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Cenk Uygur absolutely destroys the Washington Post’s anti-Sanders editorial with this amazing rant

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The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur unleashed fury on the Washington Post over an editorial that accused Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of “selling his own brand of fiction to a slice of the country that eagerly wants to buy it.”

While the Post piece accused Sanders of telling a populist story to win voters, Uygur angrily pointed out that Sanders is the real deal, and he has 40 years of consistent legislative action to prove it.

“His record has been enormously consistent,” Uygur answers back, “Everybody is so sick of the fakeness. The fakeness that you guys and the mainstream media represents.”

He then accused the Post of being the “establishment” and pointed out that many media outlets are owned by big corporations.

“Corporations are gigantic and enormously rich and powerful,” he said. “You think they want change? What would we change? We’d change them! They don’t want that change.”

Sanders himself shot back at the Post.

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“People are telling us, whether it’s the Washington Post editorial board or anybody else, our ideas are too ambitious — can’t happen,” Sanders responded Thursday. “Too bold — really? Well, here’s something which is really bold. In the last 30 years, there has been a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class and working families of this country. The middle class has become poorer and trillions of dollars have been transferred to the top one-tenth of 1 percent… Where was The Washington Post to express concern that the middle class was shrinking?”

Uygur said the idea that the media is liberal is propaganda.

“There is no liberal media,” he said. “Is the mainstream media, wholly corporate-owned, obsessed with profits, soaking in the money that they get from all of the politicians — where do you think all the money goes? It goes to TV ads, it goes to newspaper ads, it goes to radio ads — they’re bathing in the corruption!”

He added the mainstream media are the “protectors of the establishment.”

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Uygur then echoed Sanders in criticizing the media for its silence when Republicans were pushing “trickle down economics” and other economic structures that helped gut the middle class.

Watch Uygur’s rant, as posted to YouTube, here:

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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2020 Election

Trump ‘shirking his duty to protect the country’ by ignoring Russia election threat: Ex-CIA agent

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Ex-CIA agent Evan McMullin told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was "shirking his duty to protect the country" by ignoring the fact that Russia plans to attack the 2020 election.

"He's shirking his responsibility to protect the country," McMullin said. "We are in a new era of information warfare."

"Countries can be defeated without a shot being fired," he went on. "We just learned from the Mueller report that the president was aware that we were undergoing, as a country, an information warfare attack during 2016. He sought to benefit from it."

"A lot of times we say 'look, the president's ego is wounded' when we talk about how the Russians attacked us, and may have helped him get elected," McMullin continued. "But I actually think that we are a little naive to buy into that narrative. I think that is a fig leaf for the president. How can we ignore that this president barely won the electoral college?"

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Elections 2016

White House made it clear they were ‘trying to hide’ evidence from Mueller: Omarosa

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Omarosa Manigault, former political aide to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC Wednesday that the while the White House never "directly" ordered her to destroy documents related to the Mueller report, they made it quite clear they were "trying to hide" evidence.

"He wants to run out the clock," Manigault said. "He thinks he can run down the clock and that people will stop being concerned about it. We should really not just focus about what he is telling people to do or say, but how he's asked people to destroy documents, to destroy e-mails, in my case two boxes of campaign-related materials that the White House still has in their possession, that they claim they don't have or don't know what happened to it."

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