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The Media Created a World Dumb Enough for Trump

Matt Taibbi: “Donald Trump didn’t just take advantage of these conditions. He was created in part by them. What’s left of Trump’s mind is like a parody of the average American media consumer: credulous, self-centered, manic, sex-obsessed, unfocused, and glued [...]

Matt Taibbi: Media Is The Real Villain (For Creating A World Dumb Enough For Trump)

Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, The craziest part of Donald Trump's 77-minute loon-a-thon in Phoenix earlier this week came when he rehashed his shtick about the networks turning off live coverage of his speech. Trump seemed...Show More Summary

‘Xenophobia and racism sells ads’: Matt Taibbi shreds media for creating Trump – then profiting off of him

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Rolling Stone journalist who wrote the book “Insane Clown President” claims Donald Trump didn’t just take advantage or America’s shallow media system, but was created by it. “For more than two years now, it’s been obvious that Donald Trump is a disaster on...

Taibbi: Why Trump Can't Quit the Alt-Right

Matt Taibbi: When [President Trump] finally did make a statement, it was only to issue a preposterous parody of presidential even-handedness, decrying bigotry and violence "on many sides." Those three words instantly set a new standard for Trump-iniquity. Show More Summary

MATT TAIBBI: There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White House. The heads – you’re looking at th…

MATT TAIBBI: There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White House. The heads – you’re looking at the heads – are beginning to pile up in number. Donald Trump rose to fame as a TV star with his cruel punchline firings of hapless reality-show contestants. As chief executive of the world’s mightiest nuclear superpower, […]

There’s No Way to Survive the Trump White House

Matt Taibbi: “Some see in all these maneuverings an effort to purge GOP loyalists like Spicer and Priebus. Others see a Nixonian lunge to hire thugs in a crisis. This to me is all overthinking things. There is no strategy. [...]

Matt Taibbi Bids ‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’ to the Centrism That’s Been Duping Voters for Decades

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

      “Corbyn’s strong showing came as a surprise to American readers,” writes Matt Taibbi, “who were told repeatedly that Britain’s support for the unvarnished lefty would result in historic losses for liberalism.” (Plashing Vole /Show More Summary

“Trump Was A Woman With A Serious Email Server Problem, And the Dems Still Couldn’t Beat Him!”

Above: the Democratic Candidate for MT-AL You will shocked to know that Matt Taibbi has a column arguing that the Democrats are DOOMED and need better MESSAGING. I’m not saying it’s phoned in, but: Gianforte is a loon with a questionable mustache who body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs for asking a question about the Republican […]

Greg Gianforte's Win Confirms The Democrats Need A New Message

Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, Democrat Rob Quist was beat by Greg Gianforte in Thursday's special election in Montana The story of Greg Gianforte, a fiend who just wiped out a Democrat in a congressional race about ten...Show More Summary

Matt Taibbi: How Did Russiagate Start?

Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, Amid the chaos of James Comey's firing, new questions about the timeline of his fateful investigation Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared on This Week Sunday,Show More Summary

Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone has an obituary for the monster that invented Fox News - Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever. We are a hate-filled, paranoid, untrusting, book-dumb and bilious people whose chief source of recreation...Show More Summary

Matt Taibbi Delivers Vicious Takedown of Roger Ailes: ‘The Christopher Columbus of Hate’

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

"Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate. When the former daytime TV executive and political strategist looked across the American continent, he saw money laying around in giant piles."

Remembering Roger Ailes

Matt Taibbi: “Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate. When the former daytime TV executive and political strategist looked across the American continent, he saw money laying around in giant piles. He knew all that was needed to pick it [...]

Rolling Stone Hate Obit: Ailes Made America 'Hate-Filled and Moronic,' 'Vicious and Bloodthirsty'

z It was inevitable that Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi would be among the harshest commenters on the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. It’s hard to forget his funniest things about the death of the pope. His Ailes piece was headlined “Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever: Fox News founder made this the hate-filled, moronic country it is today.”

Matt Taibbi, The War in the White House

Matt Taibbi, The War in the White House: It’s not quite Taibbi’s most famous attack, casting Goldman Sachs as a vampire squid – The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly...Show More Summary

Rolling Stone Reviews New Book on Failures of Clinton's Campaign

In Rolling Stone magazine, writer Matt Taibbi gave a surprisingly sober (if socialist) review of a new book written by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that provided a detailed inside look at the failed Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run.

Against Halperinism

You will not be surprised to know that Matt Taibbi thinks that the first of many “random inside baseball campaign anecdotes that assume without argument that the degree of campaign infighting is the most important variable determining the outcome of elections” books about the 2016 campaign is very useful. But I was pleasantly surprised to […]

MATT TAIBBI: It still isn’t Hillary’s fault. Shattered is sourced almost entirely to figures insi…

MATT TAIBBI: It still isn’t Hillary’s fault. Shattered is sourced almost entirely to figures inside the Clinton campaign who were and are deeply loyal to Clinton. Yet those sources tell of a campaign that spent nearly two years paralyzed by simple existential questions: Why are we running? What do we stand for? If you’re wondering […]

Inside Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Matt Taibbi reviews Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes: Shattered is sourced almost entirely to figures inside the Clinton campaign who were and are deeply loyal to Clinton. Yet those sources tell of a campaign that spent nearly two [...]

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