Vanity Fair Applauds Kevin Gosztola’s Coverage of the Manning Trial

By: Friday June 13, 2014 8:02 am

Molly Crabapple has an excellent article in Vanity Fair on how journalists love to love dissidents in other countries (Pussy Riot) but ignore those in their own country (Barrett Brown, Cecily McMillan, Bradley Manning) who make them uncomfortable. In other words, all the people we cover here at FDL. So I was really happy to see her call out Kevin Gosztola for his work on the Manning trial.


In NYT Review of Greenwald’s Book, Vanity Fair Editor Endorses Criminalizing Journalists Who Publish Leaks

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 11:29 am

The New York Times has published a review of journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide, by Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Kinsley in which he madly endorses the interest the United States government may have in prosecuting journalists who publish leaks.

Kurt Eichenwald’s Espionage Fantasy: Edward Snowden Has Become a Chinese Spy

By: Friday November 8, 2013 11:20 am

Kurt Eichenwald, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and also a writer for Newsweek, had a feature story published by Newsweek recently that was specifically intended to present Snowden as a former intelligence agency employee who had become a Chinese spy.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes William Cohan, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

By: Saturday December 17, 2011 1:59 pm

Perhaps we should begin with an offering from Goldman Sachs he covered closely, the Abacus deal, for which Goldman was fined. Mr. Cohan, please explain whether you believe Goldman was guilty of unethical or illegal activity in the sale of Abacus. Ultimately, I hope we get your views on why there have been no convictions, and why.

The Boring Centrist Confessions of a Radical Progressive

By: Monday February 7, 2011 7:15 pm

I, along with much of FDL, am often painted by both the media and the Obama administration as on the outer-left-wing of political thought—a group of progressive extremists well outside the mainstream.

The reality is both far more boring and sad. Recent polling has caused me to go issue by issue to examine public support for the reforms I care most about. I found almost all of them have extremely broad popular support with the American people. In the traditional sense of the word, my brand of radical progressivism is boringly centrist.

To Reduce Deficit, Most Americans Support Higher Taxes for the Rich

By: Monday January 3, 2011 7:15 pm

When it comes to balancing the federal budget, our country isn’t mythically “center right,” it is, in reality, ultra-left wing.

Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair Discover McCain the Gluehorse

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 5:45 pm

Todd Purdum has a pretty extensive and in depth article on John McCain just up at Vanity Fair and it paints a very brutal picture of McCain the tired old gluehorse. It is a picture I know well.

Scahill: Prince is Conducting Graymail

By: Friday December 4, 2009 5:22 pm

Jeremy Scahill expands on his explanation for the big Vanity Fair piece on Erik Prince.

Spy Versus Spy with Erik Prince

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 6:05 am

Erik Prince makes a show of coming clean on what he was doing with the CIA. But he reveals only what he was doing with the CIA.

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