The Mighty Glenn Greenwald gave a presentation at Austin’s SXSW gathering of dudebros today, and since I know LGF readers are busy adults who don’t like to waste time with inconsequentialities, here’s the condensed infographic version of his speech about the perils of being the most honest and moral journalist in the world, courtesy of the very creative and talented folks at imagethink.net.
— ImageThink (@ImageThink) March 10, 2014
Here’s the full-sized version (click to enlarge):
I absolutely love how “RUSSIA” is sort of stuck in, way over in the bottom right corner with some squiggly lines and a generic silhouette and no other text, like they had an afterthought as they were running out of room. “Oh yeah, Russia. I guess we ought to at least mention that.”
Sums it up very well.
Michele Bachmann (R-Mars) Says People Who Criticize the Koch Brothers Should Be Prosecuted Under the RICO Act
The latest Republican crackpot to come out in defense of the Koch brothers and their big, big far right money: the always fully-deranged Michele Bachmann.
Bachmann advocates using the RICO Act against people who criticize the Koch brothers.
I just thank God that there’s a billionaire or two on our side. All the billionaires seem to be on the radical left, so I’m glad that we have a couple on ours. I hope we get a few more that are willing that come out but realize also this is an intimidation movement, I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it. There’s something called the RICO statute, the racketeering law, that should be applied against them for doing this.
Some conservatives have started laying into the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave for creating an unfairly negative portrayal of slavery. You see, the movie portrays slaves being made unhappy by slavery. But that negativity is merely anti-slavery “propaganda,” according to James Bowman in conservative magazine The American Spectator:
If ever in slavery’s 250-year history in North America there were a kind master or a contented slave, as in the nature of things there must have been, here and there, we may be sure that Mr McQueen does not want us to hear about it. This, in turn, surely means that his view of the history of the American South is as partial and one-sided as that of the hated Gone With the Wind.
…Yes, there was much cruelty and hardship in the slave-owning South, as there has been in most of the rest of the world most of the time, and Mr. McQueen’s camera is all over that. But it strains ordinary credulity to suppose that there was nothing else.
We are wondering, was Bowman equally aggrieved by the lack of happy Jews in Schindler’s List?
Here’s a Sunday evening open thread — I’m definitely watching True Detective, but we don’t have to talk about that.