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Related imageCOURAGE — David and Goliath in the Age of Internet News Reporting
by Michael C. Ruppert

A meritless New York libel suit, already thrown out of Mexican courts, is more than a mega-Goliath vs. defiant-David epic. It is also more than a case study of the brutality of unlimited criminal wealth tyrannizing unyielding truth. It is a story that, while clearly demonstrating the swelling power of Internet journalism, threatens to further erode and intimidate a not-so-free press at a time when any kind of diversity is instantly targeted for a “final solution.” At the heart of it all is a forty-something veteran journalist named Al Giordano, an iconoclast, bi-lingual, former Bostonian political-beat reporter who prefers a laptop, the Mexican heartland, tortillas and cerveza, along with the company of the “real people” of Latin America to the consumerized, pre-packaged, flavorless thought stream of gringos in the north.

What did Al do to deserve the leading role in a Bogartesque tragedy? Well, after cornering U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Jeffrey Davidow with documentation of his role in aiding the brutal 1970s coup (more…)

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Image result for singlaub cnnDid John Singlaub Get His Clock Cleaned?

MOORER DEPOSITION IN TAILWIND SUITS CONFIRMS ALLEGATIONS OF SARIN USE AGAINST VIETNAM DEFECTORS, POWS – INCRIMINATES CIA, KISSINGER

From The Wilderness has obtained the January 17 deposition of retired Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Thomas Moorer taken in connection with a “batch” of civil suits filed in the aftermath of 1997 and 1998 CNN reports relating to a series of 1970 CIA directed missions known as “Tailwind.” Those missions, as originally, and apparently accurately, reported by CNN involved the use of the poison nerve gas Sarin to kill American defectors in Laos. The Moorer deposition not only confirms all of the aspects of the original CNN broadcast, it also suggests that former CNN Producers April Oliver and Jack Smith may have actually understated the extent of Sarin Gas use by U.S. forces under CIA control during the Vietnam war. (more…)

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Image result for surveillance cartoonNew York Times Reporter Gave CIA Flack a Sneak Peek at Maureen Dowd’s Column
By John Cook, 2012

New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti e-mailed an advance, unpublished copy of a Maureen Dowd column dealing with the CIA to an Agency spokeswoman last year, according to newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act. Depending on whom at the Times you ask, that was either “much ado about nothing” or a “mistake that is not consistent with New York Times standards.”

The emails were released to Judicial Watch as part of a FOIA lawsuit the group brought seeking information about the Agency’s cooperation with filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, who are working on a film about (more…)

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The Jonestown Dead
John Judge letter to Arianna Hufffington
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002
To: [arianna]
Subject: The Jonestown Dead
From: John Judge

Ms. Hufffington:

Since you once laughed your head off on your inaptly-titled show “Equal Time” on MSNBC as Gerald Posner maligned me for suggesting that the people who died at Jonestown did not commit suicide but were murdered, and your producers would not allow me “equal time” to respond to his castigations, I thought I’d drop a note just to clear up the record. The “kool-aid hit squad,” as you found it so hilarious to call them, did exist and they used something much more lethal. (more…)

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greed 2The following is a transcript of a recorded phone message put out by a group in Chicago called “Citizens’ Committee to Clean Up the Courts.” (1993)

Hi! Sherman Skolnick, Citizens’ Committee to Clean Up the Courts, 9800 South Oglesby.

The signs are there, but not enough people are watching.

The stock market has been pumped up by a lot of people emptying their bank accounts and other financial accounts and buying mutual funds. The theory being: the managers of mutual funds [pay] more than others. Oh, yeah?

And the mutual funds, in turn, buy stocks. So a lot of inexperienced, unsophisticated people have a lot of their life savings into stocks. Also, the very low interest rates have pumped up the price of bonds. On huge volume, the stock market has been churning — inching up, and backing down — as the ultra-rich use their newspapers, magazines, radio and t.v. to lure more and more suckers into the markets. (more…)

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