Democracy Now also devoted dozens of episodes to the empty Russiagate scandal when they could have used their substantial platform to raise awareness of reality-based issues.
It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when Democracy Now! was anti-imperialist. Amy Goodman was an antagonist of Bush-era neoconservatism, now she is more likely to use her platform on TheWar and Peace Report to defend the thoroughly discredited White Helmets, or tell us how there are “bad actors on both sides” in Syria. The program made a bigger deal of Russia’s bombing of Aleppo (which most of the locals cheered because it allowed them to return to their homes) than they did about America’s bombing of Raqqa (which was much more deadly and came without warning) or ISIS’s bombing of Palmyra (which was one of the most heartbreaking assaults on a historical world heritage site in decades (rivaled only by China’s destruction of central Kashgar and the Taliban’s bombing of the two ancient Buddha statues at Bamiyan.) Just this week,
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