Tangentially Speaking

330 – Abby Martin (Investigative Journalist / Activist)

By July 18, 2018 September 14th, 2019 19 Comments

19 Comments

  • Avatar Andrew says:

    There is no link… is this onely for Patreon?

  • Avatar elsa says:

    I can’t find a link either and I want to listen to this SO badly!

  • Avatar Luis says:

    Lets not forget that Telesur is a Venezuelan state funded network, created to help drive the populist movement across Latin America. LAT AM’s RT, if you will. I feel like that should be a disclaimer people are aware of. I agree with a lot of the arguments she puts forth, but her discussion on the Venezuelan 2017 crisis on the JRE podcast, and her coverage of it is simply incorrect. This can be easily verified by the thousands of cellphone videos online of a government slaughtering it’s own people in order to hold on to power. I dont think it comes from a bad place, she has just been mislead by her sponsors.

    • Avatar Abby Martin says:

      To actually imply that I am lying on behalf of the SIX Latin American countries that make up TeleSUR, a station I sell a show to, is extremely insulting. If you actually watched my report on the Venezuelan opposition I include all the facts about government forces killing protesters and give them ample time to explain their views, more than I’ve seen on corporate media in fact.

      • Avatar A. Non says:

        Go Abby! I’m citing your Empire Files videos in my papers for my Social Work Master’s program. Great work… Peace 🙂

      • And among those other countries funding TeleSUR are… Cuba and Nicaragua. Not exactly bastions of freedom of speech.

        FWIW I like Abby and I see myself agreeing with a lot of her opinions. I just fear that in her justified passion for pointing out the many atrocities committed by the American Empire, she may be veering too hard on the opposite direction, and overlooking some of the atrocities made by the nations that antagonize with the Empire.

        On a side note I also see this revulsion against Clinton that I started to note among my conspiracy-theorizing friends not long before the election. They started to speak of her as a veritable baby-eating shape-shifting lizard –and this was BEFORE Pizzagate. mind you. That did not bother me too much, but when they also started to praise Putin and the annexation of Crimea, THAT is when I knew something was wrong. That’s when I knew Trump had an actual chance of winning the election (to clarigy, I’m not putting Abby in the same boat as those people).

        And yeah, Obama sure made a lot of mistakes: Ordered countless drone attacks, and deported thousands of illegal immigrants, etc. But compared to "El Naranjo" his presidency now shines as a bastion of decency and diplomacy. Perhaps he blew his chance to make actual changes because he saw what was happening on the red states, where people were stockpiling guns like there was some sort of Christmas discount sale.

        Perhaps he was receiving actual intel warning of a civil war waiting to blow off on his face. I guess we’ll never know.

        And now here we are. In 2018 "mainstream media" has literally become an insult and InfoWars is considered by a lot of people to be a more reliable source of information than The New York Times. I personally don’t see that as an improvement –speaking as a contributor to a website that deals with all sorts of alternative topics– but maybe this is a phase we have to go through before things change and institutions win back the trust of the people.

  • Avatar TwistedOperator says:

    Great guest Ryan. Love you and your work Abby.

  • Avatar Peter Moss says:

    What Christopher said about Diddle Bush is true. Her formal name is Ethel Walker Smith Bush: https://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/17/style/miss-bush-weds-m-p-mcallister.html

  • Avatar Vegan Marine says:

    Made Luis her Bi$%&

  • Avatar David says:

    First time listener . We have a Russian agent is in the white house ? Correction >We have a Zionist agent in the white house .

  • Avatar Mike Bouck says:

    Great conversation guys and congrats Chris for finishing your book!

    "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Progress

    Also, I don’t think Abby mentioned it but she does a podcast, Media Roots Radio, with her brother Robbie: http://mediaroots.org/radio/

  • Avatar M@ says:

    How do you spell the Swedish band you played? I can’t find it trying multiple spellings. Perhaps a link?

  • Avatar Niki says:

    two of my favourites together – fantastic! Love from Scotland.

  • Avatar JOE peeer says:

    Miss Abby is a naive out of touch couch emotional nobody …she cares for what the media tells her ….Palestine ,,,lady please ,,, the media guided u ,,,how about gay and woman rights in the Muslim world ?,,,child abuse in the Muslim world ?…female gentile mutilation ?…mass graves of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia ?…does she have a clue whats goin on in bharain ?….whats going on with the quality of ur tap water ?…shes riding the tv wave with empty passion ,,,useless distraction

  • Avatar JOE peeer says:

    Miss Abby is a naive out of touch couch emotional nobody …she cares for what the media tells her ….Palestine ,,,lady please ,,, the media guided u ,,,how about gay and woman rights in the Muslim world ?,,,child abuse in the Muslim world ?…female gentile mutilation ?…mass graves of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia ?…does she have a clue whats goin on in bharain ?….whats going on with the quality of ur tap water ?…shes riding the tv wave with empty passion ,,,useless distraction

  • Avatar R. Mason says:

    Worst By-product of the Western culture. Spoiled white girl who goes against the same culture that FREELY allows her to do her #dirtyjournalism. Upset with mommy and daddy’s political views she decided to find her own phsyco-truth. Not the nest way to do real objective journalism. Some of you think that people critique her (like me) they do it just because she’s rebel and curses in front of the camera a mix of stories that are driven by her emotions and sociopathic impulses.

    Her personal delusion of reality makes her go to the world and create hete that YES it sounds powerful like HUGO CHAVEZ you know, super tough but in the end it’s all about her ego & social recognition. Tenth of thousands of children die of hunger and desees in Venezuela. Her speech is a ONE-WAY Speech she blocks from Social Media anyone who has anything to contribute to the “truth” she’s promoting (Saudi, Iranian, Maduro, Russian Truth) not the truth of our not perfect but beautiful FREE world, She is 100% against her parents thus hurt millions of poor people around the world (not the rich people though). Journalism should be objective NOTR driven by emotions and psociopathic impulses. Please control, yourself Abby and tell the truth for everyone NOT the truth of crimilnals. A real Dr helps every sick person not just the ones he likes. BE PROFESSINAL or juts don;’t call yourself a journalist because right now you look like a female Hyena eating her own sibling inside the mother before they even see the light of life.

    Thank you.

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