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Israel Creates Stupidest Propaganda in Human History

Since 2000 and the beginning of the second intifada, Israel has killed 6.5 Palestinians for every Israeli killed by Palestinians, and it’s starting to be a problem for them. (The ratio was more lopsided before 2000, but it wasn’t a...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 16, 2014 05:00 PM

I Got Depressed

By: Aaron Datesman The Three Mile Island disaster occurred thirty-four years ago yesterday. (I intended to publish this post, with somewhat different material, on March 28th. I was stymied because the EPA radiation monitoring network was off-line, which I don't...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 29, 2013 06:43 PM

A Rich Heritage

The New York Times ran a huge cover story today by Ben Ehrenreich about the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Here's the attitude of nearby Israeli settlers to four years of weekly protests from Palestinians who live in the...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 17, 2013 05:13 PM

Sean Wilentz: Wrong on 'Untold History,' Wrong on History in General

Sean Wilentz is a fancy professor of history at fancy Princeton, and a personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, two extremely fancy Democrats. And as he recently explained in the New York Review of Books, he hates Untold History, the new book and Showtime documentary series by Oliver...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on February 22, 2013 11:43 AM

Karl Kraus, Right Again

Almost everyone now has forgotten the story about how Iraq, after invading Kuwait in 1990, went to hospitals and threw premature babies out of incubators to die on the cold hospital floor. (Supposedly they wanted to steal the incubators and...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 4, 2013 08:25 AM

America's Billionaires: Are They Crazy Enough?

Jon Ronson just wrote a long article for GQ for which he interviewed people at five different levels of income, starting at $10,000 and going up to B. Wayne Hughes, a self-storage magnate worth $1.9 billion. Hughes apparently has strong...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 6, 2012 06:26 PM

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Continues Its Disgusting Apologetics for the Corporate Media

Are there no depths to which the lickspittles at FAIR won't sink in their desperation to kiss the corporate state's jackboot? Apparently not, as you'll see in this post. Chief FAIR propagandist Peter Hart pretends to "criticize" the Washington Post...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on December 17, 2011 09:48 PM

And Why Beholdest Thou the Mote That Is in Thy Brother's Eye, but Perceivest Not the 900-Foot Tall Intercontinental Ballistic Missile in Thine Own?

You know what frustrated Ronald Reagan? When people mistook some kind of bullshit image for reality. This is from an October, 1983 letter from Reagan to Meldrim Thompson, Governor of New Hampshire, about the bill for a national holiday for...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on December 9, 2011 09:13 PM

How I Communicate With People Less Right Than Me

On this post about the weird "We Are the 53%" tumblr, Donald Johnson commented: I think it's a mistake to assume the worst about these people. What they're doing is probably what a lot of us do--make ourselves heroes in...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 12, 2011 03:19 PM

The Worst Joke I Ever Heard

By: Aaron Datesman I voluntarily spent a week during the summer of 1996 being brainwashed by the nuclear power industry. I was teaching high school at the time, and participated in a program for teachers sponsored by the Virginia Electric...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 14, 2011 10:04 PM

Something's Gone Wrong

Why isn't the U.S. backing Mubarak to the hilt, or failing that, being more proactive about creating Mubarakism-without-Mubarak? This is not the U.S. government I know! Clearly something's gone wrong. What is it? 1. The U.S. government and foreign policy...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on February 1, 2011 09:23 PM

The Last Optimist No Longer Optimistic

William Greider is one of the most optimistic progressive writers in the U.S., seeing silver linings when everyone else sees only clouds. So it takes a lot for him to say this: Political events of the past two years have...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 6, 2011 10:55 PM

So...Tired...

Despite what it seems like, I haven't died. I'm just very, very tired. I'll be here more soon, and in the meantime, I hope you can check out what's happening here, and especially here. There will be more over there...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 17, 2010 10:45 PM

Jeffrey Goldberg Still America's Preeminent Propagandist

Jeffrey Goldberg has just written a long article about the chances of Israel attacking Iran. (Apparently it's 50-50.) The piece demonstrates that Goldberg remains at the top of his profession—he's still America's greatest foreign policy propagandist. Part of what makes...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 11, 2010 11:30 PM

At First I Was Like This :( But Then I Was Like This :) : ) :)

As a good human being, it's my duty to be horrified and disgusted by anything written by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. So I was concerned to see that, in several recent posts about the Cordoba House "controversy," he said some...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 5, 2010 07:58 AM

Violent Moron Mad Libs

As far as I know, I'm the only person on earth who genuinely enjoys reading Islamist propaganda. What's great about it is is how pungently it demonstrates that All Mankind is One, including the ways in which we are violent...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 1, 2010 09:30 AM

The Neoconservative Perspective on Iran

It turns out John Bolton is still out there, and still frothing at the mouth about Iran: What outsiders can do is create broad support for Israel's inherent right to self-defense against a nuclear Holocaust and defend the specific tactic...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 13, 2010 11:21 PM

Glenn Greenwald on "The Universality of War Propaganda"

Please check out Glenn Greenwald explanation of how the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg is just a standard, mass-produced, dreary government propagandist. They might as well grow these people in vats: Goldberg apparently thinks that if you can find some citizens in...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 30, 2010 09:05 AM

Lara Logan's Huge Scoop

Perhaps you got the impression from Lara Logan's recent interview on CNN that she's a horribly embarrassing suck-up who's proud of refusing to report important information that would embarrass the U.S. government. Au contraire! LOGAN: There are a lot of...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 29, 2010 08:57 AM

My Strategy: Hate Everyone

My strategy when thinking about politics has always been to hate everyone involved in every situation. This has rarely if ever steered me wrong. So, I hate the Hutaree crazies for being violent idiots, particularly in an internet world where...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 30, 2010 03:51 PM

Poor Black People: Why Do They Incriminate Themselves on Videotape So Often?

This is from the Scott Harshbarger ">investigation of the ACORN video "scandal": The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O'Keefe's...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on February 4, 2010 08:34 AM

The Moral Face of Our Country

The strangest thing about reading internal government documents is that government officials almost always sound exactly the same in private as they do in public. You'd think they wouldn't, since in public they say so many things that are completely...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 25, 2009 10:01 AM

Saddam & Laura & Propaganda

This is from the FBI's summary of its interview with Saddam Hussein on March 23, 2004. During the interview they made him watch a 1993 documentary called "Saddam Hussein's Latest War" about his crushing of the Shiite rebellion after the...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 18, 2009 05:30 PM

The Real Death Panels

By: John Caruso As a fan of the oddly-shaped roll of toilet paper otherwise known as Investor's Business Daily, I'm deeply saddened to have remained ignorant of this outstanding performance of theirs for the past two weeks:...many Britons were surprised...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 20, 2009 12:54 PM

Right. On.

This is a column by Chris Hedges called "The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free": The public is bombarded with carefully crafted images meant to confuse propaganda with ideology and knowledge with how we feel. Human rights and labor...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 12, 2009 03:47 PM

Saddam And Goldman Sachs: Who Is The Student, And Who Is The Master?

When Matt Taibbi was writing a recent article about Goldman Sachs over the past seventy years, he asked them some basic factual questions. Here's how they responded: Your questions are couched in such a way that presupposes the conclusions and...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 2, 2009 07:39 PM

I Don't Get It

As we know, Juan Cole is an "anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, an apologist for radical Islam" who "peddles Hamas propaganda." Obviously if he were Iranian, he would have just voted for Ahmadinejad while shouting "Allahu Akbar." And yet today he's written...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 13, 2009 08:45 PM

All State Propaganda Boiled Down Into Five Words

Dick Cheney did a good job yesterday at distilling all state propaganda throughout human history down to its essence: Another term out there that slipped into the discussion is the notion that American interrogation practices were a "recruitment tool" for...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 22, 2009 05:44 PM

Pull The Other One

Guest post by Nell of A Lovely Promise Pres. Obama's decision to resist the release of long-withheld images of U.S. torture in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo is yet another self-inflicted injury to the idea that his administration is willing to...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 14, 2009 10:56 AM

Our Awesomeness in Numbers

By: Bernard Chazelle The OECD report is out. Like a pack of hungry wallabies, the media pounced immediately on the only item worth reporting: the French eat and sleep longer hours than anyone, and yet they're among the thinnest. The...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 11, 2009 11:06 AM

Torture: It works, all right.

Guest post by Nell of A Lovely Promise Hey, Tiny Revolutionaries; the Torture Lady's back with another earnest screed. The points in it are probably well known to most readers here, but I'm cross-posting this at Jonathan's invitation. It may...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 31, 2009 10:44 AM

Let The Structural Adjustment Begin!

There's been a common phenomenon in the third world over the past three decades or so. A country's financial sector, in collaboration with the larger financial world, would create some type of gigantic economic fuck up. The IMF would then...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 25, 2009 07:14 PM

Reality Obstruction Field Breached!

By: John Caruso I thought I was hallucinating last night as I saw a segment on 60 Minutes that explained the reality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.  And by "reality" I actually do mean reality—presented in a fair...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 26, 2009 11:37 AM

If They Can Be Turned, They Will Be Powerful Allies

By: John Caruso I've just learned that the Anti-Defamation League's tagline for their Gaza propaganda campaign is "Israel Strikes Back".  While I may not agree with their views, it's hard to find fault with their cultural reference. — John Caruso...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 14, 2009 11:54 AM

How To Respond To Ad Hominem Attacks: A Case Study

What should one do in public debate when confronted with an ad hominem attack? Martin Indyk, US ambassador to Israel during the Clinton administration, conducted a master class on this subject on yesterday's Democracy Now! The disgusting smears began with...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 9, 2009 09:02 PM

All the Propaganda That's Fit to Print

By: Bernard Chazelle The New York Times editorial, August 11, 2008: There is no imaginable excuse for Russia’s invasion of Georgia. The United States and its European allies must tell Mr. Putin in the clearest possible terms that such aggression...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 12, 2008 10:28 AM

Live Aus New York, Es Ist Samstag Nacht!

At stressful moments in the past, Saturday Night Live has often produced stupid, vicious, ugly material. (See here, here and here for some examples.) But their sketch three days ago about the Wall Street bailout may be the lowest moment...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 7, 2008 08:59 AM

Today's Nazi Comparison

I'm not actually comparing Bush's speechwriters to Joseph Goebbels. I'm just pointing out that the propaganda of people who launch aggressive wars works pretty much the same everywhere. George Bush, March 17, 2003: The United States and other nations did...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 4, 2008 01:05 PM

American Hezbollah

Rudy Giuliani last night: GIULIANI: For four days in Denver, the Democrats were afraid to use the term “Islamic terrorism.” I imagine they believe it is politically incorrect to say it. I think they believe they will insult someone. Please...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on September 4, 2008 11:12 AM

Pouting at Putin

By: Bernard Chazelle Pretend for a minute, if you will, that you're Russian. Look back and what do you see? A Western power invaded you 67 years ago and killed 20 million of your compatriots. If you fear the West,...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 17, 2008 02:28 PM

Monty Python Justice

By: Bernard Chazelle In an American kangaroo court, bin Laden's former driver, Salim Hamdan, has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 30 years. Upon completion of his sentence, in a few months, Hamdan will be...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 8, 2008 12:21 AM

WikiLeaks Publishes US Special Forces Counterinsurgency Manual?

Wikileaks has published what it says is a manual of US counterinsurgency doctrine: The manual, Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004), may be critically described as "what we learned about running death squads and...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 17, 2008 11:21 AM

Jeff Cohen On McClellan

Glenn Greenwald interviewed Jeff Cohen about Scott McClellan's book and Cohen's experience at MSNBC in 2002-3 here (mp3). Also: McClellan and the Media 'Enablers'by Jeff Cohen No sooner had Bush’s ex-press secretary (now author) Scott McClellan accused President Bush and...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 31, 2008 06:11 PM

Vile Iranian Propagandists Caught Red-Handed Stealing Our Propaganda Technique

1. In spring, 1990 Saddam Hussein threatens to "make fire burn up half of Israel with chemical weapons if it attacks Iraq.'' 2. American propagandists use this quote relentlessly for the next 13 years, while carefully excising the "if it...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 2, 2008 03:00 AM

"Military Propaganda Pushed Me Off TV"

Jeff Cohen: In the fall of 2002, week after week, I argued vigorously against invading Iraq in debates televised on MSNBC. I used every possible argument that might sway mainstream viewers — no real threat, cost, instability. But as the...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on April 28, 2008 04:39 PM

Too Crazy For Boystown, Too Much Of A Boy For Crazytown

Jim Henley is completely right about this: You can’t understand the Obscure Executive, or The Movement or whatever you prefer to call it unless you internalize the bizarre truth: They really believe this stuff. It’s tempting to think of the...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 21, 2008 09:32 AM

TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson On Charlie Wilson's War

link Imperialist PropagandaSecond Thoughts on Charlie Wilson's WarBy Chalmers Johnson I have some personal knowledge of Congressmen like Charlie Wilson (D-2nd District, Texas, 1973-1996) because, for close to twenty years, my representative in the 50th Congressional District of California was...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 7, 2008 07:51 AM

Keeping The Propaganda Image Intact

Today John Bolton explains in the Washington Post why the NIE on Iran is so so wrong: [W]e not only have a problem interpreting what the mullahs in Tehran are up to, but also a more fundamental problem: Too much...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on December 6, 2007 11:39 AM

Help! We're Under Attack By Filthy Insane Barbarians!

Today: Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a congregation of the United Church of Christ in Chicago, has had to address assertions that he is a Muslim or that he had received training in...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 29, 2007 09:15 PM

Snakes On A Brain

It's interesting to see how leaders use the same imagery over and over again through history. For instance: snakes. Political-types have repeatedly intuited that an excellent way to make their monkey subjects frightened of the Official Enemy Du Jour is...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 6, 2007 03:21 PM

Greeted With Flowers

(Read this even if you've already seen the similar post yesterday.) As everyone remembers, Dick Cheney said just before we invaded Iraq that we'd be "greeted as liberators." According to Bob Woodward's book Plan of Attack, Bush and Cheney's thinking...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 4, 2007 10:51 PM

More Things To Do

• Many thanks to Nell for pointing out MoveOn sent out an alert yesterday saying they indeed ARE organizing against war with Iran. The entire email is below the fold, but here's what they're talking about: We're proposing a major...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 25, 2007 04:43 PM

Bullets Cannot Stop Them

I've come to believe there's literally nothing that can stop the New York Times' zombie-like doggedness in mindlessly repeating claims by the US government as fact. If Iraq couldn't do it, what possibly could? I suspect if "intelligence sources" told...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 14, 2007 01:21 PM

Sam Husseini On Iranian TV

Did you know there's a new English-language Iranian satellite channel? Me neither. Sam Husseini was on yesterday. I'm disappointed they don't call it "Voice of Iran-English," just for the symmetry in propaganda....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on September 27, 2007 03:07 PM

Today In Human Degradation

From CNN: The women are too afraid and ashamed to show their faces or have their real names used. They have been driven to sell their bodies to put food on the table for their children -- for as little...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 18, 2007 01:12 AM

How The Propaganda Gets From The Farm To Your Dinner Table

Laura Rozen points to this USA Today story: A previously undisclosed Army investigation into an audacious January attack in Karbala that killed five U.S. soldiers concludes that Iraqi police working alongside American troops colluded with insurgents. Of course, the US...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 13, 2007 04:32 PM

Conspiracy Theorists Once Again Claim Sky Is Conspiring To Be Blue

Time has run a surprisingly long story about the possible reopening of the Lockerbie bombing. Even more surprising is that it does mention that some people think Iran was behind the attack. Fortunately, it explains that this nutty belief is...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 2, 2007 09:13 AM

Why Bother Buying New Propaganda When You've Still Got So Much Perfectly Fine Old Propaganda Lying Around?

Which well-known Iranian leader could be described as "wild," "erratic," "eccentric," "crazy," "gangster-like," "fanatical," "absurd," "dictatorial," "demagogic," "inflammatory," "cunning," "slippery," and "unbalanced"? Answer below....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 25, 2007 11:29 AM

Like Goebbels, But Without The Personal Charm

Via Glenn Greenwald, here's Norman Podhoretz explaining what will happen if we bomb the hell out of Iran: Well, if we were to bomb the Iranians as I hope and pray we will...It's entirely possible that many countries, particularly in...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 21, 2007 11:32 AM

More Bernie Aronson

Here's more evidence of the amazing life change of Bernie Aronson. This is what he tells striking miners elsewhere in Harlan County U.S.A.: [This is] the first time East Kentucky has stood up against the coal operators. And you're doing...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 13, 2007 09:24 PM

Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran

ABC: The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com. The sources, who spoke on the condition of...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 23, 2007 07:46 AM

I Surrender!

You've probably already seen the Salt Lake City Tribune article about the alleged MySpace page of Laura Schlessinger's son Deryk, a paratrooper in Afghanistan: The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 21, 2007 11:01 AM

Neverending Hackery: A Feature, Not A Bug

Greg Sargent points to an AP smear job on Nancy Pelosi and asks "How the hell do we make the hackery stop?" Atrios responds, "You can't. They really just don't care." It goes beyond indifference, however. And it's nothing new...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 8, 2007 06:15 PM

Pure Intellectual Inquiry

As Jonathan Chait has explained in the New Republic, blogs are overflowing with propaganda. By contrast, the New Republic is interested only in pure intellectual inquiry....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 5, 2007 11:52 AM

Still Irritated By Jonathan Chait

Let's take a look again at this section from Jonathan Chait's netroots article: [P]ropaganda should not be confused with intellectual inquiry. Propagandists do not follow their logic wherever it may lead them; they are not interested in originality... The implication,...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 4, 2007 02:54 PM

Jonathan Chait Engages In Original Intellectual Inquiry

You've probably seen the New Republic has published a long piece about blogtopia by Jonathan Chait, a senior editor there. It somehow manages to be intensely irritating while still vaguely laudatory about what the online world has accomplished. Here's my...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 2, 2007 06:11 AM

Paul Wolfowitz: Liar, Not Idiot

After all the folderol about whether members of the Bush administration were lying about Iraq's non-existent WMD or just morons, my conclusion is: the smarter ones were lying, while the stupider ones believed what they said. Paul Wolfowitz was one...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on April 14, 2007 10:19 PM

No Need For Government-Run Media When You Have The History Channel

This week the History Channel is running something called "Iran: The Next Iraq?": For over 25 years, "Death to America" has been the rallying cry of the Iranian government, but it's only recently that the threat has become chillingly real...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on February 6, 2007 12:00 PM

Uh...Maybe We Shouldn't Be So Smug About That Holocaust Denial Conference In Iran

Most people looked at Iran's Holocaust Denial conference and thought: wow, that place is really screwed up. And rightfully so. How crazy does a country have to be to host that kind of poisonous nonsense? But...here in America we...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on January 5, 2007 02:02 PM

Well, At Least Glenn Beck Has Learned From The Very Best

Here's the CNN promo for a Glenn Beck special tonight: As I've said before, one interesting thing about propaganda is it can be 100% real. A standard propaganda technique is to locate the most extreme statements by anyone on the...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 15, 2006 02:02 PM

Only So Many Ways To Be A Frothing Lunatic

I just came across this Charles Krauthammer column in Time from November, 2003: No one likes us... Envy for America, resentment of our power, hatred of our success has been a staple... The fact is that the world hates us...They...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 31, 2006 10:39 AM

What The Media "Cares" About

Yesterday I noted the giant Washington Post story about the Anfal campaign against the Kurds in the late eighties—and the peculiar way the Post omitted any mention of the Reagan and Bush administrations' efforts to give Saddam political cover for...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 22, 2006 10:37 AM

Now Presenting Alan Dershowitz, Great Defender of...Alan Dershowitz

Please give a warm welcome to my friend Rob, whom I've been trying to get to write something for this site since 1978. As with other guest posters, if we treat him well, we may be able to lure him...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 2, 2006 09:22 PM

Nir Rosen, World's Bravest Person, on Zarqawi

Here's Nir Rosen on Zarqawi. Rosen is almost unique among Western journalists in having direct contact with the Iraqi insurgency: So time to dispel some myths. Zarqawi did not really belong to al Qaeda. He would have been more shocked...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 9, 2006 03:58 PM

Norman Solomon Is Smart Because He Agrees With Me

Here's a genuinely interesting take on Tariq Aziz from Norman Solomon, who (as he mentions) met Aziz in pre-war trips to Iraq. Note in particular the part in bold: As Iraq's most visible diplomat, Aziz was a smooth talker who...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 6, 2006 11:22 AM

Only So Many Ways To Be Crazy

On the day when Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson finally send the death squads to kill you and me and our families and everyone we know, whose fault will it be? Well, that's obvious: it will be our fault. Glenn...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on June 1, 2006 12:05 PM

Hostile Takeover

David Sirota is at the TPM Cafe Book Club discussing his just-released book Hostile Takeover. And he is appealingly pissed off: On the right we have networks like Fox News that serve as arms of government propaganda, echoing and reinforcing...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 1, 2006 11:21 AM

Things Are Even More Horrifying Than You Imagined

James Bamford, author of Body of Secrets and Pretext for War has written an outstanding article for Rolling Stone about the Rendon Group. Who is the Rendon Group? Well, you've probably only heard of them if you're a genuine weirdo,...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on November 18, 2005 01:05 AM

Thank God No One In America Reads Books

Last year the journalist Russ Baker wrote an important article about evidence George Bush et al had wanted to invade Iraq before Bush became president—and about why they may have wanted to do so. Baker had interviewed the writer Mickey...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 28, 2005 11:30 AM

All Show Business

Last night Dick Cheney went on Larry King to explain that (1) prisoners at Guantanamo have been "treated humanely and decently" and (2) Roxie never killed anyone. Uh huh. As Chris Floyd says in his latest column, we should be...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on May 31, 2005 08:59 AM

The First Step On The Road To Peace Is Calling Each Other "Microbes"

I have some advice for nutjob Islamic fundamentalists. Are you ready, nutjobs? Here comes the advice: Your propaganda needs to be more sophisticated. I say this to you nutjobs with all love, because you're missing out on some wonderful opportunities....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on April 13, 2005 08:21 AM

Ari Fleischer: Liar Or Dolt?

Kevin Drum recommends a review by Jonathan Chait of Ari Fleischer's new memoir: I have always believed that Ari Fleischer is a duplicitous genius. During his tenure as White House press secretary, he elevated the mundane practice of misleading reporters...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on March 17, 2005 11:04 PM

I Didn't Realize I Could Hate Bin Laden More

I just read the transcript of the latest bin Laden tape. It made me loathe him more than I did already, something I wouldn't have believed possible. Fortunately I didn't see it on television, because I might have tried...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 30, 2004 12:02 PM

Liars? Idiots? Liars AND Idiots?

Some time ago, I mentioned that everyone in America should be praying to god the Bush administration was consciously lying about Iraq. Because if they actually believed everything they were saying, we're REALLY in trouble....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on October 14, 2004 09:54 AM

It's Armenian Genocide Week At A Tiny Revolution

Do you think there's nothing funny about the Armenian Genocide? Oh, you are so wrong! Granted, as far as I know there's only one thing that's funny. But that's a lot more than zero. As you may know, Hitler famously...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 29, 2004 10:17 PM

O How Our Hearts Bleed For The Suffering People Of The Middle East

When I was on WSBU on Monday the host asked me about the humanitarian case for invading Iraq. I said I respect the views of anyone who was horrified by the hideous crimes of Saddam Hussein and wanted to help...

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on August 25, 2004 02:16 PM

I Demand You Love Robert Parry

One of the best national security reporters in America is Robert Parry. He broke many of the original stories about Iran-contra, and has done an enormous amount of great work on other subjects as well....

Posted in A Tiny Revolution on July 14, 2004 05:49 PM