Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

John Cory - Latest News [Page 1]

John Cory: By the Numbers

Thursday, 31 January 2008, 4:46 pm | John Cory

While the high school heathers of the press corps rush to generate in-depth analysis of the hairstyle and cleavage of candidates or who looks presidential as opposed to who acts presidential, the real issues get shuttled aside in polls and punditry. More >>

John Cory: America, Land of Fear?

Sunday, 21 October 2007, 1:43 pm | John Cory

They have presented us with their sinister box gift-wrapped in a thobe and ghutra tied in a bow with a chapan and pakol. And when the package loses its luster, they light the ribbon-fuse and toss the sparkling box into the air for all to see and ... More >>

John Cory: Promises to Keep

Friday, 23 February 2007, 12:18 am | John Cory

What the hell can you say? Veterans tossed aside like broken toys, discarded in the schoolyard of war. And everyone shouts, "This can't happen in America," when they should be shouting, "This can't happen in America - again!" There it is. More >>

John Cory: Three Thousand Plus One

Thursday, 11 January 2007, 11:45 am | John Cory

President Bush will unleash the latest formula of folly in Iraq: the "surge" doctrine, embroidered with a theme of "sacrifice." Voices of the dead scream in silent sorrow, and the world watches aghast at the fiery failure. And yet, the man-child king demands ... More >>

John Cory: Clowns and Harlots

Friday, 8 September 2006, 12:09 am | John Cory

We now live under a government and media run by clowns and harlots who peddle their wares from the corner of K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue all the way to Main Street, USA. They spray the night air with the rancid perfume of fear while selling cheap ... More >>

John Cory: Twilight's Last Gleaming

Monday, 6 March 2006, 1:03 pm | John Cory

Who are these people? These people who line their pockets with the lives of our loved ones? These gray men who lurk in shadows and kill the sunshine of democracy? These people who wear morality like a cheap suit pilfered from the collection plate ... More >>

John Cory: We Love Howard Dean

Monday, 13 June 2005, 12:11 am | John Cory

The Bush GOP is a Wal-Mart of five-and-dime ethics, self-enriching corporate sponsored war, imitation morality made in China, and a fresh baker's dozen of half-truths for every occasion. America on sale: to the right folks in the right place at the right ... More >>

John Cory: The Savage Carnival

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 10:36 am | John Cory

America has become a savage carnival of freak show religiosity and circus clown politics. More >>

John Cory: The Bush Zone

Monday, 17 January 2005, 10:22 am | John Cory

Meet Mr. and Mrs. America, faithful believers in the one true nation. They arise each morning and stand before the mirror reciting their daily mantra: More >>

John Cory: The Election - My Two Cents

Monday, 8 November 2004, 5:47 pm | John Cory

It was so close, yet so far away, and now the dance of the cannibals begins, devouring and dissecting the disillusionment, fixing blame, and pondering where to go next. Shoulda-Woulda-and-Coulda come to dine. More >>

John Cory: I Will Vote

Monday, 1 November 2004, 11:50 am | John Cory

The campaign words flutter like autumn leaves now; all the political polls flame and burn like red and orange maple trees before they shed, and sound byte slogans echo in the November breeze. More >>

John Cory: I Need a President - Again

Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 6:34 pm | John Cory

I first wrote ''I Need a President'' during the disastrous end of the 2000 Election. I ended my piece with these words: ''Yes, I need a president. But I must wait for now.'' The time of waiting is over. More >>

John Cory: The Un-American Sinclair

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 12:02 am | John Cory

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group is trying to influence a presidential election by airing a scurrilous smear against John Kerry. It's that simple. More >>

John Cory: October Veterans

Monday, 18 October 2004, 12:23 am | John Cory

Warren Zevon’s ''Keep Me In Your Heart'' plays in the background. The long row of poplar trees that line the gravel drive shed their harvest gold leaves in the breeze; a fluttering October dance on a warm day. More >>

John Cory: About War

Monday, 4 October 2004, 11:35 am | John Cory

Slogans -- that's war for most folks. War is Hell. Support The Troops. Uncle Sam Wants You. Yellow ribbons and candlelight vigils. War. More >>

John Cory: It's Kerry's Fault

Tuesday, 7 September 2004, 12:26 am | John Cory

For several weeks now, our pampered press corps and millionaire pundits have continued to justify the slime of Swift Boat smears and GOP operatives, by saying that it is John Kerry's fault. More >>

John Cory: The Ghosts of War

Friday, 13 August 2004, 3:21 pm | John Cory

It haunts us still. Three-and-a-half decades later, America cannot stop picking the scab of Vietnam. The wound has never healed and has now grown infected and poisoned. Plato said: ''Only the dead have seen the end of war.'' More >>

John Cory: Your Media At Work

Wednesday, 26 March 2003, 10:16 am | John Cory

Have you noticed? The media? Used and abused by Rumsfeld and still breathlessly sucking the exhaust pipe of war that left them at the starting gate. There is no need to ask how far this American corporate media will stoop because they would first ... More >>

John Cory: The Sucker Punch

Wednesday, 12 March 2003, 9:09 am | John Cory

SAUDI ARABIA - The world is getting weird, isn't it? Did anyone else get a creepy sort of "pod people" feeling while witnessing those journalists stand and present their questions at that White House press conference? Was it scripted and staged? ... More >>

John Cory: The Aftermath – Has Already Begun

Monday, 3 March 2003, 10:58 am | John Cory

The corporate media is busy hyping Showdown: Iraq - guessing at start dates and offering its tabloid version of "two-headed alien threatens the world.” The ratings driven drivel fails to provide context, depth, and historical perspective. More >>





Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.