Pete joined The Zero Hour to discuss the Post’s biased coverage of the Maryland governor’s race.
Pete spoke with Thom Hartmann about how polls and the press are failing progressive candidates of color.
Today’s polls are not just failing, they seem to be doing so in a way that makes black progressive candidates appear to have less support.
With just seven weeks to go, each news cycle is critical and the Post is determined to see that Ben Jealous doesn’t win any of them, or the election for Md. governor.
Ben Jealous faces stiff competition, and not just from incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Post has set its sights on defeating Jealous.
While Gray believes he can win, the 75-year-old former mayor must weigh another consideration: Is he prepared to endure another round of attacks from The Washington Post, which went to great lengths to defeat him four years ago.
The Post’s lackluster pursuit of Jack Evans stands in contrast to the paper’s coverage of other councilmembers, particularly those whose base of support consists mostly of black voters.
The Washington Post is known for aggressively reporting on local corruption in D.C., but the newspaper makes an exception for Jack Evans, the city’s longest-serving councilmember.
When Facebook’s data practices began dominating the news last month, The Washington Post was eager to share the story… One of the companies that profits most from closely tracking users is Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, and since 2013, Bezos has owned The Washington Post.
How the Post has rejected or altered submitted pieces criticizing its journalism and business operations.