So I took a trip this evening. I Googled ZNet and then clicked on it. Taking to a beg for money message. (Really, Michael, all these years later you're still begging for money? How very sad, how very, very sad.) Click that you don't want to donate and you're taken to a Z page where you have to pick ZNet again. You're taken to a page that you can't read because of a big ad across it and it takes forever after you click to get it off.
It's disgusting. So is the non-stop begging. I'm serious, when you get to be a certain age and you're still begging, you need to find something else to do. That's the universe's way of telling you you've chosen the wrong career path.
So why should you pay money to ZNet? For those Congressional reporters on their staff?
Oops, they don't have that. They don't have anything. In fact, they're reposting transcripts from Democracy Now! -- and not even concerned that Glenn Greenwald's lying.
I'm not a big fan of faux lefty Glenn and really wish he would spend all of his time in his little lovenest outside the US -- instead of just some of his time there.
Glenn's supposed to be telling about the judge's verdict but he either didn't read or just wants to lie. It's an arrest warrant that's out for Julian Assange and Assange was supposed to be questioned before he left Sweden.
That last one? You're thinking, "I know! Julian and his lawyer keep talking about that! Have for months! If they had a real case, they would have interviewed Julian when he was in Sweden waiting to be interviewed!"
That's not what I'm saying. The verdict, read it in full, goes over how that's a lie. It's a lie that Julian's Swedish attorney attempted to tell the British court and was then forced to admit that before Julian had left Sweden, the attorney had been contacted about questioning and had said it was a go. This was six or seven days before Assange left Sweden.
They lied. They lied over and over in the press and in the court. The judge is very clear on this. C.I. covered the judge's decision in yesterday's "Iraq snapshot." Because C.I.'s bolded decisions from the judge's opinion, I'm going to set off the excerpt with "****" indicating the start and I'll put "****" to indicate the end of the excerpt as well.
The offshore tax haven that is Glenn-Glenn is an idiot. He didn't know what he was talking about or he was lying, take your pick. (I choose lying because he's lied so damn much in the past.)
Julian Assange is their poster boy, they beat off to him. Don't confuse it with revolution or protest and certainly don't mistake them for truth tellers. They're still trying to tell you that Saint Julian could end up in Guantanamo or in the military brig!!!!!!
They're such liars. I really can't stomach them and shame on you, Michael, no wonder you have to beg for money.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):