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 […]

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Buttons depicting President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are shown at the site of the ‘Showdown in Searchlight’ tea party rally in Searchlight, Nev., Friday, March 26, 2010. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) “As long as there is some possibility of getting results by political means, the chances that any group will turn truly […]