Left Wing View

Is civil discourse a thing of the past? | Blogs

I have read a lot recently about the lack of civil discourse in the country today. Much of the attention has been focused on attacks or “cancellations” of people who have some level of public exposure. For example, Jon Stewart was hammered for suggesting that the COVID virus originated from …

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Norway, oil and climate

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based freelance journalist whose comments are published in 45 countries. You can see why Saudi Arabia wants to keep pumping …

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Leigh Sales, Twitter and the Power of Mainstream Media

Leigh Sales’ attack on Twitter and its users is indicative of the mainstream media’s dissatisfaction with being challenged, writes Dr Victoria Fielding. ABC 7.30 Host Leigh Sales – a national prime-time news anchor with a Twitter platform of 436,000 people – this week called those who criticize her “sexist” and …

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Netanyahu suggests on Facebook that Biden fell asleep upon meeting new Israeli prime minister | World news

(Remove the typographical error in the first paragraph) JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday that US President Joe Biden fell asleep when he met new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month. A Reuters fact check https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-biden-asleep-idUSL1N2Q00H8 previously debunked …

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