The Hack Pool

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 12:55 pm

Over at Salon, Alex Pareene has compiled a compelling and entertaining list of the top 30 media hacks of our time, and he has been doling them out on a daily basis with the top ten due to drop on Wednesday (maybe now while you are reading this! Exciting!) Who will be the next deserving hack?

 

White House Outlines Objections to House Defense Bill – No Mention of Guantanamo Lawyer Investigation

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 6:55 pm

Writing earlier today, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald noted that, despite its approval by the House Armed Services Committee, several barriers remain to the Gitmo provision ultimately becoming law, including a forthcoming House floor vote, a markup in the Senate “and then, if it makes it that far, the President’s signature.” But as Greenwald noted, if the language is to be purged from the bill, “Democrats are going to have to insist on its removal. It remains to be seen if they are willing to do that.”

A Concurrence in the Case Against Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

By: Monday April 19, 2010 8:45 am

Glenn Greenwald has been attacked for making the case against Elena Kagan as a nominee for the Supreme Court on policy and ideology grounds. But neither Greenwald nor the Kagan supporters have addressed the fact Kagan would be effectively the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have had no experience whatsoever in court as either an attorney or judge, a critical deficiency in her already thin background.

The Waterboarding Smoking Gun, Again

By: Wednesday March 10, 2010 8:46 am

Since Mark Benjamin has decided to claim–some 300-plus days after I did the first of many posts focusing on the details of waterboarding (to say nothing of posts drational did looking at these descriptions medically)–that, “the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program” haven’t been mined for waterboarding details until now,” I thought I’d make another point about the significance of those details.

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