While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.
Journalists have an ethical duty to report the truth, to correct errors quickly, and to take responsibility for their work. As noted here by Kurt Eichenwald writing in Newsweek, the New York Times has not only failed in its responsibility, but has kept online a version of a story that has been completely discredited.
Some progressives argue that Sanders’ laser-like focus on economic inequality is too narrow—not just because he doesn’t talk about other issues, but because the way he talks about his favorite issue only tells part of the story.
“This is not the Red Sox versus the Yankees,” Sanders said. “I ask the media’s help on this—allow us to discuss the important issues facing the American people.”
Will Clinton work to unleash the political power of Black women, or will she follow the same old scripts?
In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.”
Women’s empowerment is key to Clinton’s vision of progress, and she is forthright in supporting women’s human rights. As such, it’s curious that the book fails to address, among other things, maternal mortality, abortion, contraception, or the reproductive havoc caused by modern warfare.
Now is the right time for Clinton, who began a national book tour on Tuesday to promote her new memoir, to test narratives and messaging that can resonate with young people—namely young women—in order to get out the vote this November.
She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.
In 2012, political women everywhere “suited up,” joined the game, stepped-up to bat, and hit the ball out of the park. We are now in the major political leagues. (Say, running for U.S. Senate and House seats.) We are in the political rooms. We are at the table in those rooms. Now, the question is: how to run that table?