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Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” came out in early October, he’s been on a non-stop promotional tour. He’s appeared on the BBC and the Daily Show, he’s done Twitter group chats and Ted Talk Q&As, and has had negative and positive reviews published in dozens of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. But despite all this PR attention, as far as I can tell, no one’s really described in plain English what the book is about. And that’s just weird…

So let me be the first: The book is about pitying the rich. Its central thesis: being poor, crippled and/or discriminated against helps you succeed in life. (more…)

October 26th, 2013 | Comments (1)

Mutual Hack-Scratching: Malcolm Gladwell and Jeffrey Goldberg

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 . . . “

July 13th, 2012 | Comments (25)

S.H.A.M.E. Project - First Month Review

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…

June 27th, 2012 | Comments (43)

S.H.A.M.E. REPORT: Malcolm Gladwell Contacts S.H.A.M.E., Asks Yasha Levine to Recognize "Delicious Irony" of His Pro-Tobacco Propaganda...

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!

June 24th, 2012 | Comments (63)

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)

Announcement: eXiled's S.H.A.M.E. Media Transparency Project Goes Live, Malcolm Gladwell Subject of First Public Shaming...

Six months ago, The eXiled announced a new media transparency project that would take our war against corporate trolls and media shills to a new and more effective level. The wait is over, S.H.A.M.E. is finally ready for beta launch.

May 31st, 2012 | Comments (40)

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)

Malcolm Gladwell, Paid Booster for Bank of America... A Step Up From His Big Tobacco Shilling?

This just in: Bank of America announced today that it had hired star New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell to frontline in its cross-country banking propaganda tour. According to the press release, BofA’s Bankapalooza rolled through Los Angeles, Dallas and D.C.,…

November 16th, 2011 | Comments (6)

Malcolm Gladwell: Tobacco Industry Shill?

Malcolm Gladwell has described himself as a “conversation starter” who likes to “ask questions.” Well, here’s a question for Malcolm Gladwell: When you wrote all those pro-tobacco articles and the tobacco industry executives sang your praises, were they paying you to be their shill? Or did you just volunteer to write tobacco-friendly propaganda, out of a sincere belief in the righteousness of their cause?

August 8th, 2011 | Comments (48)