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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. media equates terrorism with Muslims

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Democracy Now interviewed Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday regarding the media coverage of the recent terror attacks in Norway. A number of news outlets and commentators initially blamed the attacks on Muslims extremists, but the attacks were carried out by a conservative Norwegian nationalist upset with multiculturalism.

“When it became apparent that Muslims were not involved, and that in reality it was a right-wing nationalist with extremely anti-Muslim bigotry as part of his world view, the word ‘terrorism’ almost completely disappeared from established media discourse,” Greenwald said. “Instead, he began to be referred to as a madman or an extremist.”

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“It really underscores, for me, the fact that this word ‘terrorism’ that plays such a central role in our political discourse and our law really has no objective meaning. It comes to mean nothing more than ‘Muslims who engage in violence.'”

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Trump is ‘untethered to reality’ and his Thanksgiving rant proves it: CNN’s Berman

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CNN host John Berman on Friday lit into President Donald Trump for going on an unhinged Thanksgiving rant about the 2020 election in which he once again falsely claimed that he won.

Berman in particular zeroed in on Trump's seething anger at Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president on Thursday if he'd concede that he lost the election.

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Trump probably won’t try to pardon himself for one major reason

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With less than two months remaining in his term, President Donald Trump may try to become the first president to pardon himself -- but there's a catch.

Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast discussed the president's potential pardons, and the risks involved with granting himself a pardon, on their podcast "The New Abnormal," posted on The Daily Beast.

“The essential thing of a pardon is it involves the admission of a crime," Wilson said, "and so he has to admit that he violated the law."

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Busted again: Perdue traded hundreds of thousands worth of bank stocks while on Senate Banking Committee

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David Perdue, one of two multimillionaire Georgia Republican senators facing insider-trading scrutiny ahead of runoff elections in January, traded hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank stock while passing pro-bank legislation on the Senate Banking Committee, financial disclosures show.
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