Enemy Of The People

[OPINION] President Zuma’s new form of tyranny

The ANC is hurtling towards its elective conference in December. From the outside looking in it is messy. The party is busy tearing itself apart as a …

South Africa

[BOOK EXTRACT] Enemy of the People

<b>Enemy of the People is the first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule, offering eyewitness descriptions and cogent analysis of how South</b> …

South Africa

Four scenarios for SA after ANC conference, Gordhan on ratings agency's visit, and how Capetonians use Airbnb

Cape Town - Friday's best economic and finance stories.<p><b>Four ways SA could head after ANC votes (or doesn't) for Zuma successor</b><p>The African National …

South Africa

Are Journalists the Enemy of the American People? - The Big Picture

Source: Cato Institute<p>It is shocking that 63% of GOP members believe the 4th Estate is the “enemy of the people:”<p>“A majority of Republicans (63%) …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Killer cars, toxic taxes and samizdat saloons

My car is officially an enemy of the people. It is on a blacklist. Association with it is toxic. It has become an un-car. Merely being seen in its …

Mad Max

The 99-Seat Beat: Ibsen's 'Enemy of the People' from a Chicana point of view

Up this week in our weekly look at the small-theater scene: “An Enemy of the Pueblo” at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, “Home” at International City Theatre in Long Beach, the Playwrights’ Arena production of “Little Women” at Chromolume Theater in L.A. and “Tolstoy in Suffolk” at Studio C.<p>1. …

Los Angeles

Globe editorial: Don’t be fooled – Trump is a serious threat to free speech

American President Donald Trump talked openly on Wednesday about using the power of government to punish media outlets that run stories he doesn't like.<p>"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" the …

Donald Trump

Scarborough: Trump 'channeling Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin' when he attacks press

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Thursday blasted President Trump for his constant attacks on the media.<p>"Of all the things — the shocking things the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump versus the First Amendment

Every aspiring autocrat knows that a free press is a major impediment. That’s why Turkey sentenced a Wall Street Journal reporter to two years in …

Politics

Lucky Me: I Was a Gossip Writer When Donald Trump Loved the Media

To tabloid reporters in New York, President Trump was known simply as ‘Donald.’ A former gossip writer for the Daily News describes a complicated—and …

Donald Trump

Final countdown begins for 2017 Belfast International Arts Festival

The countdown begins for the opening night of the 2017 Belfast International Arts Festival, with only five days to go until the first performance.<p>The …

News (Ireland)

Ex-Pentagon spokesman slams Trump Twitter habit, handling of North Korea

A former Pentagon spokesman took President Trump to task on Sunday for issuing directives to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on North Korea via Twitter, undermining the diplomatic efforts between Washington and Pyongyang.<p>"What a way to run foreign policy. What a way to run international affairs," …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

How bad could things get?

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>“This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those memorable words were uttered by Richard Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, who proved to be off …

Liberal View

Your Periodic Reminder That Perfectionism Doesn’t Pay

September 14, 2017<p>One of my favorite books about business is a book on writing:<p><i>“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.</i> …

Reg Rogers Stars in An Enemy of the People for Yale Repertory Theatre

The Henrik Ibsen drama features a new translation by Paul Walsh.<p>The Yale Repertory Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen's <i>An Enemy of the People</i>, newly …

The violence of the ’60s is nothing like what we are about to face

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder<p>“This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those …

Liberal View

OPINION | The patriotic left is beating Trump in battle of ideas

If the left imitated President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump Jr. getting 0k to speak at UNT Zuckerberg backed immigration group pushes Trump to …

Greg Gianforte

Trump Takes Authoritarian Stance In Portraying Journalists As Anti-American Enemy

“This was incitement, plain and simple” ABC News correspondent Cecilia Vega said following Trump's Phoenix rally.<p>President Donald Trump followed in the tradition of authoritarian rulers during Tuesday night’s raucous rally in Phoenix by accusing journalists of disliking their own country and …

Donald Trump

KADNER: Ignoramuses in the Age of Trump

Our president may be mentally unbalanced, seems to be a racist and is certainly an ignoramus.<p>Donald Trump defended a protest rally of neo-Nazis, …

Donald Trump

Here Are A Bunch Of People Donald Trump Has Criticized Instead Of Neo-Nazis

The president blamed "many sides" for violence sparked by a white supremacist rally on Saturday.<p>President Donald Trump has denounced a Gold Star family, a prisoner of war, and the Pope― but not the neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this …

Donald Trump

45 percent of Republicans want the government to shutter “biased or inaccurate” media

Yikes.<p>President Trump hates the press. He spends nearly as much time attacking CNN and the “failing” New York Times as he does attacking Democrats. He’s referred to journalists as an “enemy of the people” both on Twitter and in public appearances. In March, he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to …

Freedom of the Press

Politics Is Weird Right Now. Business Isn't.

Corporate America is making healthy progress without making headlines.<p>If Rip van Winkle had fallen asleep 20 years ago and woken up in 2017, he might be stunned at how weird things seem. The U.S. has a reality TV host as president, at strange hours he tweets things like “covfefe,” and the main news …

Democratic National Committee

Trump 'embracing autocratic thugs': Scarborough

<b>Former US Congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has slammed President Donald Trump, saying he is insulting America’s traditional allies while</b> …

Donald Trump

This Town Melts Down

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, was running late and ‘‘tied up in the Oval,’’ an assistant explained. It was late on a Thursday afternoon in June, and I had not seen Spicer since the election that would supposedly transform the accustomed reality of Washington and had unquestionably …

Politics

CNN's Brian Stelter Blames 'Media Illiterate' Americans for the Corrupted Fake News Media

I am often amazed by how people who are supposed to be sources of information are so often completely clueless about what is going on. Case in point, …

Journalism

Poll: Americans Trust Trump Administration More Than They Trust The Media

"I think the public sees the media as a political institution..."<p>A recent NPR/<i>PBS NewsHour</i>/Marist poll conducted June 21 through June 25 shows that …

Conservative View

Trump's Strain On Free Speech

The president's tweet attacking CNN may be legally protected, but it's dangerous and worth denouncing.<p>President Donald Trump’s escalating attacks on the media have disturbed and unnerved politicians, commentators and citizens across the political spectrum – and they have unleashed a national …

Donald Trump

Trump Marks Independence Day Weekend With Fantasy About Beating Up Journalists

During his raucous campaign rallies, Trump often incited protests and violence against reporters.<p>President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the media Sunday, tweeting a video that seemed to endorse violence against journalists.<p>The video appears to be a repurposed clip of Trump, then a reality TV …

Donald Trump

We must push back against a White House bent on secrecy

It's no secret that President Donald Trump holds the mainstream media in low regard. He expressed his disdain as a populist GOP candidate …

Opinion

Steve Bannon is the White House's Chief Mean Girl

Bannon’s instantly infamous text to a reporter about the on-the-ropes Spicer wasn’t just a dumb joke. It’s revealing about Bannon’s mind—and how …

Politics