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Aaron Mat: Why Democrats will regret lionizing the national security state on impeachment.

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Journalist Aaron Mate (The Nation) is the only journalist to win an award for his correct Russiagate reporting ...

Park Center for Independent Media holds 11th annual Izzy Awards
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The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) held its 11th annual Izzy Award ceremony April 15 to celebrate the work of Earth Island Journal and independent journalists Dave Lindorff, Aaron Mate and Laura Flanders.

The Izzy Award celebrates and honors journalists who display outstanding achievement in independent media " media produced outside of traditional corporate structures. The award was created by PCIM under the leadership of Jeff Cohen.

It is named after Izzy Stone, an investigative journalist who founded I. F. Stone's Weekly, a progressive newsletter, in 1953. The first Izzy Award was presented in 2009. The judges look for an independent outlet, journalist or producer who contributes to culture, politics or journalism outside of normal societal standards.

Aaron Mate received the Izzy Award for his persistence toward finding out the truth behind the "Russia election collusion" story, primarily during his reporting for "The Nation." During his acceptance speech, he discussed the importance of relying on factual evidence in journalism.

"Journalism is about following the facts " drawing conclusions and inferences based on the available evidence," Mate said.

Mate also spoke about the President Donald Trump and Russia conspiracy. He said he believes the mainstream media has been promulgating a false narrative that Trump colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign.

"In short, I think Mueller's pro show that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative embraced by the U.S. media political establishment is largely a work of fiction," Mate said.

Mate said he believes journalists need to be more skeptical of claims from the intelligence community.

"Whatever allegation is made, there must be concrete evidence," Mate said.


All the opinion hacks on cable news, along with all the hacks at the NYT and WaPo, got Russiagate reporting wrong -- only Aaron Mate from The Nation got the Russiagate reporting right.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-15 08:01 PM | Reply

Yes, being against national security is obviously a wise political move. Why can't these dum-dums see that? By the way, do you know where I can get some good snake oil? I just found out about the benefits of it and how the deniers have been lying to us about it.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-11-15 09:58 PM | Reply

Whew, it's not a Jimmy Dore thread......

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-16 04:50 AM | Reply

Yes, being against national security is obviously a wise political move. Why can't these dum-dums see that? By the way, do you know where I can get some good snake oil? I just found out about the benefits of it and how the deniers have been lying to us about it.

#2 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Here's a list of CIA debacles ...

List of CIA controversies
en.wikipedia.org

Took me 2 seconds to find it.

You're being lied to about everything from Russiegate to Ukrainegate to Democratic Party stooges like the "centrist" Rahm Emanuel who is paid to lie on TV about Medicare-for-All.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-11-16 02:58 PM | Reply

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