Exposé in “The Hill” Challenges Mueller & Media

The claim would-be key Russiagate figure Konstantin Kilimnik is a longtime American informant might be a game-changing story – in a country with a real press corps by Matt Taibbi Untitledgate edited by O Society June 9, 2019 John Solomon of The Hill just came out with what could be a narrative-changing story. If news organizations that heavily … Continue reading Exposé in “The Hill” Challenges Mueller & Media

How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

Chris Hedges interviews Matt Taibbi  Truthdig edited by O Society June 11, 2019 In the latest episode of “On Contact,” host and Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone for a two-part series on American media, which Hedges calls a “purveyor of hate.” They explore the ways in which Fox News … Continue reading How American Mass Media Poisons Us with Hate

The Intelligence Community Needs a House Cleaning

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society John Brennan and the CIA claim lives will be endangered if their work is declassified. This excuse only works so many times   “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” It’s been a tired pop-cliché meme for ages. Way back in 2000, when Adam Garcia tried to … Continue reading The Intelligence Community Needs a House Cleaning

We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society May 25, 2019 Last week, the Daily Beast ran this headline: “Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists” This, followed by the sub headline: “The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the top candidate for Democrats who think the Russian leader is misunderstood.” The Gabbard … Continue reading We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco

by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 27, 2019 On February 15, 2016, the National Review took unprecedented action. In an all-out plea to Republican voters to stop Donald Trump before it was too late, the magazine enlisted 22 of the right’s most prominent voices to band together and throw support elsewhere, … Continue reading The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco

Russiagate was journalist QAnon

  The Mueller report reveals three years of news coverage as insane conspiracy theory by Matt Taibbi Untitledgate edited by O Society April 23, 2019 The final revelation, tabbed MUELLER DAY, was a national emergency for most news organizations. Most every reporter and editor with profile was recalled to man barricades on the morning of … Continue reading Russiagate was journalist QAnon

The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas

Bernie Sanders and the Science of Smears by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone edited by O Society April 18, 2019 The satirist Ambrose Bierce, author of the Devil’s Dictionary, once defined radicalism as “the conservatism of tomorrow injected into the affairs of today.” What Bierce wittily captured — that today’s radicals are tomorrow’s normies — means … Continue reading The media’s focus on personality is designed to shift attention away from dangerous ideas

Closing the Russia-gate

by BRANKO MARCETICJacobin With the end of Mueller’s inquiry, our long, national hallucination is finally over. But the damage done by neocons and liberal conspiracy theorists is just beginning. Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Tasos Katopodis / Getty So ends one of the more incoherent political scandals … Continue reading Closing the Russia-gate

The Day After Mueller

  interview by Naomi Klein and Matt Taibbi Intercepted edited by O Society Mar 31, 2019 audio is here transcript is below IF WILLIAM BARR is not a complete idiot and liar, the Mueller report is a devastating rejection of the Democrats’ major conspiracy theory on Donald Trump and Russia. This week on Intercepted: Naomi Klein … Continue reading The Day After Mueller

Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?

Maybe he brilliantly played the media. Or maybe we just played ourselves. written by Bret Stephens NYTimes edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 Maybe we’ve had this all wrong. Maybe Donald Trump isn’t just some two-bit con artist who lucked his way into the White House thanks to an overconfident opponent. Or a second-rate … Continue reading Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?