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"Drilling beneath the headlines"
Started: 2005
Founder: Zuade Kaufman

Owner: Truthdig L.L.C.

Truthdig is a website which is critical of the US government - up to a point. It does not, for example, welcome discussion of the events of 9/11.

September 11, 2001

In 2006 Blair Golson, a contributing editor of Truthdig, quoted a piece from Time magazine which was critical of "conspiracy theories" and 5 years after the 9/11 attacks wrote that “I have studiously avoided blogging about “The U.S. government planned 9/11” conspiracy theories because, frankly, they strain credulity* (Editor’s note: I originally had written “…frankly, they’re crap; no government could keep a secret like that from leaking.” But as anything is theoretically possible, I decided to soften my statement); it seems unlikely to the extreme that the government could keep a secret like that from leaking.” [1] A propaganda technique called the "Big Lie" is worth reflecting upon in this context.


Documents sourced from Truthdig

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The tears of Gaza must be our tearsspeechGaza5 August 2010Chris Hedges
Document:Why Isn’t Everyone In Favour of Taxing Financial Speculation?reportGeorge Osborne
George W. Bush
David Cameron
European Union
George H. W. Bush
Wall Street
Jeremy Corbyn
Hillary Clinton
2016 London mayoral election
Donald Trump
Bernie Sanders
2016 EU Referendum
19 April 2016Robert ReichBernie Sanders wants to tax stock trades at a rate of 0.5 percent (a trade of $1,000 would cost $5), and bond trades at 0.1 percent. The tax would reduce incentives for high-speed trading, insider deal-making, and short-term financial betting. Sanders’ 0.5 percent tax could thereby finance public investments that enlarge the economic pie rather than merely rearrange its slices – like tuition-free public education.
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