Wednesday :: Jul 12, 2006

Some worthwhile reads for this morning


by eriposte

Taylor Marsh has a great post up called The Swiftboating of John Murtha which chronicles the revolting, unAmerican disinformation operation conducted by the usual suspects on the Right.

De Gondi at European Tribune chronicles how many in the Italian press were willing mouthpieces of SISMI's and Berlusconi's disinformation operations on the Nigergate affair (among others).

Court TV's Catherine Crier is a reader of Brad Blog and she just did a segment on voting irregularities and vote fraud - Brad's work figured prominently. Go take a look. While you're at it check out this story at Brad's site on the CA election official who claimed voters should just trust election officials (such as himself) and who is now facing 43 criminal charges - "25 counts of forgery, 14 counts of misapplication of funds, three counts of embezzlement and falsification of accounts by a public officer and one count of grand theft".

Progressive States Network has a must-read article on how Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer is making the GOP cry uncle on property taxes.

Via The Huffington Post, Gabriel Sherman in the New York Observer has some choice quotes from Wall Street Journal reporters about the frauds that run the WSJ editorial board:

“People feel like we’re walking around with knives in our backs,” one news staffer said. “We rely on our editors to stick up for us. There’s really a feeling we’ve been left to twist in the wind.”
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“They’re wrong all the time. They lack credibility to the point that the emperor has no clothes,” said one staffer whose reporting has been at odds with an editorial crusade.
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“To have Paul Gigot as our captain is bullshit,” one staffer said. “It’s not for real.”

“I’ve been here 16 years, and in my 16 years, this is something different,” political reporter Jackie Calmes said.

Finally, Dean Baker writes: "Confronting the Conservative Nanny State: Can Progressives Stop Using Scripts Written by Right?"

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