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You poor Obamabots only just discovered a few nights ago what a crushingly dull technocrat Barack Obama is—but you’re still making the mistake of assuming that his snoozer performance against Mitt Romney during Wednesday’s debate was some sort of aberration. As Mark Ames argued way way back in this February 1, 2008 write-up for Alternet, Obama always was a neoliberal dullard— you people were just too starry-eyed and desperate-to-believe to see Obama for what he really was, and is. So blame yourselves for being 4-1/2 years too late to reality—and blame yourselves for not listening to Mr. Ames when you had the chance to save yourself some embarrassment.

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Posted on: October 6th, 2012 | Comments (27)

The Breitbart Conspiracy: Yasha Levine Goes To Westwood To Investigate Breitbaggers’ Claims Of White House Assassination Plot

I travelled to Breitbart’s hood to carry out a private investigation into what happened that fateful night …and found a grisly, blood-splattered crime scene just a block away from his home.

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 | Comments (69)

Mark Ames 1, Andrew Breitbart 0: Exiled Editor Does Dirty Chicken Dance On Breitbart’s Grave

Last autumn, Andrew Breitbart picked a fight with me. Now Andrew Breitbart is dead. Gee, whod’ya think won that little war?

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 | Comments (169)

J. Hoberman Fired: Happy New Year!

Film critic J. Hoberman got axed from the Village Voice today, and old-school cineastes are rending their garments in grief and crying “Oh the humanity!” Personally, I hate J. Hoberman and the film criticism he rode in on, and I…

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 | Comments (30)

Velvet Disappointment: Vaclav Havel’s Complicating Final Chapter

Václav Havel’s death last week was less surprising than the reminder he was still alive. How he came close to reaching the Czech median life expectancy of 76, I have no idea. The perpetually wheezing, intermittently pneumonic Havel had been…

Posted on: December 30th, 2011 | Comments (30)

Who Can Forget Christopher Hitchens’ Fake Waterboarding Stunt?

Hitchens’ video is totally fake — there’s even soft-rock background music playing on the video, better music than you usually get at the dentist’s office, and his “interrogators” treat him more like a client getting a mud pack at a spa than a real suspect in Iraq. That makes it even more disgusting that Hitch caved in after only 11 seconds of having water poured over a towel on his face.

Posted on: December 17th, 2011 | Comments (13)

An eXiled eXclusive: The Martin Amis Pre-Eulogy To Christopher Hitchens: “The Man Whose Pharynx Was Horrorized”

The first hiccup of his usurpation was the second bottle. It slithered past the incisors, a Mamba of zooanthropic vengeance, exuding a peaty pathos, a 12-year-old blurt of inhumation, to crash against the pharynx which had held, Cincinattus-esque, against so many lucre-hefted Caledonian tides, but which on this first day of a coming future teetered and fell, a single twin tower, a meat WTC, revealing in its nude Lucretism the weakness of the West.

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 | Comments (52)

Ding, Dong, Elizabeth Taylor’s Dead

  So, Elizabeth Taylor’s dead, you might’ve heard! They planted her yesterday. Thank God that’s over. There are a lot of tributes out there, praising her to the skies. What a fabulous broad, the Last Great Star, and all that…

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 | Comments (32)

Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers’ Takeover Of America

The biggest story of the past year—the takeover of America by the billionaire Koch brothers—was first reported by eXiled Online editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine over two years ago, in a controversial article for Playboy. Dylan Ratigan sets the…

Posted on: March 24th, 2011 | Comments (18)

Jim Goad and Gavin McInnes Beg Mark Ames: “Answer Me, Please?” Jim Goad’s Mother Responds in an eXiled eXclusive

Hello Jim, it’s your mother here. I didn’t want to write this. And I apologize for sending this to The eXiled, but I didn’t know how else to reach you. Jimmy, please listen to me just this one time. Stop…

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 | Comments (111)

“Equal Opportunity Haters”: A Profile Of The eXile

It’s been over two years now since the very last edition of The eXile came out. That’s 24 months and counting without its acerbic and brilliantly grotesque portrayals of Russian life, death and everything in between.. A mind-bending cocktail of…

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 | Comments (11)

eXile Editor Yasha Levine Nominated For “Best Web Article” Award By The Western Publishers Association

See that trophy above, the one that looks like an upside-down bottle of VOSS designer water? That’s what the Western Publishers Association, a trade group for magazine publishers operating out in the wild west, wants to hand eXile Editor Yasha Levine…

Posted on: March 17th, 2010 | Comments (8)

Vanity Fair Profiles The eXile: “Gutsy …direct, visceral… serious journalism… abusive, defamatory… poignant…paranoid…and right!”

Read the sensational Vanity Fair profile on The eXile, and founding editors Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi:

Posted on: February 24th, 2010 | Comments (57)

Casey B. Mulligan Gives More Proof That Chicago School Freemarket Economics Is Nothing More Than Scientology For East Coast Rich Fucks

Ames emailed me a New York Times blog post from last February by one Casey B. Mulligan–which may sound like a fictional baseball player’s name, but no, he’s real all right, just another in a long line of insane econ…

Posted on: November 4th, 2009 | Comments (24)

Rightwing Pussies Run Screaming From Liberal Bloggers

Zoinks! I think I heard a liberal blogger! This is just like America’s rightwing pussies: all bluster and no fight. When no one’s looking, they’re screaming crazy treasonous shit like they’re badass revolutionaries, but at the first whiff of liberal-blogger…

Posted on: September 30th, 2009 | Comments (48)

The Czar Of Right: I, Mark Ames, Predicted The Financial Crisis. And You Didn’t. Ha-Ha-Ha.

It’s great to be right. It’s Sunday, a good day to gloat about how I was right and everyone else who gets paid serious money was a fucking idiot. The Financial Crisis that everyone claims they couldn’t possibly see coming? I…

Posted on: September 27th, 2009 | Comments (48)

Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

News Flash! Five months after Yasha Levine and I broke the story linking the rightwing billionaire-PR nexus between FreedomWorks, the Koch family, CNBC, Eric Odom and the Tea Party movement, the Washington Post finally caught up with us. In an article…

Posted on: August 16th, 2009 | Comments (11)

Last week, eXiled Online editor Mark Ames made two appearances on Dylan Ratigan’s new MSNBC show, “Morning Meeting.” Here are a couple of clips for your viewing pleasure. Here’s the first clip from August 6th, talking about the rampage shooting in Pittsburgh:

Posted on: August 11th, 2009 | Comments (15)

Praise For “Going Postal” Documentary: The Independent (UK) Calls It “Exemplary In Just About Every Way,” While The Times (UK) Gives It Four Stars…

The first reviews of the “Going Postal” documentary, which aired last night on BBC2, are rolling in from the British press. The Independent praised the film’s “highly-talented” director Paul Tickell, and called the documentary “exemplary in just about every way”:

Posted on: May 26th, 2009 | Comments (41)

Did Republican Greg Ball Stage His Own Dead Goat “Threat”?

Headlines today are filled with stories about how a slaughtered goat was found in front of New York Assemblyman Greg Ball’s house, with a sign around its neck claiming it was the work of the MS-13 gang, a vicious Central…

Posted on: March 7th, 2009 | Comments (22)

Thanks to the slam dunk investigative piece by your humble correspondents, Rick Santelli was forced to cancel his appearance on the Daily Show last night, leading to this massively-blogged segment ripping Santelli and CNBC a gigantic bleeding asshole. If words…

Posted on: March 5th, 2009 | Comments (16)

Recession Gloat: Executives Too Incompetent to Fire Me

The past few weeks, national headlines swirled with distressing news for an American workforce already cowering in fear. As the world suffers the worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression, two-thirds of American CEOs plan to fire employees in the…

Posted on: February 11th, 2009 | Comments (41)

DEPRESSION GLOAT #5: Sundance Film Festival ’09 Takes the Hit

This year, Sundance got shoved back toward its mid-‘80s roots as a small nowheresville festival in an ugly ski town showcasing bad independent films nobody wants to buy or see.

Posted on: January 24th, 2009 | Comments (10)

Great Depression Gloat #3: Broadway Gets Offed

The lights are going out on Broadway as show after show closes: Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, and Boeing-Boeing got zapped right around the new year, and somewhere in late 2008 Rent, Cry-baby, and Xanadu also flamed out. The relief is stupendous….

Posted on: January 9th, 2009 | Comments (3)

Great Depression Gloat #1: Goodbye Golf!

Who says that the New Great Depression is depressing? If you’ve always been monetarily-challenged like we have, there’s a lot to cheer. Because just as they lied to us about how Reaganomics’ trickle-down effect would make us all rich-ish in…

Posted on: December 3rd, 2008 | Comments (10)