Lord Voldemort’s Laughter

Did you ever think you would have to pick sides between Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill?  Cue the evil laughter of Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham.  Why should heroic reporters be pitted against each other?  See this insightful post for the latest.  Unfortunately, Naked Capitalism believes that Taibbi will have to agree to tie his tongue to escape the meat grinder of litigation.  Nevertheless, we may get Taibbi back in the public sphere which is good.

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Plutocratic Obscurity

Check out this link to a Naked Capitalism post on the mystery of Matt Taibbi, as in, what happened to a giant voice over the last several months?  The post speculates, but knowing Taibbi, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to get the whole story.  The speculation sounds like trying to do journalism with a Silicon Valley plutocrat is impossible.

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waldman takes a wingnut back to school…

…if you think that the way to resolve policy differences or personal arguments with the government is not just by trying to get different people elected or waging a campaign to change the laws or filing suits in court, but through the use of violence against the government, you have announced that you have no commitment to democracy…