In truth, the mainstream media is pro-establishment. Which brings us back to the Senate report on CIA torture. Turns out, the agency was anxious during the Bush era to spin the interrogation story to its positive advantage — to disinform, as it were — and that some heavy hitters in the mainstream media were happy to oblige. From the Senate report, Finding No.
'I'd do it again!' Cheney defends CIA torture, calls interrogators heroes — RT USA News
High life. I know, it sounds very unchristian, but there you have it. For me bad guys remain bad, and good guys ditto. Mind you, those friends who have met the man in the white suit could do worse than have my old boss Algy Cluff pay tribute to them. I hope that the equivalent of Algy will come up to honour Roger Moore, who was a Speccie reader and a good friend of mine.
Blumenthal is a columnist for Salon. He is the author of The Clinton Wars. He served as Assistant to the President,
But his fate, Pat Kinsella reveals, may not have been a tale of tragic misadventure. In the small hours of the morning, on 28 November , a research scientist plunged to his death from the 13th floor of a Manhattan hotel. As far as his family was aware, Dr Frank Olson had been working for the US army, and the official line was that he had committed suicide because of job-related stress. Twenty-two years later, the CIA confessed that its agents had given Olson the hallucinogen LSD, without his consent or knowledge, and that his subsequent death was probably caused by the effects of the drug. US President Gerald Ford even issued an official apology.