The Washington Post has published a story relying upon more documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, which provide a glimpse at how the NSA coordinates with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate “targets.” It featured the first concrete evidence to date that Hassan Ghul, a courier for Osama bin Laden who provided intelligence that helped the CIA locate bin Laden, was killed in a drone strike. Yet, some of the main reactions to the story are troubling because it appears there’s resentment that journalists involved in this story decided to engage in an act of journalism.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 17, 2013 9:22 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 15, 2013 2:53 pm|
Millions of users from around the world have had their contact lists from their personal email and instant messaging accounts harvested by the National Security Agency, according to a report from The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani.
The collection “sweeps in the contacts of many Americans,” as two unnamed “senior US intelligence officials” confirmed. That number could be “in the millions or tens of millions.”
|By: Dean Baker Thursday October 10, 2013 1:54 pm|
The Washington Post ran an editorial endorsing Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposal for ending the shutdown/debt ceiling standoff. It is apparently anxious to seize on yet another route to try to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits for seniors.
While the obvious crisis facing the country is a government that is not doing its job and an economy that is suffering enormously from a shortage of demand (i.e. too little government spending), the Post sees this as an opportunity to fix its invented crisis about the long-term budget deficit.
|By: CTuttle Tuesday October 1, 2013 7:10 pm|
Much has transpired since my last Mashup. Contrary to popular belief, the Iranian Sanctions are not the cause célèbre for Iran’s determined détente efforts
|By: Dean Baker Monday September 23, 2013 7:45 am|
The Post can’t be bothered talking about policies that would get us back to full employment, they’re worried that someone is running around with an $1,150 a month disability check to which they’re not entitled; only in the Washington Post.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 19, 2013 12:20 pm|
Politicians and the media have sadly not done a very good job explaining what the debt limit is actually about.
|By: CTuttle Friday September 6, 2013 2:25 pm|
I still want to know exactly How this ‘limited airstrike’ is truly in our ‘National Interest’…? Or even what our Objective is…
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 16, 2013 5:10 pm|
This is like two months ago when Obama claimed these program were subject to full oversight by the Congress even though few members have ever been fully briefed and lying in oversight hearings by top administration officials made true oversight impossible.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday August 16, 2013 9:28 am|
President Barack Obama, although recently suggesting he would be open to discussion about some reforms to National Security Agency surveillance policies, has maintained that the United States has laws, which “specifically prohibit” the government from “surveilling US persons without a warrant. And there are a whole range of safeguards that have been put in place to make sure that that basic principle is abided by.”
The president has suggested that the public is wrong to think the NSA is somehow “out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody and doing” what it pleases with it. However, documents provided to The Washington Post by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate that thousands of privacy violations have occurred.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday August 7, 2013 3:50 pm|
If Bezos intends to wring those revenues out of online advertising — the only growing segment of the Post’s revenue stream — he’s going to come up against the Google monopoly.