Ont. Unions Vote Socialist – Biased Against Trump
Liberals regain majority with union support
Trade Unions and the Left
Geoff Bickerton Labour March 2, 2004
Recently I have been looking at some public opinion polls that looked at issues such as voting intentions, trade, public ownership, health care and education. On almost every issue trade union members are significantly more progressive than the other segments of the population. I suppose there are many reasons for this. Collective power probably gives union members the confidence to think more about the potential for changing things. Union education programs undoubtedly play a role. The democratic process of unions also requires members to discuss and debate issues.
Anyone who doubts that a strong leftward bias exists among the media should simply watch the almost hysterical campaign against Donald Trump unfold and then compare it to the ‘soft glove’ treatment Hillary Clinton is receiving.
On the one hand, much of the media is baying at the throat of Trump for not releasing his tax returns. In point of fact, Trump is the prime owner of Trump Enterprises which is comprised of 264 subsidiaries bearing Trump’s name. His tax returns, therefore, are not simple but likely measure in the hundreds (or thousands) of pages. Should he release them to the media, that would be the end of his relevant information-based campaign.
On the other hand, there is no question that Hillary Clinton received vast sums of money to speak to special-interest, Wall Street banking groups. Now, it takes virtually no imagination to conclude that those vast sums were paid for suggested favouritism toward that industry. (Clinton may be a fairly good speaker, but she is not worth those kinds of sums to discuss general politics.) One could easily suggest that what she told them was biased information in their favour — which would truly bear on her conduct as a future president if true.