Reading Time: 2 minutes Documentary focusing on the evolution and use of Freudian psychology in political and commercial advertising designed to manipulate audiences.
Reading Time: 6 minutes President Obama’s nominee for the next CIA director has a long and foggy relationship with the truth. He’s presided over a number of matters that just don’t add up, but that scored political points—perfect topics for Senate confirmation hearings. A really brave senator would be rubbing his or her hands together in anticipation.
Reading Time: 1 minute RadioRuss: Interviewed by the folks at Radio Litopia, London. Mostly on his book Family of Secrets, but also about power, history, and current events.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Another light one, for summertime. From 2002-2004, WhoWhatWhy founder and editor Russ Baker lived in Belgrade, Serbia (what, you didn’t?) and penned this humor piece for one of the livelier tabloids.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Western coup against Syria’s Assad marches along under humanitarian cover, the lemming-like media does its part, and the rest of us miss the whole thing. George Orwell would be so, so impressed.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker with New Hampshire’s Burt Cohen—on government secrecy under Obama, on the “national security state,” solving national mysteries, and more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re going to occasionally post some of the more thoughtful comments from our readers. Here’s the first: a look at the very different mindsets of those who question things, and those who rigidly stick to their long-held beliefs.
Reading Time: 57 minutes The other day, we began responding to new interest in the real story behind Watergate by publishing the first of three chapters in WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets, that relate directly to Nixon and Watergate, and explain the back story, including the real role of Bob Woodward, George H.W. Bush and the CIA in Nixon’s undoing. Today, the second of those three chapters.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Suddenly, everyone’s interested in the real story of Watergate and the CIA. A new documentary in the works from Robert Redford, who played reporter Bob Woodward of the Washington Post in the hit movie “All the President’s Men.” A new book claiming that Bob Woodward’s boss at the Post, Ben Bradlee, had doubts about the stories Bob and Carl Bernstein produced. And Salon wrote about the tension between Nixon and the CIA.
Would a really big set of revelations be of interest? We’re going to publish the three chapters of WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets, that relate directly to Nixon and Watergate, and explain the back story, including the real role of Bob Woodward, George H.W. Bush and the CIA in Nixon’s undoing. Today, the first of those three chapters.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The common refrain that no unknown domestic plots exist, because “someone would have talked” and we would know about them…is plain wrong. People do talk—and suffer the consequences. So there aren’t many of them.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Could we see a third Bush in the White House? You betcha—and soon. This is not just of casual interest—there’s a lot more than meets the eye. And it explains a lot about the death of democracy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone’s talking about Bill O’Reilly’s upcoming book about the JFK assassination. Will it tell all? Don’t bet on it. O’Reilly took that approach, years ago. But his career ambitions dictated another trajectory.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is the US preparing the public for war with Iran? You bet.
Reading Time: 13 minutes When the promising young American artist Stanley Glickman reluctantly accepted a drink from some pushy Americans who chatted him up in a café in Paris, he had no idea his beverage would send him into permanent Alice in Wonderland. A little-known story about MKULTRA, US government LSD experiments on American citizens, and one such citizen.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Wonder why the Senate couldn’t bring itself to clamp down on oil industry freebies? Because the “black gold” outfits can be one scary bunch. How scary? You have no idea….
Reading Time: 7 minutes There’s the story they want you to believe about Obama’s palace shakeup. And then there’s the real, more disturbing one.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Few will pay attention to this reshuffling of power in the military-spy-diplomat axis. And we’ll probably never get the real story anyway. But we can always try to understand….
Reading Time: 12 minutes The complicated back story to the “spontaneous uprising” in Libya deserves our attention
Reading Time: 11 minutes It seems unusual for a staid, respected publication (one that has received three National Magazine Awards in just this past decade) to start treating a celebrated journalist (who himself has won two National Magazine Awards in just this past decade) as if he were nothing more than a paranoid crank. [Read the rest]
Reading Time: 5 minutes On February 15, President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest award, to a group of people which includes former president George H.W. Bush. Having spent five years researching the elder Bush and discovering a staggering array of secrets to the man’s life—none of them favorable, I was curious why Obama gave Bush the medal.