The 2016 Lefties
Top News Story ~ Election & Primary Fraud
In our bizarre approach to elections, America looks more and more like a third-world dictatorship. Everyone else uses hand-counted paper ballots—we use, in too many places, gameable, questionable computers. The media suddenly decided to stop doing exit polls, which were showing inconsistencies. The DNC was caught (in hacked emails) clearly favoring Hillary over Bernie. In an incredible bit of hubris, CNN actually conducted a poll excluding ages 18-34!
This was a white-hot news year, and there are so many good shows offering analysis and commentary. We couldn’t pick, in the end, between two of them, and we therefore offer this tie (copout!). Lee Camp and Jimmy Dore, both comedians, got heated up this year—at a lazy and complicit media, at corrupt candidates, and at epic cheating. Hats off, guys!
Best Left Documentary ~ The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by David Ambrose & Greg Palast
Investigative reporter Palast gets busy, showing us how American elections are gamed by big money players. Rosario Dawson, Richard Belzer, Ice-T, and others appear.
Best Left Book ~ Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank
There were several strong candidates here. We chose this one by Thomas Frank, in a year where it should now be clear that the Democratic Party is not what it once was. Frank tells us the story of the Democratic Party’s transformation from New Deal juggernaut in service of the People, to the Party of the Professional Class. (Watch a short video about the book)
Top 3 Left Rants of 2016
These angry responses came from hearts sick to death of deception, hatred, and corruption.
Quote: “You don’t start, having tea and cake. That’s the mentality that got us here.”
Quote: “Who’s more stupid, the bad driver, or the person who gave him the keys?”
Tim goes after a corrupt Democratic party, wedded to its wealthy friends, and the allegedly Liberal (not Left) media, that continually wanders downhill and to the Right.
Quote: “There was no way to vote against Goldman Sachs!”
Jimmy hits the diatribe pedal, after seeing a finger-wagging Obama speech. This is full-bore Jimmy.