First up, Jimmy Dore.
Now for Mickey Z at DISSIDENT VOICE:
Here’s how corporate-controlled Wikipedia describes In-Q-Tel: “An American not-for-profit venture capital firm based in Arlington, Virginia. It invests in high-tech companies to keep the Central Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies, equipped with the latest in information technology in support of United States intelligence capability.”
On the In-Q-Tel (IQT) website, they openly explain their mission: “To invest in cutting-edge technologies to enhance the national security of the United States.” (See some of the companies they’ve invested in here.)
Jeffrey Smith, the former general counsel of the CIA, was one of a small group of intelligence community insiders who helped set up In-Q-Tel. He explains the firm’s name as such: “We really needed something that also had appeal to a wider audience and, frankly, had some sex to it.”
While I like the article, that second paragraph above is bulls**t. If the venture has been ongoing since 1998, I don't think any topic of the last two weeks prevented anyone from learning of it. I also don't think people can't cover more than one topic at a time. And since he's linking to Will Smith, I have to pull a Phoebe from FRIENDS and say, as she did to Monica, "Hello Kettle? This is Monica. You're black."
I like Mickey Z and I like the article but that paragraph appears to be some form of holier-than-thou and there's been a lot of that in the last two weeks. Don't expect a global broadcast to include unplanned violence and for people not to discuss it. This isn't -- "Saw on a tabloid that so and so are sleeping together! Do you think it's true!" This is an assault that was carried out on live TV where millions saw it and was then all over YOUTUBE where even more saw it.
By the way, Will?
He's the Idiot of the Week. When you're seen as a kook and a cuck, you've earned it and then some. He seems to think that checking into rehab is going to erase what happened. Nope. And that 10 year slap on the wrist is a joke as well.
Will's destroyed himself. He was a star of action movies. That's the only way he sold tickets. And no one believes a little cuck can be a bad ass, sorry, Will.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"