Nobody quite represents the “revolving door” between journalism and government like Miller. “Full disclosure, I once worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence [ODNI] where I saw firsthand how secretly the NSA operates,” he said before the segment began.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 16, 2013 10:05 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 13, 2013 2:20 pm|
A drone strike by the United States, which targeted a wedding convoy, reportedly killed anywhere from ten to seventeen people and injured as many as thirty individuals.
Most of the people killed were civilians, which makes the attack one of the worst in Yemen since the US began to launch drone strikes there.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:45 am|
There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an ideological opposition to the process in which the material is being published, that is hard to tell when engaging with some who are bothered.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:12 pm|
Abby Martin of RT’s “Breaking the Set” had me on to discuss the talking points sheet the NSA leadership sent for employees to share with family and close friends during Thanksgiving. She also asked me about NSA’s porn-spying and whether it seems like the country has lost interest in the disclosures.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 25, 2013 6:30 pm|
President Barack Obama gave a speech at an immigration reform rally in San Francisco. During the speech, he was interrupted by a young man who called Obama’s attention to the immigrant families being separated by deportations.
The young man may have been an immigration rights or DREAM activist, but thus far most media are referring to him as the “heckler,” a label that should be considered downright insulting.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 21, 2013 3:28 pm|
Press organizations including the White House Correspondents’ Association and White House News Photographers Association and renewed its demand for more access to the White House for photographers, a demand that has been outstanding for over five years now.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 16, 2013 9:13 am|
Last June, President Obama was blunt at a press conference in Berlin: “We do not use Germany as a launching point for unmanned drones to go after, as a part of our anti-terrorism activities.” The Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German Newspaper) and Norddeutsche Rundfunk (North German Radio, which despite the name, is also a television operation) have teamed up to look into this claim, and they beg to differ. A lot.
They ask a lot of tough questions, and turn the cameras on the spies themselves.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013 7:30 pm|
In the past twenty-four hours, there has been quite a bit of discussion about remarks from the White House and two members of Congress addressing whether or not former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden deserves clemency for releasing classified documents to journalists, who have written numerous stories exposing the true nature of the US surveillance state.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 1, 2013 3:15 pm|
President Barack Obama has been holding more frequent meetings with a coterie of United States pundits. The pundits are given access to the president and, in return, Obama expects his points of view will be represented in national opinion articles that are published on current issues or affairs of the day.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 25, 2013 11:00 am|
Do we want a future where each and every country builds up surveillance apparatuses and turns them on one another to advance their agendas? Or do we want to discourage this and argue countries should not act with such naked self-interest and instead be more open and cooperative with another?