Stories by Matt Taibbi

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Posted on: Nov 21, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

And this is the guy who has a 'close friendship' with George Bush?

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

With the '06 election barely in the rearview mirror, out comes the media's two-year long presidential campaign rumor and buzz industry.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

It's dangerous to allow history to be written that it was "the Republicans" who got us into Iraq -- a lot of America's mushy moderate media and political establishment thought the invasion was a great idea at the time.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Much of the faulty logic and circumstancial evidence that justifies the 9/11 conspiracies are repeats of the theories that abounded in Timothy McVeigh's Oklahoma City bombing.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Will Democrats spend their first moments in the majority issuing a nasty payback for a decade of Republican punishment?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

America doesn't need to try harder. China needs to stop using slave labor. If you see things any other way, you've probably got a factory in the Suzhou industrial park. Or you're taking money from someone who does.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Why the "9/11 Truth" movement makes the Left Behind series read like Shakespeare.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

The billions we're spending on the worthless F-22 fighter plane is just the latest taxpayer rip-off. When will the military-industrial complex get the smackdown it deserves?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Five years after 9/11, the country still hasn't asked what motives the terrorists may have had in their attacks.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Senator Joe Biden is the ultimate creep Democrat -- happy to attack Rumsfeld when Iraq is polling badly, and arch defender of the credit industries that have put thousands of US troops abroad in bankruptcy.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Karl Rove and Co. may be flirting with selling the public the same thing cult leaders throughout history have sold their followers: the afterlife.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Establishment Dems treat their political party like a house in the fucking Hamptons. Who died and made these people gatekeepers to anything?

Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Political hacks like Joe Lieberman have run the country for decades, but now that that they've fucked up Iraq and everything else so badly they've made "McGovernism" mainstream.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Hillary Clinton's carefully scripted display of canned anger at Donald Rumsfeld was for his screwing up the 'execution' of the Iraq war, not because he thought invading Iraq was a good idea.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

The Democrats must shed their corporate spokesmen and yuppie paranoia if they are ever going to win.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2005, Source: New York Press

Polling in this country has degenerated almost entirely into a tool for describing consumer behavior, whether the brand names are Coke and Pepsi, or Democrats and Republicans.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2005, Source: New York Press

Newsweek's back in the news. This time with a cover story that seems to blame 9/11 and other intelligence and military failures on Deep Throat.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2005, Source: New York Press

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman's latest book on Globalization is a battle between twisted logic and atrocious writing.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Being on the campaign trail is like being trapped in a zoo exhibit with no shelter from the crowd, where the penalty for touching your own genitals is death.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Do you really want to buy Matt Taibbi's new book that documents his drug-laced adventures as a flailing campaign reporter? He doesn't think so.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2005, Source: New York Press

With the majority of the public against the war, Democrats have the perfect opportunity to differentiate themselves; so why are they embracing Reaganomics and pre-emptive war?

Posted on: Mar 2, 2005, Source: New York Press

A former rabble-rousing liberal joins the 'with us or against us' crowd.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2005, Source: New York Press

A new poll reveals that most Americans don't know their right from their left ... wing. The right knows this and leads the manipulation race.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2005, Source: New York Press

The way the press fauned over the first lady's dress and its designer you wonder how well it'll resume its role as government watchdog.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2005, Source: New York Press

Was the end of the WMD hunt last week actually 'little noted' or was it simply 'little covered'?

Posted on: Jan 12, 2005, Source: New York Press

Geeky conservative Tucker Carlson's move to MSNBC appears to be yet another sign of 'right-shift' in cable news – but is that really it?

Posted on: Jan 4, 2005, Source: New York Press

Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' issue struggles to portray Bush as the intellectual statesman just as it takes blogs to task for the lack of professionalism.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2004, Source: New York Press

The DLC has joined Fox News and the GOP in savaging Michael Moore, blaming him for Kerry's loss.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2004, Source: New York Press

A post-mortem of election post-mortems reveals the winner of the prize for worst campaign journalist of 2004.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2004, Source: New York Press

Bush is our fault because too many of us found it easier to hate him than find a way to love each other. If we work on love, we won't need to rely on the cynics in the DLC to come up with the right "formula" the next time around.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2004, Source: New York Press

Follow the competition – America's worst campaign journalist hacks go head to head in a bracketed tournament leading up to the election.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The fundamentalist Bible Belt got the war it wanted in Iraq – and look what they've done with it.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It is a sad commentary on the state of campaign coverage that droves of reporters emerged on Friday with the exact same judgment, delivered with the exact same boxing metaphor.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A much lauded ad campaign uses a new bag of tricks to shill its product, Snickers. Too bad that bag of tricks is just an innovative visual spectacle obscuring child labor issues and non-Fair Trade cocoa.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Kitty Kelley's take on the Bush dynasty: consistently cold, calculating, predatory and unscrupulous, generation after generation. In other words, her book is a rollicking good read.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2004, Source: New York Press

What positive effect did the protests during the Republican convention really have?

Posted on: Sep 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The new Levi's ad campaign speaks to corporate America's secret wish to turn us all into dummies.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The ancient Greeks believed inspiration made a man holier than a priest. Chili’s wants you to believe inspiration comes from barbecue sauce.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2004, Source: New York Press

The 'Washington Post' won't properly admit that it blew its coverage leading up to the invasion of Iraq.

Posted on: May 19, 2004, Source: MediaChannel.org

Corporate-funded initiatives to get out the youth vote are often times more show than substance.

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