[Marxism] bluff, bluster, and bullshit at CounterPunch

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat May 25 06:35:44 MDT 2013

On 5/25/13 12:41 AM, Dennis Brasky wrote:
> Saying that the issue is one of prudish objection to the word "tits" is a
> pathetic attempt to divert attention away from a thoroughly reactionary
> article. It looks like some of the rot at CP is more than Alex Cockburn's
> "eccentricities" -
> http://socialistworker.org/2013/05/24/counterpunch-bluff-and-bluster

What a bunch of hypocritical wankers. When Alexander Cockburn was 
dispensing "rot" at CP, these people had no problems writing for it:

Giuliani Time » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
May 14, 2007 – ... on crime" policies that devastated Black and Latino 
communities. JENNIFER ROESCH lives in New York. She writes for the 
Socialist Worker.

Scapegoated at Columbia » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
Apr 11, 2005 – ... York, NY 10027. Phone: 212-854-9970; fax: 
212.854.9973; e-mail: bollinger at columbia.edu. MONIQUE DOLS writes for 
the Socialist Worker.

Where Are the Mass Protests? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts ...
Sep 27, 2006 – JOE ALLEN writes regularly for CounterPunch, the 
Socialist Worker and the International Socialist Review. He lives in 

Scapegoating Immigrants » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
Oct 31, 2005 – ... have already lost everything they had, and now, they 
have been victimized all over again." NICOLE COLSON writes for the 
Socialist Worker.

Oakland Cops Attack Longshoremen and Peace Protesters ...
Apr 2, 2003 – International Socialist Organization member Regina, told 
Socialist Worker, "After the cops charged us, I dove into a ditch and 
that's when they ...

"We're Not Gonna Take It" » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names ...
Feb 18, 2011 – ... invisibles”) seemed increasingly to Get With the 
Program, although stuck with selling a pretty clunky issue of the 

A Democrat Revs Up Ohio's Death Machine » Counterpunch: Tells ...
Jun 9, 2007 – The time is ripe to advance this struggle. PATRICK DYER 
contributes to the Socialist Worker newspaper and lives in Toledo, Ohio.
The Ethanol Scam » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Jul 12, 2008 – ... entirely with the logic of the profit system." NICOLE 
COLSON lives in Chicago, where she works as a reporter for the Socialist 

And that's just scratching the surface. These ISO'ers have no 
principles. They used CP to get out their politics but for some 
reason--who knows why--they decided it was not to their advantage. So 
once you decide that someone is no longer useful, why not get into a 
pissing contest?

Who knows? Maybe one of these days, their central committee might decide 
that speaking at the SWP conferences in Britain leaves too much "rot" 
dribbling from their chin and then they will go on a tear against 
Callinicos and company.

Very "Leninist"...

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