The American Press is Destroying Itself

by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society June 15, 2020 Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans are bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters. Our president, Donald Trump, is a … Continue reading The American Press is Destroying Itself

Democrats Abandoned Civil Liberties

https://twitter.com/osmFCPX/status/1250587285411844106 by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society May 20, 2020 Emmet G. Sullivan, the judge in the case of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is refusing to let William Barr’s Justice Department drop the charge. He’s even thinking of adding more, appointing a retired judge to ask “whether the Court should issue an Order … Continue reading Democrats Abandoned Civil Liberties

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society May 7, 2020 Earlier this week, Atlantic magazine – fast becoming the favored media outlet for self-styled intellectual elites of the Aspen Institute type – ran an in-depth article of the problems free … Continue reading The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here

A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

"Insanity is making the same mistakes over and over again expecting different results." "If you keep doing what you've been doing, don't be surprised when you keep getting what you've been getting." ~ Narcotics Anonymous While it will take years to sort through the details, Trump’s $2 trillion COVID-19 response is a double-down on Obama's … Continue reading A Trump Bailout to Save the Obama Bailout

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Pentagon is using the moral panic over “fake news” to gain influence over the domestic news landscape by Matt Taibbi edited by O Society August 7, 2019 If there’s a worse idea than the Pentagon becoming Editor-in-Chief of America, I can’t remember it. But we’re getting there: From Bloomberg over Labor Day weekend: Fake … Continue reading The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Press are Members of the 9.9 Percent Reporting for the 0.1 Percent

edited by O Society August 17, 2019 by Bernie Sanders Let's discuss an issue that gets far too little attention — for obvious reasons. In our campaign we are taking on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, the fossil fuel companies, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex and the 1 percent. … Continue reading The Press are Members of the 9.9 Percent Reporting for the 0.1 Percent

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 https://youtu.be/8_vla4l-AX8 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 … 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   https://youtu.be/VuE_jqYNi3c “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 … 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