Selections from interviews from the year just gone that illustrate the practices and policies of elite news media that make it an unlikely arena for a full, vital debate on issues that matter.
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Highlights of interviews with Keane Bhatt, Jim Naureckas, Carlos Miller, Felicia Kornbluh, Dean Spade and Laura Flanders
Part of the job of being Washington’s official court paper, apparently, is explaining to the inhabitants of lesser nations that they shouldn’t take it personally when the US labels them “an unusual and extraordinary threat.”
Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded ‘sorcerers,’ was ‘force of moderation’
Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded 'sorcerers,' was 'force of moderation'
“This is a sad day,” remarked Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department, 1/22/15) over the death of Abdullah, the dictator of Saudi Arabia. “The United States has lost a friend,” he continued, and “the world has lost a revered leader.” The monarch–whose regime routinely flogs dissenters and beheads those guilty of “sorcery”–was, in Kerry’s words, “a man of wisdom and vision” (BBC, 1/22/15; 6/19/12). Vice President Joe Biden (White House, 1/22/15) announced that he “will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects.” President Barack Obama himself fawned over the late autocrat: “I always […]