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The 4-year (neoliberal) radicalisation of US media & Bidenites’ ‘unradical radicalism’

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV For four years The New York Times editorial page has been unreadable because into every column – no matter the subject – an anti-Trump diatribe was inserted. For the world’s many billions who think there actually are issues other than the president of the United States, their obsession was incredibly tedious. It reminded me of how the World Socialist Web Site ends every

Where’s Donald? When 40% of voters cry ‘fraud’ you’ve got a big problem

By Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog and cross-posted with Press TV I think everybody would like 2020 to be over, and that we’d all like the US election to be over, but journalists shouldn’t stop accurately reporting just because the news is unpleasant. “Breaking news: Plane lands safely!” It just doesn’t work that way in life or journalism. We can’t give out participation medals and say it doesn’t really

‘Bidenism’ domestically: no free press, no lawyer, one-party state? (2/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV For months the United States’ corporate-dominated media has terrified everyone with promises of right-wing militias taking to the streets, but here’s the thing: the pressures currently being put on 70 million Trump supporters is exponentially raising the possibility of that actually occurring, not reducing it. It is ghastly illuminating to see just how quickly – and with such disregard for modern human rights

CNN’s Jake Tapper: The foreman/overseer keeping all journalists in line (1/2)

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV CNN anchorman Jake Tapper is one of the most widely-seen journalists in the United States, and a recent tweet of his revealed just how very much careerism it takes to climb the ladder so high. As the US mainstream media continued its unconstitutional and absurd insistence that both the presidential election is over and that discussion around it must cease, a miffed Tapper

A 2nd term is his if he really wants it, but how deep is Trump’s ‘Trumpism’?

by Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV The United States repeatedly has the worst elections of all the Western core democracies. That’s not “Iranian meddling” but Harvard and their 2019 Electoral Integrity Index. They ranked US elections just 57th in the world. One wonders how much further they will fall in this year’s ranking? If we honestly ask if American elections have integrity I think everyone has the same answer,

US partitioned by 2 presidents: worst-case election scenario realized

by Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV It’s impossible for the US presidential election to have gone worse for the empire: America now has two presidents. That can’t be denied, yet their mainstream media is spinning like mad the idea that there is no problem: The election is over and that Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect. This is likely a biased view, but it’s certainly terrible journalism. Journalists have

4 years of anti-Trumpism shaping MSM vote coverage, but expect long fight

By Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV Last night I dreamt that I asked Trump what it was like to be the world’s most insulted man over the last four years? This piqued his interest and he granted me a walk-and-talk interview. While I waited for him to be free I ate pizza – the food of variety and routine entertainment. When he became available we walked to a car,

Results are in: Americans lose, duopoly wins, Trumpism wasn’t a cult of personality (2/2)

by Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV For Americans who believe that their system is actually capable of reform it would be nice if Trumpism was merely a cult of personality, but the 2020 non-presidential election results prove it truly is more than that. I think non-Americans grasp this even if Americans do not, as they are so effectively propagandised by an intensely corrupt Washington elite and their media sycophants.

Results are in: Americans lose, duopoly wins, Trumpism not merely a cult (1/2)

By Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog and cross-posted with Press TV It’s Day 3 of the US Election Debacle and – as we’re still mid-debacle – it’s very possible that Donald Trump will be the only conservative casualty, because it’s already certain the US election was an undeniable disaster for Democrats. The Democrats had everything on their side in 2020: the mainstream media, the Deep State, the (self-professed) moral

Blacklist of Iranian media by Bernie’s DSA suggests no Iran change with Biden

by Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV PressTV’s guiding light has always been to be a “voice for the voiceless”. This is why it was collectively decided that in our coverage of the US presidential election primacy should be given to third parties and non-mainstream political groups, as a political duopoly systematically and legally suppresses them with such vehemence that it causes many to say that US elections should actually

Has the US been chastised into reform, or is 4 more years of Trump needed?

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV There is a world of difference between “make it stop” and “make it change”, no? In 2016 we all knew that a Trump victory would undoubtedly be terrible for Iran, Cuba and Palestine – that has been proven true. However, being a “one-issue voter” is never advisable, but especially for those voting in the country which has more global influence than any

Mail-in ballots: the US elites’ ‘plausible deniability’ ploy to retain power

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV The US obsession with mail-in voting is incomprehensible to the rest of the world, but the true reason behind this nonsense is never openly admitted: Mail-in balloting has been a way to ensure that the elites of both parties can contest the election if they lose, thus giving them a way to deny ultimate responsibility for their loss via presenting a way

Which ever ‘Joker’ wins, the US has no energy left for self-correction

By Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV Watching the incredible bias of how the US media covers this presidential election assures the world of two things: 1. The largest divide in the United States is not urban/rural, White/Black, sexual, nor the male/female divide recently brought to the fore by #MeToo. It is not even a Democrat/Republican divide, because every outsider sees that these two groups are fundamentally united on

‘My name is Nancy Pelosi, and I’m currently holding on’

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Note: This internal Democratic Party letter was leaked to me, Ramin Mazaheri. I initially planned to not publish it, and for the very same reason the recent The New York Post’s “smoking gun” emails about Joe Biden’s alleged corruption were banned on Facebook and Twitter: because “this story is eligible to be fact checked by (our) third-party fact checking partners”. However, my partners

The US: the only Western country with zero Muslim influence at all?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog The 10-year anniversary of France’s anti-burqa law was just celebrated by France’s most deranged. The law was always just a means to distract from new, Brussels-imposed austerity measures despite the start of the Great Recession, and also – from the perspective of the journalist-class: a way to give journalists work, which Sarkozy was very good at and which Jupiter Macron will not deign

No 2nd stimulus? Time to admit both parties want to destroy the average American

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV With both parties unwilling to agree on a desperately-needed 2nd Stimulus package amid Great Depression-levels of economic suffering, it should be crystal clear that both Democrats and Republicans are happy to destroy the average American in their lust for power. It’s incredibly devilish, but just to achieve their short-term goal of winning the November elections both parties have proven that the ruin

Like 2017 France, will voters choose Trump just to end a fake-leftist party?

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Since 1996 Americans have proven that they know their own country: polls show they have correctly picked the winner of the popular vote every time. Even though Trump’s approval rating is under 50% and poll aggregates show he trails by 8%, Gallup just asked who they think will win and 56% of Americans picked Trump, including 24% of Democrats, while just 40% picked

US debate debacle shows Democrats will adopt Trumpian self-interest globally

by Ramin Mazaheri and cross posted with PressTV Politics is life or death (for the barest illustration of this reality just look at medicine sanctions on Iran, Cuba, etc.), so it’s hard for many of us to get too worked up over Joe Biden telling Donald Trump that he was a “clown” who should “shut up” at their first presidential debate, which is now known as the worst debate ever.

Come what may, I must reveal the identity of the NY Times’ Trump tax leaks

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog So there I was again on the “Job Creator’s Red-Eye” (NYC to Silicon Valley) and I made this fateful, election-shaping decision. The reality is that as a big-time CEO we all knew this was coming – it was announced at the last Bilderburg meeting and re-confirmed at Davos. Trump was there, and he objected, and even though I hate Trump with the same

Western Bankocracy: Banks loaned 0.2% of $600 billion in Main Street lending plan

By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog Bloomberg reported that the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) has left 99.8% of its $600 billion loan pool untapped. So if you work for one of the just 118 medium-sized businesses who have acquired a loan – congrats, you might just make it through 2020. Just as the Eurozone was emphatically reminded during its pre-Covid “Austerity Decade”, government-issued Quantitative Easing will

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