Critics say TPP will enshrine corporate control of decisions previously subject to democratic processes–decisions over intellectual property, the environment,labor rights, food, telecommunications, finance and more. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has called it "the largest corporate power grab you never heard of." He’s right. Over 14 months–from January 2013 through February 2014–TPP was never covered in any detail by ABC, CBS or NBC. It was mentioned once on NBC’s Meet the Press (2/23/14), where conservativeDavid Brooks listed a "fast track trade deal across the Atlantic, across the Pacific" as one one several "gigantic, very good policies where there is majority support." On CBS’s Face the Nation (2/2/14), White House chief of staff Denis McDonough touted it as a big job creator. But that’s it.
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