Matt Taibbi Leaving First Look

Naked Capitalism, By Yves Smith, October 29

Matt Taibbi has been missed. He went into a writing black hole when he decamped from Rolling Stone to Pierre Omidyar’s wannabe media empire, First Look in February. But when the billionaire’s news venture was launched, the press was sloppy in reporting on Omidyar’s financial commitment. It was […]

The Real Ebola Epidemic

Let’s look at some facts.

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A Peek Inside the Conservative Mind

WARNING: Below, you will be exposed to toxic thinking and noxious conclusions from right-wing partisans. A Level Four HazMat suit is recommended. The CDC will NOT be available for protection. You have been warned. Proceed with caution. Should you experience nausea, vomiting, tearing eyes, a rise in blood pressure SHUT DOWN YOUR BROWSER […]

Count your fingers, the ongoing media $$circus cranks up again…

1. Twitter News Head Vivian Schiller Out in Media Unit Consolidation – Vivian Schiller, the high-profile NBC and NPR exec whom Twitter hired to run its news unit, is leaving the company. Adam Sharp will now be in charge of both news and government at the social messaging company, as part of a larger consolidation […]

A Climate of Unaccountability

They’re back! John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Bill Kristol, Dick Cheney – the people who pushed the U.S. into the devastating mistake that was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have discovered yet another existential threat ready and able to destroy the world. Back then it was Saddam Hussein and his mythical cache of Weapons of Mass […]

Watch and weep

The covert origins of ISIS.

I Don’t Often Link to Pierce

Actual engraving…the chisel adds ten pounds

I like to keep that as my private stash, but this, this was too good not to share:

It’s not just that TBOTP [ed. note: Tiger Beat On The Potomac also known as Politico.com] invited the Manson Family of […]

If You Had Told Me This Appeared on The Federalist Website….

…I would have laughed in your face. But it did:

Why abandon K-Street, and acknowledge, then reject, the Big Business perception of the GOP? They’ve had the Republican Party’s back for some time, right? In the past, the largest companies favored one party over the other because they understood a pro-capitalist, low-regulation government benefits […]

Cheney and the Dickheads

I am pretty sure this characterization of putrid punditry is not original to me. Still, the label occurred to me as I read Phil Donahue’s remarks in the article linked here.

Phil is complaining (rightly) about the return of right wing talking heads who have appeared in all the standard media outlets to cheer a […]

Stove-Piping Your Emotions

Dick Cheney has been in the news lately, entertaining us with his informed opinions about the situation in Syria and Iraq. It’s all Barack Obama’s fault. He pulled out of Iraq prematurely, destroying all the hope and promise that the Surge had produced for those unfortunate people. And now the Democracy, American-Style that Dick Cheney […]

Like a Circle In a Spiral

Actual antennae for Aereo

So Barry Diller’s latest venture, Aereo, has hit a major legal snag:

A two-year-long legal battle between the country’s biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court’s decision, expected sometime this summer, could have far-reaching implications for television and technology […]

The open source revolution is coming…

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% — ex CIA spy.

I posted this as a comment on a previous thread but it deserves more attention. Read at the link:

Edward Snowden interview

For those of you who may have missed it, Edward Snowden granted an interview to Brian Williams of NBC TV. You can watch it here. Following the segment aired on television, there was an hour-long discussion on the net containing additional footage that failed to survive the cutting room. A brief piece of that footage […]

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Is Spinning in her Grave. Laughing.

Who would ever have thought that the five stages of grief could apply to politics? And yet, Nick Gillespie (!) and The Daily Beast gives us the first hard evidence that the GOP has reached acceptance:

Last month, even as President Obama touted the “8 million people” who signed up for individual coverage under […]

“Kiev Supporters Burn Opponents Alive in Odessa, Police Do Nothing”

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Odessa Atrocity Erupts in Peaceful City, And No One Wonders Why?

The acting president of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov told regional governors on May 1 that the Kiev interim government was “helpless” to re-establish central government control in eastern Ukraine, where anti-Kiev forces (pro-independence and/or pro-Russian) have taken control of numerous cities […]

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