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Olbermann calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Keith Olbermann pointed out Wednesday night on Countdown that the major newspapers had been ignoring the five-day-long “Occupy Wall Street” protests, but would have scrambled to cover a similar-sized tea party protest. “Why isn’t any major news outlet covering this?” he asked. “If that’s a tea party protest in front…

Fox News chairman: ‘I’d like to hire Hillary Clinton’

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes says he’s interested in hiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an employee of the network. “I’d like to hire Hillary Clinton,” the brains behind the conservative-leaning outlet told The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz. “She looks unhappy at the State Department. She’d get ratings.” Ailes,…

Western DIY outlets retreat in China

BEIJING – At a near-empty B&Q home improvement outlet in Beijing, much of the foot traffic is due to the location of a public toilet next to the entrance — not the store’s patio furniture or circular saws. It’s a sign of how foreign “do-it-yourself” big-box chains have struggled to…

To appease US, Yemen arrested dozens sans evidence, cable reveals

Diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks reveal that the Republic of Yemen detained 28 alleged Al Qaeda members on behalf of the United States, despite an investigation that found no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts. The 28 detained Yemeni citizens were arrested after returning to Yemen from…

Russian WikiLeaks comes under attack over photos allegedly showing Putin’s ‘palace’

It was just over a month ago when a high-ranking, unnamed Russian official told a state-controlled media outlet that Julian Assange, founder of secrets outlet WikiLeaks, deserved a Nobel Prize for his work exposing the US empire’s secrets. Perhaps they spoke too soon. A Russian-language version of WikiLeaks came under…

WikiLeaks allegedly given details on thousands of Swiss bank accounts

LONDON — A former banker behind a previous disclosure by secrets outlet WikiLeaks has turned over a second, larger set of data detailing thousands of Swiss bank accounts, according to claims made at a news conference in London on Monday. Standing outside the Frontline Club where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange…

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