Show Details for Monday August 16th, 2010

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Tonight’s guests:

Oliver Diaz and Jonathan Schwarz


Oliver Diaz

Tonight we talk to former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, a Republican Judge, who says the Bush DOJ targeted him for removal from office and prosecution.

Background: Justice in Mississippi—By Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine)


Jonathan Schwarz

In the second segment we talk with Jonathan Schwarz, a contributor to Mother Jones magazine, who wrote the piece “Jeffrey Goldberg Still America’s Preeminent Propagandist,” which quotes Goldberg now claiming that “Israel has twice before successfully attacked and destroyed an enemy’s nuclear program. In 1981, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iraqi reactor at Osirak, halting — forever, as it turned out — Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions,” while in 2002 Goldberg was claiming “Saddam Hussein never gave up his hope of turning Iraq into a nuclear power. After
the Osirak attack, he rebuilt, redoubled his efforts, and dispersed his facilities.”

Schwarz is co-author of “Our Kampf,” a book of political humor. He blogs at ;.

Background: See also Glenn Greenwald’s recent piece, which cites Schwarz: “How propagandists function: Exhibit A”

Also, “The Atlantic’s Iran Debate … Or Echo Chamber” and “The Campaign to Turn Iran into an ‘Existential Threat'” at

Editorial note:

I found this picture posted on Jonathan’s blog. I’ve seen it before on the web and it seems he likes it. I like it too but it is not meant to represent tonight’s interview. It is merely an image to make you all think.


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