— Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept. Encouraging Words of Regret From Dean Baquet and Weasel Words From James Clapper
Twenty-five years ago, Chinese leaders violently suppressed a student uprising in Beijing. These photos document the before and after.
Great article by Mark Murrmann and James West. As a bonus Mother Jones served up an ad for Bentley Motor Cars. Seeing the ad made me laugh. What in the world is the thinking behind that ad buy? Maybe the pleasure of the ruling class sticking out their tongue :)
"the Bentley Continental GT provides you with a feeling of limitless power ” Oh what a feeling!
— Marcy Wheeler at Emptywheel. DOJ’s Cake-Eating on Journalists Will Build Support for Faulty Journalist Shield
David Zurawik in The Baltimore Sun. PBS Frontline tonight explains how NSA shredded our privacy and rights
"United States of Secrets’ the kind of report that redeems TV journalism
PBS Frontline United States of Secrets. Watch the episode (2 hrs) and much more at the Web site
— Kate Cronin-Furman at Wroning Rights. WTF Friday
In his closing speech, Edis told jurors of Brooks: “Ultimately her case here has to be it never occurred to me that this person might be a public official.
"Well what sort of an idiot would you have to be in that state of mind over that period of time," he said."
Lisa O’Carroll reporting in The Guardian. Brooks a ‘complete fool’ if she did not realise payments were for public official
Sun editor ‘must have known’ about identity of reporter’s number one military contact, Old Bailey jury told
— Bill Moyers interviewed by Peter Dreier at The Progressive. Bill Moyers
— Jack Shafer at Reuters. The top spook’s stupid gag order
— Glenn Greewald at The Intercept. The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket
Given that real terrorists, and even wannabe terrorists, don’t seem to photograph anything, why is it such pervasive conventional wisdom that terrorists photograph their targets? Why are our fears so great that we have no choice but to be suspicious of any photographer?
Because it’s a movie-plot threat.*"
Bruce Schneier at Schneier on Security. The War on Photography