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The Koch-Whore Archipelago: How The Billionaire Kochs Screwed My Scoop While Screwing America

  Update: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan makes it official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine “are the two journalists who broke the story about these brothers and the Tea Party in 2009 before anyone believed them.” Watch the episode here and here.  It’s been…

Mar 25, 2011 | Comments (26)

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…

Mar 24, 2011 | Comments (18)

WN Day 4: Turret Skillets and Gremlin Holes

Whoa, things are heating up in a good way around here. First I want to thank everybody who helped with my puzzlement over that shot of an MBT with its turret popped off, lying in the sand 30 yards away…

Mar 24, 2011 | Comments (63)

[SIC] OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: AN EXILED READER OFFERS MORE REASONS TO HATE THE KOCH BROTHERS

  The following is an email sent to us by an anonymous eXiled reader: George Mason University is nothing but a farm team for the Koch bros. Starting at George Mason, the Kochs groom their little recruits as foot-soldiers ready…

Mar 23, 2011 | Comments (27)

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WN Blog Day 3: Blown Turrets, Human Shields...Thank You, Libya!

Who ever imagined Libya…I mean Libya, with a record of O-and-Forever, with a knockout from Chad on its record…would put on a show like this? Some of the pictures I’ve seen are so amazing I’ve been trying to figure them…

Mar 23, 2011 | Comments (52)

WN Day Two: F-15-1

Libya’s newest fun park: Find the scorpion in the F-15 wreckage A US F15E Strike Eagle went down over Libya today. Supposedly “equipment malfunction” brought it down. Also supposedly, both pilots are back in US hands. One was picked up…

Mar 22, 2011 | Comments (54)

War Nerd Blog: Day One, Year Zero

“I intend to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.” U. S. Grant at Spotsylvania Court House *** I’m switching tactics today. No more of those cumbersome massed offensives, meaning columns four or five thousand words…

Mar 21, 2011 | Comments (41)

How Long Has "New Media Strategies" Been Trolling Wikipedia On The Kochs' Behalf?

Charles Koch—Moms, keep him away from your kids! It’s official: the Kochs pay social media PR companies to troll the Internet on their behalf. According to Lee Fang over at ThinkProgress, an internal Wikipedia investigation revealed that a number of…

Mar 18, 2011 | Comments (13)

Snubbed In Budapest!

They think that things are all right/For the deer and the dachshund are one. — Wallace Stevens I just came back from two days of snubbery at a conference in Budapest, and I’m here to tell you that even in…

Mar 12, 2011 | Comments (52)

Rango: Cartoon Philosophy and Death

Rango is this crazy animated movie about a lizard in a state of existential crisis. His tale is narrated in song by a mariachi band comprised of four owls, and they sing about his imminent, heroic death throughout. Rango keeps…

Mar 5, 2011 | Comments (24)

Wrong Turn in San Luis Potosi: Why Did The Zetas Ambush Two ICE Agents On A Lonely Mexican Desert Road?

The eXiled’s special Drug War Correspondent MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN–While meeting Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon at the White House today, Barack Obama is expected to discuss the idea of letting armed US agents operate on Mexican territory. You know, to help…

Mar 3, 2011 | Comments (23)

Billionaire Koch Brothers Use Their $1 Billion-A-Year Taxpayer-Funded Biofuel Subsidy To Bankroll Republicans, Tea Party, Right-wing Libertarian Groups

Why are American taxpayers forced to subsidize the billionaire Koch brothers’ massive campaign contributions to Republican Party politicians, the Tea Party movement, and policies that ensure greater subsidies to the Kochs, while cutting more public services to the taxpayers who…

Mar 3, 2011 | Comments (32)

"Inside WikiLeaks": Revenge Of The Second Banana

From The eXiled’s Special Australasia Correspondent PERTH, AUSTRALIA–First, the Right accused WikiLeaks of endangering US soldiers and Afghan informers. Then after “Cablegate” the neocons conceded to the lack of evidence and switched to the opposite tactic: insisting there was nothing…

Mar 2, 2011 | Comments (73)

KKKat Fight! White Power Fashionista John Galliano Vs. White Power Fashionista Gavin McInnes

What is it with fashionistas and “white power” bullshit? First, there’s Gavin McInnes, whom the New York Times called a “white supremacist” back in 2003, at the peak of Gavin’s fame. Seems Gavin started an exciting new fashionista trend, because…

Mar 1, 2011 | Comments (33)

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…

Mar 1, 2011 | Comments (113)

Wanted: More and Better Protesters

You know things are dire when I go to a protest rally. It’s one of the signs of the apocalypse, the one right before the seas turn to blood. I hate rallies. You stand out there feeling like a complete…

Feb 27, 2011 | Comments (76)

Mark Ames Rants About The Inflation Scam On "The Dylan Ratigan Show"

Exiled editor Mark Ames was back on the Dylan Ratigan Show today ranting about the great American inflation scam, and how companies skim the junk food that goes into your mouth, and skim the toilet paper that wipes the digested…

Feb 22, 2011 | Comments (39)

Unknown and Un-good

Unknown isn’t good, but that doesn’t matter these days. Movies are so rotten lately we’ve all lowered our standards out of sheer desperation. The new standard for movie-going is, “Can I risk it? Will I hate it so much it’ll…

Feb 20, 2011 | Comments (21)

THE WAR NERD: Assassinations: Where Accounting Meets Human Resources

There’ve been a few interesting assassinations recently. Not around here, unfortunately. Definitely not the one in Tucson. The dork empties a huge magazine into a crowd, kills nine people including a little girl, and doesn’t even kill the congresswoman he…

Feb 17, 2011 | Comments (93)

Narco-War Dispatch: Gulf Cartel Releases A Brutal Video Threat Against The Zetas...

This brutal video, which just came out, pretty much speaks for itself…that is, if you can understand Spanish. If not, I’ll explain it to you so you understand what’s going on. It was filmed in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and it shows…

Feb 14, 2011 | Comments (26)