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This article was first published on timshorrock.com.

In January 2010, a few days after a Nigerian terrorist came close to blowing up a US passenger plane on its way to Detroit, President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser made an extraordinary confession. “I told the President today I let him down,” John Brennan said in a White House briefing about the incident that’s come to be known as the “Christmas Day bombing.”

At the time, Brennan’s comments were widely seen as a sign of his deep loyalty to Obama. The CIA veteran had advised Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and remained with him even after he was passed over as the president’s first national intelligence director because of his close association with the CIA’s torture regime. (more…)

October 27th, 2015 | Leave Comment

Watch: Mark Ames and Yasha Levine Talk To RT's Kristine Frazao About S.H.A.M.E.'s Expose of NPR Host Adam Davidson

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:

August 20th, 2012 | Comments (25)

New York Observer Picks Up S.H.A.M.E. Project Exposé On NPR Host Adam Davidson's Conflicted Ties To Wall Street Sponsors

In case you missed it: The New York Observer picked up the S.H.A.M.E. exposé on NPR host Adam Davidson last week, and came to the conclusion that S.H.A.M.E. “made a compelling case that Davidson is—if not complicitly, then inherently—conflicted.”

August 15th, 2012 | Comments (16)

NPR's "Planet Money" Mired In Adam Davidson's World of Corruption

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.

August 7th, 2012 | Comments (27)

Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist

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…

June 6th, 2012 | Comments (34)

S.H.A.M.E. the Shills: Our Media Transparency Project Is Almost Ready...

A couple of months ago, The eXiled announced a new project to take our war against corporate trolls and media shills to a new and more effective level: a no-holds barred campaign to identify and expose the rampant corruption among…

March 26th, 2012 | Comments (48)

Announcement: eXiled to Launch Media Transparency Project -- Contributions and Leaks Invited

We were going to wait ’til the snow melted, but a recent spate of corrupt hack-shill attacks on Team eXiled has prompted us to decide to make an immediate launch of a new project: a no-holds barred campaign to identify…

January 3rd, 2012 | Comments (63)

DANGEROUS JAILS: THE PRINCE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

LASD insiders say that, for years, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka—not Lee Baca—has ruled the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department though a system built of favoritism, pay-to-play campaign donations, and loyalty rewarded over competence—and the jails scandal is one of the results…

December 13th, 2011 | Comments (15)

WATCH: Mark Ames Is Back On MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show, Talking About The Tea Baggers' Slave Mentality, And America's "Virtual Democracy"

Mark Ames appeared on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show to talk about the Tea Party slave mentality, how Ames and Levine scooped their journalism peers on the billionaire Koch brothers’ furtive sponsorship of the Tea Party campaign, and how America’s…

October 20th, 2010 | Comments (37)

 Neocon Like Me: How I Spent A Year In Iraq Teaching With The Bush-Cheney Crazies

This article was first published at Alternet. The hero of this story is the $100 bill — or rather, the wad of $100 bills. My first meeting with those lovely $100 bills came at the end of my interview for…

October 11th, 2010 | Comments (96)

Anatomy of a Libertard: Will Wilkinson And the Koch-Funded Nomenklatura

Will Wilkinson: Libertard With Sadditude Ever since Yasha and I first broke the story about the Koch brothers financing the Tea Party Campaign in February of 2009, I’ve been wondering: Have all those billions that the Brothers Koch invested into their…

October 3rd, 2010 | Comments (69)

eXile Classic: 20 Reasons We're Ashamed To Be Americans

This article was first published in The eXile on March 6, 2008. In this post-Russian presidential election issue, while the righteous American editorialists wag their fingers at Russia’s farcical elections, we want to hold up a giant mirror (with loudspeaker…

March 5th, 2010 | Comments (41)

DESERT DISPATCH: Cash Greases the Sleazy Circle-jerk of Small City Politics

This article was first published by Vice magazine. We do not live in a democracy because America is all about serving the haves and the have-mores: a capitalocracy, where money talks and broke nobodies like you and me walk. Many…

October 1st, 2009 | Comments (22)

China Executes More Corrupt Millionaires... While In America, AIG Swipes Another $249 Million In Bonuses

There’s a reason why the Chinese are ascendant while America is in decline. Because the Chinese walk upright and aren’t afraid to apply justice to the pigs who are ruining their country; while at the same time, Americans bow and…

August 7th, 2009 | Comments (23)

JOURNALISM FACE-OFF: RUSSIAN SHADINESS VS. AMERICAN "OBJECTIVITY"

A few weeks ago, the Daily Mail wrote about a low-ranking British diplomat named James Hudson who was caught on hidden camera by the FSB (formerly the KGB, formerlier the MVD, formerlierer the NKVD, formerliest the Cheka) getting it on with two Russian hookers in…

July 28th, 2009 | Comments (15)