Sunday, 9 September 2012

Jeremy Scahill & UP with Chris Hayes

My Twitter stream was pretty busy today over Jeremy Scahill, The Nation’s foreign policy journalist, and his stance on President Obama’s foreign policy which he voiced on Chris Hayes’s show, to much push-back from his fellow guests. The video’s split in two (both below), and I think Scahill makes a lot of very good points – some of which the other guests don’t want to accept, in turn reinforcing one of Scahill’s first points about the media and how they cover and represent President Obama’s foreign policy…

Clip 1:

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Clip 2:

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He finishes off with “I look forward to the ad hominem attacks on Twitter”… And he didn’t have to wait long…

On a personal note, I was very happy to hear China inserted into the debate right at the end – pity they didn’t have time to get into it any deeper, but maybe it’ll spur something more in the future.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


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