Progressive America

Here’s a report showing what most of us have long understood. When Americans are polled on the issues, they are generally progressive.

Yet, consistently in polls, only about 20% of Americans self-describe themselves as liberals.

To me the answer for this discrepancy is obvious. For years, Republicans have engaged in a PR war against liberals. They have been aided and abetted by the corporate media where it is rare for a liberal voice to be heard (see, for example, Media Matters’ latest report on CNN’s complete exclusion of liberal voices from its immigration coverage) and that time and again misportrays liberals or appoints representatives for us that really don’t represent us.

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