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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Ignore Assange Hearing

As preliminary extradition hearings for Julian Assange are adjourned, corporate outlets that used Wikileaks materials ignore critical attack on press freedom…ConsortiumNews delivers great coverage from Joe Lauria and Craig Murray in the courtroom, and a thoughtful essay from Pepe Escobar

–and Kevin Gosztola is posting at Shadowproof

–in praiseworthy report, the often-dreadful WashPost reports there was no fraud in the Bolivian election last year, and properly labels it a military coup

–Dow dives again over coronavirus fears, unchecked after Trump names Pence to lead task force and control media contacts by the experts

–at MintPress, Whitney Webb notes that reluctance to call this 6-continent epidemic a pandemic may be due to concerns over World Bank’s “pandemic bonds”

–corporate Dems still scheming to stop Bernie, including megadonor Bernard Schwartz, who wants the Democrats to sidestep democracy

–the still-dreadful WashPost’s Jennifer Rubin smears Sanders as divisive

538 analysis shows Charleston debate didn’t change many voters’ minds

–at The Intercept, Mehdi Hassan video report exposes the Dems who love dictators

–analysis of Google’s email delivery shows preference for Buttigieg, Yang and Bloomberg

–Obama lawyers demand that pro-Trump group take down TV ad that uses excerpt from audio book to attack Biden

–selectively edited video of Sanders from 1987 makes him sound like a racist

–while defending Sanders against red-baiting, activist Dakotah Lilly points out flaws in his foreign policy record

–Matthew Hoh is a real combat veteran who’s indignant at Pete Buttigieg’s claim of military experience….a must read for potential Mayor Pete voters

–Israel votes on Monday, with uncertain outcome

–Whitney Webb shows how acting DNI Richard Grenell is deeply pro-Israel