsonaro, Fascist Leading Brazil’s Presidential Polls, Tweets Fake Poster Linking LGBT People to Pedophiles

Four months after the still-unsolved murder of Marielle Franco, the growing Bolsonaro movement stokes the flames of hatred.

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The Team That Helped Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Its Next Mission: Lifting Kerri Harris Over Sen. Tom Carper

Tom Carper has been a statewide elected official in Delaware for more than 40 years. Could Kerri Harris, with the support of Ocasio-Cortez and her team, bring him down?

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MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and Rewards Them.

The network routinely allows outright lies to stand if aimed at critics of Democrats, especially fabricated allegations of being Kremlin agents. The latest is Malcolm Nance.

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Bay Area Muslim Leader Has Her Award Rescinded by Interfaith Group After Pro-Israel Activists Objected

For Muslim activists in the U.S., such events are as common as they are ugly.

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The Democratic Party’s 2018 View of Identity Politics Is Confusing, and Thus Appears Cynical and Opportunistic

Given its rhetoric, how does the party justify supporting white male machine politicians over credible female challengers, LGBT people, and people of color?

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