Attacks on Max Blumenthal’s “Goliath” Escalate, Veer Into Wingnut Land – Updated

By: Monday November 11, 2013 7:15 pm

What may have turned out to be the most disturbing element introduced by Eric Alterman, was his bringing Max Blumenthal’s father, Sidney Blumenthal, into the argument. What seemed to some as an innocuous comment in Alterman’s first article, has turned into a sordid campaign by even more sordid people, to attack both the elder Blumenthal, and Hillary and Bill Clinton, and their foundation. The hits have devolved from Buzzfeed.com to Breitbart.com to white supremacist Robert Stacy McCain’s blog, as the threats have escalated.

 

Book Salon Preview: Goliath, Life & Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal – Part Two: The Book’s Reception – Updated

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 2:00 pm

The push-back against Max Blumenthal for Goliath is reminiscent to the reception of The Israel Lobby. One might say, though, that the militant Zionist hits against the new book are informed somewhat by what Zionist commentators have learned from Walt and Mearsheimer’s book.

A Bad Idea Is a Bad Idea, No Matter Who Proposes It

By: Saturday April 6, 2013 5:43 pm

Let me state this right up front – Chained CPI is a bad idea. A very bad idea.

Obama’s Death Panels: Jeremy Scahill at the Drone Summit (VIDEO)

By: Sunday April 29, 2012 8:35 am

Activists, lawyers, human rights advocates, civil liberties defenders and others came together for a major international summit on drone warfare and the issues created by drone use yesterday. The summit was co-organized by CODEPINK, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Reprieve. An exceptional lineup of speakers addressed participants detailing salient and significant aspects around the Obama administration’s expansion of the covert drone wars in countries like Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

The day wrapped up with a speech from Jeremy Scahill of The Nation, who has been one of the few journalists to actually travel to these countries where the covert drone war is playing out.

Sunday Late Night: Did Roger Ailes Wiretap in the US?

By: Sunday July 17, 2011 8:01 pm

Now that the head of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid and the head of his American business daily flagship have both resigned, with the titian-haired one under arrest in Britain, is it time to look at the man GHWBush calls “our man Ailes” and his techniques that FOX News Channel may have used to make the news?

Tonight on ABC-News Nightline: Does Bachmann Clinic Pray Away the Gay”?”

By: Monday July 11, 2011 6:30 pm

I’m not sure why ABC News, summarizing two very straightforward reports published Friday, decided a question mark was necessary in its headline: Michele Bachmann Clinic: Where You Can Pray Away the Gay? The coverage from Friday, by Truth Wins Out (TWO) and The Nation, was quite clear that the answer to that question is “We’ll Certainly Try!”

Correlation Does Not Equal KochNation

By: Thursday November 25, 2010 6:00 pm

At a threshold level, to prove their argument that something nefarious is afoot, they would need to start by dismissing other logical explanations for why this particular issue “suddenly rose to forefront.” Most obviously, they would need to dismiss the possibility that the opposition to gate grope rose so suddenly because the procedure at airport gates–the introduction of more RapeAScan machines and the related introduction of “enhanced pat-downs”–changed so suddenly.

Tribalism Fuels Outrage Outrage and Backlash Backlash over TSA Gate-Gate

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 1:45 pm

Ignoring the anger and demonizing the angry does not service liberty or security, and it doesn’t do much for the causes of progressives or the Democratic Party, either.

The Nation Attacks John “Don’t Touch My Junk” Tyner

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 9:35 am

It’s obscene that The Nation published this hit piece. There’s nothing “liberal” about using your platform to launder unsubstantiated attacks by government officials against individual citizens who criticize them. They owe everyone involved an apology, and unless they can provide proof for the claims they make, they should print a retraction.

FDL Cutting Room Roundup: Hidden Easter Eggs

By: Sunday April 4, 2010 5:00 pm

Our team gathered some great video which didn’t get paired up with featured articles this week, but they’re excellent Easter evening treats. Here’s a second chance for some videos we couldn’t squeeze into this week’s lineup.

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