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Glenn Greenwald On The Next 4 Years With Obama

Brilliant stuff from Greenwald.

Why progressives won't criticise child-killer Obama.

Luke Rudkowski and Glenn Greenwald, streets of New York City, Nov. 15.


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Nov 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Great interview.

It's amazing how infrequently people call out their own "team" the way Greenwald called out progressive Democrats here. A couple who come to mind are Yves, who's been kicking the shit out of Obama since before he took office, and (on the other side of the spectrum) Denninger, who routinely bashes Republicans and the Tea Party (which he had a big hand in forming, prior to its cave-in to Wall Street).

A lot of other journalists and commenters, though, revert to craven lesser-evil posturing, which does nothing but cram electoral tickets full of indistinguishable shitheads like Obamney.

Another key point Greenwald touches on (thanks to Rudkowski's prompt) is the disappearance of real journalists. How many journalists today are real troublemakers? The vast majority of them are as threatening as arthritic pomeranians. In lieu of analyzing hard facts, they trot out establishment mouthpieces to volley about insipid quotes designed not to offend any plutocrats.

Real journalism is out there, though. This is a good start:

Nov 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM | Registered CommenterCheyenne
Journalist memorial at the Newseum in DC. http://www.newseum.org/scripts/journalist/memorialrededication.htm
Nov 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT

Had the same thought about Greenwald's comment about the best journalists being troublemakers. Dylan Ratigan comes to mind immediately. Mike Wallace for 50 years. Jonathon Karl for ABC. Virtually all the financial bloggers. Max Keiser was born to f*ck with people, certainly.

60 Minutes doesn't have anyone on staff who fits that mold anymore. The show has sucked for the past several years. And I can't think of a single network reporter, besides Jonathon Karl at ABC, who busts heads while getting the story.
Nov 28, 2012 at 1:04 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Lauren Lyster is the real thing. But on a MAJOR network? Nada.

Steve Kroft tried pretty hard on 60 Minutes to get at the real roots of the financial crisis. But he never put the blade into punks like Lanny Breuer. How in the hell do you do an interview about the lack of criminal prosecutions without having a basis for historical comparison, say, the 3400 people who went to jail for the S&L frauds? When Breuer says, "well, it's just soooooooooo hard to prove criminal intent," I mean, put it to him: (1) Was Blll Black a sorcerer? (2) Has the burden of proof in criminal trials changed in the last 500 years? (3) Isn't it true that with networks and computers capturing EVERY corporate communication for the last 15-20 years, prosecutions should be a lot easier since the paper trail is now a paper superhighway? (4) Tell us exactly what evidence you'd need to see in order to prosecute. (5) Didn't your law firm create MERS, which is part of the foreclosure crisis? (6) Do you not believe, sir, that fraud on the court is a crime? Lanny Breuer is a fucking clown and a liar, and exposing him as such would take just a modicum of preparation. Watching Breuer skate is like watching Being There in real time. It's just surreal.
Nov 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
NPR on the Dianne Ream show had Mary Schapiro on and a couple of others that seemed to saying how hard it was to pursue the criminals because it was too difficult to prove intent. Just a yawn fest really. I wanted to stay engaged in the program but just could not make it past 25 minutes. It was too excruciating. http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-11-28/role-sec-and-whats-needed-keep-watch-wall-street
Nov 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Thanks, Skin, I'll check it out. That's exactly why I try to post short videos.

Cheyenne. I still have that Steve Kroft story in draft form from a few months ago. I'll try to find it.
Nov 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
There's the link. Added the Breuer comments but I don't know if they go with the video because I haven't watched it yet. You will have to be logged in to see it.

Nov 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
DB. Not really a vid on that attachment. There is audio with it. Just was listening on the radio whille driving today and this was the subject. There was one guest who kept repeating that there have been no major cases made against these guys. Anyway happy listening.
Nov 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT

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