Browsing All posts tagged under »Michael Hastings«

The Other Moral Squalor of U.S. Militarism

November 15, 2012 by


With at least five top U.S. generals currently in the media spotlight for corruption, abuse of power, sexual assault, and now the adultery commotion around General David Petraeus, now ex-CIA director, it is a relief to see militainment go in reverse. Now all of the media entertainment involving the icons of the media-military complex is […]

The Military’s Media Whores: On Ethics, Power, Rapport and Responsibility

July 1, 2010 by


First, my thanks to Erik Davis (colleague, long time friend of this blog) for directing my attention to this brilliant piece by Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: Lara Logan, You Suck, from which I will quote extensively in the extracts that follow. This is a “notes and quotes” feature of this blog, apart from this […]

General Stanley McTerror: The Shocking Admissions the Media Treated as Unremarkable

June 23, 2010 by


THE PROBLEM: Google Search for: “Are you asking about Vice President Biden” = 3,890 results Google Search for: “You better be out there hitting four or five targets tonight” = 154 results ONE EXAMPLE: Vanity Fair, in a supposedly savvy media analysis that pinpoints what it thinks were McChrystal’s biggest mistakes, names the most tasteless, […]


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