Feb 26, 2015: Norman Solomon: Huffington Post: CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks
Dec 23, 2013: Daily Sheeple: Washington Post, its new owner, and the CIA: joined at the hip
Norman Solomon, writing at Counterpunch, nails it down: building a version of the online Cloud that will run inside the CIA, for the CIA, has been awarded, as a $600 million contract, to Amazon Web Services. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, now owns the Washington Post.
ON THE RECORD: Dec 23, 2013: .In an op-ed, Norman Solomon (Counter Punch) blasted MoveOn.org for being too much of a suck-up to Obama and his administration. He contrasted an article by the New York Times which was largely critical of Obama and a MoveOn.org email that was sent the same day as the NYT article was published which blamed everyone but Obama for problems. He writes: "the MoveOn email did not include a single word of criticism, much less challenge, of Obama. Instead, the email blamed Congress for all the political obstacles to needed “change.” This is typical. Year after year of the Obama presidency, MoveOn has been routinely silent on such crucial matters as U.S. drone and cruise missile strikes across borders, war in Afghanistan, assaults on press freedom and whistleblowers, and methodical undermining of precious civil liberties. The intertwined warfare state and surveillance state have little to fear from MoveOn. And that’s tragic."
Norman Solomon (born July 7, 1951 in Point Reyes Station, California) is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and was a candidate in 2012 for the United States House of Representatives. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and served as its executive director until 2010. Solomon's weekly column, "Media Beat", was in national syndication from 1992 to 2009. More recently Solomon focused on his 2012 congressional campaign in California's 2nd congressional district.