TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 1–Troublemakers

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14 responses to “TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 1–Troublemakers”

  1. Matt Prather says:

    In other news, CEO Jeffrey Preston Bezos (reported personal net worth: $25 Bn) of Amazon (stock market valuation: $150 Bn) buys The Washington Post, and Arianna Huffington writes:

    despite all the dire news about the state of the newspaper industry, we are in something of a golden age of journalism for news consumers. There’s no shortage of great journalism being done, and there’s no shortage of people hungering for it. And there are many different business models being tried to connect the former with the latter — and Jeff Bezos will no doubt come up with another.


    she says further:

    In the debate over new media vs. old media, the lament is often heard that one of the things we’re in danger of losing from the heyday of old media is muckraking, crusading journalism. But by enabling participation, new media can actually help fuel stories that lead to real change.

    The irony — or hollowness or shallowness — of Huffington may pass without comment, but let me just say that the “Russ Baker model” is sound, “the WhoWhatWhy model” is sound, and the not-for-profit forensic model is sound. And I get the sense that this news network is hitting a better stride this year than years previous, with more content, more diverse content, more readers, and more readers who make good comments.

    “Peace out!”

  2. a registered nurse says:

    I was recently told by a local contractor that the Stasi-like operation in our local community is for “troublemakers”, though we know that it’s a federal program because of its scope, as well as the involvement of law enforcement from multiple agencies. Some victims label it “gang stalking”. Some of those who are being targeted for stalking and harassment are mentally ill, while others are experiencing symptoms of mental illness because of the targeting. A certain proportion of those targeted are activists, whistle-blowers and those who have simply crossed the wrong person/s, sometimes someone in law enforcement. Anyone who tries to get this story to the fore is quickly marginalized.

  3. Dynamo says:

    Lennon’s true killer, Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo, was placed by Wackenhut as a security guard (or doorman) at the Dakota.

  4. odessa says:

    i agree 100% with all the points you raise, but i don’t think you and your organization will get any real traction until you take on the mystery of 9/11. you say you were there at the collapse of building 7. it was, to the naked and untrained eye, clearly a controlled implosion. until you dig deep and begin investigating this fact, all your arguments about how our national security needs do not require the sacrifice of our liberties will fall on deaf ears. for – i hate to admit it but there you are – in most people’s hearts the need for security will always trump the need for freedom.

  5. guest says:

    The tables need to be turned. The question thrown back at these entities searching for “troublemakers” or anyone that agrees with them should be “who thinks it’s okay to trust authority without question?” . There should be a sense of shame about giving up your civil liberties to unknown persons, inside and outside government. People should be asked at every turn, when did the land of the free and the home of the brave become land of the serfs and home of the fearful? Where is the shame about allowing this toxic paranoia to fester in a country that supposedly prides itself on its freedom.

    • public_servant_watch says:

      Actually the latest running description is as follows:
      “Land of the frauds and the home of the slaves”

  6. Dynamo says:

    In 1951, Wackenhut joined the FBI as a special agent in Indianapolis and Atlanta. George Wackenhut was known as a hard-line right-winger. By 1965, Wackenhut was boasting to potential investors that the company maintained files on 2.5 million suspected dissidents – one in 46 American adults then living.

    • onedavide says:

      i heard something about a sister company, that did security for large buildings (e.g. the dakota), which hired from ex-cia, ex-special forces, etc., that was involved with the murder of john lennon. The u.s. was trying to get him to leave the country throughout the 1970’s.

  7. Dynamo says: