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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Hannah Rappleye

Hannah Rappleye is an independent reporter living in Brooklyn, NY. She has reported in East and South Africa, and focuses her work on criminal justice and human rights issues in the United States and abroad. Her work has appeared on MSNBC.com, Salon.com, in the Mail & Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

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