Lieberman at the RNC: Lied When He Said He's a Dem and Never Stopped

It isn't likely that a widely discredited Washington insider who was thrown out of his own party by Connecticut voters will persuade many Democrats or independents to vote for his closest crony and fellow deranged warmonger, John McCain. Ironically, the outgoing Republican Rep. in Maryland's first congressional district, Wayne Gilchrest, endorsed conservative Democrat Frank Kratovil over neo-fascist GOP candidate Andy Harris. That will have a great deal more impact than Lieberman's distorted presentation of his buddy McCain. "Distorted," you ask? Well I'm glad you did because I'd like to lay out some facts for you that counter Lieberman's most egregious lies from last night.

1- "When others were silent, John McCain had the judgment to sound the alarm about the mistakes we were making in Iraq."

Just last April ago McCain said "No one has supported President Bush on Iraq more than I have." And during a March 2008 interview on the Mike Gallagher Show, McCain stated, "no one has supported President Bush on Iraq more than I have," apparently a line he liked repeating a lot last spring when he was hoping Republicans would make him their nominee. I haven't heard him say it recently though. You? And we he visited O'Reilly at Fox on March 18, 2003 he was even more blunt and to the point saying he would have handled Iraq exactly as Bush had and that he didn't have even one Bush move he disagreed with. "Nothing. The president has handled this, in my view, skillfully."

2- In one of his frequent nasty attacks on Obama last night, Lieberman lied, "In the Senate he has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done, nor has he been willing to take on powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party."

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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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