Posts Tagged ‘truthdig’

On the Vilification of Helen Thomas

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Robert Scheer,

The media tirade against Helen Thomas is as illogical as it is hysterical. The few sentences uttered by her were, as she quickly acknowledged, wrong—deeply so, I would add. But they cannot justify the road-rage destruction of the dean of the Washington press corps. Suddenly this heroic woman who broke so many gender barriers and dared to challenge presidential arrogance was reduced to nothing more than the stereotypical anti-Israel Arab that it is so fashionable to hate.

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Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama – Column

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

By Chris Hedges
Posted March 1 @ truthdig

We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives.

A compelling last paragraph: (more…)