Reading Time: 7 minutes As the corporate media was touting the economic recovery, and stock prices soared, hundreds of thousands of Americans were still losing their homes. It’s just one more example of the disconnect between what people heard on the news and what they saw in their neighborhoods.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media’s portrayal of a successful economic recovery provided a false sense of security to the Democratic establishment. Reality caught up to them on Election Day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Europeans worry that increased hate speech and harassment after Trump’s victory will destabilize US security.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Robert Groden has devoted his entire life to studying the JFK assassination, trying to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald never shot anyone.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Millennials are faced with having to pay back record amounts of student loans and many of them are doing it while living with their parents. They have no reason to buy into the media’s assertion that the economy is on the mend.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, WhoWhatWhy will examine some of the causes that led to Donald Trump’s triumph on November 8. Part commentary and part data-driven journalism, we will uncover how the media failed to be honest with the American people about the state of the economy and how that led to a groundswell of anger in the Rust Belt and beyond.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In a recent WhoWhatWhy podcast, journalist Sarah Kendzior noted that one of the issues this election has revealed is the growing distrust of institutions, such as the FBI. For new readers, here is a small sampling of our stories on the FBI. They show there is much to be distrustful about.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republicans are within reach of being able to call a constitutional convention. That would put them in a position to make wholesale changes to the Constitution.
Reading Time: < 1 minute With talk of a Muslim registry heating up, it is worth revisiting how Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes and put in camps during World War II.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Midwest-based journalist Sarah Kendzior thinks things are going to get a lot worse. Her view from mid-America is that the election is just the opening act of a future rife with fascism and violence.