Sergey speaks the truth for a change… Sergey Lavrov, the font of lies who is Russia’s prime minister, has attacked the US media for its alleged anti-Russia bias and for its fronting for the Biden administration.
He told Russia’s propaganda flagship, RT: “We understood long ago that there is no such thing as an independent western media. Only Fox News is trying to present some sort of alternative point of view.”
You got that right, Sergey.
That alternative point of view is one that is totally divorced from reality, which is why Moscow mouthpiece Tucker Carlson and the rest of the Putin bootlickers of Fox are frequently quoted by TASS and RIA Novosti, Russia’s state news agencies.
You know things are getting dicey for Tuck when Newsmax host Eric Bolling criticizes him for propping up Russia’s propaganda machine.
On April 6, Boling noted that clips from Carlson’s show are used ad nauseam night after night on Russian state TV.
After saying he wasn’t here to “slam Tucker,” a guy he respects, Bolling said: “But Tucker, you don’t want to be associated with this, certainly you don’t want to be—part of your legacy to be associated with a war criminal, an evil madman committing blatant genocide and atrocities across the ocean.”
Tucker's fling with Hungary's authoritarian leader, Victor Orban, apparently wasn't satisfying enough. He decided to go the full totalitarian route with Putin.
Word to the wise: Putin is known to cast useful idiots aside when they are no longer needed. Be careful, Tuck.
Corporate and financial PR people are gearing up for the annual meeting season, where the battle over purpose is slated to be front and center, according to The Economist.
Mark April 28th on the corporate calendar. That’s when shareholders at Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vote on proposals from Oxfam to seek to widen access for their COVID-19 vaccines.
The Sustainable Investments Institute reports the number of proposals concerning environmental and social issues rose 15.4 percent compared with 2021, to 576.
ESG proposals chalked up an average 34 percent of the vote in 2021, compared to 19 percent a decade ago.
This year’s round of annual meetings will be the the first to be held under new rules from Gary Gensler’s Securities and Exchange Commission.
Those rules make it easier for activists to operate and tougher for companies to block proposals that deal with “broad societal impact.”
The Economist frets that Gensler’s rules mean that just about any proposal related to ESG matters will be cleared for a shareholder vote.
It should be an interesting round of meetings.
How low can he possibly go? Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland promises a grand time for all guests that take part in its two-hour “Irish Experience” fest of story, song, stew and drinks.
The big event takes place at the Healy House, which has been rebranded as the Shebeen at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg.
The original three-room stone cottage at one time housed 14 members of the Healy family along with their farm animals. The Healys lived there until the early 1900s.
While Trump’s promotional piece claims locals recall the Healy House as a “home full of joy and love and often great celebrations in the form of storytelling, songs and traditional Irish music,” Doonbeg was the site of widespread evictions and mass starvation during the Great Hunger.
A report in the Dec. 29, 1849 Illustrated London News describes Doonbeg, which is in County Clare, as a “spot possessing every natural advantage” that was being desecrated by landowners evicting tenants and destroying their cottages.
“The people who are yet left alive are crowded into dens, or rather dog-holes, where, in a space not sufficient for two persons, twenty are glad to find shelter,” reported ILN.
The article included a sketch of the widowed Judy O’Donnel, who was forced to live with her two children under a bridge in Doonbeg after their home was destroyed by wreckers sent by her corrupt landlord to collect back rent that she already had paid.
Her story is neither part of the golf resort’s Irish Experience nor the “enchanted Trump fable" being presented by the Trump Organization.
Team Trump offers a "Disneyfied" version of Irish history that won't upset the high-roller linksters at its golf club.