Fuck Yeah, Jeremy Scahill

Uh, more like fuck me, Jeremy Scahill. ♥ ♥ ♥

East alum Jeremy Scahill's questioning mind inspires students »

Inviting Jeremy Scahill, independent journalist and Wauwatosa East High School alumni, to speak at the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation’s Spring Leadership Luncheon on Monday also invited a few surprises.

Scahill swore a few times during his speech, poked fun at TMJ4 anchor, former classmate and longtime friend Vince Vitrano, and admitted to not being a very good student. Scahill didn’t graduate from college, he said, and wasn’t that interested in what was going on in the classroom. Vitrano added that Scahill would frequently change the subject in his father’s Latin class.

But no matter what formal accolades Scahill did or did not earn in high school or college, he made one thing clear to six award recipients: educational institutions don’t create leaders; passion does.

"Real change in our society, regardless of what profession people are in, is going to come from people who have a passion burning so strongly in their heart that they don’t even identify it as work that they’re doing; they identify it as a way of life," Scahill said to 300 luncheon attendees at the Crown Plaza hotel.

The 12th annual fundraising luncheon saw five Wauwatosa high school juniors and one outstanding resident receive the Arthur B. Kohasky Leadership Award, given to recognize leadership in its various forms.

Counselors selected high school recipients Annika Martensson, Divine Savior Holy Angels; Charles Elliott, Marquette University High School; Mary Nink, Pius XI; Lidarose Young, Wauwatosa East; and Theresa Canfield, Wauwatosa West.

The Library Foundation Board selected Caroline Krider, senior vice president of National Corporate and Institutional Banking for U.S. Bank, to be awarded for her volunteer work with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Humane Society, U.S. Women’s Open and other organizations.

Krider said she felt compelled to fight for animal welfare when a dinner guest once asked her what her passion was — and what she was doing about it. During her speech, Krider encouraged young people to use the talents they have been given to make the world better.

Scahill gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the luncheon, recalling his family’s lifelong love for the Wauwatosa Public Library. He also is the first speaker to donate his speaking fee back to the Library Foundation Board, said Sharon deGuzman, a board director.

Scahill is a national security correspondent for Nation magazine and author of New York Times bestsellers “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” and “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.” He is the subject, producer and writer of the film, “Dirty Wars,” which was nominated for a 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

During his speech, Scahill lauded librarians for their commitment to protect the public’s privacy. When the Patriot Act was proposed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the government wanted to be able to know what people were reading without a search warrant.

"Librarians became freedom fighters by refusing those records," Scahill said.

Student award recipients said they felt inspired by Scahill’s passion and desire to question the policy of institutions.

Young said she felt inspired to help people through her work as editor of the Cardinal News newspaper at East. Canfield said Scahill’s point to think globally helped her rethink her community involvement. Elliott said he was charged to follow his passion and be consistent about it as a tutor.

"I was so inspired that someone would always question our policies because I think that is so important to leadership," Nink said.

Martensson added, “I can take back making a difference every day (to DSHA).”

In closing his speech, Scahill said, "It doesn’t matter what kind of business you want to get into. You have to be about the business of improving the lives of others. At the end of the day, our society will benefit tremendously from it."

Okay I know this blog is mostly about posting cute and sexy pics of Jeremy but this article about Jeremy speaking to students at a function for his hometown library is super cute! :D

OMG THIS IS THE CUTEST 17 SECONDS OF YOUR LIFE EVER.

Jeremy is Amy Goodman’s biggest stan. :3

Here’s a short clip of Jeremy and his BFF Rick Rowley on Charlie Rose’s show last summer talking about Dirty Wars. The full 25-minute interview can be viewed here.

Charlie needs to learn to stop talking over his guests! So annoying. Reminds me a little bit of when he had Jeremy’s mentor Amy Goodman on and treated her like crap.

Hmm I’m not quite sure what’s on Jeremy’s head here but I approve because he looks super qt. :3

Hmm I’m not quite sure what’s on Jeremy’s head here but I approve because he looks super qt. :3

John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse Share Annual Izzy Award;
Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill Named to I.F. Stone Hall of Fame

ITHACA, NY — Past Izzy Award winners Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill are the first members selected to the I.F. Stone Hall of Fame, newly established by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

Meanwhile, the center has announced that the sixth annual Izzy Award for “outstanding achievement in independent media” will be shared by journalists John Carlos Frey (for reporting on U.S./Mexico border deaths) and Nick Turse (for reporting on civilian war casualties from Vietnam to Afghanistan).

The Izzy Award is named in memory of the late I.F. “Izzy” Stone, the dissident journalist who launched I.F. Stone’s Weekly in 1953 and challenged McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, racial injustice and government deceit.

“The Izzy Award and I.F. Stone Hall of Fame are an inspirational fulcrum leveraging the courage and journalistic independence of my father’s spotlighted successors into a strengthening of world justice and freedom,” said Jeremy J. Stone, former president of the Federation of American Scientists and elder son of I.F. Stone.

“We established this hall of fame as an occasional honor reserved for the greatest and most productive journalists of our era — those who have won the annual Izzy Award and continued to produce content that would qualify them to win it again and again,” said Jeff Cohen, PCIM director and Izzy Award judge. “They are the new generation of Izzy Stones.”

Glenn Greenwald
Through exposés and incisive analysis, former constitutional lawyer Greenwald has revealed the outlines of a vast surveillance state, as well as its political and media protectors. Working with Laura Poitras and other collaborators and utilizing documents provided last spring by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, he broke story after story across the globe exposing widespread spying abuses. Along with Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!,” Greenwald had shared the first Izzy Award for his meticulous daily blogging in 2008 in defense of constitutional rights.

“Glenn Greenwald may be the closest thing we have today to a living, breathing I.F. Stone,” said Cohen.

Jeremy Scahill
Through his work as the national security reporter for both “Democracy Now!” and The Nation, and his book “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield” and the Oscar-nominated documentary based on it (directed by Richard Rowley), Scahill has exposed the brutalities, illegalities and strategic flaws in the nearly 13-year-long global “war on terror.” He had won the second annual Izzy Award for reporting that elevated the issue of Blackwater and military contractor abuses to front-page news.

“Scahill’s unique first-hand reporting is the work of a journalist motivated by such a strong sense of justice that he is repeatedly willing to place himself in dangerous war conditions to get at the truth,” commented Izzy judge Linda Jue.

Greenwald, Scahill and Poitras are the founding editors of The Intercept, a digital magazine that is part of the recently launched First Look Media.

The I.F. Stone Hall of Fame induction of Greenwald and Scahill and the presentation of the sixth annual Izzy Award to independent journalists Frey and Turse will be held in an April ceremony at Ithaca College; details to be announced. All four honorees will speak at the ceremony, either in person or via remote broadcast.

John Carlos Frey
A reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, Frey has tirelessly probed in articles and television reports the increasingly militarized U.S./Mexico border and rise in fatal shootings by U.S. Border Patrol agents, including cross-border shootings into Mexico that killed innocent civilians. He also brought to light heart-breaking accounts of people who died in Mexico’s desert while trying to return to their family members (often U.S. citizens) after being deported. Frey’s reports on excessive force by Border Patrol agents had impact — sparking Congressional inquiry, criminal probes, federal investigations and changes in the Border Patrol’s training and use-of-force protocols.

“John Carlos Frey ventured where few U.S. journalists had been willing or able to go — on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border under dangerous circumstances — to investigate crimes that many people knew about but remained beyond public awareness,” said judge Linda Jue. “And his well-documented reporting brought an extraordinary response.”

Nick Turse
In news pieces and a book published last year, Turse has given human form and voice to civilian victims of U.S. wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan. His acclaimed best-seller, “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam,” relied on classified Pentagon documents and fresh first-person interviews to reveal that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was “pervasive and systematic — the predictable result of official orders.” A journalist, historian and Nation Institute fellow, he monitors current U.S. military interventionism in articles for TomDispatch.com (where he is managing editor) and The Nation, for which he coauthored the special report “America’s Afghan Victims.”

Said Izzy judge Robert McChesney, “Nick Turse combines the fastidiousness of a serious historian and a journalist’s intuition for the big story, along with an uncompromising commitment to the truth, wherever it leads.”

Other previous winners of the Izzy Award are the nonprofit outlet Mother Jones; journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous; the Center for Media and Democracy/“ALEC Exposed”; author/columnist Robert Scheer; and New York City’s in-depth outlet City Limits.

Based in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, the Park Center for Independent Media was launched in 2008 as a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems.

Of course well done Jeremy and Glenn but omg how AWESOME that John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse were recognized with this amazing award! Hope it sheds more light on their work.

Hello lovely followers! :)
What a time to be away from the internet! From the Oscar nom for Dirty Wars to Jeremy teaming up with his gay BFF Glenn Greenwald to kick some journalist ass, so much amazing Jeremy news has been happening! But I am back and ready to post with delicious news and photos about Jeremy. I will be backfilling with some delish photos as well. :D
For now enjoy this old photo. I’m imaging Jeremy is raising his hands in confusion at my absence. :D

Hello lovely followers! :)

What a time to be away from the internet! From the Oscar nom for Dirty Wars to Jeremy teaming up with his gay BFF Glenn Greenwald to kick some journalist ass, so much amazing Jeremy news has been happening! But I am back and ready to post with delicious news and photos about Jeremy. I will be backfilling with some delish photos as well. :D

For now enjoy this old photo. I’m imaging Jeremy is raising his hands in confusion at my absence. :D

Look at this hot piece of independent journalist ass.
So fucking jealous of that bottle right now.

Look at this hot piece of independent journalist ass.

So fucking jealous of that bottle right now.

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OH. MY. GOD.
It’s almost disgusting how gorgeous he is.

seeing jeremy tomorrow ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

OMFG HOW WAS IT??? I saw him in San Francisco a week and a half ago and just about JIZZED MY PANTS.

haha, I bet you’re jealous that you aren’t related to him like I am.

!!!11!1 OMG this bullying rn!
Hahaha srsly tho that’s so cool that you’re related to him! I’ve been stanning him since his early Democracy Now! days, so glad (and actually even proud) of how he’s progressed since then. :D Clearly you have amazing relatives bb <3
EDIT: And actually wait I’m glad not to be related to him! That way I can keep perving over him :D


Enjoy an older photo of him

Loooove this! Classic man in black Jeremy. :D

digimon-did-it-first:

fuckyeahjeremyscahill:

sociallysexeptable:

fuckyeahjeremyscahill:

sabersandphasers:

fuckyeahjeremyscahill:

OH. MY. GOD.

It’s almost disgusting how gorgeous he is.

seeing jeremy tomorrow ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

OMFG HOW WAS IT??? I saw him in San Francisco a week and a half ago and just about JIZZED MY PANTS.

haha, I bet you’re jealous that you aren’t related to him like I am.

!!!11!1 OMG this bullying rn!

Hahaha srsly tho that’s so cool that you’re related to him! I’ve been stanning him since his early Democracy Now! days, so glad (and actually even proud) of how he’s progressed since then. :D Clearly you have amazing relatives bb <3

EDIT: And actually wait I’m glad not to be related to him! That way I can keep perving over him :D

NEVER BEFORE SEEN IMAGE, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

Enjoy an older photo of him

Loooove this! Classic man in black Jeremy. :D

Dirty Wars Nominated for a 2013 WGA Award!
The nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of America awards were announced today - the best indicator of Oscar nods since it&#8217;s usually the same people in the guild and Academy:
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill &amp; David Riker; Sundance Selects
Herblock – The Black &amp; The White, Written by Sara Lukinson &amp; Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company
No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias &amp; Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures
Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

omg yaaaaaaaaaay Jeremy!

Dirty Wars Nominated for a 2013 WGA Award!

The nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of America awards were announced today - the best indicator of Oscar nods since it’s usually the same people in the guild and Academy:

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Dirty Wars, Written by Jeremy Scahill & David Riker; Sundance Selects

Herblock – The Black & The White, Written by Sara Lukinson & Michael Stevens; The Stevens Company

No Place on Earth, Written by Janet Tobias & Paul Laikin; Magnolia Pictures

Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley; Roadside Attractions

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Written by Alex Gibney; Focus Features

omg yaaaaaaaaaay Jeremy!

Weeeeee&#8217;re baaaack! :D Sorry for being away for a few months.
Here&#8217;s a cute holiday picture of Jeremy &lt;3 and here&#8217;s to a happy 2014 full of amazing exposés and groundbreaking reporting from Jeremy and his BFFs Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, etc! :D
And OMG at all the new followers! Welcome to THE HOTNESS THAT IS JEREMY SCAHILL.

Weeeeee’re baaaack! :D Sorry for being away for a few months.

Here’s a cute holiday picture of Jeremy <3 and here’s to a happy 2014 full of amazing exposés and groundbreaking reporting from Jeremy and his BFFs Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, etc! :D

And OMG at all the new followers! Welcome to THE HOTNESS THAT IS JEREMY SCAHILL.

Awww poor bb looks so tired. ):
I want to drag him to bed. :D

Awww poor bb looks so tired. ):

I want to drag him to bed. :D

A dirty business: Wisconsin native Jeremy Scahill digs into covert ops in 'Dirty Wars' : 77-square »

Sorry to quote pretty much the whole article but this is a great piece that talks about Jeremy’s background a lot, which we often don’t hear much about!

Very cool that he organized in college on behalf of unhoused people, and I like that he acknowledges his white privilege and how that affects his work.

That ratty yellow shirt would look a lot better on my floor. :D

That ratty yellow shirt would look a lot better on my floor. :D