Washington Post Spikes Story About Poor Media Coverage During Run Up to Iraq War

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:55 pm

The establishment press is not enjoying the 10 year anniversary of the American the invasion of Iraq. First the former New York Times Executive Editor admits the paper failed to accurately report the news, even being co-conspirators with the Bush Administration. And now another well established institution of journalism, the Washington Post, has been caught spiking a story by Greg Mitchell on the media failures that helped lead to the Iraq War.


Frontline Story on Bradley Manning Ignores Most Embarrassing “Cause” of WikiLeaks Leak

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 9:48 am

One entity that has thus far avoided all responsibility for the leak are the folks in charge of the Defense Department’s IT. As I have pointed out, DOD’s network security was embarrassingly bad–worse than your average mid-sized corporation. But to make their negligent security even worse, they had already suffered a damaging compromise of their systems when, in 2008, malware was introduced into their system via removable media, the same means by which Manning is alleged to have downloaded the WikiLeaks cables.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Greg Mitchell, The Age of WikiLeaks

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 12:30 pm

Join host emptywheel as she chats with author Greg Mitchell about his new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond). Mr. Mitchell runs an ongoing blog on the WikiLeak cables at The Nation.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Greg Mitchell, The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair’s Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics

By: Saturday December 11, 2010 1:59 pm

It’s a propitious time to be welcoming in Greg Mitchell for a discussion about his book “The Campaign of the Century.” Over the past couple weeks, Mitchell has virtually turned over his blog at The Nation to painstakingly chronicling the Wikileaks story, and chronicling how the political, corporate and media elite have mounted an effort to discredit, destroy and punish Julian Assange. 76 years earlier, these forces came together in an electoral context, to disable the candidacy of Upton Sinclair for Governor of California.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bob Woodward, Obama’s Wars

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 12:00 pm

Bob Woodward’s inside-the-White-House books always provide scoops and provoke controversy and his new one, Obama’s Wars, is no different, but with one vital twist: It is less a look back than a look around. Readers don’t merely re-live or debate, say, a president’s decision to start a war – nothing much can change that – but how he is now conducting, even escalating, a conflict at a key moment. The book concludes with an Oval Office interview with President Obama less than three months ago.

Contempt for Democracy: Attacks on Voting Rights

By: Sunday September 5, 2010 9:30 am

In Harris County (Houston), Texas, a tea party group called King Street Patriots is engaged in a systematic attack on voting rights. They are working dirty hand in dirty hand with a Republican County voter registrar to suppress the votes of those they believe unworthy, that is, those who might disagree with their own political [...]

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