Driving Blind: Dead Novelists and a Leaker on the Run


Ethan Gach

I write about comics, video games and American politics. I fear death above all things. Just below that is waking up in the morning to go to work. You can follow me on Twitter at @ethangach or at my blog, gamingvulture.tumblr.com. And though my opinions aren’t for hire, my virtue is.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar zic says:

    I started with the NSA helping Obama.

    Meh. So we actually have some real policy to discuss, and the make-believe scandals of talk radio get lost in the discussion? That’s not really a surprise.

    But this:

    But then—the details started coming out. No, the government has not been reading everybody’s emails and maintaining records of the contents of Americans’ cell phone calls. No, the program was not a rogue operation but rather was conducted with the judicial oversight as the law provides. No, it was not something of which Congress was unaware; in fact, information about the program was available to all members of Congress (which drastically limited the capacity of members of the House and Senate to adopt their reflexive posture of wounded outrage). And yes, the program probably did have something to do with foiling actual terrorist plots.

    This is what we’re told; it may or may not reflect what actually happens. That’s the point; that’s why it’s a scandal. Just a few months ago, James Clapper denied there was a program to Congress. So we’ve made some progress, from nothing, to benevolent protector.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Writing to death, and how novelists use their novels as platforms to work through their existential irreconcilables.

    Need an appropriate muse to help out with that (NSFW).Report

  3. Avatar Irene says:

    Will you source the Sam Clemons quote? Thanks.Report

  4. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    “Creating a space between rape culture and seduction manuals.”

    No creation necessary. “People who rape” and “really, really pathetic jerks” have never been synonymous.Report

    • Avatar Kimmi in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      This would be helped a lot if /some/ of the seduction manuals (not this one, obvs) weren’t guides to how to rape women and get away scot free, leaving her little to no legal recourse.
      (no, I’m not posting links to such vile shit.)

      Seems like this chap did need a bit of sensitivity… but he seems willing to take a hint and learn. Which is more than I can say for a good deal of people online.Report

  5. Avatar zic says:

    Ethan, I’ll add a link:

    Hidden camera of a women in a pregnancy clinic. If you’re worried you might be pregnant, and want to know what you’re options are, this is not they way it’s supposed to happen.Report