IRAN STATE MEDIA: Barack Obama killed Aaron Swartz

WASHINGTON – A full 16 hours before an Internet Chronicle writer would issue his dire, satirical indictment of unnamed conspirators for the murder of Aaron Swartz, Iranian state media was already on the case, hinting early Eastern time Sunday morning the Internet activist’s opposition to President Barack Obama’s kill-list targeted assassination . . .

Between Naivete and Sadism: The New York Times, Common Dreams and Think Progress on Hagel and Iran

Yesterday I wrote, “What has happened to Chuck Hagel this week [as he awaits Senate confirmation for defense secretary] has kind of put me on edge about [accusations of anti-Semitism] […] The Weekly Standard and Hagel “friend” [Senator] John McCain [(R-AZ)] have been gloating that the defense secretary nominee has set Iranian leaders . . .

Meme Patrol: ‘I Was a Paid Internet Shill’ — A Confession?

Thursday a Conscious Life News report went viral, claiming to relay the point of view of a “pro-Israeli” shill, who claimed to have worked out of a mysterious, transient San Francisco office for a company that shills for corporate and political donors. Being apolitical, in addition to desperate, said guilty feeling alleged . . .

Treason and Tyranny: Defense Attorney David Coombs Rallies Public Support at All Souls Unitarian Church

David Coombs, Army Reservist, America Hater Photo: Tyler Bass, Washington Correspondent, The Internet Chronicle

WASHINGTON — December 3rd Bradley Manning Attorney and Army Reservist spoke to a congregation near Mt. Pleasant, District of Columbia. He spoke for almost 90 minutes, part of which included a question period in which he answered . . .

‘I’m Sorry, Mr. Jackson’: An Occupy Retrospective

WASHINGTON — In one of those long, rambling Alex Jones films, hip-hop artist KRS One summed up some substantial misgivings to be had with Occupy D.C. rather nicely when he said that if you have a problem with your burger at McDonald’s, you don’t go complain to the guy slapping on the cheese. You go . . .

‘The CPU is Not Made for This Motherboard:’ The Chicken-and-Egg Debate Over Bradley Manning’s Treatment

Pro-Manning Protesters Outside of Fort Meade Tuesday

WASHINGTON – Retired Colonel Dan Choike, the former commander of Marine Corps Base Quantico, at which Private Bradley Manning was held, took the stand Tuesday and shed more light on the public relations and mental health concerns surrounding the incarceration of the Army intelligence analyst . . .

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ESSAY: The Paula Broadwell Stakeout

Politico led with Broadwell imbibing ethanol (Via the Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – Early Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report relayed that the driver’s license of Paula Broadwell, mistress and biographer to ill-fated CIA Director David Petraeus, was found in Rock Creek Park, a very likely initiator of a multihour media stakeout at . . .

Horton Hears a “Foolish Statement” by Senator Leahy on “Cablegate”

WASHINGTON – Wednesday afternoon the White Phone got on the record with Scott Horton, lecturer-at-law at Columbia University and Harper’s columnist, after catching an informative at Fordham University panel discussion on C-SPAN. There on October 16 Mr. Horton had characterized the whistleblower status of Army Private Bradley Manning as tenuous. Private Manning’s alleged leaking, Mr. . . .

Vote Looming, National Geographic to Exhibit Dubious, Politicized bin Laden Raid Narrative

WASHINGTON – The trailer for an upcoming film on the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden inaccurately represents tactics and techniques, thereby overstating pre-operational uncertainty regarding the terrorist leader’s hideout presence. While producing “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” which National Geographic plans to air in the 48 hours before Election . . .

“Weev” Auernheimer on Free Speech versus Exploitation

“The beauty of art is that it can be interpreted many ways by many different people.”

WASHINGTON – Andrew Auernheimer, an American gray hat hacker better known as “weev,” tells The Internet Chronicle that his indictment in a New Jersey District Court over a June 2010 AT&T data breach is at its . . .