Bread and Circuses and Baseball: Corporate Media Throws Democracy a Curveball

What an emotional week for San Francisco. On Wednesday morning, the San Francisco Democratic elite – mayor Gavin Newsom, former mayor Willie Brown and Senator Diane Feinstein –  proudly handed the World Series’ winning Giants the key to the city at the end of their Victory Parade, attended by hundreds of thousands of fans, making it […]

And how did you start your weekend?

The dogs got me up at 5 a.m. this morning. They obviously don’t read the newspapers, or they would’ve stayed in bed. Here’s the news that greeted many of us as we started the weekend. Around a thousand flu deaths this year, and it’s not even November (and no discussion that factors such as poverty […]