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S.H.A.M.E. / June 18, 2012
By Mark Ames & Yasha Levine

“In five years . . . I believe that the coming invasion of Iraq will be remembered as an act of profound morality.”

We launched S.H.A.M.E. to expose propagandists, reveal journalistic fraud, and make it a little harder for hacks and shills to manipulate you with impunity, which they continue doing no matter how disastrous their consequences. From the start, we set out to provide readers with simple, merciless and fun to read dossiers on a range of media shills who have degraded our democracy and our world—a handy guide to help you navigate the PR-polluted media. The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg fits that mandate perfectly. While Conventional Wisdom is slowly coming to terms with Goldberg’s record of warmongering, deception and violence, S.H.A.M.E. allows readers and others in the media a simple cheat-sheet so that you don’t have to waste your time looking everything up from scratch—and to prevent you from mistaking Jeffrey Goldberg for a credible journalist.

As 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, fronted for the military-industrial machine and played a key PR role in drumming up unfounded terrorist fears in order to push America into war with Iraq. Instead of being held accountable for his failures and his lies, he’s seen nothing but soaring praise and personal profits.

Our profile also makes clear that there’s a dark consistency in Goldberg’s fondness for violence, warmongering and lying to cover up crimes going back to his days as a camp guard at an Israeli detention center for Palestinians. Goldberg reinvented himself from doughy college dropout into manly Israeli camp guard, boasting, “I never hit a Palestinian who wasn’t already hitting me.” Goldberg also admits he “lied” to cover up human rights abuses committed by his fellow Israeli camp guard friends.

Another important yet little-known fact: In the early 1990s, Goldberg explicitly identified himself as an Israeli participating in the “armed administration” of Palestinians in the occupied territories, giving new meaning to a recent New York Times’ description of Goldberg as “Netanyahu’s faithful stenographer.” Goldberg has thus far refused to answer questions over whether or not he is an Israeli citizen, or if he took an oath of loyalty to Israel while serving in the IDF (Goldberg claims he can’t remember); now that he is on record in 1991 identifying himself as an Israeli, it is up to Goldberg to disprove that he is a dual citizen of Israel.

S.H.A.M.E. may not be able to get Goldberg fired or held accountable for his journalistic malpractice—not yet, anyway—but we can make sure that there is a permanent record available to the public of Goldberg’s many violations of the public trust, and the damage he’s caused; and by providing this record, to make it easier for readers and other journalists to quickly call up the steaming pile of racist, warmongering gefilte shit that is Jeffrey Goldberg’s career.





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  • 1. Anarchy Pony  |  June 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Don’t forget to S.H.A.M.E. that savage little troll Jonah Goldberg.

  • 2. Ozinator  |  June 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This one is so bizarre…it’s more like the outlets don’t disclose because he sure doesn’t look like he tries too hard to keep his schilling secret.


    Please nail that GREENSPAN RUSTRY TROMBONE PLAYER, Andrea Mitchell. Thanks

  • 3. Ozinator  |  June 18th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    oh yeah, and please help me look less stupid and change that to “shilling”. I love you, thanks

  • 4. COCK EATERR  |  June 18th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    So, I read it. Very nice, very nice.

    If I were a photographer, I would dress Yasha, Mark and Mike up as fierce Maccabees. Mike would be wearing some kind of animal pelt and holding a club. Yasha would be in scale mail with one of those helmet things. Mark would be really, well, tall and buff… and hairy. :0)

    P.S. Saw your friend Gavin driving around in a black Mercedes SUV the other day. Also saw some guy carrying an incredibly large coho salmon plush toy and playing it like a guitar.

  • 5. DocAmazing  |  June 18th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    “Gifilte shit”? Ausgezeinets!

  • 6. numberonegams  |  June 18th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    These are great. Keep ’em coming!

    Hate to say it, but if you could keep the *top-layer* profile text really dry, invective-free, and sort of neuter, then this stuff would probably get incorporated into wikipedia articles, get used by lazy journalists and local news teams, etc. You’re well sourced enough that I bet you’d totally get away with that, if you haven’t blown your chance already.

    That’s a tall order– basically asking y’all to swallow your pride for the greater good. It’s an almost unAmerican idea. But it might inject your findings into the popular news cycle much more quickly and thoroughly.

    You could even have a second discussion page to follow the “square” top layer and incorporate all of your juicy digs into that. Keeping the EncyclopediaDramatica tone out of the page people reach from google would make it way easier for the lamestream media to echo your findings.

    Basically I want to hear about this stuff on CNN, and I worry that you’re too hip to let it happen.

  • 7. Gundar  |  June 18th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Great, but how about I ask for some larger profile targets after I make a larger freakin’ donation?

  • 8. Galtic Warrior  |  June 19th, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I’ve been doing my homework on you, Mark Ames! You pose as a mother goose for those who don’t have drive, and yet you’re the beneficiary of a rich troll fanboy club. Many a white power fashionista (and by that I mean Gavin Mcinnes & Friends) would love to be in your shoes.

    My sister has seen you on television, Mark Ames. She says you have have so much charisma. Hm, maybe you’re just jealous of eccentric CEO’s?

    If you were confronted by Fox New’s, you’d cower like the phony Robin Hood that you are. I can almost see you stumbling on Fox and Friends, or groveling as Bill O`reily presses you for specifics! This tough guy mac-Daddy bullshit you fashion yourself as would melt away!

    Not that I like these monsters, they’re pawns of the totalitarian New World Order, much like the man you’ve profiled. Hmmm, I guess you can be useful, but like everyone else, you miss the point.

    See, he was specifically chosen to mislead the public while the New World Order carried out 9/11 to enslave us.

    To buttress this, illegal immigration is driven up, homosexuality encouraged, and Zionism promoted to keep the populations decadent. Our only safe guard against Lady Gaga, Zionist occupied government, and the eradication of our daily freedom is the spirit of innovation, burning ever fiercely with people like Greg Wasson.

    Tell me, have you ever shopped at Wal-Greens? Wal-Mart? Shnucks? Any fastfood establishment? Have ever thought of the people that save hundreds of dollars, even thousands of dollars by shopping at there?



    You lose!

    Now go back to doing MOVIE REVIEWS, Mr. Robin Hood!

  • 9. gundar  |  June 19th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    What’s a larger donation?

  • 10. radii  |  June 19th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    keep doing it your way – fingers crossed you’ll get that prick Michael E. O’Hanlon

  • 11. DarthFurious  |  June 19th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    @Galtic Warrior:

    What the fuck makes you think anyone here is going to put with your nutless-cunt ass trolling for fucking WalMart! And this crazy shit takes the cake:

    “To buttress this, illegal immigration is driven up, homosexuality encouraged, and Zionism promoted to keep the populations decadent.”

    Ya right. Because the mexicans who mow lawns in 100 deg heat for an illegally low wage are decadent. Do you even know what that word means, dumbfuck?

  • 12. noen  |  June 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Oh Come on. The doughy pantload is such a, how do they say it? Target rich environment I think. How could you miss?

    After your funtime vacation here how about Glenn Greenwald? I think that preening narcissist Libertarian that pretends it’s a liberal is about due don’t you?

  • 13. noen  |  June 19th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Oh geeze! My bad. I thought you were talking about Jonah Goldberg. But in fairness they do kinda look the same, I think, yeah, I’m going with that.

    Still, Glenn Greenwald shilling for the Kato Inst. while pretending to be a prgressive. I’d like to see that.

  • 14. one-eyed jesus muffin  |  June 19th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Goldberg probably gets off on sloppy seconds from Jerry Sandusky.

  • 15. Galtic Fairie  |  June 19th, 2012 at 10:42 am


  • 16. Trevor  |  June 19th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I can’t tell if Galtic Warrior is a troll or an idiot. It’s like a he was fermented in the Stormfront forums before recieving brain damage and a keyboard. I hope he posts again.

  • 17. Bryce Harper  |  June 19th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Needless to say that whenever I’m shagging pre-game flies in the outfield, this weird, bloated Torah-ista is screaming at me: “Yoo Hoo! Bryce! Take the infield – I want to see you bend over for grounders!” Then the friggin’ front of his trousers erupt in some sort of weird, wet way? Is he a fan or one of the Gentiles my mothers told me to watch out for?

    Vote MORMON 2012!

  • 18. Cum  |  June 19th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Look, sometimes drunk people and schizoprhenics and drunk schizophrenics post stuff on the internet. Don’t expect too much sanity if you’re reading a comments section.

  • 19. Galtic Warrior  |  June 19th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    @ Trevor

    What about what I said was incorrect?

    Please check your facts.

    I do have a sister, Mark Ames. She is producing a snapper gif as I write this.

  • 20. DtD  |  June 19th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    GW has to be a troll. There is no fucking way somebody could consistently be that irritating on this site and get through the AEC.

    Also, I love it when commenters said about that Freakonomics guy that all SHAME did was accuse him of having Republican beliefs. I thought that one of the major goals of SHAME was to out the foxes in the progressive henhouse. Like I said, my Socialist mother loved the guy till I linked the profile. I think she donated money to SHAME afterwards.

    As soon as I get a job I plan on doing the same. Obama shut down my medical marijuana hustle.

  • 21. darthfader  |  June 19th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    The reward center in Goldberg’s brain lights up when looking at Ahmadinejad, huh? I know that feeling: “easy target, and I love to hunt.”

    I think it’s probably what my brain looks like when I see “retards: comment here”.

  • 22. darthfader  |  June 19th, 2012 at 4:15 pm


  • 23. Whyawannaknow  |  June 19th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    DtD- Deflagration to Detonation?

    If Galtic Warior isn’t the AEC itself having fun, it’s someone with near perfect pitch trolling the site.

    I really liked the troll in “Snowwhite and the Huntsman”. Be the bridge, m*therf¥cker!

  • 24. Anarchy Pony  |  June 19th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Galtic Warrior can’t be serious. It has to be some sort of satire. I can’t believe someone can actually be that ridiculously stupid/ignorant.

  • 25. anon1234  |  June 20th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    every SHAME victim should be subjected to an MRI study, that section of this article is just so enlightening.

  • 26. COCK EATERR  |  June 20th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    no guys GALTIC WARRIOR is not a troll its serious internet is serious business

  • 27. COCK EATERR  |  June 20th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    mark ‘hairy bear’ ames is a secret troll, only eclipsed by jak0b levine, who deals in the currency of dongs

  • 28. Cum  |  June 20th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    how many sox do u reckon the COCK has

  • 29. yeah  |  June 21st, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    some hilarious comments here … muahhaha

  • 30. Zhu Bajie  |  June 24th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    @24, never underestimate ignorance or stupidity. Or malice, either.

  • 31. Atticus Troll  |  June 27th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    when are you going to SHAME Glen Greenwald and who funds him?

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