Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm|
|By: Kit OConnell Friday December 27, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Bread & Puppet Theater turned 50 years old in 2013.
|By: Jeff Creamer Monday June 3, 2013 9:25 am|
Here’s a clip of Amy Goodman talking with Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola this morning from .Fort Meade as Day 1 of Bradley Manning’s court martial begins.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00 pm|
Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease.
|By: Kit OConnell Tuesday November 27, 2012 10:55 am|
Like so many of you, Democracy Now! is one of my key sources of news. As I said yesterday, Amy Goodman really should need no introduction to anyone here at Firedoglake. The work of the DN! team are a shining example of journalism in a field that mostly seems to have fallen asleep.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday September 22, 2012 10:15 am|
One hallmark of the administration of President Barack Obama has been the commitment of the administration to move forward and not look back—to, as a Democratic Party operative only concerned with election results might say, not re-litigate the eight years of the administration of George W. Bush. This means no accountability for those responsible for committing torture. It means no justice for torture victims.
|By: SouthernDragon Friday March 30, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: SouthernDragon Friday February 17, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current topics that may be of interest.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday October 4, 2011 1:30 am|
Little reported on…except by themselves (and here)…were the arrest of several journalists, including Amy Goodman at the 2008 Republican Convention. Their crime was committing acts of journalism, which is obviously dangerous within a city block of a gathering of the GOP.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday September 21, 2010 5:20 pm|
There’s an interesting detail in the IG Report on FBI’s investigations of peace groups that suggests FBI was asking OLC for an interpretation of the approval required before conducting a riot-related investigation.