Sunday Morning Talking Heads: March 8, 2015

By: Sunday March 8, 2015 6:10 am

Good morning. Topic du jour is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email and its partisan advantages or disadvantages in 2016. Or various degrees of political pandering and genuine introspection on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in Selma. WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00 am – Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center. 7:45am [...]

 

ISIS Derangement Syndrome

By: Sunday March 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Here’s Time Magazine‘s David von Drehle: “The greatest threat that ISIS poses — even to the poor souls living under ISIS rule — is the unintended damage that might follow from the effort to eradicate the group. . . . As dangerous as it is to have a terrorist kingdom in the middle of the world’s [...]

The Seduction of Brian Williams: Embedded with the Military

By: Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00 am

Brian Williams was seduced. He is a liar of course, someone who did not tell the truth no matter the reason or excuse, a bad trait for a journalist. Williams lied about being RPG’ed in a helicopter over Iraq; he did not see any variant of what you can see in the photo above. And [...]

Andrew Sullivan To Quit Blogging

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00 am

Andrew Sullivan has announced that he is giving up blogging to “return to the actual world again.” Given his history of presenting false stories and unrealistic political analysis this might be a good thing. Perhaps being in the actual world will yield some lessons. It is hard to imagine that someone so in love with [...]

Jonathan Chait Upset About Diversity In Media

By: Wednesday January 28, 2015 8:00 am

And for some odd indeterminable reason, people tend not to forget images like this. RT @shani_o: pic.twitter.com/xpbPaY40CG — Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) December 4, 2014 New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait, best known for being one of the “good liberals” who promoted the Iraq War, is still mad that The New Republic will no longer be [...]

Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google & US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

By: Monday January 26, 2015 8:00 am

The United States government served search warrants on Google in March 2012 and demanded that the company hand over data from WikiLeaks staff members for the purpose of an investigation into violations of the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a larceny statute and a “conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States” statute.

US Media Mostly Ignore Bomb Exploded Outside NAACP Office in Colorado Springs

By: Wednesday January 7, 2015 12:00 pm

A bomb was detonated late in the morning on January 6 in Colorado Springs against the exterior of a building, where a local NAACP chapter’s office is located. The FBI, including the agency’s own Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives were on the scene very soon afterward to [...]

In Pakistan, First US Drone Strike of the New Year Kills At Least Six People

By: Monday January 5, 2015 11:00 am

In the first United States drone strike of the new year, at least six people were reported to be killed on January 4. The strike came as Pakistan killed at least 31 alleged “militants” in an offensive the US has been helping the country’s military forces wage against militant groups the US has long maintained [...]

Blown Factcheck: Washington Post Omits Larry Summers’ Wall Street Work

By: Wednesday December 31, 2014 2:00 pm

This is a great excerpt from @IgnatiusPost's new book called "I Have Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing": http://t.co/dweHDEeErM — Jon Schwarz (@tinyrevolution) December 24, 2014 David Ignatius’ recent hit piece on Senator Elizabeth Warren published in The Washington Post titled “Warren’s War Against Wall Street,” makes a number of ridiculous assertions. But one of the [...]

Media Claims Afghanistan War Ends But War Continues

By: Monday December 29, 2014 11:00 am

Its one thing for the press to get spun, its another to knowingly transmit misleading statements. — James Risen (@JamesRisen) December 28, 2014 Yesterday the media declared that the war in Afghanistan is over. This will, no doubt, be a great surprise to the troops still stationed in Afghanistan who have been ordered by President [...]

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