Norman Solomon: The most renowned media critics are usually superficial and craven. That’s because — as one of the greatest in the 20th century, George Seldes, put it — “the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.”
Fourth Amendment: A tidy defender of the NSA’s Orwellian programs, Feinstein went on the attack against Snowden from the outset.
Hillary Clinton and Hitler Card: Inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Hitler have served the interests of politicians.
International Law: Obama has embedded drone killings into the executive branch in such that future presidents will inherit it.
Amazon CIA Collaboration: The people who run Amazon figured they could rake in big profits from the CIA without serious public blowback.
CIA and Amazon — Amazon is responsible for keeping the CIA’s secrets and aggregating data to help the agency do its work.
Cut Off NSA — Grassroots activists have begun to realize the potential to put the NSA on the defensive in nearly a dozen states.
Washington Post CIA Ties — The recent purchase of the Post by Jeff Bezos forms a new structural bridge between the media industry and the surveillance/warfare state.
MoveOn Obama — When it comes to the ongoing militarism of the Obama White House, the New York Times puts MoveOn.org to shame.
Amazon CIA Contract — The owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Norman Solomon: The alternative to unrelenting independence is sheepism, and that’s not journalism; it’s a professionalized baseline of bowing to government and corporate pressure even before it has been overtly exerted.
Norman Solomon and Abba A. Solomon: Netanyahu and many other Israelis — as well as the powerhouse U.S. lobbying group AIPAC and many with similar outlooks in U.S. media and politics — fear that Israel’s capacity to hold sway over Washington policymakers has begun to slip away.
Norman Solomon: As chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein generates an abundance of fog, weasel words, anti-whistleblower slander and bogus notions of reform — while methodically stabbing civil liberties in the back.