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So far this week, our small webzine has scored record-breaking traffic due to the ongoing media controversy regarding the doubts expressed by Donald Trump regarding Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War record.
Although over the last few decades our dishonest national media has established Sen. McCain as perhaps America’s greatest living war hero, the actual facts seem to be quite contrary, though as yet scarcely touched upon by Trump’s somewhat scattershot statements. Be it as it may, many tens of thousands of readers have now discovered Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg’s shocking expose of the McCain-led POW Cover-Up, both on this website and elsewhere, and large numbers have also read my more recent “Tokyo Rose” piece on the senior Arizona senator.
Over the last few days, these articles have aggregated a total of 2,500 Tweets across different websites, which would be excellent distribution for a front-page story in The New York Times, and perhaps these massively documented but long suppressed facts will finally slip into the MSM, at which point—to quote Sydney Schanberg—“all hell could break loose.” When the American public discovers that “Rambo was Right” all along, perhaps Hollywood will then commission a sequel to that Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields, in which Sam Waterston reprises his role as the heroic Schanberg, this time focusing on his many years of lonely stateside effort to break the greatest story of his career.
On a much more mundane level, regular readers of The Review will surely have noticed that over the last few weeks we have greatly expanded our list of regular Columnists, adding a half-dozen new writers, both Left and Right, many of whom possess very substantial journalistic ouvres, but whose unwillingness to blindly toe various ideological party-lines have generally locked them out of our national op-ed pages. In alphabetical order, they are:
- Linh Dinh. Author of two books of stories, five books of poetry, and a novel, with his work repeatedly anthologized in the volumes of Best American Poetry and one of his books ranked as among of the year by The Village Voice. The frequent focus of his writing and photography on the darker side of recent American life has sometimes caused him to be described as the “Jacob Riis” of today’s impoverished and deindustrialized America.
- Eamonn Fingleton. A former editor for Forbes and The Financial Times, he has spent 27 years covering industrial policy and East Asian economics and is the author of three books on those subjects,with Blindside named as one of the Ten Best Business Books of 1995 by BusinessWeek.
- Norman Finkelstein. Holding a Princeton doctorate in Political Science, he is the author of a dozen books, mostly focusing on Israel/Palestine issues and Jewish history, with The Holocaust Industry becoming an international best-seller. He has also the subject of an award-winning documentary, American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.
- Ilana Mercer. A leading paleolibertarian commentator, she is the author of two books, Broad Sides and Into the Cannibal’s Pot, and a widely distributed column, while serving as a Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies.
- James Petras. The Bartle Professor of Sociology (Emeritus) at Binghamton University in New York, he is the author of 62 books published in 29 languages and over 600 academic journal articles, with a special focus on imperialism, Latin America, and Middle East policy.
- The Saker. The Pseudonymous founder of The Vineyard of the Saker, one of the leading websites providing an alternative perspective on the Ukraine military conflict. He has been described as a former top level American military analyst, born overseas but currently living in Florida, and his detailed analyses are frequently quoted and syndicated across the Internet.
Our collection of alternative Columnists drawn from a variety of different ideological perspectives and focused on a variety of different topics has now reached almost two dozen, which may seem somewhat unmanageable to many of our readers. Furthermore, commenters regularly complain that particular columnists are “ignorant,” “dishonest,” “uninteresting,” or “crazy,” which is only to be expected given the controversial views frequently expressed.