Daily Archives: February 3, 2019


“I Oppose Interventionism, But-” But Nothing. Don’t Be A Pro Bono CIA Propagandist.

Medium has the article “I Oppose Interventionism, But-” But Nothing. Don’t Be A Pro Bono CIA Propagandist.

“All of a sudden now there are millions of Venezuela experts in America, and many of them could not point Venezuela out on a map five days ago,” McAdams said. “And everyone has to have this disclaimer, ‘Well, I know it’s probably worse than North Korea, but the US government shouldn’t get involved.’ It’s cowardice, because once the war starts, they can say ‘Hey I never called for US intervention!’ No, but you’re a conveyor belt for propaganda. You’re a conveyor belt to get the machine ginned up for war. And so you’ve got to stand up and take responsibility.”

I am out of my Caitlin Johnstone fan phase, but I think this column makes an important point.

There is probably very little that you and I think we know about Venezuela that wasn’t put in our heads by the world oligarchs’ news media.

Tonight was the first time that I shut off the television when the “news” came on.


NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

The Intercept has the story NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party.

NBC News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

I knew they were lying to me when I heard the story. I may just stop watching the oligarchs’ news media. I had settled on NBC as the least objectionable news to watch, but they have fallen below my minimal acceptable standard.


TULSI 2020: Tulsi Gabbard Presidential Campaign, The ALOHA Launch – Live from Hawaii, USA

The Tulsi Gabbard campaign has a page where you can watch (and sign up) for TULSI 2020: Tulsi Gabbard Presidential Campaign, The ALOHA Launch – Live from Hawaii, USA.


The festivities don’t even get under way until 40 minutes or so into the video. Tulsi doesn’t even appear until the last 30 or so minutes. You can watch as much of the pre-appearance entertainment as you want, or you can use the slider to go right to Tulsi’s speech. I found her speech to be inspiring.