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Matt Taibbi quits Rolling Stone, joins Glenn Greenwald

First Look, the news company created by former PayPal employee Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday that they had added irreverent journalist Matt Taibbi to their stable of prominent reporters. Taibbi will lead a second newsmagazine for First Look. The First, Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept, launched earlier this month. Greenwald is known for his…

Liars Seize Upon Rolling Stone Cover To Score Points On Their Opponents

I falsely accused someone of being vaguely pro-terrorist! What’s my prize? If you  haven’t read Janet Reitman’s excellent piece in the Rolling Stone where she pieces together the story of how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who seemed to be a totally normal teenager with normal teenage concerns, got entranced by the arguments…

Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on controversial ‘Rolling Stone’ cover

US magazine Rolling Stone was under fire Wednesday for placing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, which critics said treats the Boston bombing suspect almost like a pop celebrity. This week’s cover of the publication known for its interviews with rock…  …

Serena Williams on Steubenville victim-blaming remarks: They were ‘insensitive and hurtful’

By Martin Pengelly, The Guardian World No 1 says of interview in Rolling Stone: ‘What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful’ Serena Williams has issued a statement in response to a furore created by her remarks regarding the Steubenville high school football rape case. In a Rolling…

Officer accuses U.S. military of vast Afghan deception

An internal report on the occupation of Afghanistan, penned by an active-duty military officer and published weeks ago — but not released by the Pentagon — was leaked on Friday by Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings, who called the 84-page examination “one of the most significant documents published by an…

Taibbi: Obama might have gotten the ’99 percent’ message

Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi appeared on Countdown Friday evening, discussing the Obama administration’s populist rhetoric in creating a potential foreclosure fraud settlement with the big banks. Taibbi, encouraged by the latest developments of the settlement, was open to the possibility of the big banks’ top individuals facing major crimes.…

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