Questioning the NSA’s Claim That Secret Surveillance Programs Thwarted 50 Terror Plots

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 10:26 am

Two United States senators are disputing claims made by the National Security Agency that secret surveillance programs exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden disrupted “dozens of potential terrorist plots.”

 

Former NYPD Head of Intelligence Analysis Uses Boston Bombing to Revive ‘Radicalization’ Report He Co-Authored

By: Monday April 29, 2013 2:55 pm

In the aftermath of the Boston bombing, US media organizations have been providing a platform to a former New York Police Department head of intelligence analyst and co-author of a heavily critiqued and rejected report on the radicalization of Muslims in the West. He has been on CNN and Fox News sharing his views and was also quoted by Judith Miller, former New York Times journalist who had a story celebrating the NYPD published by the Wall Street Journal.

Cable news appearances by Mitchell Silber, now a managing director for K2 Intelligence, have focused on what he thinks the attack by Dhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, two ethnic Chechen Muslims who immigrated to America, shows about “homegrown terrorism.”

Anderson Cooper Has Been Gaycasting On Your TV For Years

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 10:30 am

Hearing about Anderson Cooper’s outing, Brent Bozell, who got his start serving under closeted gay Terry Dolan, sent his wingman Tim Graham on a gay spelunking tour of Anderson Cooper’s homoeuvre looking for examples of Anderson covertly shoving his Cooper down America’s throat.

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: “I do think there is value in standing up and being counted”

By: Monday July 2, 2012 1:00 pm

Anderson Cooper, who was socially out but professionally closeted, gave friend Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that kicks open the closet door. It’s a thoughtful missive that is worth the read.

NC Pastor Charles ‘put gays behind electric fence to die’ Worley Now Under Media Microscope

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 9:15 am

It’s nice to see this outlandish man exposed on national media. As I blogged yesterday, Pastor Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC recently told his congregation during a sermon that his solution to dealing with LGBTs is to send them to concentration camps to starve to death. Here’s more media coverage and videos.

Leaks Abound as Details Around CIA Sting Operation Surface

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 12:00 pm

The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and New York Times all in the span of twenty-four hours managed to speak with sources that confirmed an international sting operation had been unfolding. But we don’t know who leaked the story or why, and thus have no way of judging its entire credibility.

Sunday Late Night: 20120101

By: Sunday January 1, 2012 8:01 pm

How to say the date this year? Judging by last night’s New Years Eve broadcasts, I think American media may have finally abandoned the “Two-thousand” construction when saying the name of the year. I heard a lot more “Yippee, it’s Twenty-Twelve!” than “Two-thousand-twelve” on the teevee machine.

Late Night: What an Anti-Journalism World Looks Like

By: Monday February 7, 2011 8:00 pm

This is what we do, human beings, we look around our own lives and we talk about what’s going on. It’s the only way we do this, the only way we really connect. And as a reporter sometimes your job is to point the camera at something somebody else doesn’t want it pointed at, and tell everyone you can as much as you can about what’s going on. And that job is dangerous, and it’s scary, and it’s necessary as blood.

The world that anti-journalism conservatives, the ones who rant about the “lamestream media” and chat and wave their fists at reporters, envision? That world, in which “enemy journalists” publishing stuff they don’t like and stuff that contradicts their worldview are harassed out of business, beaten, even killed? It’s happening now in Egypt. I hope they’re watching. I hope they’re paying attention.

And I hope, though I have no reason on earth to believe they’ll ever think this hard, that they’re wondering if this is really so very funny after all.

Egypt’s “Day of Departure”: A Statement from the “Youth Protesting in Midan al-Tahrir”

By: Friday February 4, 2011 6:02 am

And so begins the Day of Departure, the mass demonstration called by the Youth of Tahrir Square for after Friday prayers.

You Mean They Lied??!! Shocked, I Tell You!

By: Thursday May 29, 2008 7:02 am

The passionate media poobah dismissal of Scott McLellan’s new book, and the insistence that he has joined the ranks of liberal bloggers in an outlandish attack on their integrity, is pretty amusing. I guess it’s on us to remind everyone how Time Magazine knew that what McClellan was telling them about Plame wasn’t true, but they printed it anyway…

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