How the MSM loves to smear Assange

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald on the establishment media’s constant and obsessive campaign to discredit Julian Assange. Shooting the messenger is an old tactic but now corporate journalists are joining in: It’s not hard to see why The New York Times, CNN and so many other establishment media outlets are eager to do that. ‚Ķ¬†Serving the Government’s…

George, may I use tongue?

Bob Geldof writes a love letter to George W. Bush. (Yes, it’s as undignified and delusional as you’d expect): On Air Force One, Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Bobby Pittman, the National Security Council adviser for Africa, and I stayed awake as the pitch night engulfed us, only punctuated by the…

From Clinton to Bush

Greg Palast, November 12: Just months before he left office President Clinton paid a sudden visit to Musharraf. Congressional Democrats were stunned. Musharraf had quickly shown himself to be a Taliban-loving, unbalanced dictator who violated US treaty terms by exploding a nuke and threatening to incinerate our ally India. Notably, the Ambassador with Clinton made…

Tasting failure

Sidney Blumenthal, Salon, November 8: Every aspect of Bush’s foreign policy has now collapsed. Every dream of neoconservatism has become a nightmare. Every doctrine has turned to dust. The influence of the United States has reached a nadir, its lowest point since before World War II, when the country was encased in isolationism.