Monthly Archives: September 2011

Murdoch GaveJournalism a Bad Name

Murdoch’s knife in the heart of journalism Wednesday, 20 July 2011 10:21 Saul Landau Share |   By Saul Landau Rupert Murdoch finally got his you know what caught in the proverbial ringer – for his employees’ hacking, not for contributing to the prolonged murder of English-language journalism. Wars, revolutions, famines and disasters occurred and […]

Classifying Terrorists

The good, the bad and the crazy Wednesday, 03 August 2011 By Saul Landau The political elite and its stenographic media don’t classify types of terrorists. If they did we would get the good, the bad and the crazy. Since no one is perfect, the virtuous purveyors of death and destruction naturally need flexibility. Mistakes […]

Our Successful Democracyy Abroad

Our successful democracy abroad By Saul Landau “There have been charges that it is morally wrong for the U.S. to aid undemocratic regimes to strengthen their security systems, thereby serving to entrench them in power.” But “the U.S. cannot afford the moral luxury of helping only those regimes in the free world that meet our […]

The Bush Legacy

The Bush legacy Wednesday, 17 August 2011 By Saul Landau Scores of millions of Americans – many who laughed at his fumble mouth antics – now feel the impact of George W. Bush’ eight year legacy. The man who made comedians’ careers has had his revenge. His tax cuts – they paled before the importance […]

Riots, demonstrations and new agencies of change

Riots, demonstrations and new agencies of change Wednesday, 24 August 2011 By Saul Landau An angry demonstration virus spreads to country after country in response to negligent and callous political leaders who have ignored the basic needs of their citizens. Instead, they have bowed or eagerly catered to demands of multinational corporations and banks, thus […]

Thief in the American Living Room

Thief in the living room By Saul Landau A rogue elephant ravishes the American living room. But instead of stopping the criminal antics, the people and elected officials salute, praise and honor him, and keep him close to our hearts and wallets. The scoundrel’s name? The Defense Department. Thanks to clever PR teams, the media […]

Memoire of a Moral Schlemeil

A Moral Schlemeil’s Memoir   By Saul Landau   Remember the aggressive guy in grade school and high school who snarled out of the corner of his mouth, and always egged other guys into fights but never felt knuckles on his own cheek? He’s the same guy who later got six college deferments for the […]