Let’s Talk Liberal
“The press is protecting [Joe Biden],” assessed former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, observing broad left-wing and partisan Democrat biases across America’s news media, offering his remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
Pollak asked about a “double standard of the media” while contrasting news media’s broad disinterest in accusations of sexual assault made by Tara Reade against Joe Biden with those made by Christine Blasey Ford against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “Are the Democrats hiding Joe Biden from the press?”
Fleischer replied, “The press is not trying to get Joe Biden, so it is easy for the Democrats. The Democrats don’t have to hide him. The press isn’t challenging him. How did it take so long for a reporter — Mika Brzezinski — to ask him a question?
How many interviews did he do with CNN anchors with MSNBC anchors — none of them asked a question about Tara Reade? So no, the Democrats aren’t hiding him. The press is protecting him and that is too often how it works.”
Left-wing and partisan Democrat news media outlets often operate on a pretense of political neutrality and nonpartisanship, observed Fleischer. He said, “This is where the modern media is so broken, I’m afraid to say. The era of neutral reporting is over, and the only thing left that shouldn’t make anybody sad, because it’s the way it is, is that the press pretends they’re still neutral. If you ask the CNN anchors, and if you ask most journalists, they’ll say, ‘Oh no, we’re neutral. We want to journalism school. We’re trained neutral.’ No, they’re not, and it’s the culmination of this decades-long liberal trend.”
President Trump has said the United States is coming back from the coronavirus pandemic and blasted the “false” leaked report that daily US death tolls would double by June.
The president told the New York Post that he thinks Americans are “starting to feel good now” as the country begins to reopen.
“I think they’re starting to feel good now. The country’s opening again. We saved millions of lives, I think,” said Trump.
The president also echoed his Sunday comments about reopening the country “safely and quickly.”
He told the Post: “You have to be careful, but you have to get back to work.
“People want the country open… I guess we have 38 states that are either opening or are very close.”
Trump also spoke about how the economy will come out of the coronavirus crisis.
“We’ll open it up and I think your fourth quarter is going to be very good,” he said.
“We did the right thing and now we’re bringing the country back. And I think there’s a great optimism.
Trump was then pressed by the Post about an alleged leaked memo that claimed the White House predicted that the daily number of coronavirus deaths will double by June.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the Trump administration was privately projecting a steady rise in the number of deaths over the next several weeks, hitting around 3,000 deaths a day by June 1.
However, the president debunked the report and blasted it as “fake news”.
“I know nothing about it. I don’t know anything about it.
“Nobody told me that. I think it’s — I think it’s false, I think it’s fake news,” he told the Post.
Paul Singer, the hedge-fund billionaire behind Elliot Management, warned last month that the ultimate path of global stock markets is a drop of at least 50% from February highs.
What’s an investor to do in the face of such a grim outlook? Load up on gold, perhaps. After all, according to a report this week from the Financial Times, that’s what the smart money’s doing.
Gold, advised Singer, is “one of the most undervalued” assets available and it’s worth “multiples of its current price” due to the “fanatical debasement of money by all of the world’s central banks.” His fund gained about 2%, the FT reported, thanks primarily to profits from its gold position.
Andrew Law’s Caxton Associates and Danny Yong’s Dymon Asia Capital have joined Singer in seeking protection in their gold positions amid further loosening monetary policy.
“Gold is a hedge against unfettered fiat currency printing,” said Yong, whose fund is up 36%.
Caxton has also enjoyed double-digits gains, the FT reported, with its Global fund rallying some 15% and its Macro fund logging a 17% jump so far this year.
“Risk appetite among investors improved with moves by major economies to ease lockdowns related to the coronavirus crisis,” analysts at ICICI Bank, wrote in a market update.
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Tim Bray, a vice president at Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant Amazon, has resigned in protest of the company’s treatment of workers who have criticized the company over inadequate protections against the Chinese virus.
In a blog post, Bray aired his dismay at the tech company’s treatment of employees who spoke out against the company’s handling of the coronavirus.
Amazon is currently facing multiple inquiries from labor regulators over allegations that it unlawfully retaliated against employees who complained about the company’s failure to protect them from the virus.
One of the fired Amazon employees, Chris Smalls, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News last week, on a segment of SirusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with Rebecca Mansour.
“At the beginning of March, we were unprotected,” Smalls told Mansour. “We didn’t have any facial masks, we didn’t have any cleaning supplies. We didn’t have the right type of gloves that protect our skin. My associates, my employees that I supervised were falling ill in a domino effect, one by one [with] flu-like symptoms. Some of them were even vomiting at their stations.”
After airing his concerns, Smalls was fired before the end of March.