Burying the “Lockerbie Bomber”—And the Truth

Reading Time: 7 minutes Everyone’s in a hurry to say goodbye to the “Lockerbie bomber,” the man convicted of bombing Pan Am 103. But a closer look is warranted—as usual—when the stakes are so high. Was Libya really behind the atrocity, or was some other country or element involved?

How War Reporting in Syria Makes a Larger Conflict Inevitable

Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.

Media’s Belated “Acknowledgment” of Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you hear? The corporate media has finally found a safe way into the 9/11 investigation story, one where they have long feared to delve. The process is extremely telling about the deficiencies of our media establishment—and about the ways most of us get our information.

Politicians’ Religious Beliefs Are Generally Fair Game

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rick Santorum took the appeal for Christian votes to a new level, assailing the separation of Church and State. New York Times op-ed writer Charles Blow got in hot water for a reference to one of the more unusual tenets of Mitt Romney’s faith. Are religious beliefs of would-be presidents off limits? Or can we discuss—and even ridicule—those ideas?

But Syriasly, Folks…..

Reading Time: 7 minutes Take a close look at the uprising in Syria, and what do you find? Another well-oiled puppet show.

NY Times’ Umbrella Man Exposed

Reading Time: 9 minutes The web is buzzing about that clever Errol Morris anti-conspiracy video on the NY Times’s website. WhoWhatWhy interviewed the expert featured in the video about the strange JFK assassination figure “Umbrella Man,” and found a big problem with the central assertion. In fact, our research casts doubts not only on the most recent JFK propaganda, but on the New York Times itself.