NYT Lets $27 Million Man Brag About What He’s Doing for Income Inequality

13 July 2016 — FAIR

New York Times: Jamie Dimon op-edThey must have been high-fiving themselves at JPMorgan Chase’s PR offices this morning.

Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, was given prime space on the New York Times‘ op-ed page today (7/12/16) to declare that his bank was doing something about “wage stagnation” and “income inequality” by “giving thousands of employees a raise”:

Our minimum salary for American employees today is $10.15 an hour…almost $3 above the current national minimum wage. Over the next three years, we will raise the minimum pay for 18,000 employees to between $12 and $16.50 an hour for full-time, part-time and new employees, depending on geographic and market factors.

“A pay increase is the right thing to do,” declares Dimon.

How nice of the Times to give one of our corporate overlords a chance to let us know he’s doing the right thing!

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Media Lens: The Great Iraq War Fraud

13 July 2016 — Media Lens

Last week, seven years after the Iraq Inquiry was set up, Sir John Chilcot finally delivered his long-awaited report. Although it stopped short of declaring the Iraq war illegal, and although it failed to examine the real motives for war, the report was not quite the whitewash that had been feared by peace campaigners.

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