Yesterday, we learned that the CIA spied on Congress’ investigation of the agency’s torture program. Dan Froomkin puts the revelation in context: The resistance to oversight about torture mirrors similar problems legislators have experienced...Show More Summary
The new journalism enterprise funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and helmed by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras has two new employees. In a post on the Omidyar Group website, Greenwald announced that Dan Froomkin, formerly of The Huffington Post and The Washington Post, will be joining the venture. Show More Summary
Omidyar Group Dan Froomkin “was preparing to launch a website called FearlessMedia.org when we approached him about working with us,” Glenn Greenwald writes. Greenwald’s as-yet-unnamed journalistic venture, which is backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has also hired … Read more
Bill Keller and Glenn Greenwald have what the former Times editor calls “a (mostly) civil argument.” (nytimes.com) | “Lopsided debate,” claims Dan Froomkin. (@froomkin) Univision and ABC News are launching an English-language cable news and entertainment channel called Fusion. Show More Summary
Dan Froomkin has collected some of today's lulzier Green Eggs and C-Span jokes.
The facts of the House Republican bill slashing food stamp funding are dire, but you might not know that if you relied on the traditional media to tell you what's going on. Dan Froomkin takes a look at a morning of coverage of the proposal to kick millions out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: ... Show More Summary
Duncan Black notes Dan Froomkin finding Eric Holder committing a real ethical no-no of major proportions. Duncan comments: >Eschaton: The Worst People In The World: The US DOJ.. Not sure that even the Bushies ever tried pulling the "modify...Show More Summary
Your daily dose of wisdom “The best reporters get angry when they’re lied to, not when they’re criticized.” — Former HuffPost scribe Dan Froomkin. Journo likes Cohen’s column on infidelity “So. I quite like that Richard Cohen column, actually. Show More Summary
Dan Froomkin at Columbia Journalism review: "It’s hardly been a secret among national security reporters and civil libertarians that the sort of intelligence activity we’re hearing about via the leaks was long part of the Bush-Cheney surveillance regime, and that the Obama administration picked up the ball and ran with it.
Even in this day of fragmented audiences and decimated newsrooms, major news organizations still have the ability to spark a national conversation around a given issue, by putting experienced, tenacious beat reporters on the story. So what's needed is a new beat, to cover secrecy itself.
(Originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review.) Despite the recent blockbuster leaks about spying on the phone records of millions of Americans, and President Obama's...
Pursuing day-in day-out accountability reporting is more challenging than ever in a world of diminished journalistic resources and increasing spin. But battling misinformation is a special and essential kind of watchdog journalism.
It's not just Bush and Cheney who violated international law; now it's Obama, too. The report is blistering about the cover-up. The end result is a society in moral disarray.
By Barbara Raab, Senior Producer, NBC News "Why is there so little coverage of Americans who are struggling with poverty?" So begins a thought-provoking essay by Dan Froomkin in Nieman Reports, a respected publication that covers journalism, raising a subject that is getting mor …
In her new book, Susan Crawford compellingly and disturbingly makes it clear that we are well on our way to a very disturbing future of expensive, substandard and unequal Internet access -- with Comcast boldly leading the charge.
It's been common knowledge for years that the Washington Post, the House the Graham and Bradlee Built, has long since descended into neocon cesspittery with the rise of Fred Hiatt and the exile of Dan Froomkin. What's not quite common knowledge is how it got there.
Victorian Gadgets Brad DeLong (April 2012): U.C. Riverside Seminar: Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy An assessment by Dan Froomkin of of William Saletan: "The case for torture": "There's a line between idiotic, toxic contrarianism and the active embrace of evil. Show More Summary
Had John Kiriakou actually engaged in torture, he wouldn't be in any trouble at all -- he never even would have been investigated. But because he talked about torture with reporters, he's going to prison.
Why did Obama wait two years to "change his mind," and four years to pull out? Over 1,300 American servicemembers have died in Afghanistan since the summer of 2009 -- well over half of all the dead during the entire war. When did he know it was hopeless?
Fred Kaplan writes for Slate that President Obama has called it quits in Afghanistan, to which I say darn right and about time. But how...