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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Ignore Biden’s Sexual Assault Accuser

Tara Reade offers highly credible account of 1993 sexual assault by Joe Biden, but mainstream media ignores it while right wing pounces…--The Hill deserves credit for allowing Krystal Ball and Sagaar Enjeti to report it on Hill TV

--while ignoring this claim and other obvious defects of Biden, biased NY Times reporter Sydney Ember continues dismissive reports on Sanders

--despite lone dissenter, House passes the Senate bailout package by voice vote, and Trump snubs her by excluding her from signing ceremony

--there’s plenty of pork in the 800-plus page bill, including Mitch McConnell’s sunscreen earmark; Forbes focuses on Dem pork, Politico is more fair

--NY Times analyst spins the massive increase in debt “that’s a good thing”

--Fed taps Black Rock for advice, like it did in 2008

--in latest in-depth interview, radical criminologist Tony Platt offers well-informed critique of the “carceral state” in US

--our daily Covid-19 update, compiled by Linda Lewis

--brief recap of California coverage of coronavirus response, find Rough & Tumble here

--in ventilator tussle, Trump attacks NY Gov. Cuomo and MI Gov. Whitmer

--it’s confusing, but Trump seems to have tweeted orders to GM to make ventilators

--federal crisis response is hobbled by high turnover, vacancies and “acting” officials

--NY Times uses front page top-to-bottom color graph to illustrate massive jump in unemployment

--Times report support PBC’s hunch that Mardi Gras was big infection zone in New Orlean

--Trump’s EPA, run by former coal lobbyist, suspends all enforcement for the duration

--global condom shortage ahead due to shutdown of world’s largest producer of “love gloves”

--Max Boot’s latest column is stunning: “conservative devotion to life ends at birth”

--yesterday’s stunning reversal by Benny Gantz in Israel is explained by Miko Peled at MintPress

--listener Natalie Riehl shares a song for our times