Speaking to a crowd earlier this week, renowned author and intellectual Noam Chomsky said that despite the noble public face America has put on regarding the democracy movements in the middle east, the U.S. government will instead do anything it can to stop freedom’s spread.
“Plainly, the U.S. and allies are not going to want governments which are responsive to the will of the people [in the middle east],” he said. “If that happens, not only will the U.S. not control the region, but it will be thrown out.”
Chomsky gave the talk at an event celebrating the 25th birthday of the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). He was joined by writer Glenn Greenwald, filmmaker Michael Moore and Democracy Now host Amy Goodman.
This video was broadcast by Democracy Now on May 11, 2011.
Trump blew his big chance — and now the next two debates really won’t matter
Donald Trump went into the first debate with a gargantuan challenge: He had to do something that turned around his sagging poll numbers to bring in voters, some of whom he lost to Joe Biden and desperately needs.
Joe Biden’s challenge was simply surviving the onslaught, in tact. He more than achieved that while Trump more than failed at his challenge. Trump alienated everyone with his ugly interruptions and meltdowns — even though most of his own supporters will vote for him nonetheless.
WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen pranks Pence in upcoming ‘Borat’ sequel
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pranked Vice President Mike Pence as part of a bit in his forthcoming sequel to the 2006 film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
The long-rumored comedy will premier Oct. 23 on Amazon Prime Video, and features a scene filmed at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference held back in February, just before the coronavirus lockdowns, reported The Daily Beast.
Court rules the Trump administration policing panel broke the law — and must halt its work
U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Thursday that one of President Donald Trump's "blue ribbon panels" broke public meetings laws, reported Politico.
The law enforcement panel violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act, according to the federal court judge, by only allowing law enforcement on the commission and by holding meetings in secret.
"The commission’s final report was set to go to Attorney General William Barr later this month, but Bates said no recommendations can be submitted until the panel remedies the legal violations," Politico reported.