Tag Archives: state of journalism

Journalist Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘Pathetic’ American Media | Common Dreams

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should ‘fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can’t control’    By Lisa O’Carroll  Published on Friday, September 27, 2013 The Guardian via CommonDreams.org Seymour Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. (Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis) […]

David Carr> The Other Snowden Drama: Impugning the Messenger

As a pure story, it’s tough to beat the Snowden saga. Man of intrigue? Roger. Crusading reporter? Check. A powerful government in hot pursuit? Yessir. Unclear agendas by foreign countries? Most certainly. By DAVID CARR  Published: June 24, 2013  New York Times And as Edward J. Snowden made his way across the globe with a disintegrating passport […]

Glenn Greenwald> Dog-training the press corps

Dog-training the press corps Journalists who heap the most lavish praise on the White House are rewarded with the most valuable treats BY GLENN GREENWALD     April 30, 2012      Salon.com President Obama laughs at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington on Saturday. (Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing) David Ignatius, The Washington Post, December 26, 2010: […]

Alexander Cockburn> Time for the Tumbrils!

Time for the Tumbrils! by Alexander Cockburn   February 12, 2012   creators.com Back in the 1960s, Herbert Marcuse pointed out in one of his books that the Pentagon had given up on verbs. Pentagonese consisted of clotted groups of nouns, marching along in groups of three or four. Verbs, which connected nouns in purposive […]

Rolling Stone> Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview

Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview Under house arrest in England, the WikiLeaks founder opens up about his battle with the ‘Times,’ his stint in solitary and the future of journalism By MICHAEL HASTINGS  January 18, 2012 8:00 AM ET Rolling Stone  Assange poses for a portrait at his undisclosed location in the English countryside.  Max […]