The Oscar-winning film "Zero Dark Thirty" became a prestigious awards vehicle for its co-creators, journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow. It also became a source of controversy -- and all the more so after this latest news.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has put forth a series of explosive allegations about the Obama administration’s role in the 2011 killing of the al-Qaida founder.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: CIA veteran Glenn Carle takes us behind the scenes of a black site prison, Juan Cole says there isn't a Mideast backlash, and Kasia Anderson revisits "Zero Dark Thirty"This week on Truthdig Radio: CIA veteran Glenn Carle takes us behind the scenes of a black site prison, Juan Cole says there isn't a Mideast backlash, and Kasia Anderson revisits "Zero Dark Thirty".
Once upon a time, if a character on TV tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From "24" to "Zero Dark Thirty," it’s been the good guys who wielded the pliers and the waterboards. We’re not only living in a post-9/11 world, we’re stuck with Jack Bauer in the 25th hour.
Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymouscom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: A look at the Oscar-nominated docs and other political movies, and more on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
Try to remain calm -- even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race. Try not to panic as water starts flowing into your nose and mouth, while you attempt to constrict your throat and slow your breathing and keep some air in your lungs and fight that growing feeling of suffocation.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists ask: Will sequester madness lead to across the board budget cuts? If you're not pro-universal health care, then are you pro-euthanasia? And at the Oscars, should it be "Zero Dark Thirty," "Silver Linings Playbook" or "Argo"?