Pulitzer Prize Board Should’ve Awarded Individual Journalists as Well as Media Organizations for NSA Reporting

By: Monday April 14, 2014 5:35 pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded The Guardian and The Washington Post prizes for journalism on National Security Agency documents from Edward Snowden that they considered a “public service.” But, notably, the individual journalists, whose bravery and courage made the stories themselves possible, were not recognized with awards. Snowden declared in a statement published by the [...]

Daily Beast Report on Putin ‘Leaking Private Phone Calls’ Lacks Proof & Blames Snowden

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 5:58 pm

The Daily Beast has published a report on President Vladimir Putin’s “latest dirty trick.” The “trick” is that the Russian government is allegedly “intercepting and leaking the private phone calls” between Western and Ukrainian officials. That is how phone calls have allegedly been surfacing on the Internet over the past seven weeks. The only problem [...]

How Liz Wahl Worked with Bill Kristol’s Neocon Think Tank to Plan Her Resignation from RT

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal have published a story on the resignation of Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl. It strongly suggests that a fellow for the neoconservative think tank Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) played a key role in Wahl’s decision to leave the network a couple weeks ago. The story, published at Truthdig, highlights [...]

Eli Lake Provides Spy Chief Service of Advancing Delusion That He’s Unfair Victim of Snowden’s Leaks

By: Monday February 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Director for National Intelligence James Clapper, who has had to respond to criticisms and concerns about the activities of the US intelligence community as a result of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, fashions himself a victim. He believes the world should know that he does not deserve the trials and tribulations he has been [...]

Journalist Glenn Greenwald Suggests He Is Likely to Return to US to Accept Polk Award

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 3:55 pm

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who won a prestigious award for reporting on National Security Agency documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he will return to the United States to accept the award in April. (Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman, who received documents from Snowden, won an award as well.) Greenwald, along with Ewen MacAskill and [...]

Elite Historian Acts as Gatekeeper of Liberalism, Attempts to Discredit Assange, Greenwald & Snowden

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 9:07 pm

Few personify the death of the liberal class in the United States like writer and historian Sean Wilentz, which is why it is baffling to read an entire polemical essay from him in The New Republic on why liberals should recognize that Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden “despise the liberal state” and aim to “wound” [...]

New York Times Knew Missing American in Iran Was Working for CIA Back in 2007

By: Friday December 13, 2013 3:53 pm

A major story on a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran was published by the Associated Press yesterday. It revealed details on a coverup at the Central Intelligence Agency to cover up the fact that the agent, Robert Levinson, had been “recruited as a spy by a rogue group of analysts inside the [...]

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:49 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing. Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport on August 18 when he was on his way to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin. [...]

Al Qaeda Plot Leaks: McClatchy’s Response to New York Times Alleging Journalism Impacted US Intelligence

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 2:31 pm

The notion that news reports—journalism—effectively alerted al Qaeda leaders that their communications were being monitored by US intelligence was legitimized by the New York Times on Monday, when it published statements purely from anonymous US officials containing such allegations. The Times implicated McClatchy Newspapers as being responsible and now the media organization has responded with a news report of its own. [...]

Washington Post Editorial Board: ‘WikiLeaks Differs From Journalism’

By: Sunday August 4, 2013 9:21 pm

How so? The Washington Post editorial board has determined in an editorial  on Manning’s conviction that WikiLeaks “differs from journalism in methods if not goals.” The editorial argues: As a newspaper, The Post thrives on revelatory journalism and often benefits from leaks, sometimes inspired by dissent and other times by spin. The Web site WikiLeaks, which published the [...]

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