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Matt Prather
8 years ago

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.

source:
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130814183645-143695135-bezos-heraclitus-and-the-hybrid-future-of-journalism

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.

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“Peace out!”

Russ
Russ
8 years ago
Reply to  Matt Prather

Thanks, Matt, for the vote of confidence. This stuff keeps us going.

Matt Prather
8 years ago
Reply to  Russ

A news item of note:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242086/Amazon_hiring_top_secret_IT_staff_as_it_fights_for_CIA_work

…says that Amazon (whose CEO bought out the WP, as we knew) is now in the process of setting up the CIA’s new private computer network.

If not an out-an-out “conflict of interest,” it is at least just the sort of marriage of interests that WHO is an alternative to. (CIA + Washington Post + “megacorp”.)

a registered nurse
a registered nurse
8 years ago

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.

Dynamo
Dynamo
8 years ago
Dynamo
Dynamo
8 years ago

Lennon’s true killer, Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo, was placed by Wackenhut as a security guard (or doorman) at the Dakota. http://www.jfkmontreal.com/AstuciaReport/ar_page.htm

odessa
odessa
8 years ago

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.

odessa
odessa
8 years ago
Reply to  odessa

just listened further and heard you equate the 9/11 story to a “bottomless pit.” but i think that once upon a time in your early journalistic career you thought of the JFK assassination as a bottomless pit, which you avoided like the plague until your curiosity about Dubya led you to Poppy, which finally led you to JFK and the need to dig deep into that story.

Frank von Winkhorst
Frank von Winkhorst
8 years ago
Reply to  odessa

I forget his name offhand, but they showed Building 7 collapsing to a Dutch expert and he immediately knew that it was a controlled demolition. When they told him it collapsed the day of the “attack,” he was astounded. So this is really not about “untrained eyes.” Trained eyes see the same thing.

Matt Prather
8 years ago

Danny Jowenko.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877gr6xtQIc

The moment you refer to comes just before the 1 minute mark.

comedic bonuses:
1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee7P1ZGhPCo
2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IE8Z3IOtRk

deadly serious, expert, non-disputable bonus:
3:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfwJMRgcLs0

guest
guest
8 years ago

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
public_servant_watch
8 years ago
Reply to  guest

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

Dynamo
Dynamo
8 years ago

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wackenhut

onedavide
onedavide
8 years ago
Reply to  Dynamo

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.

Dynamo
Dynamo
8 years ago

Cointelpro

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