Meet Russ Baker: San Francisco, This Sunday

If you are in the Bay Area this Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30 am, please come to hear and meet Russ Baker. Russ will discuss “The News You Don’t Get” about foreign policy, the economy, and power in America—and how the presidential race obscures why we cannot get real democracy and meaningful change. First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary. FREE and open to all.

NY Times’ Umbrella Man Exposed

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.

Tell Us What You Think Of Us

Here’s your chance to give us feedback about WhoWhatWhy. Will you answer just 12 questions? This will help us better deliver what you want from the site. In appreciation, we’ll enter you in a raffle to meet WhoWhatWhy founder and editor Russ Baker, and get an inscribed copy of his book, Family of Secrets.

UBS or Just Plain BS?

The Obama Justice Department has just floated a trial balloon to see if it can drop a legal effort to force the Swiss Bank UBS to disclose the names of 52,000 rich Americans suspected of using the bank to evade US taxes. Back in February, the Justice Department sued the bank in an effort to Read More

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IRE

Russ has been busy the past couple of days at the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference in Baltimore. Today he will lead a panel on book writing and freelancing aimed at investigative reporters in career transition, due to the current instability in the media environment. Russ and I are both card-carrying members of IRE, Read More

Russ on GRITtv

Russ was recently on Laura Flanders’s GRITtv to discuss Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination, the Tiller murder, Obama’s Middle East speech, and the upcoming Reagan centennial. Here’s Russ on the public controversies surrounding Sotomayor: I think most of these [accusations against Sotomayor] are what I would call misdirection. It’s an attempt to focus the public’s eye away Read More