“The Campaign” is a different kettle of fish puke. There’s a weirdly unfunny flatness permeating the entire film: flat writing, flat jokes, flat directing, and above all, Zach Galifianakis’ non-presence, a flatness so flat it’s like convex comedy…
Check out Yasha Levine’s new Kindle book: The Corruption of Malcolm Gladwell. The book expands on S.H.A.M.E.’s initial investigation into the life and journalistic corruption of New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell, providing new information and plenty of examples of his covert, pay-to-play corporate advocacy that you won’t find anywhere else.
To celebrate today’s announcement that Ayn Rand fanboy Paul Ryan will in a few months’ time be a heartbeat from the presidency—and to honor this special moment, marking the final syphilitic pus-spasms of America’s decline and fall–we are reposting for…
While Adam Davidson has recently come under increasing scrutiny for using his NPR platform to promote the narrow interests of the super-wealthy in this country, little attention has thus far been given to Davidson’s corruption—his numerous financial conflicts of interest that seriously undermine his claims to being a journalist, and instead reveal Davidson as a glorified product spokesman for his Wall Street sponsors.
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Mark Ames, September 5th, 2010
Mark Ames Interviews Mark E. Smith
Mark Ames, May 4th, 2013
Burn, Malibu, Burn! — Fire: The Most Effective, Underused Weapon in the World
Gary Brecher, May 3rd, 2013
How To Spot A Chechen
Aslanbek Dadaev, April 19th, 2013
The Bleak House: Meet The Children Of The Solnyshko Orphanage
Jake Rudnitsky, April 16th, 2013
Georgia In The Crunch
Mark Ames, April 16th, 2013
Edward Limonov: “Boris Berezovsky In All His Glory of Political Refugee”
Edward Limonov, March 23rd, 2013
Driving Russia’s Dangerous Roads: Risking life and limb on Russia’s decrepit highway system
Yasha Levine, March 10th, 2008
Adderall Tips: How to Convince Your Shrink You Have ADD/ADHD
Abram Magomedov, June 29th, 2006
Ames Was Right Again: Obama Was A Boring Technocrat In 2008 Debates, But You Were Too Stupid To Notice
Mark Ames, October 6th, 2012
W. H. Auden: The Worst Famous Poet Of The 20th Century
John Dolan, August 28th, 2012
How Pussy Riot Troupe “Voina” Got The eXile Censored in 2008: The Lost Story
Mark Ames, August 22nd, 2012
War Nerd Classic: In Praise Of Sikhs, “The Coolest Warrior Tribe Around”
Gary Brecher, August 8th, 2012
Why Soccer Sucks: The Antidote To World Cup Idiocy
Genghis Goldberg, June 24th, 2010
Two Cities, Two Protests, One Arrest
Yasha Levine, December 11th, 2007
Hey Freepers! Mark Steyn Hates You!
John Dolan, September 23rd, 2005
War Nerd Classic: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: The Lord’s Resistance Army & Joseph Kony
Gary Brecher, March 7th, 2012
War Nerd: Altar Boy Vs. Altar Boy In Uganda: Introducing The Lord’s Resistance Army & Joseph Kony
Gary Brecher, June 26th, 2002
eXile Classic: A Hero of Our Time Hunter S. Thompson 1937-2005
John Dolan, February 18th, 2012
Big Brothers: George Orwell and Christopher Hitchens eXposed
John Dolan, October 21st, 2005
The War Nerd: Who Won Iraq? Answer: Anyone Who Stayed Out
Gary Brecher, December 15th, 2011
How The West Helped Invent Russia’s Election Fraud: OSCE Whistleblower Exposes 1996 Whitewash
Alexander Zaitchik and Mark Ames, December 9th, 2011
eXile Classic Comix: A Very Iraqi Thanksgiving!
, November 25th, 2011
A Letter To Putin From Moscow’s Foreign Press Corps
Field Marshal von Paulus, October 22nd, 2007
Hack Watch: Did Guardian Journalist Hack Again? OH NO HE DIDN’T!
, September 14th, 2007
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Yasha Levine, August 21st, 2007
Serfin’ USA! Teenaged Russkies Duped Into Taking Low-Wage Summer Jobs From American Minorities
Jake Rudnitsky, August 19th, 2011
The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic
Gary Brecher, July 29th, 2011
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Mark Ames, July 23rd, 2011
Freedom’s Just Another Word For Fascism
Mark Ames, July 13th, 2011
I think I’ve finally found a religion I can convert to. I’m thinking of turning Sikh. And we’ll just slide right by all the puns popping into your little heads, if you don’t mind. The Sikhs are just the coolest warrior tribe around. Take their scripture.
Over the years, Davidson has whitewashed the occupation of Iraq, praised sweatshop labor, attacked the idea of regulating Wall Street and argued for “squeezing the middle class”–all while taking undisclosed money from banking interests.
I can’t do Best Film lists. Somebody recently asked me to—a former student—it was sweet of him and all—but I can’t. They’re so embarrassing. You no sooner put down a title than you feel like an idiot—really, this is the…
Calling yourself a libertarian today is a lot like wearing a mullet back in the nineteen eighties. It sends a clear signal: business up front, party in the back. You know, those guys who call themselves “socially liberal but fiscally…
So the tweet from the US Ambassador to Russia cheerfully reads:
“Hey I’m heading to Fuckberg to the InnoProm Exhibition”
And with that tweet, McFaul launched a New Cold War…
This whole review’s a spoiler, so if you’re not prepared to handle an all-spoiler review, take a hike. (You know the drill.)
Yours in despair,
HuffPo is not a news organization at all, says Huffington Post’s president and chief revenue officer. It is a “social-media company” that exists to “help our marketers beam their messages throughout the internet, across the galaxy, the internet, and the world.”
Malcolm Gladwell on his former roommate Jeffrey Goldberg’s 2006 book Prisoners, which is about Goldberg’s experience as a prison guard at Ktzi’ot, Israel’s largest detention camp for Palestinian political prisoners: “Goldberg has . . . found some hope in the rubble of the Middle East . . . “
We just got this brutal video from an eXiled reader in Spain (HT: Àngel): Spanish riot police savagely attacking anti-austerity protesters in Madrid, without any apparent provocation. So far, the number of injured is at least 76 and growing, according…
The Amazing Spiderman’s a hit, and I just saw it, and I can’t remember it. Which is a GOOD thing, in its way. That’s what loud CGI nonsense is FOR.
Peter Greenaway outdoes his own imbecility by “proving” to art critics that 17th Century Rembrandt painting foretold the appearance of Dutch immigrant-bashing Teabagger Geert Wilders
This hidden history of our national celebration is only a small portion of Carey’s account of the extent and reach of the Americanization campaign. It shows how big business has led a long standing, persistent, and well financed campaign to turn the public against fighting for one’s rights if those rights are workplace rights.
Am I missing something? Did Nora Ephron do something great once in her seventy-odd years that I never heard about? She cure cancer and I was never told? She make an uncharacteristically watchable movie and hide it in a vault…
The S.H.A.M.E. Project had a great first month that’s exceeded our expectations—and we couldn’t have done it without help from eXiled readers like you. Already a major media figure is showing signs of cracking…
“Why are you sending me Charlie Manson quotes, Ames? Are you threatening me?”
I didn’t have the heart to tell him I was quoting Mitt Romney’s own personal Yoda or that the thought of an upgraded version of Joseph Smith taking control of the White House should scare the shit out of secular humanists and liberal elites, who, so far, have dismissed Romney’s foundational ideology, treating it with parody or scorn, if at all.
Last week, I got an email from Malcolm Gladwell. He told me he read the S.H.A.M.E. report I wrote about him a few weeks ago, and asked if I had time to answer a few of his questions . . . Well, well. What an unexpected surprise!
I did a simple check: I went to the websites of three of the biggest names in liberal activist politics: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the ACLU. Checking their websites, I was surprised to find that not one of those three organizations lists labor as a major topic or issue that it covers.
The latest S.H.A.M.E. Profile demonstrates, Jeffrey Goldberg is a propagandist of the worst, most disastrous kind. For the past ten years-plus, he has peddled blatantly false war propaganda…
By now I’m assuming you’ve seen Prometheus, and we can talk freely. If not, beat it, because I’m telling all, plot-wise. Prometheus starts out gangbusters, so beautiful and ambitious that you have to wonder how Ridley Scott is going to…
Steven Levitt is a dyed-in-the-wool Chicago School neoliberal who believes in the sanctity of “the market” and a small government whose function is restricted mostly to protecting property rights. He has used “objective” economic research and mainstream credibility as cover, while attacking teachers’ unions, advocating for the privatization of prison labor . . .
Gladwell has shilled for Big Tobacco, Pharma and defended Enron-style financial fraud, all while earning hundreds of thousands of dollars as a corporate speaker…