Authored by Matt Taibbi via RollingStone.com, Amid the chaos of James Comey's firing, new questions about the timeline of his fateful investigation Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared on This Week Sunday,Show More Summary
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone has an obituary for the monster that invented Fox News - Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever. We are a hate-filled, paranoid, untrusting, book-dumb and bilious people whose chief source of recreation...Show More Summary
"Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate. When the former daytime TV executive and political strategist looked across the American continent, he saw money laying around in giant piles."
Matt Taibbi: “Ailes was the Christopher Columbus of hate. When the former daytime TV executive and political strategist looked across the American continent, he saw money laying around in giant piles. He knew all that was needed to pick it [...]
z It was inevitable that Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi would be among the harshest commenters on the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. It’s hard to forget his funniest things about the death of the pope. His Ailes piece was headlined “Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever: Fox News founder made this the hate-filled, moronic country it is today.”
Matt Taibbi, The War in the White House: It’s not quite Taibbi’s most famous attack, casting Goldman Sachs as a vampire squid – The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly...Show More Summary
In Rolling Stone magazine, writer Matt Taibbi gave a surprisingly sober (if socialist) review of a new book written by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that provided a detailed inside look at the failed Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run.
You will not be surprised to know that Matt Taibbi thinks that the first of many “random inside baseball campaign anecdotes that assume without argument that the degree of campaign infighting is the most important variable determining the outcome of elections” books about the 2016 campaign is very useful. But I was pleasantly surprised to […]
MATT TAIBBI: It still isn’t Hillary’s fault. Shattered is sourced almost entirely to figures inside the Clinton campaign who were and are deeply loyal to Clinton. Yet those sources tell of a campaign that spent nearly two years paralyzed by simple existential questions: Why are we running? What do we stand for? If you’re wondering […]
Matt Taibbi reviews Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes: Shattered is sourced almost entirely to figures inside the Clinton campaign who were and are deeply loyal to Clinton. Yet those sources tell of a campaign that spent nearly two [...]
We got burned by Russia and have every right to be angry about it.
2017: WHEN MATT TAIBBI AND GLENN GREENWALD HAVE BECOME VOICES OF SANITY. Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives: Whatever the truth about Trump and Russia, the speculation surrounding it has become a dangerous case of mass hysteria. The psychic shock of losing an election they thought was in the bag, plus the need to hold the base […]
A good way to judge how the fake news story about the supposed collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians is holding up is to take a look at how liberal but skeptical reporter Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone is covering it. Show More Summary
Authored by Matt Taibbi Of Rolling Stone Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives So Michael Flynn, who was Donald Trump's national security adviser before he got busted talking out of school to Russia's ambassador, has reportedly offered to testify in exchange for immunity. For seemingly the 100th time, social media is exploding. Show More Summary
The term “dumb down” and its variants apparently didn’t exist until the late 1920s or early 1930s. Rolling Stone’s Taibbi suggested in the cover story of the magazine’s April 6 issue that the dumbing-down of America may be complete before the expression is a century old, and that President Trump deserves a huge share of the blame. Show More Summary
Just a month or so into Trump's administration, one of the central promises of his campaign -- the killing off of the Affordable Care Act -- is in trouble. Trump's inability to hold coalitions together, or really do much of anything beyond generate TV ratings, is already showing. Show More Summary
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone and David Corn of Mother Jones shared their thoughts on Monday’s congressional hearing with KCRW’s Warren Olney.
Now that the Trump-Russia fake news story is crumbling as Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi warned liberals, how can the mainstream media continue to report on this fact-free topic? Simple. By invoking masters of fiction in the form of spy novelists. Show More Summary
Matt Taibbi: “If there’s any truth to the notion that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian state to disrupt the electoral process, then yes, what we’re seeing now are the early outlines of a Watergate-style scandal that could topple [...]
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CLUE? Matt Taibbi: Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media. “We have to remember that the unpopularity of the press was a key to Trump’s election. Journalists helped solve the billionaire’s accessibility problem by being a more hated group than the arrogant rich. Trump has people […]