Really effin’ dumb apparently! Have some fun watching Glenn Greenwald batting around CNN’s clueless Jessica Yellin. The wonderful part is how the OVERTLY biased Yellin is the only one on the show who claims to be neutral. Happy New Year.
Archive for December, 2010
Disclaimer: This is not a happy post for me to write. Arianna Huffington has done a lot of work I admire and she has been a good friend of mine. Indeed, the great irony of this piece is that ten years ago, it was Arianna who hosted a generously lavish party celebrating publication of my […]
As aired Tuesday on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. Posted via email from The Marc Cooper Files
On this morning of the British arrest of Julian Assange, I saw a great Tweet. It read: “If Wikileaks would have been a Chinese organization it could have gotten the Nobel this year.” So, now Assange is in a U.K. jail, denied bail, and fighting extradition to Sweden. I am not about to judge the […]
Dan Gillmor has got it right. This is a moment of Silence of the Lambs. Media organizations with even half a clue need to recognize what is at stake at this point. It’s more than immediate self-interest, namely their own ability to do their jobs. It’s about the much more important result if they can’t. […]
Bob Kuttner thinks he is: Let’s stop pretending. Barack Obama is a disaster as a crisis president. He has taken an economic collapse that was the result of Republican ideology and Republican policies, and made it the Democrats’ fault. And the more that he is pummeled, the more he bends over. So what exactly are […]
Here’s the Friday podcast of PRI’s To The Point with Warren Olney in which I and other guests, including Internet founder, Leonard Kleinrock, debated the meaning of Wikileaks. You can find it in the player underneath the show description and the guest roster. WikiLeaks: Is the Internet Creating a New World Disorder? WikiLeaks has shaken […]
Tweet of the Day: “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops. #WikiLeaks” @JPBarlow Or are you? Do you think there is a role for state secrets? Do you think that you have a responsibility to protect the covert aspect of government and international relations? I […]
I like a lot about what Jay says here regarding Wikileaks. I have a more pro-active supportive position than he does on the organization but I think what he says here should be taken very seriously. One nitpick. A lousy choice of Scotch he makes. Jay Rosen on Wikileaks: “The watchdog press died; we have […]
From Robert Niles at OJR.ORG The challenge for journalists reporting on Wikileaks is that, ultimately, you’re reporting someone else’s anonymous sources. Since reporters didn’t collect this information themselves, they don’t know the full story of where this information came from, who had access to it, or how or why it was released to Wikileaks. Obviously, […]
Trying to access WikiLeaks? It’s down at the moment, with no indication yet why it’s offline. WikiLeaks was booted from Amazon servers on Dec. 1, causing a brief outage, and it seems to be down again. It had migrated to Swedish servers, per the AP. BNO News President Michael Van Poppel was among the first […]
Under pressure from Sen. Joe Lieberman, Amazon.com kicked WikiLeaks.org off its servers. But why stop there? There’s all kinds of controversial customers the cowardly but remarkably convenient e-tailer can flee from. Take Hillary Clinton. Wikileaks revealed the Secretary of State to have “illegally” spied on the United Nations, but she remains welcome in Amazon’s books […]
The stench of hypocrisy.