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That Profile of Ben Rhodes? You Need to Read It Very Carefully.

I honestly don't care much about Ben Rhodes, but reaction to David Samuels' profile of him is getting out of hand: I believed Ben Rhodes about gulling naive reporters—until he said @lrozen was one of them. Bullshit. — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) May 7, 2016 Everyone is circling the wagons around Laura Rozen, and that's fine. Show More Summary

Intercept Editor: GOP Is Party of 'Hate, Torture, and Bigotry'

Liberals who think conservative rhetoric is offensive should take a look in the mirror. On Thursday, liberal Intercept editor Dan Froomkin let loose a vile twitter rant, calling the entire GOP a party of ‘hate, torture and bigotry” during the Republican debate. He even tweeted a challenge at CNN moderator Jake Tapper to disrupt the debate, but then deleted it.

Froomkin: If Henry Kissinger is Your Friend ...

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept: The sparring during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over whether Henry Kissinger is an elder statesman or a pariah has laid bare a major foreign policy divide within the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

Sanders' Media Critics Should Concede That Fixing America IS a Foreign Policy

"Where are Sanders' foreign policy advisors?" screams the establishment media in chorus. Sanders himself provided one important answer: not Henry Kissinger. As Dan Froomkin pointed out at the Intercept, where someone stands on Henry Kissinger tells us a great deal about where they stand on other things. Show More Summary

The Archives: December 13

Wow! Has it really been ten years since John F. Harris launched his war to get Dan Froomkin's "White House Watch" column purged from the _Washington Post_? In the end it succeeded--to, in my view, the great detriment of the _Post_ as a trusted information intermediary. Show More Summary

FBI Director James Comey Calls on Tech Companies Offering End-to-End Encryption to Reconsider ‘Their Business Model’

Dan Froomkin and Jenna McLaughlin, reporting for The Intercept: Comey had previously argued that tech companies could somehow come up with a “solution” that allowed for government access but didn’t weaken security. Tech experts called...Show More Summary

Eric Holder: I didn't prosecute bankers for reasons unrelated to my $3M/year law firm salary

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Intercept's Dan Froomkin played turd-in-the-punchbowl at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's victory lap party at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reception on Wednesday, asking why Holder had declined to put one single banker in jail for the monumental frauds that collapsed the world's economy in 2007-9. (more…)

White House Rejects Pardon for Edward Snowden

The White House today released an official statement rejecting a "We the People" online pardon petition for Edward Snowden. The petition had 167,000 signatures. Dan Froomkin at the Intercept has more. The White House response was written by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Corporations Want to Follow Your Every Move, Whether You Like It Or Not

Last year the Commerce Department put together a group to make recommendations for regulating facial recognition technology. The group included nine privacy advocates, but Dan Froomkin reports that it didn't go well: “At a base minimum,...Show More Summary

The Intercept Adds National Editor, Technology Columnist

It’s been a busy time lately at The Intercept. In April, the site hired Time senior editor Charlotte Greensit for the position of managing editor, based in New York. Today, the site has announced that Dan Froomkin has been promoted at the Washington D.C. Show More Summary

NSA Converting Our Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Dan Froomkin reports today at the Intercept: Most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either. Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security...Show More Summary

CIA Leaker Convicted as Torturers Go Unpunished

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept: Monday's guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has...Show More Summary

If you're a CIA employee it's ok to torture people, but talk to a reporter? Go to jail.

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Jeffrey Sterling. Dan Froomkin at The Intercept on the fate of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, who was convicted of espionage this week for talking to New York Times Reporter James Risen: Read the rest

Froomkin on Senate Torture Report

Dan Froomkin says what to look for in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report in First Look. 1) You’re not actually reading the torture report. You’re just reading an executive summary. 2) The CIA got to cut out parts. The summary has been redacted – ostensibly by the White House, but in practice by officials [...]Show More Summary

Defeated Senator Urged to Make Torture Report Public

Dan Froomkin, The Intercept: Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution establishes an absolute free-speech right for members of Congress on the floor or in committee, even if they are disclosing classified material. It states that "for...Show More Summary

Who Stands To Profit From Another War?

Dan Froomkin eyes defense contractors: Now, with U.S. forces literally blowing through tens of millions of dollars of munitions a day, the industry is not just counting on vast spending to replenish inventory, but hoping for a new era of reliance on supremely expensive military hardware. “To the extent we can shift away from relying […]

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Notorious RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided” — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) September 23, 2014 Guess I’ll have to check out the fashion section...Show More Summary

The Bush-Obama Continuation

by Jonah Shepp Dan Froomkin returns to the blogosphere with a provocative post in which he asserts that by institutionalizing many of the bad ideas of the Bush administration, Obama has done even more damage than his predecessor to civil liberties in America: There will be no snapping back to a pre-Bush-era respect for basic […]

Central Interference Agency

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

Greenwald and Friends Add Two Journalists to News Venture

3 years agoNews : Truthdig

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

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