Obama is entirely correct in his critique of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – it is a direct violation international law as outlined by the Geneva convention and a blatant act of aggression against a sovereign nation. The problem is, the US government doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on
- This may not sit well with your average American who understandably doesn't like to think of their government as an aggressive imperial super power.
- As the rest of the world sees it, America lecturing another country on respecting the sovereignty of others is akin to Pakistan telling India that it can't have nuclear weapons.
Over the past few days we’ve learned much more about the woman being hailed by many as a folk hero, someone who took a stand for journalistic independence and who went on to speak out valiantly against the supposed scourge of corporate media. Most of her history as a public figure is available on the internet and can be called up with little more than a couple of clicks.
Try not to, um, swoon all over the place, Fox News hosts. Here now, hearth-throb (and totally not apeshit crazy dictator) President Vladimir Vladimirovich “Pooty-Poot” Putin performing Fats Dominos’ timeless classic “Blueberry Hill,” courtesy of the (totally not a Russian propaganda front) RT network. Yes, really.
The past couple of days have brought a very public show of journalistic upheaval and rebellion the likes of which hasn’t been seen in quite a while. At issue is the kind of news coverage that’s being cranked out by RT, a state-run, English-speaking version of Russian television. Abby Martin and Liz Wahl both spoke out against the Russian government, but in much different ways.
One of the most superficial, nonsensical Republican hobby horses is how the president dresses himself. Yes, too many Republicans tend to behave like Joan Rivers or a poncy E! host on the red carpet before an awards show, laser-focused on the president’s clothing and accessories. And it happened twice this week. Why?
Imagine if the great progressive leaders and movements of the last century or so gave in to the most pessimistic view: Martin Luther King would have realized that it wasn’t worth going to jail time and time again, because he was away from his family and white Americans would never become enlightened enough to have… Read More
RT Presenter Quits Live on Air: “I Can Longer Be Part of a Network that Whitewashes the Actions of Putin.”
RT presenter Liz Wahl quit live on air today in the network’s D.C. bureau. In an emotional segment, she told viewers about her Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression and stated she could no longer be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that “whitewashes the actions of Putin”.
IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment during another Oversight inquest by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). When Issa decided to adjourn the hearings, Cummings protested and insisted Issa had been steamrolling any dissenting opinions in the hearing. But before he could fully voice his objections, Issa, calling to mind a tactic often used by Bill O’Reilly, turned off Cummings’ microphone.