Questions Surround Edited NBC Report on Al-Shifa Hospital Bombing

By: Tuesday July 29, 2014 6:45 am

Something strange happened yesterday. NBC News reported that Israel bombed Al Shifa hospital located in the Gaza Strip only to later pull back the report based on statements from the Israeli military. Ayman Mohyeldin, an NBC reporter, claims there is video and pictures to back up the initial account that the attack on the hospital came from an Israeli drone.

 

NBC News Confirms Attempt by Edward Snowden to Go Through Channels at NSA

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 9:52 am

One major argument from critics of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been that he did not go through “proper channels” in government before taking documents on top secret surveillance programs and providing them to journalists. But, during NBC News’ exclusive interview with Snowden, the network indicated that it was able to confirm Snowden had made at least one attempt to go through channels and the network is in the process of obtaining records showing other complaints were made to superiors.

Edward Snowden Gives Prime Time Interview Defending Whistleblowing

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 6:40 am

Last night an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conducted by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams aired in prime time on NBC. In the hour long broadcast Snowden addressed questions ranging from the details of NSA programs being used against Americans, being trapped in Russia, and why he felt the duty to blow the whistle on the NSA’s controversial activities.

The Name Doesn’t Make a Big Difference Because Kynect is Not Obamacare

By: Monday May 12, 2014 3:05 pm

There seems to be an active campaign among defenders of the Affordable Care Act to promote the idea the law is only unpopular because people have been tricked into not liking the term “Obamacare.”

Plurality of Americans Want to See Country Less Involved in World Affairs

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 11:00 am

According to a the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll 47 percent of Americans want to see the United States become less active in world affairs. Another 30 percent want our foreign affair activities to remain at their current level and just 19 percent want to see the country become more active in world affairs.

Americans Overwhelmingly Think Congress Should Vote on Syria

By: Friday August 30, 2013 8:25 am

The reason Obama and Congress are ignoring the War Powers Clause of the Constitutional is that such a vote would likely fail as it did in the UK. The American people would let their Representatives know they don’t support war.

No, NBC News, We Don’t Know That Bradley Manning “Stole” Diplomatic Cables & Military Documents

By: Monday June 3, 2013 6:40 am

As the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is about to begin at Fort Meade, Maryland, tomorrow, some US media outlets are rediscovering his case and posting “rundowns” so Americans can understand what will be happening at the trial.

McJobs: Bad and Getting Worse

By: 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.

How is Obama’s Targeted Killing Program Permissible Under International Law?

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 6:56 am

The administration of President Barack Obama—in particular, the Justice Department—maintains the targeted killings of United States citizens believed to be members of al Qaeda is legal. A leaked white paper that NBC News provides a glimpse at the cold calculus behind the justification for such operations.

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