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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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Lornet Turnbull

Lornet Turnbull

Lornet Turnbull is a Seattle-based freelance writer. She most recently worked as a reporter for the Seattle Times, covering a range of social issues, including demographics, immigration, and gay rights. She can be reached at lturnbull321 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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