Marcy Wheeler & Jay Ackroyd • VS Sundays



Virtually Speaking Sundays – a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows.

March 23, 2014 – Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd talk sports, NCAA, unions, Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden. No Culture of Truth.

This week Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) released the “End Bulk Collection Act of 2014”, which would end bulk collection of data related to electronic communications. 

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Marcy writes extensively about Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden.

On universities, sports and unions


On Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)


Marcy Wheeler — Investigative journalist, working primarily on national security and civil liberties, Marcy regularly breaks stories – on, The Next Hurrah, Firedoglake and The Guardian – related to use of illegal detention and interrogation by the US Government.  Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy is the definitive work on the Scooter Libby trial.

Jay Ackroyd produces Virtually Speaking, hosts Virtually Speaking with Jay Acroyd and moderates Virtually Speaking Sundays. He posts on Eschaton.

The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman