The Pentagon decided to have CNN interview a female guard who could talk about the “dire conditions” that guards face at the prison. “For the first time,” Lawrence said, “we’re seeing the faces of those who guard the detainees.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday May 17, 2013 3:15 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 25, 2013 7:45 am|
There is no concrete evidence that the brothers, who are suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon, were inspired by US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Yet, CNN has posted a report with the headline, “From the grave, the cleric inspiring a new generation of terrorists,” that promotes this new detail as if it is certainly true.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday April 19, 2013 1:15 pm|
Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gave a passionate press conference, where he attempted to give a prepared statement but was cutoff by reporters, who began to ask questions.
Asked what he would say to Dzhokhar, who was still running from law enforcement, he said he would urge him to ask for forgiveness from the victims. He added, “He put a shame on our family. He put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity cause everyone now names—They play with word, ‘Chechen,’ so they put that shame on the entire ethnicity.”
From his statement, it is clear that Tsarni recognizes the media in America will begin to discuss Chechens and terrorism and all other Chechens will now have to answer for why two people with a Chechen background would commit violence, as if their ethnicity is responsible for inspiring them to bomb the Boston marathon.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:00 am|
Two blasts from explosive devices occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday killing at least three people and wounding well over a hundred people. Medical teams reportedly carried out ten amputations. Ball bearings were being removed from injured. The serious wounds look like injuries one receives in a war zone.
|By: dakine01 Monday April 15, 2013 6:30 pm|
A couple of years ago, you might remember that McDonalds got a lot of publicity out of a one day hiring binge. I wrote about it here with a follow-up about the Washington Post noticing that it was a “McJobs” economic recovery a couple of weeks later. So here we are, two years later and where exactly are we?
At best, we are treading water. At best.
|By: dakine01 Wednesday March 20, 2013 8:00 pm|
Now, I don’t really think there is some nefarious plot to destroy the world confidence in banks. No, I just think there are a large number of people in the banking sector and the world’s financial ministers/offices who are incredibly dumb. It is almost as if they have a subconscious desire to see pitchforks and tumbrels.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday March 2, 2013 9:11 am|
Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to elements of ten of the twenty-two charges he faces on February 28. Manning also read a statement he typed up himself that explained his thoughts about the documents and video he disclosed and when and how he transmitted the information to WikiLeaks.
A review of three major United States cable news networks shows MSNBC did not mention Manning once .
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday February 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
Journalism is dying because you kids don’t read anymore, and you’re too busy lining up for iPads to be serious about real news.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday February 17, 2013 9:30 am|
“Life is a carnival,” sang The Band, and I imagine the passengers stranded in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the cruise ship Splendor wished it weren’t so true. Or maybe truer. They couldn’t, despite the promise of the song, walk on water. Still, they were lucky. The meteor hit Siberia and not the Splendor, after all.
This was the week that Marco Rubio America added a water-bottle prop to the GOP’s Dickensian message to America: “Stay thirsty, my friends.” It was the week another GOPer, Ted “Carnival” Cruz of Texas channeled Joseph McCarthy in his innuendo-laden attacks on poor old Chuck Hagel.
|By: TBogg Tuesday January 29, 2013 4:24 pm|
It seems that it is now The Age of Purges at all of the Big Media hotspots with The New Republic kristallnachting the shit out of the Jews and (apparently the non-Jews), the unceremonious sacking of Granny Methbabble last week for a younger hotter ….well, nobody actually, since they already have in-house Alaskan “Democrat” Kirsten Powers to say the same stupid things with the added bonus of English as a first language, and now CNN, which needs a severe blowing up like nobody’s business, is breaking up that old gang of theirs