Comments: Good Manners

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Posted by Leon Benjamin at January 10, 2010 02:38 PM

The Upton Sinclair quote explains our current President's actions very well.

As well as the situation regarding the wonderful
network and media outlets in this nation.

Posted by Elise Mattu at January 10, 2010 05:39 PM

'former British David Blunkett', you little tease Jon, last I had heard of him was when he was attacked by a cow(s), so you can understand why he's paranoid.

Incidently, "nobel peace of the dead prize" is only 68 results less than "david blunkett cow attack", a good target to aim for this year!

Posted by Euripides at January 10, 2010 06:43 PM

In 1999, the U.S. bombed Serbia TV, killing at least five people.

16. And liberals cheered.

Posted by John Caruso at January 11, 2010 02:36 AM

the latest from William Blum...on topic.-Tony

Posted by tony at January 11, 2010 11:25 AM


That's an excellent article by William Blum, who consistently pushes against orthodoxy in eye-opening ways. I had forgotten that fabulous remark by Hiss about prison having been an excellent corrective for three years at Harvard.

Those people who don't think we have an active intelligence bureaucracy that is regularly "working" the media (and blogs and internet) probably won't appreciate the humor of one of the (phony) Osama videotapes praising Blum's book Killing Hope. To me, that just showed that some of those intel guys have a sense of humor, even if some of them are also psychopaths. (It may be the same ones.)

Posted by N E at January 11, 2010 10:56 PM