Max Blumenthal talks whistleblowers, the middle east, and regime change in Venezuela. In particular, he and Scott lament all the journalists who are critical of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange, in which case their mentality must be “if the government doesn’t want me to know this, I don’t have any right to”—not the proper role of a journalist, needless to say. Blumenthal also describes the region-wide catastrophe that could result if the U.S. intervenes in Venezuela, and is shocked that anyone seriously considers that a good idea.
Discussed on the show:
- Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
- The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza
- Killing Gaza
- The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
- “INA Papers: The Corruption Case Against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno” (teleSUR English)
- “Behind the Omar Outrage: Suppressed History of 9/11” (Consortium News)
- “What the Media Won’t Tell You About the Venezuelan Coup” (Antiwar.com Original)
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