Late Night: Banana Republic

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 8:00 pm

The most delicious piece of schadenfreude of the whole episode was, and remains, that Snowden has handily discredited each and every “liberal hawk” that has, like a moth to a flame, leapt to smear him.

By protesting entirely too much, they have drawn long overdue attention to their own epic wrongness on everything that matters since Sept. 11, 2001.

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NBC News Confirms Attempt by Edward Snowden to Go Through Channels at NSA

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 9:52 am

One major argument from critics of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been that he did not go through “proper channels” in government before taking documents on top secret surveillance programs and providing them to journalists. But, during NBC News’ exclusive interview with Snowden, the network indicated that it was able to confirm Snowden had made at least one attempt to go through channels and the network is in the process of obtaining records showing other complaints were made to superiors.

Edward Snowden Gives Prime Time Interview Defending Whistleblowing

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 6:40 am

Last night an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conducted by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams aired in prime time on NBC. In the hour long broadcast Snowden addressed questions ranging from the details of NSA programs being used against Americans, being trapped in Russia, and why he felt the duty to blow the whistle on the NSA’s controversial activities.

GOP Debate: NBC’s Brian Williams Cowers in the Corner

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 7:00 am

We can now add NBC and its anchor Brian Williams to the growing list of cable/broadcastnetworks and hosts who should never be allowed to handle a presidential debate. William’s cowardly performance last night at the latest GOP shamefest was beyond embarrassing; it should be career ending.

Suffering Cats! They’re Back, Again! GOP Debate Live Blog

By: Monday January 23, 2012 5:55 pm

I’m still a bit shocked that people are still surprised that the GOP Presidential Clown Car could roll through South Carolina — the state that gave us nullification, the Civil War, John C. Calhoon, and a hundred and fifty year succession of secessionist, racist politicians — and have it captured by a dog-whistling practitioner of the ugly art of racial and classist demagoguery.

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