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PBC News & Comment: The Real ‘Fake News’ of Organized Mini-Mobs

Led by Fox, corporate media amplify orchestrated protests over stay-at-home orders, and Trump approves contradiction of his own orders…–as noted here Friday, the staging of protests—including gun displays—are part of Trump political strategies that reinforce his anti-government pose incoherently

–and it’s not just FoxCNN and NY Times legitimize the rabble

WashPost shows the role of gun extremists, 3 brothers named Dorr

–in Denver, nurses in scrubs stage silent counter protest

–NY Times continues false equivalency in covering Austin rally on Sunday that featured Alex Jones

–in Florida, which has miles and miles of beaches, crowds gather as restrictions are eased

–Trump has it both ways with deceptively-edited videos of Cuomo praising him

–as Trump tells governors to handle their own testing, some firmly reject the claim that they have adequate resources

–Senate appears close to new funding bill, as we learn that big corporations grabbed all the loans for small biz, and negotiator Steve Mnuchin faces GOP critics

–in Brazil, strongman Bolsonaro joins protesters in bid to restore dictatorship

in op-ed that contrasts with NY Times news coverage, Charlie Warzel makes many good arguments

–in Kansas, Trump-appointed federal judge rules that church gatherings can’t be banned

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

NY Mag shares whistleblower’s letter exposing the federal government’s efforts to hijack the medical supplies that it won’t’ deliver to states

–one of my Facebook friends survived a harrowing experience with the virus, profiled in SF Chronicle

–many smart people hold contrarian views on the pandemic; here’s an interesting open letter to Dr. Sanjay Gupta from Robert F. Kennedy Jr

–in record low, US oil markets zero out due to crude oil glut, tanking stock market and risking shale oil and fracking sectors

–10 years after the Gulf oil blowout, Greg Palast shares banned footage that showed oil execs covered up a similar incident in the Caspian Sea 17 months earlier

–wily Netanyahu engineers “emergency” power-sharing deal with Benny Gantz tht keeps Bibi in power for now

–at MintPress, Miko Peled reveals more cruel treatment of Palestinians during pandemic

–AOC says she will vote for Biden, but withholds endorsement; she also called out “gaslighting” in treatment of Tara Reade’s accusations against Biden

–staying at home, SCOTUS rules for unanimous jury decisions in opinion written by Gorsuch