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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Jefferson Morley

Jefferson Morley

Jefferson Morley is a senior writing fellow and the editor and chief correspondent of the Deep State. He has been a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., since 1980. He spent 15 years as an editor and reporter at the Washington Post. He was a staff writer at Arms Control Today and Washington editor of Salon. He is the editor and co-founder of JFK Facts, a blog about the assassination of JFK. His latest book is "The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster, James Jesus Angleton." Other books include: "Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA" (2008) and "Snow-Storm in August: The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington's Race Riot of 1835" (2013).

Articles by this author

 

Understanding the Two Types of Whistleblowers

Legal whistleblowers work within the system seeking to make the government work better. Civil disobedience whistleblowers go outside the system (and the law) seeking to change or disrupt government policy.

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Spain Not Satisfied With CIA Answers on Embassy Attack

Burglars sought files of Kim Jong-un adviser

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Elliott Abrams’ Bloody Lies

The duplicity of Trump’s Venezuela envoy

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NSC Memo Shows Elliott Abrams ‘Caballed Quietly’ to Spring a CIA-Connected Drug Trafficker

"As time when U.S. prosecutors meted out 10-year sentences to young black men for the possession of a few ounces of cocaine, Abrams thought a multi-kiloton trafficker should be treated leniently. Such was his advocacy of 'human rights.'"

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William Barr’s Deep State Resume: Cover-Ups, Covert Ops, and Pardons

A close examination of Barr’s legal career indicates a high tolerance for presidentially sanctioned law-breaking

Jefferson Morley ·


Surgical Strikes: What the Attack on Yemen and Khashoggi Have in Common

The Saudi-led way of war is anything but indiscriminate

Jefferson Morley ·


The Khashoggi Affair Won’t Stop Trump’s Drive for War With Iran

Symbolic punishment will be designed to protect the policy of provocation.

Jefferson Morley ·


How Trump Hijacked the Government’s Transparency Process in an Attempt to Trap Rod Rosenstein

Donald Trump took a popular liberal idea and use it to attack the rule of law

Jefferson Morley ·

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