Posts Tagged ‘WaPo’

Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.

Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):


Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on Blackwater, interviewed on Democracy Now! (DN!) on Mark Mazzetti’s breaking story at The New York Times (NYT).


Helen Thomas, Sam Donaldson, and Dan Rather on the responsibility of the press to question the president, the current administrations efforts to control the Newspeak, and the questions the press need to ask themselves. (more…)