Late Night: If Not Now, When?

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 8:00 pm

I know that for many years, Israel has served as a necessary evil for the American foreign policy elite; when you want somebody to help in any nefarious pursuit, they’ve always been mensches. Reagan tapped them for arms sales, Nixon for war support, and everyone else for Police State pointers. But really, is it worth it anymore?

 

Deconstructing Weasel Words From ODNI & Justice Department on NSA, FBI Spying on American Muslims

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 4:20 pm

Both the Office of Director of National Intelligence and the United States Justice Department have responded to a major feature story based off document from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The two agencies deny that any surveillance against the five prominent American Muslims named as NSA and FBI targets was a result of US intelligence targeting them for “exercising constitutional rights.”

Revealed NSA Surveillance of Muslim-Americans Focuses Attention on Islamophobia in Security Agencies

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:54 am

Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept have published a much-anticipated story revealing five prominent Muslim-Americans the National Security Agency and FBI spied upon. The surveillance, which primarily appears to have involved monitoring their emails, was conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

What Would Have Happened If Elliot Rodger’s Parents Told Police He Converted To Islam?

By: Monday May 26, 2014 1:35 pm

The mother who contacted the police after seeing her son’s manifesto calling for murder and terror might have tried convincing police her son had become a Muslim bent on jihad, that likely would have gotten a response other than a “visit.” That abnormality definitely generates a response from US security services, even a hyperactive response.

BuzzFeed and The ‘Tongues of Fire’

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 3:59 pm

When Buzzfeed posted an article attacking Max Blumenthal by using his father many were left in shock and awe. The author, Rosie Gray, and Blumenthal had a combative history, but using someone’s dad to attack them? That takes the politics of personal destruction to whole new level, surely this was the worst kind of personal attack.

Or was it?

Angola Reportedly Bans Islam, Dismantles Mosques

By: Monday November 25, 2013 9:47 am

The nation of Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam from the country and begun a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites. Islam has existed within the country for a number of years though the overwhelming majority of citizens are Christian. The Minister for Culture in Angola, Rosa Cruz, is quoted as having claimed Islam has yet to be “legalized.”

BuzzFeed Hacks Away At Mint Press News’ Syria Story

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 8:36 am

Viral media and cat picture experts BuzzFeed decided to once again enter the fray of actual journalism, it didn’t go well. Known for mostly writing and rewriting press releases and practicing access journalism (which is to say not-journalism) the listcle masters decided they would tell the “inside story” of Mint Press News.

Late Night FDL: The Onion, Come to Life

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00 pm

It’s funny, in the least funny of ways, how a week that began in unspeakable tragedy unfolded into one filled with so much absurdity and journalistic malpractice, along with a truly bizarre string of unrelated events, that the actual news was often so frankly guffaw-inducing that The Onion would have a hard time topping it.

Islamophobia Trumps “Pro-Life” Ideology

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 7:07 pm

ust three days into 2013, Annika Rydh, a Swedish government official from the town of Almhult, issued a shrill call to both her colleagues and neighbors. Worried about the perceived growth of the Muslim population in her homeland and beyond, she urged the European Union “to act by having some kind of restriction, like the one-child policy in China.” If Muslims don’t like the proposed rule, she continued, they can go back where they came from.

Rydh’s appeal comes on the heels of a decade-long campaign to curtail Muslim immigration into western countries and reduce the number of babies born to Muslim families.

My Thanksgiving Letter to Pamela Geller’s BFF in the Alaska Legislature: Rename the Turkey the “Winged Marmot”

By: Thursday November 24, 2011 7:15 pm

There are many alternative names you might consider. In honor of Sen. Linda Menard’s hallmark legislation from the 2009 session, you might consider the new name “Winged Marmot”

Other suggestions already put forward by Patriotic Americans have been “Freedom Fowl” and ‘Pilgrim Pullet.”

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