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Archive for August 21st, 2010

Smear machine targets Wikileak founder

Posted by Charles II on August 21, 2010

At least, that’s the way it looks.

Via David Derbes, commenter at Eschatonblog, John Burns and Eric Schmitt, NYT

Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks who has been embroiled in a fight with the Pentagon over the recent release of classified documents, briefly became the focus of new attention on Saturday when Swedish prosecutors sought him for questioning on rape allegations — then quickly said the accusations were unfounded.

Mr. Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, had quickly posted a denial of the Swedish allegations on Twitter, saying that the charges were “without basis.” After the accusations had been initially reported in a Swedish newspaper, he wrote: “We were warned to expect ‘dirty tricks.’ Now we have the first one.”

Now, who exactly was the source for this false story, and how did it get through the entire world media without being vetted?

Posted in abuse of power, Afghanistan, Iraq war, Pentagon, ratf*cking | 3 Comments »

Democrats Beating Republicans In The Cash Race

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 21, 2010

This is kind of interesting: Namely, that Democrats are still beating Republicans in the cash race, as they did in 2008.

Of course, now is the time when the big GOP cash dump is likely to happen. Then again, the Target/Best Buy/MN Forward debacle is causing many businesses to think twice about throwing huge sums at the Republicans and their allies.

Posted in 2010 | 3 Comments »

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