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February 9, 2023

James O'Keefe 'Outright Cruel' to Project Veritas Employees, Internal Memo Alleges


The undercover video operation run by right-wing operative James O’Keefe is in turmoil, wracked by unhappy donors and O’Keefe’s “outright cruel” behavior towards his staff, according to an internal memo signed by a third of its employees.

Working for O’Keefe at Project Veritas can mean being “publicly humiliated” by him in what amounts to “public crucifixions,” and even being required to take lie detector tests, his unhappy employees write in the memo.

“I would describe Project Veritas’ current environment with this saying: ‘The beatings will continue until morale improves,’” one disgruntled staffer wrote in the memo.

On Monday, Project Veritas staffers presented the nonprofit’s board with the document covering his behavior, saying they were “troubled and frustrated” by O’Keefe’s management style. Later that day, the board voted to reinstate two executives O’Keefe had fired a week earlier, while O’Keefe went on paid leave.

Spitting on employees and stealing food from a pregnant woman...ugh.
February 8, 2023

I got a heart-Thank you!

Loads of thanks to that person and all of you-I love being in this great place

February 4, 2023

OK, So this just happened

I get a call and I don't recognize the number, so I don't answer, and there was no message. But I'm curious, so I Google the phone number, and apparently it belongs to...

a local cemetery

February 4, 2023

Russia & the US Press-The Article the CJR Didn't Publish

Thanks to Emptywheel twitter

Two and a half years ago, the Columbia Journalism Review refused to publish Duncan Campbell’s investigation into The Nation magazine and its apparent support for Vladimir Putin. It is published here in full

The Nation’s Russia Problem
Duncan Campbell, 15 July 2020

One afternoon, five weeks before Election Day in 2016, on the 21st floor of a tower overlooking Manhattan’s Eighth Avenue, members of The Nation’s editorial advisory board gathered for a twice-annual meeting. Katrina van den Heuvel—the magazine’s editor, publisher, and owner—invited attendees to hear from a special guest, who had come to warn them that criticizing Donald Trump’s involvements with Russia, or his relationship with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, could trigger global nuclear annihilation. Van den Heuvel, who was 56, gestured to her husband, Stephen F. Cohen, then 77, a retired professor of Russian studies. Russia and the United States “were closer to war than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis,” he told the board. He also derided Democrats and American media organizations for “demonization of Russian President Putin.”

Philip Green, a political theorist who had been on the board for forty years, listened with skepticism. Cohen’s theory, “presented with deadly and urgent seriousness,” he thought, appeared to be channeling the paranoia of the far-right. Others felt the same way. But afterward, Green says, “It became the party line.”

Cohen would go on to make the same argument in at least 160 Nation articles; more than a hundred talk radio show appearances; and on Russia’s state-owned international channel, Russia Today (RT). In many cases, his articles were “essentially transcribed radio programs that were unedited and did not go through other editorial filters,” according to Robert Dreyfuss, a Nation contributing editor and investigative journalist. Accusing the Russian government of committing an act of war by hacking the Democratic National Committee, Cohen warned, might mean “the necessity of actual war, conceivably nuclear war, against Russia.” He wrote that “villainizing the Kremlin—without much evidence—is increasing the possibility of a US-Russian war.” Once Trump took office, Cohen branded media investigations of Russia’s involvement with the Trump campaign as “neo-McCarthyism” and “Kremlin-baiting.”

For these critiques, Cohen won praise from outlets such as Fox News and Breitbart, anathema to The Nation readership; soon, he began making periodic appearances on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Today, in my scholarly, long-term judgment, relations between the United States and Russia are more dangerous than they have ever—let me repeat, ever—been, including the Cuban missile crisis,” Cohen told Carlson in 2018.

entire article at https://bylinetimes.com/2023/02/04/russia-and-the-us-press-the-article-the-cjr-didnt-publish/

January 25, 2023

Even if Trump is indicted in Georgia

Does anyone really think DeSantis will allow him to be extradited?

(Legal eagles, if I'm wrong, please correct me)

January 12, 2023

Tonight, 1-12-23, 8p EST, TCM,-"Bye Bye Braverman" (1968)

Anyone familiar with this movie-4 Jewish intellectuals travel to the funeral of a friend? I love character studies and this sounds promising!

January 11, 2023

Rumor: Saudis to buy WWE, U.S. (and World's) Largest Pro Wrestling Company

Vince McMahon, just back from exile, may have already pawned off his empire to a brutal government looking to sportswash its evils-Sam Fels


For those who didn't know-McMahon is a friend of Trump, and McMahon's wife worked in the Trump administration and has run on a Repub ticket for various offices

January 6, 2023

We're gonna have a big problem in a few months with the debt ceiling

Because the Repubs beholden to Putin knows that Pootie would like nothing better than a catastrophe to happen...and the GOP will be running the House...ewww

January 5, 2023

I know when the Speaker hubris will end

When the Repubs' corporate overlords get tired of this and say, "cut the shit and get us our tax cuts!!!"

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