Posts Tagged ‘reporters’

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BINGO:

The Time list includes no journalists or whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries. And there are no journalists who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States.

Time magazine honors journalists facing repression—but snubs Julian Assange

Khashoggi, who was not so much a journalist as the representative of a dissident wing of the corrupt and highly privileged Saudi ruling elite. He was a grandson of the personal doctor to King Abdul Aziz al-Saud, founder of the dynasty, and nephew of billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s.

Most of the nominees—as well as others mentioned in the Time cover story, journalists from Bangladesh, Brazil, Sudan and Hong Kong—have in common the fact that they have posed little or no threat to the interests of American imperialism or its allies and client states. With the exception of Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia, the regimes with which they came into conflict were either at odds with the United States or not close allies.

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Bulgarian TV journalist who covered EU corruption brutally murdered

 

A TV reporter who covered EU funds fraud cases was brutally murdered and allegedly raped in northern Bulgaria. The horrific indent is the third murder of a journalist in the EU amid concerns over press freedom.

There’s plenty of coverage of Khashoggi, but how many western outlets care about this?

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So you thought Pando might be different?

Ted Rall:
Why Are 6000+ Reporters Keeping the Government’s Non-Secret?

Until last week I was working this story for Pando Daily, where I was a staff writer and cartoonist. We intended to publish the name — not to endanger him (which in any case would not have been possible since Langley had yanked him off his post), but to take a stand for adversarial media.

Journalists ought to publish news wherever they find it, whatever it is, damn the consequences. Credible media organizations don’t protect government secrets. They don’t obey spy agencies. Real journalists don’t cooperate with government — any government, any time, for any reason. My editor and I believed that, by demonstrating a little fearlessness, we might inspire other media outfits to grow a pair and stop sucking up to the government.

There is no longer a “we.” Pando fired me over the weekend, along with the investigative journalist David Sirota.

 

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Pretty funny finish calling out these plastic fucktards…

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FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds is on the case.

 

 

 

Four years late, after letting the Bush war criminals skate and promoting many of them in his own administration, Barack Obama seems to have pushed past the limits of the professional media class: he spied on THEM.

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Glenn Greenwald, who is looking sharp lately, takes it to the White House front lawn:

The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties
“But this anger has infected even the most Obama-loyal circles.”

 

The American Douchebag Society (ADS)?  An ADS acting chairperson was not pleased:

“Or how former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman — once the most vocal defender of Bush’s vast warrantless eavesdropping programs — suddenly began sounding like a shrill and outraged privacy advocate once it was revealed that her own conversations with AIPAC representatives were recorded by the government.”

President Barack Obama“Am I really worse than Nixon?  Seriously?”