Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's release from a Los Angeles County jail, where she spent three weeks for driving with a suspended license, is banner news to the corporate media in America. Meanwhile, buried inside today's papers were stories on immigration reform legislation, with hardly a mention of how the bill would tighten the squeeze on the shrinking American middle class. Most papers also downplayed a new report that 43.6 million Americans had no health insurance last year. What's going on here?
Senator Bernie Sanders discussed what's news and what isn't, what matters and what doesn't during an interview on Friday on the Thom Hartmann Show on Air America. To listen to part of the interview click here:http://demradio.senate.gov/actualities/sanders/sanders070622_3.mp3
To read a transcript of Lou Dobbs' interview on CNN with Senator Sanders about how the immigration bill would open the door for millions of foreign workers to take American jobs at lower wages, click here: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/news/record.cfm?id=277809
To read about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the number of uninsured Americans, click here: http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/2007/b070625.htm