01 May 2008

Matt Taibbi questions America's sanity

Progressive icon David Sirota says writer Matt Taibbi—who followed William Greider and the late, great Hunter Thompson at Rolling Stone—is "the best American journalism has to offer." I concur, and not just because I had the great pleasure of interviewing the brilliant madman myself.

Taibbi's new book The Great Derangement goes on sale May 6 and he and Eric Merola have put out a promotional video for it that roasts a corrupt White House and an acquiescent corporate media for eight years of greed, terror and blatant, murderous lies.

His fellow citizens aren't exactly spared, either. "Americans are now supposed to make their own sense of the world, but are the right messages even reaching our collective brain?" asks Taibbi. "Are the halves of that brain even connected? Do we know who we are anymore? Are we sane? It's a hell of a problem for a nuclear power."

14 comments:

Phil said...

Fantastic video. Can't wait to get the book.

Anonymous said...

Hunter Thompson was "offed"

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Anonymous said...

Newsflash-planet earth questions america`s sanity.

ernest said...

this is one brilliant person,

Thanks Matt!!!!!

Dave The Angry Rhode Islander said...

Excellent video - I look forward to reading the book with both halves of my brain.

lambert strether said...

Ah yes. YouTube of Centrist Hillary looking crazed. Good thing Centrist Obama's not proposing 100,000 more troops. Too. Oh, wait...

As if America's imperial role were on the table at ALL in this election.

Kid Charles said...

One factual problem with the video: nuclear plants do not give off air pollution. The only emissions from nuclear fission plants are water vapor. Nuclear is a zero-carbon energy source.

spooked said...

9/11 was an inside job and the media is controlled.

Buying the book isn't going to help that.

guzmán said...

"YouTube of Centrist Hillary looking crazed. Good thing Centrist Obama's not proposing 100,000 more troops."

Well, we could run Liberal Dukakis or Liberal Mondale again, not sure if they'd improve much on their last showings.

guzmán said...

"nuclear plants do not give off air pollution"

Unless they asplode.

guzmán said...

"9/11 was an inside job and the media is controlled."

Link?

;-)

James Stripes said...

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and Peoples
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Anonymous said...

Looks pretty good. I love the line about a careful weighing of lies and contradictions. Exactly.