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Climate Change Wont be Debated by Democrats because Joe Biden is in the Oil Companies' Pockets

Censoring the entire government on the topic of climate change is one of the hallmarks of the Trump administration. It is also something that creepy Uncle Joe Biden can reach across the aisle and make a bipartisan hair sniff and handshake over. Yesterday, August 25th, Trump snubbed the rest of the G-7 by not attending the attending the climate change session of the conference. Just four days before, the Democratic National Committee voted to snub the American public by not allowing climate change to enter into the Democratic debates.

 

With a lifetime of tears, I'm boycotting Marvel because of censorship. I'm asking you to do the same

Heartbreaking decisions to end relationships are never easy. You will always love the other party, or at least love who they were. A song will always remind you of a special time, a feeling, a place in the space time continuum that brings you pure joy. Unlike the world of comic books, our universe has no alternates, time is linear and we can not go back and ret-conn things to a better outcome.

 

How Donald Trump's Draft Executive Order to Censor Social Media Will Actually Work

Although CNN reported on August 11th that there was a circulating draft of an executive order to censor social media in order to make it more “fair” for “conservatives” and the network has claimed to be in possession of the text, they have yet to release it. Many news outlets, both large and small, have commented on the order, almost uniformly in the negative. Without the text they are mostly doing so without any real knowledge, and are speculating, with input from their picked legal scholars on a draft.

 

Mueller's work is done and the only people actually in prison are Chelsea Manning and Reality Winner

Nobody has seen the Mueller report. What is in the Mueller report does not matter even if we could see it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had stated that impeachment is “off the table” before the mystery report was even in. Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months in prison, 30 which will be served concurrently with his 43 month sentence in a separate case. He has yet to actually walk in the prison gates and hear the door slam shut.

 

Calculated Right Wing Tantrum Libel Suits Part One: MAGA Hat Kid's Parents begin lawsuits against 50 reporters and media outlets

On Friday February 1st, the attorneys in the service of the parents of the micro-bigot so-called MAGA hat kid Nick Sandman announced their intention to sue The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Heavy.com, HBO, The Atlantic, and a total of 50 reporters and news outlets over their coverage of the young Catholic bigot's confrontation with Native Elder Nathan Phillips in Washington DC last month. The list includes Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren alongside Hollywood celebrities Alyssa Milano and Jim Carrey.

 

Is Julian Assange headed for prison?

Every question has a short answer and this case is that answer would be “likely yes and probably soon.” Assange faces imminent expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been cut off from any and all communications for four months. Although charges against him in Sweden have been dropped, he still faces legal repercussions from his journalism in the United States and British authorities have the ability to hold him on rather weak bail jumping charges for seeking asylum from a now no-existent warrant.

 

Brother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich goes after half the internet in lawsuit against conspiracy nuts

The Mockingbird was one of the first, if not the first media outlets to cover the suspicious death of DNC staffer Seth Rich. This publication was the first to get and first to publish the police report. We had questions at the time with the official narrative, and we still do.

 

Department of Homeland Security is building a database of journalists but who is the contractor and what is it for?

The Trump administration has instructed it's DHS personnel to build a database of journalists and “media influencers.” Presumably since the President equates “fake news” with “said bad stuff about the me” this database will be used to retaliate either through direct punishment or denial of access or both. The Free Speech and Freedom of the Press implications are obvious and are being discussed, but not with the details of implementation. Those details do not make the implications more palatable to anyone who lacks a totalitarian heart.

 

Lawsuit against Mockingbird Paper Dismissed with prejudice: The lessons, takeaway and a reveal.

On Wednesday November 22, Jason Lee Van Dyke contacted Mockingbird Publishing to drop his lawsuit against us and myself personally. On Friday we agreed to his stipulation to dismiss with prejudice. That means he can not sue for the same article again. The order was filed and the judge agreed yesterday.

 

White Nationalist Lawyer sues Mockingbird, Threatens Talib Kweli

I'm honored to be in such august company as Talib Kweli.  I have never met him but he has done a great deal to raise the level of political discourse in this country, indeed in the world.  He has used words as art to bring justice to the forefront of our national conversation.  I have in the past covered his former writing partner Mos Def's activism against the force feeding of hunger strikers in America's gulag.

 

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