Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Easy Question, Answered

      Ed Driscol notes:
      The irony is that Drudge was hardly the first one-man citizen content provider. As Jonah Goldberg wrote around that time, I.F. "Izzy" Stone published his own one-man newsletter for almost twenty years. And in contrast to Drudge, the leftwing Stone was praised by numerous big-league journalists:

      [Stone] was called a "journalist’s journalist" by ABC’s Peter Jennings. The Los Angeles Times hailed him as "the conscience of investigative journalism." The New York Times’ Anthony Lewis praised him as "the reporter who taught us to penetrate the squid-ink of official truth."

      Jonah asked, "So why is Stone considered a brave iconoclast by the Dan Rathers of the world, while Drudge is treated like something Rather might accidentally step in on the New York sidewalks outside CBS headquarters?"

      Simple.  Because Izzy Stone was such a good, dedicated, compassionate human being of course.  He demonstrated his moral superiority to most of us by becoming a KGB spy.

      I'm surprised I have to explain these things to you people.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

2 Comments:

  • Steve, Yeh, well you're on some right sorta track alright. Isidore (Izzy) Stone (not his birth surname) was, at least when young, a communist sympathiser, YCL? CPUSA?, certainly a sympathiser to the Stalin regime, quite possibly an 'agent of influence' and maybe dipping his dong in (shock!) espionage on behalf of you know who? At this late date, hard proof in such matters is somewhat difficult.

    High moral standards? My buttski!!
    Gerry

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:01 PM  

  • Gerry:

          Stone was identified as a KGB agent by an intelligence agent who defected.

          He also shows up in the VENONA decrypts as 'blin,' iirc, meaning 'pancake.'

          Given the reluctance of the VENONA analysts to positively identify people (agent 'Ales' is only said to probably be Alger Hiss), I'm confident they're right.

    Stephen

    THE SAUDS MUST BE DESTROYED!

    By Blogger Stephen M. St. Onge, at 8:55 AM  

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