Almost 50 years after former Vice President Spiro Agnew launched a conservative campaign against the press, our journalistic institutions are being challenged for being too hard on Hillary Clinton and too timid toward the right in the 2016 election.
In The New York Times in late June, George Packer smeared Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges' new book, "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt." In this Truthdig column published in early 2013, Hedges describes Packer as an intellectual "war booster" and “liberal hawk” whose support for the Iraq War preserved his journalism career.The self-defined liberals who sold us the Iraq War remain in their positions of privilege and power, and they stand ready to sell us out again.
The conditions in Gaza this winter, as described by the United Nations and The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, are not only heartbreaking but inhumane. It's no wonder many Palestinians are predicting another war with Israel.
In a late 2012 PBS series called "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," the lauded New York Times columnist and professional flake "glosses" the harmful "utopian vision" of free-market globalization sold to Americans in a 1980 television broadcast by neoliberal economist Milton Friedman, Anne Elizabeth Moore writes in The Baffler.In an October PBS series, the lauded New York Times columnist and professional flake "glossed" Milton Friedman's harmful and dishonest "utopian vision" of free-market globalization.
Nicholas Kristof writes in The New York Times that, although there are parallels between the revolutionary protests in Egypt and the occupation of Wall Street, Americans actually experience worse income inequality than Egyptians.
The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof recently took at trip to Chad with an unlikely sidekick: George Clooney. Kristof was skeptical at first, but Clooney -- always the charmer! -- won him over, and thus Kristof came to see the potential benefits of celebrity advocacy.