CNBC Misses Penny Pritzker-NSA Scoop at Davos

By: Saturday January 25, 2014 8:59 am

CNBC has been hanging out all week with all the cool kids at Davos. I happened to see bits and pieces of their coverage, and found like much like watching the E! network reporting on the Golden Globes, albeit without Joan Rivers. Even the CNBC folks cop to this comparison, given the headline to their roundup of links to a bunch of their interviews.

But if a scoop falls in your lap and no one notices, does it make a sound?


CIA: We ‘Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever’

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 5:56 am

Ira “Gus” Hunt, the CIA’s Chief Technology Officer, gave a revealing presentation at GigaOM’s Structure: Data conference where he outlined the CIA’s approach to collecting data from the public. The approach as outlined is a recipe for a police state.

Obama vs. the Left: A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personality

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 2:20 pm

The primary value Peter Daou’s piece on liberal bloggers had yesterday was that it named names, and it gave outlets like Politico an excuse to link to something. Although journalists won’t say so in public because they’ve been told these things “off the record,” they well know who gets under the skin of people at the White House. And that’s why things said by Glenn Greenwald, or John Aravosis, or on FDL consistently get picked up in the media as prime examples of the “professional left.” We hear about it when they call us for comments, or when they want to book us to respond.

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