In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.
On Sunday evening, Truthdig staffers converged at the ornate Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards.
Some members of Congress are trying to decide what determines a journalist's authenticity; NSA agents are spying on their ex-lovers; meanwhile, honey was found in Egyptian tombs, perfectly preserved. These discoveries and more after the jump.
On Tuesday, a group of 35 Syrian volunteers -- 13 of whom eventually lost their lives -- took part in a rescue operation to smuggle two foreign journalists, British photographer Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier, out of the besieged city of Homs.
On Tuesday, CBS News released a statement that reporter Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down Logan was filming a segment for "60 Minutes" when she and her crew .
The shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist is now a venerated celebrity throughout the Mideast, and his words to the president—“this is the farewell kiss, you dog”—will stand as the enduring epitaph in the region on Bush’s folly, which is the reality of his claimed legacy of success in the war on terror.
It's hard to remember the time when George W. Bush winked and swaggered his way into the White House, while rival Al Gore's team fretted that the vice president didn't show enough folksy warmth or wear the right earth tones to win the day. My, how times have changed.
Perhaps the heightened emotion and tension of this election season got to First Dog Barney Bush on Thursday: The president's wee Scottie, clearly out of sorts, munched down on a Reuters reporter's finger.
Politicians, take note: "Local" interviews are no longer all that local. In this interview, Rob Caldwell, anchor for WCSH in Portland, Maine, asks Republican presidential nominee John McCain about his running mate Sarah Palin's credentials when it comes to "national security, diplomacy, foreign policy" and "the fight against Islamist extremism."