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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.

last monthHumor : 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

last yearNews : 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

Dan Froomkin, Liliana Segura join Omidyar-Greenwald venture

Omidyar Group Dan Froomkin “was preparing to launch a website called 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

Morning Report for October 28, 2013

Bill Keller and Glenn Greenwald have what the former Times editor calls “a (mostly) civil argument.” ( | “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

A roundup of Twitter's best 'Green Eggs' Cruz parodies

last yearHumor : Boing Boing

Dan Froomkin has collected some of today's lulzier Green Eggs and C-Span jokes.

Media 'neutrality' lets Republican lies thrive in food stamp vote coverage

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

Can Anybody Think of Any Reason Why Eric Holder Should Stay?

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

Morning Chatter

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

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

The argument for a "secrecy beat" in news organizations

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

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.

Dan Froomkin: It's Time for the Press to Fight Back Against Secrecy

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.

Dan Froomkin: It's Time for the Press to Fight Back Against Secrecy

(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...

Dan Froomkin: Truth Over Truthiness Is Job One for Watchdog Journalists

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.

Dan Froomkin: New Torture Reports Blames Obama and the Media for Not Confronting the Truth

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.

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