Robert Mackey, The Intercept

Robert Mackey

The Intercept

Portland, OR, United States

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Past:
  • The Intercept
  • The Event Chronicle
  • greenleftweekly
  • ReaderSupportedNews
  • The New York Times

Past articles by Robert:

Excess Mortality Data Shows Trump Is Lying About Covid-19 Being More Deadly in Europe

The president keeps saying the excess death rate during the pandemic is higher in Europe than in the U.S. That’s not true. → Read More

Trump Supporters Rush to Defend One of Their Own Who Killed Protesters in Kenosha

Tucker Carlson said Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two during a protest in Wisconsin, “had to maintain order.” → Read More

White House Plants Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Among Reporters in Briefing Room

At every briefing this week, the president took a question from a website dedicated to smearing his political rivals. → Read More

Trump Hails “Good Bloodlines” of Henry Ford, Whose Anti-Semitism Inspired Hitler

Donald Trump’s campaign to change the subject from the coronavirus pandemic took a bizarre turn, as he used the language of eugenics to praise Henry Ford. → Read More

Long Island Protest Praised by Trump Featured Anti-Vaxxer Call to “Hang Fauci”

Donald Trump praised protesters who harassed a journalist on Long Island this week at a rally where one man called for the execution of Dr. Anthony Fauci. → Read More

Two Female Reporters Refused to Let Trump Bully Them Into Silence, So He Ran Away

Two White House correspondents refused to let Donald Trump silence them, and a third declined his request to change the subject by asking him a new question. → Read More

Unmasked in Iowa: CEOs Who Came to Meet Pence in Masks Were Asked to Remove Them

Before Vice President Mike Pence arrived to meet food industry executives in Iowa on Friday, five of them were asked to remove the masks they were wearing. → Read More

Trump PR Stunt Falls Flat, as White House Video Exposes His Failure to Prepare for Pandemic

Donald Trump tricked the news networks into broadcasting a taxpayer-funded testimonial to his own leadership, but the video highlight reel had a fatal flaw. → Read More

Trump Praises Modi’s India, as Muslims Are Beaten on the Streets and a Mosque Is Defiled

In India, Donald Trump heaped praise on the nation’s leader, Narendra Modi, and ignored a spasm of violence against Muslims unfolding on the streets. → Read More

Homeland Security Algorithm Revokes U.S. Visa of War Crimes Investigator Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman was barred from traveling to the U.S. after being identified as a security risk by an algorithm used by the Department of Homeland Security. → Read More

Reporters Should Stop Helping Donald Trump Spread Lies About Joe Biden and Ukraine

By reporting on a conspiracy theory promoted by the president as a political story, with two sides, journalists are helping to weaponize disinformation. → Read More

Joe Biden Is Proud of His Record on Iraq, but His Plan to Segregate It Would Have Unleashed Chaos

Joe Biden has defended his vote in favor of the Iraq War, but his plan to divide the country along sectarian lines might have made a bad situation worse. → Read More

How Larry Fink, Joe Biden’s Wall Street Ally, Profits From Amazon Cattle Ranching, a Force Behind Deforestation

The giant investment firm BlackRock has contributed to the climate crisis by investing in a Brazilian meatpacker, JBS, linked to Amazon deforestation. → Read More

Eduardo Bolsonaro, Pro-Trump Son of Brazil’s President, on Track to Be Ambassador to U.S.

Despite a legal challenge, President Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to nominate his son Eduardo to be Brazil’s next ambassador to the United States. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Dominate Democratic Debate Set Up to Ambush Them

The most progressive candidates on stage at the Democratic debate in Detroit, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, dominated an event framed like an ambush. → Read More

How a Fringe Muslim Cleric From Australia Became a Hero to America’s Far Right

Why is Mohamad Tawhidi, the self-anointed “Imam of Peace,” so devoted to amplifying racist and sexist attacks on the first two Muslim women in Congress? → Read More

Hard Questions for Northern Ireland’s Leaders at Funeral for Lyra McKee, Writer and Activist

The killing of Lyra McKee has prompted a backlash against the IRA splinter group responsible for her death, as well as the region’s political leaders. → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Plans to Honor Donald Trump By Putting His Name on Something Awful

Israel’s prime minister has never shied away from intervening in American politics and seems eager to play a role in Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. → Read More

Annotating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Redacted Report

Intercept reporters annotate the redacted version of Robert Mueller's “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election.” → Read More

Beto O’Rourke Slams Benjamin Netanyahu, Saying Israeli Has “Openly Sided With Racists”

Beto O'Rourke denied that donations from supporters of Israel had influenced him and denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in stark terms. → Read More