Back from Austin after visiting with the new JRE Mothership. Plus, notes on coming TK content
Matt, I think I speak for mostly everyone here when I say, if you want to take a few weeks or months to work on a single big story that you feel is worth it, then you should. I’d rather get the stories you feel are most important if it means not having something to read from you for a while.
"White Supremacy/racist/whatever" is the only card the left really has anymore. Covid fear is falling, people are starting to look closely at a lot of the so-called plans that have been animating the left for decades; the Democrat Jenga is starting to get really shakey.
And award for the best line ever dropped on Jeffrey Tobin:
'Noted Zoom onanist and sometime legal expert'
Put some ice on that Jeffrey or it will swell up ... in a bad way!
Another years membership paid for Taibbi!
It's cool, Matt. You the man. Write WTF you want to write.We're here for the long term...............
Matt I agree with Joe. I would be willing to put up $$ to a point if you crowdfunded for investigative work. The caveat that these things can turn up nothing is understood by most rational people
"there clearly is something deeply wrong with this country; there clearly is white domestic terrorism" --Matt Taibbi
Matt, in a country of more than 330 million, we can find examples of literally anything, so I'm sure we could find examples of violent white supremacists. But what evidence is there that this is more than incidental, or that it shows "something deeply wrong with this country"?
As a 25 year resident of Loudoun with 4 kids either in or through the school system, I can’t wait.
Turns out in real life, Matt sounds like a cheery Mormon missionary. The "I'm baked all the time" inflection is a desperate gambit for journalistic credibility.
Seriously though, can't wait for the Loudoun pieces. If there is justice in the world, someday there will be a Matt Taibbi School of Journalism.
I absolutely don't think you sound like Elizabeth Holmes. I saw a youtube video with her once, and she was spouting the biggest bunch of bullshit i've ever heard. How did it take so long for people to catch on to the fact that she was so totally full of shit?
I just have a few questions. When you say that no one tells MSM journalists to do shoddy & misleading journalism, why is no one ever fired for it? Do they not have bosses? Do their bosses not care about shoddy & misleading journalism?
Since you say that their choices are "strategic" in what way are they strategic? Strategically placed to mislead? Strategically placed to garner clicks?
Rachel Maddow, as just one example, seems to practice nothing else but shoddy & misleading journalism yet she is being amply rewarded for it. It doesn't appear that will end any time soon. If she was outed as a confabulator by a source her audience would actually believe wouldn't that negatively effect her employer's bottom line?
Excuse my paranoia but the idea that the copious amount of shoddy & misleading journalism that's spewed out of every MSM orifice on a daily basis is just laziness & click hunger seems a trifle thin.
But, like I said, I'm paranoid.
You actually sound like my college English Professor who we affectionately called Dr. Droopy cuz HE sounded like the 3rd tier cartoon afterthought/sidekick Droopy Dog. He taught a great course on Twain that I highly recommend. He also wrote a book on Nabokov. Who cares what you sound like? As one of only a handful of actual journalists left in the US, bask in the knowledge that your “voice” is not a vibration emanating from your mouth, rather the truth emanating from your pen.
"There is a heightened responsibility to get it right when people are amped up."
And yet, nobody in the mainstream media seems to feel the slightest obligation to do so.
Tell me, why the hell haven't we given this a name yet?
"These are uncomfortable things to talk about..."
Not for me, they're not. It's called sociopathy.
One wonders if the press' wrongful use of isolationist to describe non-interventionist actions is similarly distorted intentionally or just sheer stupidity; when the real journalists like Matt and Glenn expose this shit in an undeniable fashion, slowly the signal grows
"noted Zoom onanist"!
I thought the podcast with Rogan was great. I loved listening to you passionately describe, at some length, how awesome a job being a journalist could be, vs. what it is now. I listened to the whole thing, and may run through it again.
It seems it is hereditary. Elisabeth Holmes' father was a VP at Enron... - one of the "smartest guys in the room"....