Scott Horton of Antiwar.com Radio and I had fun tarring-and-feathering the usual federal outrages on Thursday. The MP3 is here. Scott balked at the chance to reveal his deepest thoughts on Chelsea’s wedding. It could have been a great “Bill Hicks moment.” Here’s Scott’s thumbnail of the interview: James Bovard, author of Attention Deficit Democracy, […]
Archive | July, 2010
Antiwar’s Scott Horton did a superb radio interview with WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange yesterday. Transcript and the MP3 are here. I have been amused to see the tut-tutting of some of the Washington press corps because the Afghan document disclosure was not as earth-shaking as the Pentagon Papers. Folks, this game is only beginning. Assange confirmed […]
from this week’s New Yorker
The latest deluge of truth from WikiLeaks is a welcome novelty in American politics. The New York Times, UK Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel are simultaneously releasing articles today on more than 90,000 Pentagon documents that WikiLeaks posted on the web regarding the Afghan war. These documents reveal the lies that have permeated U.S. Afghan […]
From the April 2010 issue of Freedom Daily – The Fraud of “Big Picture” Thinking by James Bovard Politicians, pundits, and others perennially invoke the
Amazing how much has been forgotten since this 1988 New Yorker cartoon…
This 1990 New Yorker cartoon perfectly captures the usual media attitude towards government surveillance in the post-9/11 world. Happily, today’s Washington Post blockbuster does not show the same complacency.