Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, issued a tweet today scolding what she described as the corporate media for propping up the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton and smearing her political rivals.
In a separate tweet, she accused the Democrats of conspiring with the media to sabotage the insurgent, anti-establishment campaign of former Clinton primary opponent Bernie Sanders.
Stein is circulating a petition to allow her to gain entry into the third and final presidential debate which takes place on October 19 from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. On the subject of Nevada, some Stein supporters have claimed that fraudulent signatures were deliberately submitted in her ballot papers, and this alleged sabotage resulted in Stein failing to qualify in an important swing state.
In a recent interview on C-SPAN, Stein insisted that Clinton in the White House is more scary than Donald Trump, the former Democrat and independent who is running for president on the Republican ticket.
“Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria. I sure won’t sleep well at night if Donald Trump is elected, but I sure won’t sleep well at night if Hillary Clinton elected. We have another choice other than these two candidates who are both promoting lethal policies. On the issue of war and nuclear weapons, it is actually Hillary’s policies which are much scarier than Donald Trump who does not want to go to war with Russia.He wants to seek modes of working together, which is the route that we need to follow not to go into confrontation and nuclear war with Russia.”
The Green Party candidate has previously described Hillary Clinton as a warmongering corporatist and insisted that Clinton has already done some of the things that Donald Trump says he’s going to do if elected president.
Jill Stein, 66, is a medical doctor who declared in recent interviews that “politics is the mother of all illnesses” and that’s why she now practices what she calls political medicine. Stein was the Green Party standard-bearer in 2012 and also unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
With a social justice focus on climate change and eradicating poverty, the far-left Green Party is seen as a natural home for some Bernie Sanders-supporting progressives — i.e., the #BernieOrBust or #NeverHillary cohort that used to #FeelTheBern — who are fundamentally unenthused about and feel disenfranchised over Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. Stein has been actively embracing the Sanders cohort among those disillusioned with the Vermont senator’s endorsement of Clinton.
Dr. Stein has consistently rejected the premise that for liberals, Hillary Clinton is a lesser of two evils, and that a vote for a third party such as the Greens helps Donald Trump.
Stein’s tweet referenced an October 2015 Politico article that described the close ties between corporate media organizations and the Clinton Foundation.
“NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation’s records show. The donations, which range from the low-thousands to the millions, provide a picture of the media industry’s ties to the Clinton Foundation…The list also includes mass media groups like Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom, as well a few notable individuals, including Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate and largest shareholder of The New York Times Company, and James Murdoch, the chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. Both Slim and Murdoch have given between $1 million to $5 million, respectively.”
Most media outlets are running with wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump’s alleged personal misbehavior while giving relatively little play to damaging WikiLeaks revelations about Team Clinton contained in the Podesta emails. According to FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, at least three news organizations are out to destroy Donald Trump.
“Stein has repeatedly attacked ‘corporate media’ for not covering her campaign–a campaign, which, she says, presents voters with a clear alternative to Washington’s corporatist ‘uniparty,'” Breitbart News detailed.
Do you agree or disagree with Dr. Jill Stein that the corporate media has a pro-Clinton bias?
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