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MSNBC: Mark Ames and Yasha Levine
Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America
eXile TV / S.H.A.M.E. / August 20, 2012
By Team eXiled

Earlier today, eXiled editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine talked to RT’s Kristine Frazao about the S.H.A.M.E. Project’s recent expose of NPR host and New York Times columnist Adam Davidson.

Watch the segment below:

Want to know more? First, check out S.H.A.M.E.’s original expose of Adam Davidson. Then follow it up with FAIR’s “At NPR, You Can Take Money From Banks–Just Don’t Protest Them” and the New York Observer’s “NPR Planet Money Host Adam Davidson Under Fire from Rogue Media Ethicists.

Mark Ames is the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine.

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  • 1. tom  |  August 20th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Nice work guys. Its really weird to see people on TV telling the truth but its cool as hell.

  • 2. THE COCK  |  August 20th, 2012 at 8:52 pm


  • 3. THE COCK  |  August 20th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Spot on with Wired/EFF, btw.

  • 4. dumbfuckspinning on a top  |  August 21st, 2012 at 12:37 am

    HI I’m a huge dumbfuck!

    Just wanted to say, why didn’t we brave trolls ever stand up to power? What’s wrong with us?

    We should do it some time, but we won’t.

  • 5. Mr. Bad  |  August 21st, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Don’t let up on this, you’ve hit the main line, the corrupt pustule Davidson must be lanced in front of NPR’s twee, listless audience.

    Especially check out WBEZ (Chicago NPR) and they’re right wing, cheer leading talk show hosts Tony Sarabia and that asshole Steve Edwards – listen to some shows, someone is underwriting their reactionary bullshit, it’s as regular as Yasha’s sphincter spasms.

    Oh and take down Ira Glass too. I hate that fuckwad – Mike Daisy may be a fat fucking liar but who isn’t funny but at least he didn’t produce a movie for that moron Birbiglia – PUT THEM ALL AGAINST THE WALL!

  • 6. ALL AGAINST THE WALL  |  August 21st, 2012 at 7:29 am

    also joolian sanchez pls

  • 7. DrunktankDan  |  August 21st, 2012 at 8:25 am

    “You don’t go in to Journalism to get rich”
    “Yeah, you go in to Journalism to fight power”
    Oh goddamn that was a great fuckin line. Sorry you guys aren’t getting rich from this shit. God knows you deserve it. Ugh, I just went from stoked to depressed in two seconds; it’s weird waking up still a little drunk.

  • 8. DrunktankDan  |  August 21st, 2012 at 8:54 am

    into* ? Professor Grammar is having a tough morning. Also, and I’ll keep clogging up your comments section til I get an answer goddamnit, do you guys get a percentage if we clear our cookies and click through your amazon banner to buy shit? Cause I swear to god I will order everything non edible that I need from them for ever if that is the case.

    AEC: Yea, my son. You are clearly among the few chosen for auto-salvation, to spend eternity with AEC…

    Food shouldn’t come in the mail. Just sayin’

  • 9. Michal  |  August 21st, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Marks Ames and Yasha Levine talk via remote video feed to RT’s Kristine Frazao, who’s hopelessly stuck inside a glass house.

  • 10. Michal  |  August 21st, 2012 at 9:43 am


  • 11. Big Gay Baby  |  August 21st, 2012 at 9:55 am

    You motherfuckers are on a tear. Haven’t been this excited about the exile since you were in Russia. Best television appearance yet.

  • 12. Alex  |  August 21st, 2012 at 10:17 am

    That was a good line to go out on.

  • 13. Aliothemage  |  August 21st, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Bwah-hah-hah! Hi there, I’m a PR troll sitting here in my miserable duplex, and what I’ve been told to do is try to hurt the credibility of Ames and Levine in order to help Ally Bank and the Koch brothers. So what we’re doing is this: We’ve decided to parrot the awesomely entertaining strategy used last year by the late Andrew Breitbart’s monkey, Joel B. Pollock, who turned Ames’ own eXile satire against Ames himself. With devastating effect. After Breitbart’s attack, you never saw Ames in The Nation again. Or on TV. I mean you did see Ames in magazines and on TV, but I’m just saying, you didn’t. Because it worked. With devastating effect, that is.

    Oh, and thank you Almighty Exiled Censor for improving my comment—see, PR firms have to dip to the bottom of the Deliverance barrel to find slugs willing to shill for the Koch brothers against heroic gods like The eXile’s/SHAME’s soldiers. I am a mere butt-maggot feeding off the moist taint of David Koch. Sucks to be me.

    and thank you for preserving this original zinger here that I wrote in my own retarded words:

    And you exiltards consider this guy a “journalist” for his baseless accusations hurled at Koch Industries and proud REAL JOURNALIST like Adam Davidson.

  • 14. Curbie Chris  |  August 21st, 2012 at 11:09 am

    god damn. does Yasha live on the sun? Tell that fool I’m jealous of his healthy, virile tan.

    Not kidding!

    It’s always good to see you two on shows. It should happen more often.

  • 15. Ayn Bland  |  August 21st, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Man, it really ticks off my boss when he see you guys on TV, boosts our troll quota, makes us do unpaid overtime. Can you please stop it. Have you no compassion for troll laborers?

  • 16. DrunktankDan  |  August 21st, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Jesus christ, I’m just trying to figure out the best way to give you money; not just my own meager funds but through promotion in social media. It’s hardly pandering to your fans. If you get a point or two from Amazon its a good way to monetize your work. A lot of successful new media (or “Web 3.0” or whatever the fuck term is being used now) companies are doing just that. I am only asking if you have the same deal going, cause otherwise I will just tell people to donate through paypal instead (which far fewer will actually do; amazon makes it lazy/cheap-proof).
    Or ban one of your biggest fan’s IP addresses. (Seriously, I fuckin worship the AEC. I have given you every penny of discretionary income since I finally got a job, and link to you guys endlessly on facebook and shit, hell, I was gonna go down to the bank and donate today)

  • 17. Hannibal  |  August 21st, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I wanna sit on Kristen Frazao’s anchor chair.

    Then jump off, and sniff the intermingling of her butt-musk and mine.

  • 18. ALL AGAINST THE WALL  |  August 21st, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    once really fucked up a couch with my ass musk cuz i sat on it nude while jerking off to fotzenfilms and reading exiled

  • 19. ALL AGAINST THE WALL  |  August 21st, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    ps have a big hairy ass like exiled editor eyes i am a big chubby hairy men

  • 20. Esn  |  August 22nd, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Great TV appearance, you guys. Mark seems so much more comfortable talking on TV than in those first appearances shortly after coming back to the US. Yasha seemed a bit more nervous, but spoke coherently.

    I can’t help but find it funny that the Russian leaders remember how effective “Voice of America” was at making Soviet citizens revolt, and are now using exactly the same strategy against the US.

  • 21. crazy_inventor  |  August 22nd, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I’m airing this now in 2 hour rotation.

    You guys did a great job of bringing this to light, and getting this out on the air in corporate funded hate talk radio mecca where I live, really shows these people what real journalism is. I follow this with a rock FM jingle “rock FM, no bullshit radio” too.

    You don’t have to wait until RT gives you a segment, if you make podcasts I will air them too. And feel free to use strong language – I certainly do.

  • 22. Dimitri Ratz  |  August 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    That’s an awesome purple top. Not too revealing, but at same time not prunesh, but elegant.

  • 23. Tierbess  |  August 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    No joke, you guys need to talk to RT’s producers to try and turn SHAME into a television documentary. Either that, or get a 30-min weekly show. Keep exposing these assholes with conflicts of interest!

  • 24. xxx  |  September 4th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    DAMN! Yasha be soakin’ up those California rays!!

    You’re making me jealous … suck down in this Texan hell hole.

  • 25. Toni M  |  September 10th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Great job, gentlemen; you are bulldogs on our behalf.

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