More Smears, and Support, for Hagel

The fight over the possible nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense can be defined as a battle waged with smears from the one side, and thoughtful, evidence-backed arguments from the other. Too simplistic to be true? Case in point.… Continue Reading  

From Oklahoma City to Oslo, Neo-Cons Blow it Again

Editorial in today’s print edition (subsequently amended but still heavy with insinuations) of the Wall Street Journal: In terms of leaping to Islamophobic conclusions, this must rank right up there with the smug certainty with which The Investigative Project’s Steven… Continue Reading  

Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya

From the wire: WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO… Continue Reading  

Jen Rubin vs. HSBC

On December 23, right-wing pro-Israel activist Noah Pollak was wandering through the Athens airport when he snapped a picture of an HSBC advertisement containing this factoid: Only 4% of American films are made by women. In Iran it’s 25%. Pollak tweeted the picture, adding… Continue Reading  

Washington Post Asked to Account for Jennifer Rubin’s Latest Outburst

We here at LobeLog have been critical of The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin for her use of negative labels to describe her political opponents (e.g. complaining that American Jews have a “sick addiction” to the Democratic party), her factual distortions about… Continue Reading