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Yasha Levine

Co-founder of the S.H.A.M.E. Project

Read Levine's book: The Corruption of Malcolm Gladwell.

Yasha Levine is the former editor of The eXile and founding editor of The eXiled. Levine’s articles have appeared in Wired, The Nation, Slate, Penthouse, Time magazine, The New York Observer and many others. He has made several guest appearances on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show.

Levine and eXiled co-editor Mark Ames first broke the connection between the Tea Party and the billionaire Koch brothers in Playboy.com in February 2009, sparking lawsuit threats and a smear campaign. He was also the first to uncover the origins of the Koch family’s wealth and its connection to Stalin and the Soviet Union.

Website: http://exiledonline.com/yasha-levine/

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NPR’s Education Coverage Funded By Pro-Privatization Billionaires

Remember Ally Bank’s conflicted funding of NPR financial news program Planet Money? Well, turns out NPR is much more compromised than we ever imagined.

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Why is Malcolm Gladwell running cover for the enablers of serial child molester Jerry Sandusky?

NSFWCORP recently published an article in which I explore the weird, sleazy public relations blitz designed to whitewash the role that top Penn State officials played in covering up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky.

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The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Was a Follower of Jewish Rightwing Terrorist Meir Kahane

On August 15, 2012, in West Jerusalem, a small group of Palestinian teenagers was attacked by a mob of Israeli youths. The New York Times described it as an “attempted lynching.” The Israelis, who had apparently planned on lynching someone that night, set their sights on a couple of Palestinian kids hanging out at a busy city square, [...]

Thumbnail : Recovered History: Wall Street-Funded Self Help Propaganda Greased the Real Estate Bubble

Recovered History: Wall Street-Funded Self Help Propaganda Greased the Real Estate Bubble

I was passing through the Mojave Desert and by chance stopped by a local thrift store in Joshua Tree. I’m glad I did, because I spotted a book that I just had to own. At $0.50, it was priced to sell. And as you can tell from the title above, the book’s a classic. It’s bound [...]

Thumbnail : Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

Megan McArdle’s fake disclosures are a crisis-management diversion—the shill equivalent of a squid squirting ink or a skunk discharging its stink-glands. She wants readers to wrinkle their nose and turn away in disgust—anything to keep critics from scrutinizing her Koch ties and uncovering her corruption.

Thumbnail : Barry Ritholtz Calls S.H.A.M.E.’s Expose of Megan McArdle “One of the Most Brutal Takedowns I Have Ever Seen” and “Absolutely Must Read Material”

Barry Ritholtz Calls S.H.A.M.E.’s Expose of Megan McArdle “One of the Most Brutal Takedowns I Have Ever Seen” and “Absolutely Must Read Material”

This past Friday, S.H.A.M.E. Project’s expose of Megan McArdle got a shout out from financial blogger/commentator Barry Ritholtz, who called our profile of the Newsweek/Daily Beast hack “one of the most brutal takedowns I have ever seen.” Ritholtz—author of the excellent 2009 book Bailout Nation, frequent Bloomberg TV pundit,  and the man behind the popular finance blog [...]

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Freakonomics Author Steven Levitt: Enemy of Chicago School Teachers

The list of enemies aligned against Chicago’s teachers is long and intimidating: Billionaire hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, Charles Koch, Art Pope, Rahm Emanuel, President Obama and . . . Steven Levitt.

Thumbnail : Journalists at the RNC Either Suck Up To Power, Or Risk Attack…

Journalists at the RNC Either Suck Up To Power, Or Risk Attack…

One thing I learned from watching last week’s RNC: Being a reporter with a video camera at a GOP convention and doing anything other than sucking up to power . . . well, that just might be the most dangerous journalism job in America today. Hell, you’re in danger of being lynched just for reporting while being black.

Thumbnail : Shill vs. Shill: Jeffrey Goldberg Accuses Fareed Zakaria of Plagiarizing Him, Too…

Shill vs. Shill: Jeffrey Goldberg Accuses Fareed Zakaria of Plagiarizing Him, Too…

As we previously reported, Fareed Zakaria was reinstated by CNN/Time magazine to his post of corporate lackey. But at least one of Zakaria’s colleagues is not happy about it at all.

Thumbnail : TIME & CNN Restore Fareed Zakaria’s Most Favored Corporate Lackey Status

TIME & CNN Restore Fareed Zakaria’s Most Favored Corporate Lackey Status

Who needs accountability in the journalism world when that would just get in the way of Zakaria’s important job as dancing circus poodle for warmongers, neoliberals and multinationals. In other words, those who, like Zakaria, escaped accountability for their failures (and their thieving).

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