Response to GE Hoax Reveals How Badly Press Understands Multinational Capitalism

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 3:01 pm

No one really wants to report on what GE’s approach to taxes is. To the extent they do, they accept GE’s explanation unquestioningly. But if the AP had a sense of what GE’s real approach to taxes is, they would never have fallen for the hoax in the first place.


Support a Progressive Fight at an Inflection Point in History

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Listen for the Truth

By: Sunday November 23, 2008 9:15 am

We can talk ourselves into damned near anything. We listen for the truth. Sometimes it seems like we assume the theatre’s already on fire, and we can find our way out by shouting directions to everyone else. The blogosphere’s given power to our voices. But we need to listen, too.

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