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 Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 written by Chris Hedges TruthDig The Mueller report’s categorical statement "Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia" ends one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism, one which rivals and perhaps surpasses even the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of … Continue reading The Mueller Report Bookmarks a Shameful Period of Groupthink in the Press: On Monoliths and Mercer

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O’HANLON. 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET. VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Boy, that “Russian Collusion” sure does work wonders! After Putin’s warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

By Andrew Osborn Reuters February 25, 2019 MOSCOW - Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat … Continue reading Boy, that “Russian Collusion” sure does work wonders! After Putin’s warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

by Gareth Porter  Consortium News Feb 13, 2019 The New York Times and CNN led media coverage last month of discussions among senior FBI officials in May 2017 of a possible national security investigation of President Donald Trump himself, on the premise that he may have acted as an agent of Russia. The episode has potentially profound political fallout, because … Continue reading The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story (1)

by Glenn Greenwald  Intercept Jan 20, 2019 BUZZFEED WAS ONCE notorious for traffic-generating “listicles”, but has since become an impressive outlet for deep investigative journalism under editor-in-chief Ben Smith. That outlet was prominently in the news this week thanks to its “bombshell” story about President Trump and Michael Cohen: a story that, like so many others of its kind, … Continue reading Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story (1)

The Big Liars

by O Society Jan 15, 2019 “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important … Continue reading The Big Liars