The energetic host is a journalist who puts his principles and passion into action. He was arrested Monday at a Capitol Hill protest. But what is more important is that his hard-hitting reports are free of an "objectivity" that distorts the truth.
“As usual when someone commits a real act of journalism aimed at the most powerful in the U.S., those leading the charge against him are other journalists, who so tellingly regard actual journalism as a gauche and irreverent crime against those who wield the greatest power and thus merit the greatest deference,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.
That old saw about Swiss independence could in part explain Switzerland's vote, held Sunday, in favor of tightening restrictions on immigration into the country from European Union member nations.
At a media reform conference in Memphis, the PBS newsman applauded the coalition-building skills of the architects of the Net Neutrality movement. "Who would have imagined that sitting together in the same democratic broadband pew would be the Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, Common Cause and MoveOn.org?"
In this week's edition of Truthdig-flavored videos, Jon Stewart disassembles Iraq war cheerleader Bill Kristol, Colin Powell tears down John McCain's "troop surge" arguments, and a Va. congressman spouts off some head-scratching anti-Muslim remarks.
Sen Ted Stevens' near-incoherent speech before Congress last week about Internet fundamentals ("It's a series of tubes") quickly made him a national laughingstock But his defenders say Stevens simply used imprecise language, and that he really knows his Net stuff You decide:
Check out a glorious techno mash-up song of Sen. Ted Stevens' instantly infamous speech last week on Internet technologies, in which the 85-year-old chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee--which is debating Net Neutrality--betrayed his woefully inadequate grasp of Net fundamentals. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)
As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is in charge of bills that control the future of the Internet (like Net Neutrality) So you'll understand why we at Truthdig start crying when we read about the 85-year-old's feeble grasp of this world-changing technology A few Stevens quotes: