May 30, 2013

Russia Today interviews James Goodale [Purp]
— Open Blogger

In case you don't know, this is who James Goodale is.

... He is the former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of The New York Times and has represented the Times in all four of its cases that have reached the United States Supreme Court. He has also been called “the father of the reporters' privilege."

That said, on to the interview. The Russia Today lead in and the whole interview is interesting, go read it all, but here's a teaser:

RT: You’ve been called the father of reporters’ privileges. What do you see as the current threats to press freedom in the United States?

JG: It, frankly, is President Obama and Rosengate because this is the first time the – I hate to use the term ‘Espionage Act,’ we’ll say national security act for your viewers – has been used to get reporters. I mean, that really is frightening because it’s usually used to get leakers. Rosen is a leakee, to use legal phraseology. If the Obama administration, or at least his Justice Department, thinks they can use criminal laws to get journalists because they’re co-conspirators, honestly that is one of the worst things I’ve come across in all the years I’ve been doing this.

The NYT also published some of Goodales thoughts here, but the Russia Today interview is considerably more expansive.

If you're looking for an alternative to supplement US lamestream media, give Russia Today a look. They're covering a lot of stuff absent from US headlines -- such as this story about Gitmo prisoners getting being rehabilitated and reintegrated into society in a Yemeni facility. What could possibly go wrong with that?

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1 Steyn mentioned yesterday that if you want to know what's going on in the US, you have to read the foreign press. I just didn't expect that to include Russia.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies. at May 30, 2013 06:06 AM (VtjlW)

2 What's up with the grey text?

Posted by: Lena Fluke at May 30, 2013 06:07 AM (fWAjv)

3 Double Mint Skank Twins sock off.

Posted by: RWC at May 30, 2013 06:07 AM (fWAjv)

4 Wait, the NY Times is publicly calling out this administration? Surely this is a sign of the Apocalypse. Are frogs dropping from the sky yet?

Posted by: [/i] An Observation at May 30, 2013 06:09 AM (ylhEn)

5

When Americans have to read British, French, and Russian   news to find out what's happening in our own country, the world is officially fucked.

 

It, frankly, is President Obama and Rosengate

 

Nice to hear someone    in such a privileged position in the media actually calling out Obammy by name.   I expect him to be audited shortly.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:10 AM (4df7R)

6 And what is with Fox News? It has made no announcement yet about whether Fox will boycott the private off-record DOJ fluffing.

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:10 AM (VIaw0)

7 JG: It, frankly, is President Obama and Rosengate...


I prefer Rosenquidict.


And I finally got my new Samsung loaded with a Kindle E-book.  It only took all morning.

Posted by: Vic at May 30, 2013 06:12 AM (lZvxr)

8 And what is with Fox News? It has made no announcement yet about whether Fox will boycott the private off-record DOJ fluffing.

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 11:10 AM (VIaw0)

 

I think it would be hilarious if they sent a representative, and it just happened to be James Rosen.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:12 AM (4df7R)

9 What I find amazing with the press is......they think that since the DOJ admitted they snooped on AP & Fox........the press thinks, 'well that is it'.  Holder even admitted under testimony to congress that he 'doesn't remember how many times he had to sign off on press snooping'.  Do you think if it was only 2 times he could remember that?

Posted by: RUReadingthis at May 30, 2013 06:12 AM (V92KK)

10 Gitmo prisoners getting being rehabilitated

Alas, not with the Ass-Blaster 5000.

Posted by: Undefeated Rehabilitation Officer Beef Supreme at May 30, 2013 06:12 AM (ZKzrr)

11 4 Wait, the NY Times is publicly calling out this administration? Surely this is a sign of the Apocalypse. Are frogs dropping from the sky yet?

Posted by: An Observation


There the amphibians go again, jumping the queue as usual.  We were supposed to be first this time, promises were made.

Posted by: Locusts at May 30, 2013 06:13 AM (YXmuI)

12 Russia today also supports a lot of left wing loonies. They may cover alternative stories, but I think they have an agenda: they want the US to crash.

Posted by: Nate at May 30, 2013 06:13 AM (i3OIF)

13

Purp,

 

I read that story  about Yemen.

 

Yemen is demanding $20 million from the US to build a rehab center for former Guantanamo detainees that would be extradited to the country. The facility would be designed to prevent them from returning to militant activities.

 

For less than $500 in lumber, rope  and screws from Home Depot, I  could build a "facility" that would do the same thing.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 30, 2013 06:13 AM (CJjw5)

14 Having even one rep from Fox there might cast a chilling effect on what Obama says, even off the record. Probably annoy the shit out of whoever else shows up that they won't be able to do a full team huddle.

Posted by: lincolntf at May 30, 2013 06:14 AM (ZshNr)

15 What's up with the grey text?

Softening the text color in the grey areas is less garish than highlighting the rest.  The black naturally overpowers the less contrasty grey visually

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:14 AM (giblS)

16 I think it would be hilarious if they sent a representative, and it just happened to be James Rosen. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at May 30, 2013 11:12 AM (4df7R) __ Brett Baier tweeted that this morning: Bret Baier ‏@BretBaier .@VickiNovember yes I will tweet the answer which should come soon - a lot of followers here think we should send @JamesRosenFNC

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:14 AM (VIaw0)

17 1 Steyn mentioned yesterday that if you want to know what's going on in the US, you have to read the foreign press. I just didn't expect that to include Russia. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies. at May 30, 2013 11:06 AM (VtjlW) Through the looking glass....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 30, 2013 06:14 AM (da5Wo)

18 S'ok....,  because Obama 'outraged'...., no, wait..., that was about that IRS thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 30, 2013 06:15 AM (aDwsi)

19 "If you're looking for an alternative to supplement US lamestream media by getting Kremlin sanctioned propaganda, give Russia Today a look."

That works a bit better.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 30, 2013 06:15 AM (z9IId)

20

Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Beck should do a show on how much this reminds them of Pres  Wilson.   And they can gloat a little as well.    

 

 

Posted by: Beagle at May 30, 2013 06:15 AM (sOtz/)

21 For less than $500 in lumber, rope and screws from Home Depot, I could build a "facility" that would do the same thing. I think the Yemenis had in mind a bulk purchase of pressure cookers and a few workshops.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 30, 2013 06:15 AM (xw77v)

22 For less than $500 in lumber, rope and screws from Home Depot, I could build a "facility" that would do the same thing.

You're forgetting the cost of the lime.

Posted by: Locusts at May 30, 2013 06:16 AM (YXmuI)

23 Pravda and Russia Today providing better analysis of democracy and liberty than our own MFM. It just goes to show that no one, not even the propagandists from the NAZI era and Cold War, can hold a candle to the propaganda machine certain Americans can design. So, um, yay... we're number one?! Is that the depressing legacy we're to revisit and herald?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 30, 2013 06:16 AM (eHIJJ)

24 If the media is freaked out over Rosengate, they're really going to lose it when they start disappearing in the middle of the night. If these people ever read a book, they'd know they're the first to go.

Posted by: JQP at May 30, 2013 06:16 AM (GVL0g)

25 You want us to read Putin's pet propaganda outlet? I guess that would be useful from the perspective of Kremlinology but not actual journalism.

Posted by: joncelli at May 30, 2013 06:16 AM (RD7QR)

26 A couple of decades ago, Russians had to seek out American media sources to get a clear picture of what was happening in their own country. If you had told me back then that by this point in history the tables would have been turned completely and that Americans would have to go to Russian media for accurate coverage, I would not have believed you.

On the other hand, the American media of today are without any question absolutely the best in the world at Obama cult worship and Kardashian koverage. So we got that going for us, which is nice.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2013 06:16 AM (gqT4g)

27 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 30, 2013 06:17 AM (/PCJa)

28 For less than $500 in lumber, rope and screws from Home Depot, I could build a "facility" that would do the same thing. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 30, 2013 11:13 AM (CJjw5) SW .40 - $380 SW.40 ammo - no more than $.50 a rd Problem fucking solved.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 30, 2013 06:18 AM (da5Wo)

29 Through the looking glass.... Like I said earlier--the US and Russia seem to have turned into the propaganda versions each created of each other...reversed. Almost enough to make me want to learn Russian. It's that messed up.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, totally not NSA at May 30, 2013 06:18 AM (fMiHM)

30 It is a pity the interviewer didn't have a few questions about Walter Duranty.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 30, 2013 06:18 AM (xw77v)

31

What is Univision up to these days?  Remember when they broke F and F to Obama?  I am pretty sure he was unaware of it until they asked him about it.    

Posted by: Beagle at May 30, 2013 06:18 AM (sOtz/)

32

If you want the real news and what is important in America , I suggest you pick up a copy of the Enquirer. 

 

Amanda Bynes thinks Sryia and the IRS agents are ugly.  

Posted by: polynikes at May 30, 2013 06:19 AM (m2CN7)

33 Here in the White House Press Corpse, we prey over our reporters every day.

Posted by: St. Jay the Conflatulent at May 30, 2013 06:19 AM (2iU3x)

34 SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News has learned authorities are investigating a data breach of personal information at the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles.

Investigators are accusing a former employee at the DMV of taking people’s information and passing it to others, who would then go out and commit crimes. But state officials acknowledge they may have no way of knowing how widespread the problem is.

Posted by: Draco Malfoy at May 30, 2013 06:19 AM (e8kgV)

35

FNC should boycott Holder's ass kiss fest just like most of the other MFM. Of course except Politico, they got lockjaw on Obama's junk and can't let go.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 30, 2013 06:19 AM (/tc03)

36 You want us to read Putin's pet propaganda outlet?

Read everything.  I read Canadian, India, Japan, Aussy, African, German, Brit, Chinese etc press.

A certain mosaic starts to appear that is missing if you stay onshore.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:20 AM (giblS)

37 I am not going to read that antiAmerican bullshit RT.

Posted by: Waldo at May 30, 2013 06:20 AM (dHIHO)

38

Curious what Mr. Goodale thinks about Nobel Prize winner Walter Duranty.  You know, in retrospect.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2013 06:20 AM (03IDC)

39 I've come across quite a few interesting interviews at Russia Today- much of them are mainstream economics/ finance people who do not tow the regimes line. So I hate to admit it... but I recommend them as well.

Posted by: shibumi at May 30, 2013 06:21 AM (z63Tr)

40 It's amazing how many racists are showing up. You can't throw a rock without hitting one!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 30, 2013 06:21 AM (V1ZIU)

41 There are so few things Obama is aware of the government doing, that it's a shame someone doesn't elect the man president. Then he could really stay on top of matters.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you never wear white shoes after Labor Day at May 30, 2013 06:21 AM (xw77v)

42 Heh. Rosen to greet Holder would be delicious. He could show just to tweak Holder and then walk out in protest.

As long as he has his financial papers in order and a steel mesh-lined colon for the inevitable probe, he can tweak.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 30, 2013 06:21 AM (eHIJJ)

43 DERRRRRRRRRP

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:21 AM (4df7R)

44 The NYT vs United States was bad law but there is a routine myth that it blocks the government from taking action on the press releasing classified information.



It blocks pre-censorship but the government can still prosecute after the fact.

Posted by: Vic at May 30, 2013 06:22 AM (lZvxr)

45 Also... not sure if I'd paint them as anti-American, more anti-regime....

Posted by: shibumi at May 30, 2013 06:22 AM (z63Tr)

46 Russia Today is the Kremlin's official English language propaganda outlet.  It's the world according to Putin.  C'mon morons...the nickname is ironic.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 30, 2013 06:24 AM (z9IId)

47 NPR was hitting on the Gitmo prisoner thing yesterday. Reading between the lines, Barry is trying desperately to find other countries to take the peaceful little cupcakes off his hands. So far, no takers. Except the Saudi's who have their own little rehabilitation program which is little more then catch and release. We've already re-caught some graduates of that program. Meanwhile, lol, a guard at Gitmo converted to islam. Presidentin' is easy.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at May 30, 2013 06:24 AM (U2UQk)

48 Those low level employees are killing my polling numbers.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at May 30, 2013 06:25 AM (MwpsQ)

49 From Drudge: REPORT: IRS commish had most WH visits of Cabinet -- 157 times... Now that is excellent customer service!

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:25 AM (VIaw0)

50 Maria Molina has huge tits. Up until now I thought she suffered from reverse hunchbackism.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 30, 2013 06:26 AM (V1ZIU)

51 6 And what is with Fox News? It has made no announcement yet about whether Fox will boycott the private off-record DOJ fluffing.

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 11:10 AM (VIaw0)



They announced that they will be attending.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:26 AM (X6akg)

52 If you wanna know what's going on in the USA, you gotta read the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail ( UK all the way )

Posted by: Wham bam thank you ma'am at May 30, 2013 06:27 AM (omBWL)

53 Russia Today is the Kremlin's official English language propaganda outlet. It's the world according to Putin. 

 

Doesn't mean we shouldn't read it.      As long as you don't accept press reports as gospel -- and I don't think anyone here is stupid enough to do that (well, except erg & co.)  -- then there's no reason to avoid    foreign press outlets,  even ones that   are blatant propaganda.  

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:28 AM (4df7R)

54 Softening the text color in the grey areas is less garish than highlighting the rest. The black naturally overpowers the less contrasty grey visually

Posted by: @PurpAv

 

That sounds suspiciously like damn, dirty, RINO talk.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at May 30, 2013 06:28 AM (BrQrN)

55 Steyn mentioned yesterday that if you want to know what's going on in the US, you have to read the foreign press. I just didn't expect that to include Russia.

Steyn specifically recommended the Daily Mail.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (kqqGm)

56 I'm eagerly awaiting the RT report on press freedoms in Putin's Russia.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (Vjplh)

57    from Drew's Russia link.... former General Counsel and Vice Chairman of The New York Times and has represented the Times in all four of its cases that have reached the United States Supreme Court. He has also been called “the father of the reporters' privilege

JG: Sure, if they did that to your colleague here you could be intimidated. They’re also trying to intimidate those who leak and, as I said, I think they should use some discretion there because when the president speaks to you, he’s leaking. Have you ever thought about that? Every piece of information in Washington, particularly the information which he has his hands on, is classified…So the impact is we have less information, we have less power, and the government – by keeping the information secret – they become more powerful. That’s not good for any of us.

So  they admit  a "WE" have less power,  and the Govt has More Power.


Yet NYTs has been responsible for Obama's power grabs  from the get go.
From gun grabs to  threateneding the polpulation with the Video guys arrest on the first amendment.


Posted by: willow at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (nqBYe)

58 51. Posted by: Tami at May 30, 2013 11:26 AM (X6akg) Wow! I'm shocked. Do you have a link? Thanks.

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (VIaw0)

59 Truly, everything is now backwards  when we get a less biased report from Russia than we do   from    our own domestic  presstitute   brigade.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (0HooB)

60 The irony of looking to a publication with that name for insight on what is going on in our country right now is as subtle as a slap across the snout.

The fact that a prominent NYT honcho thinks that this "is one of the worst things I've come across in all the years I've been doing this" underscores how treacherous the current thugs ensconced in the WH really are.

If this isn't a tipping point, then it's not likely that we'll see one. 

Posted by: ontherocks at May 30, 2013 06:29 AM (9U3o4)

61 Twitter: Bret Baier ‏@BretBaier Decision: Fox News’ Executive Vice President Michael Clemente has said that Fox News will NOT attend the DOJ meeting if it is OFF the record

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:30 AM (VIaw0)

62 It’s time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix anything.

Posted by: Ellie Light [/i] at May 30, 2013 06:30 AM (U2UQk)

63 In Rashah Today, news makes America tomorrow.

Posted by: Fritz at May 30, 2013 06:30 AM (UzPAd)

64 They announced that they will be attending.

Posted by: Tami at May 30, 2013 11:26 AM (X6akg)


I hope they simply ignore that it's off the record and see what happens. Just go and then report on it. Communications professionals are taught that there is no such thing as 'Off The Record'.


What's Holder gonna do? Not invite them back for his next super-secret meeting? Okay, have fun with that, Eric.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 30, 2013 06:31 AM (tWmgi)

65 And what is with Fox News? It has made no announcement yet about whether Fox will boycott the private off-record DOJ fluffing.
Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 11:10 AM (VIaw0)


I think it would be hilarious if they sent a representative, and it just happened to be James Rosen.


I would like it better if all of the media showed up, then turned around and published everything that Holder said.

Burn him.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at May 30, 2013 06:31 AM (kqqGm)

66 Gray text on a gray field. Headache ensues.

Posted by: navybrat at May 30, 2013 06:31 AM (MCvta)

67 Endorsing RT without noting its role as a Putin regime mouthpiece is a mistake.

Posted by: buster at May 30, 2013 06:32 AM (0AX8H)

68 Per Bret Baier, Fox not attending off record DOJ meeting.

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:32 AM (VIaw0)

69 In America, Russian today reads you!

Posted by: Roman Maroni at May 30, 2013 06:33 AM (fJS4a)

70 NYT's --So the impact is we have less information, we have less
power, and the government – by keeping the information secret –
they become more powerful. That’s not good for any of us..


makes me want to kick this  guy in his happy place!.


"we" should mean more than journalists first amendment rights.

it should also mean the citizen 1st amendment rights.

if THEY themselves didn't mind Obamas gun grab or Our speech rights,  But we are supposed to  defend them (which we will) because THEY are threatened as journalists?

this just really pisses me off.

Posted by: willow at May 30, 2013 06:33 AM (nqBYe)

71 Russia Today is the Kremlin's official English language propaganda outlet.

I go more with Itar-Tass for that label. 

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:34 AM (giblS)

72

From Drudge: REPORT: IRS commish had most WH visits of Cabinet -- 157 times...

 

I love that.     And the only reason    Shulman could come up with for    the 118 visits that took place DURING the conservative targeting      was, "Well, the Easter Egg Roll with my kids."

 

Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:34 AM (4df7R)

73 Well RT were big supporters of Wikileaks and Occupy, and they are critical of Gitmo, but not so much of say Chernozo (the Russian equivalent), but the general point, is true, RT even Arab publications like Al Sharq are often more honest then the Times or the Post.

Posted by: Dolphins Amalgated Local 220 at May 30, 2013 06:34 AM (Jsiw/)

74 Somebody please tell me that MSNBC has agreed to attend DOJ off-record fluffer!

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:35 AM (VIaw0)

75 Barack Obama:  Fascism in well creased pants.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 30, 2013 06:35 AM (Hx5uv)

76 @ 87 yes that's true enough...the side bar politics for pedestrian

Posted by: Santino at May 30, 2013 06:35 AM (3GuQx)

77

A President Poppins would grant WH press passes to Russia Today, the UK papers and LeMonde in exchange for pulling them from NYT, WaPo, CNN and the other Obamafelchers.

 

"They are reporters," I would say.  "You are hacks.  Now screw, and stay screwed."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 30, 2013 06:36 AM (zF6Iw)

78 Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Beck should do a show on how much this reminds them of Pres Wilson.And they can gloat a little as well. Yeah, I don't see how that would work. They would have to fly Goldberg to Mars so that Beck would have a semi-plausible 6min. lead time for his staff to make it look like Beck wasn't just copying Goldberg. That would be hella expensive and probably make for some really crappy radio. Also, I don't imagine Jonah falling for the one way trip to Mars. Unless there were a special Special Report, with a special panel appearance by Brit Hume, which would just be awesome and tragic and MAGNIFICENT! (I don't wan't to see them ambushing Krauthammer over the last bag Pizza Flavored Combos though. I'd just go with a tasteful fade to black at the end of the broadcast and let them sort it out in the privacy of their HAB-POD.)

Posted by: Deety at May 30, 2013 06:36 AM (Y4Lwq)

79 Gray text on a gray field. Headache ensues.

Posted by: navybrat at May 30, 2013 11:31 AM (MCvta)

It's the sequester.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 30, 2013 06:36 AM (O6Tmi)

80 In these days of crazy conspiracies made reality, is it crazy to think the JEF is goading Syria in order to provoke Iran?


Posted by: RoyalOil at May 30, 2013 06:37 AM (VjL9S)

81 And the only reason Shulman could come up with for the 118 visits that took place DURING the conservative targeting was, "Well, the Easter Egg Roll with my kids."

***

What the hell?  He should have said "Spring Fest."  What kind of exclusionary crap is this?

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 30, 2013 06:37 AM (Hx5uv)

82 The fact that we have to get our news from British and Russian sources means we have truly become a left wing idiocracy.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 30, 2013 06:38 AM (LrLBx)

83 @71

"Russia Today is the Kremlin's official English language propaganda outlet.


I go more with Itar-Tass for that label."

Of course you do.


Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 30, 2013 06:39 AM (z9IId)

84

I prefer Rosenquidict.

 

Rosenpalooza?

Posted by: Arms Merchant at May 30, 2013 06:39 AM (5RUlF)

85

Yes, the "Easter Egg Roll" answer may go  in the BS Hall of Fame.   

 

He was in charge of enforcing Obamacare and he just happened to abuse the taxing power to completely shut down the grassroots opposition to Obamacare. 

Posted by: Beagle at May 30, 2013 06:39 AM (sOtz/)

86 OMG, the idiots at MTV are going to launch a Russian channel. 

http://tinyurl.com/ph8a72r

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:40 AM (giblS)

87

Rosenageddon

 

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 30, 2013 06:41 AM (4df7R)

88 "Yes, the "Easter Egg Roll" answer may go in the BS Hall of Fame."


To be fair, we all know it was the only innocuous thing he could think of. All of his other visits were for the expressed purpose of coordinating this IRS targeted attack.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 30, 2013 06:41 AM (tWmgi)

89 These so-called scandals are old n' stuff. Like the Constitution

Posted by: Ezra Klein, Juiceboxer Extraordinaire at May 30, 2013 06:41 AM (5RUlF)

90 I'm eagerly awaiting the RT report on press freedoms in Putin's Russia.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 30, 2013 11:29 AM

Working on it.

Posted by: Thom Hartmann at May 30, 2013 06:41 AM (2iU3x)

91 Rosenocalypse

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 30, 2013 06:42 AM (tWmgi)

92 James Rosen should attend, record it via his cell phone and then ask Holder to provide him a transcript using his cell phone records.

The UK's Daily Mail seems to cover a lot of the inconvenient (not Obamatastic) stories our MSM ignores.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2013 06:42 AM (NDNbv)

93 Are you shitting me? RT is bullshit. Even a clock is right two times a day. Don't push Russian propaganda on us.

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at May 30, 2013 06:42 AM (a0o+l)

94 I switched to RT 6 months ago. They're libertarians. Mostly.

Posted by: paper sack at May 30, 2013 06:42 AM (oh5sA)

95 To be fair, we all know it was the only innocuous thing he could think of. All of his other visits were for the expressed purpose of coordinating this IRS targeted attack.

To be fair, anyone with a functioning synapse would have anticipated the question and had a far better lie than that prepared.

Posted by: pep at May 30, 2013 06:43 AM (YXmuI)

96 The UK's Daily Mail seems to cover a lot...

Doing the jobs Americans won't do.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:43 AM (giblS)

97

86 "OMG, the idiots at MTV are going to launch a Russian channel."

 

How about an Indian channel? Bollywood been berry berry good to me.


Posted by: Dev Patel at May 30, 2013 06:44 AM (5RUlF)

98

@78

Glenn does seem to have some trouble with attribution for ideas which have been floating around.    But  this has been a great week for  conspiracy theorists and authoritarian-warning Cassandras.

    

Posted by: Beagle at May 30, 2013 06:44 AM (sOtz/)

99 Airing of Grievances at first annual WH/DOJ Festivus Celebration will be off-the-record. DOJ to provide the aluminum pole. In keeping with tradition, DOJ will no doubt recite all the ways the MSM has disappointed the Administration over the year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8g4Ztf7hIM

Posted by: USA at May 30, 2013 06:45 AM (VIaw0)

100 Don't push Russian propaganda on us.

Propaganda reveals a lot about those who manufacture it.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2013 06:45 AM (giblS)

101 Don't push Russian propaganda on us. Your Commie has no regard for human life, not even of his own. For this reason I want to impress upon you the need for extreme watchfulness. The enemy may come individually, or in strength. He may even appear in the form of our own troops. But however we must stop him.

Posted by: Jack D. Ripper at May 30, 2013 06:46 AM (U2UQk)

102 RT, is certainly anti American, but as befits the regime, theit outlook is domestically Russian nationalist, 'trust but verify'

Posted by: Dolphins Amalgated Local 220 at May 30, 2013 06:52 AM (Jsiw/)

103 For the record,  everyone still holds in contempt media outlets  whose reporting undermines national security right? I still do.

Posted by: CJ at May 30, 2013 07:00 AM (9KqcB)

104

Goodale in the NY Times:

 

It is a further example of how President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.

 

That seems like a beefy  pullout quote there.

Posted by: CJ at May 30, 2013 07:03 AM (9KqcB)

105 Softening the text color in the grey areas is less garish than highlighting the rest. The black naturally overpowers the less contrasty grey visually Your messing with the font tags makes it difficult to read in any case. Leave it be like the rest of the cobs and let the reader decide what's important.

Posted by: Claude Bauls at May 30, 2013 07:03 AM (PMGbu)

106 Don't push Russian propaganda on us. I don't think that I am so weak minded that I should be afraid of propaganda of ANY stripe or nationality. Hell, I grew up in a nation dominated by the NYT's! As Purp mentioned it's a mosaic. I'd just as lief read Russian or Dutch or Australian propaganda that what passes for American propaganda any day! At least those outlets aren't pretending to have my countrymen's interests at heart but theirs. (It's still a fuckin' lie but Russian propaganda should really be more of a concern for Russians than for me, nyet?)

Posted by: Deety at May 30, 2013 07:10 AM (Y4Lwq)

107 He's horrified by it because he's guilty of organizing and recruiting reporters who are adept at soliciting the criminal release of classified information. He has evaluated people's jobs based on their ability to do that. If that is recognized as criminal, then he's a kingpin and due for more serious punishment than his subordinates--any of whom can cut a deal to nail his ass. Of course Russia Today favors this approach. If the New York Times has the constitutional privilege of organizing the targeted theft of classified information, then so does Russia Today. And of course, if they grab American secrets and some editor decides the story isn't ripe enough to publish, that's also just "journalism". They'll just gather US secrets, not publish them, and let Russia Today's managment review them. Whoever they are.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at May 30, 2013 07:32 AM (UdAC4)

108 For the record, everyone still holds in contempt media outlets whose reporting undermines national security right? Nah. I was just so STUNNED to discover that I knew details about Osama Bin Ladin's death and the raid on his Pakistani compound, WITHIN HOURS, directly from the WHITEHOUSE! I mean, yeah. I guess you could hold a media outlet in contempt if they were the only outlet that had access to sensitive information and they made a choice to shit it out all over the world. But if you were an editor and you knew for a fact that if you didn't run with your "scoop" you would just get big-footed anyway by whatever agency has been shopping this story or by the President... I don't know, I'm feeling a bit more cynical these past 15 years, myself. I don't necessarily want to crucify potential whistle-blowers but I for one am getting thoroughly fed up with "senior sources at [--] say..." attributions.

Posted by: Deety at May 30, 2013 07:33 AM (Y4Lwq)

109 "...such as this story about Gitmo prisoners getting being rehabilitated and reintegrated into society in a Yemeni facility."

Really? That dumbass in the White House is stupid enough to believe that Gitmo jihadis can actually be "rehabilitated"??

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at May 30, 2013 07:44 AM (vd7A8)

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