Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by JD Heyes
The mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to get Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential nominee, elected, and that mostly entails throwing out all semblance of unbiased reporting.
The most recent perpetrator of journalistic dishonesty on Clinton’s behalf is the taxpayer-funded PBS. The program PBS Newshour recently snuffed out all criticism of Clinton – as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Obamacare – stemming from “correspondent” Judy Woodruff’s interview with Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein.
The clipped edits were discovered by a Stein supporter, Matt Orfalea, when he made a comparison of a Facebook Live version with the broadcast and YouTube versions. Orfalea summarily added the clipped portions and posted the full interview, Breitbart News reported.
In the part of the interview that was cut by PBS, Stein offers much criticism of Clinton, as well as the TPP and the Affordable Care Act. Stein notes correctly that Clinton, and now her transition director, Ken Salazar, are both huge proponents of TPP, which she describes as essentially “NAFTA on steroids” – an earlier trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico passed during Bill Clinton’s administration, and which has been blamed for U.S. job losses and an increase in our national trade deficit.
Stein says she believes that passage of TPP will result in even more jobs lost to overseas countries, especially to Asian signatories of the deal where labor costs are much cheaper (because the cost of living in many of these countries is also much lower).
In addition, Stein says that TPP would further erode American sovereignty over issues of trade and the economy generally, “by bringing in these international tribunals that get to pass judgement on our laws, on our public health protections, on our worker protections.”
As it stands, Stein noted that thanks to Obamacare 1-in-3 Americans cannot afford to buy health insurance, despite the fact that President Obama promised repeatedly in the run-up to its passage that insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenditures would be lower. And Clinton, Stein noted, has promised to double down on Obamacare and defend it.
Stein also said that Clinton, like her transition director Salazar – a former secretary of the interior – has been a big backer of fracking, the controversial oil-and-gas extraction method.
In addition, PBS also edited out Stein’s statement that, “Americans have not only the right to vote but a right to know who we can vote for.”
This is just the latest political manipulation by the mainstream media in a bid to help Hillary Clinton defeat GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. The media has largely been ignoring growing evidence of Clinton’s rapidly failing health, despite all of the obvious evidence, and has spent the bulk of the campaign so far bashing Trump for everything he says, even if Clinton says the same thing.