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Podcast: Empire Has No Clothes, Ep. 12, Max Blumenthal’s Grayzone

He says reporting on the U.S. regime change narrative has left a bullseye on his back, but it's worth every minute.

This week, co-hosts Kelley Vlahos and Daniel Larison talk to Max Blumenthal–investigative reporter, author and founder of The Grayzone. Max talks about why he launched the independent news site, which aims to challenge the sanctioned narratives in U.S. foreign policy in places like Iran, Russia, Venezuela and the Middle East. The team’s reporting flies in the face of propaganda and establishment orthodoxy, particularly on, but not limited to, the Left—like in Syria and China–leaving Max and the Grayzone open to attacks from elite media on both sides of the aisle. “Our slogan is breaking the media blockade. Going to geo-political hotspots where the U.S. is seeking regime change… and showing the other side of the story, which I think would be valuable to whatever your perspective is.”

In the first segment, Kelley and Daniel also talk about the nomination of TAC friend Doug Macgregor as ambassador to Germany, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration of Cold War on China. Don’t miss this one!



about the author

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, executive editor, has been writing for TAC since 2007, focusing on national security, foreign policy, civil liberties and domestic politics. She served for 15 years as a Washington bureau reporter for FoxNews.com, and at WTOP News in Washington from 2013-2017 as a writer, digital editor and social media strategist. She has also worked as a beat reporter at Bridge News financial wire (now part of Reuters) and Homeland Security Today, and as a regular contributor at Antiwar.com. A native Nutmegger, she got her start in Connecticut newspapers, but now resides with her family in Arlington, Va.

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