Our corporate media is a huge problem. Thom Hartmann is outraged by it and so am I. Hardly anyone knows what the Biden administration has been doing and the corporate media creates a platform that lets Republicans take credit for legislation they worked against and didn’t vote for.
None of this stuff is popping up on the top of corporate media. They just want to talk about the Republican agenda. The corporate media is all about what Republicans are doing. You’re not going to hear about what Democrats are doing, generally, on corporate media. – Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann is always worth the time. Eleven minutes. He points out that across rural America there are 1500 right wing radio stations. Fourteen of those are in Iowa. He draws on yesterday’s Substack article by Heather Cox Richardson. Basically, American media is paying no attention to Biden’s efforts to work on rural issues or the Biden administration’s commitment to clean water in rural states including Iowa.
Here is an excerpt from the show:
“On March 31 the Dept. of Interior announced a 420 million dollar investment in clean water in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, N. Dakota and S. Dakota. Today the President announced a 440 million dollar commitment to an America the Beautiful challenge to attract up to a billion dollars in private and philanthropic donations to conserve land, water and wildlife across the country. It also released a 17 page bipartisan playbook to help rural communities identify more than 100 federal programs designed to rural infrastructure. It explains how to apply for funds to expand rural broadband, how to clean up pollution, improve transportation, fix rural bridges and roads, ensure clean water and sanitation, prepare for disasters including climate change, upgrade the electrical grid… our government is doing things for you..
“The Biden administration is also sending officials into rural communities. Tom Vilsack, Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo, Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu – they are all on the road right now traveling in rural areas all over America. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which got back billions of dollars stolen from average working class Americans by big banks and financial institutions – and gave that money back to those Americans – was gutted by Trump – and now getting put back together by Biden… last week the Biden Administration extended the moratorium on student loans until the end of August and eliminated the debt of 8 million federal student loan borrowers… did you hear about that? It happened last week.
Watch the full video here.