Thursday Open Thread

“Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.”

–George Santayana

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    • MichaelBowman says:

      …and AT&T funds OANN.  It’s an upside-down world, barnes. 

      One America News Network Is Funded Almost Entirely by AT&T

      One America News Network, the far-right cable news network known for spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and Covid, is being funded almost entirely by the largest telecom company on the planet: AT&T.

      Schiffman adds that Herring has testified he was offered $250 million for OAN in 2019. “Without the DirecTV deal, the accountant said under oath, the network’s value ‘”would be zero.’”

      Reuters also reports that Herring Sr. helped AT&T lobby the government to approve its merger with DirecTV. His lawyers said he “invited AT&T to utilize OAN’s news programs to cast a positive light on the acquisition.”

  1. Duke Cox says:

    Good on Senator Bennet for his support of the “Credit for Caring Act”. Many Americans a caring for elderly and disabled family members.. Most are drowning in debt.

    This is a big deal. 

  2. davebarnes says:

    October 7, 1919 – KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Hartmann hits one out of the park:

    It's the Algorithm, Stupid!

    How what started out as a pleasant view of Aunt Sally's summer vacation ends up with a bloody police officer on the floor of the US Capitol and a democracy in flames

    This is the tiger instead of the squirrel. You can’t look away. Every instinct you have, honed by million of years of evolution, tells you that you must learn more about this particular tiger. 

    So you click through that one and discover that there are Democrats who are making common cause with those evil Muslims, and in addition to respecting an evil religion they go even further: they drink the blood of Christian children. Now you’re really getting high. 

    “But wait,” the algorithm says: “There’s more!” They’re also trying to steal an election and hand the nation over to those terrible “other” people, and, if you really care about America and those poor children and the integrity and future of our elections, YOU MUST DO SOMETHING!

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