Author Archives: Al Giordano

Full Name: Al Giordano Website:
Info: Al Giordano is a veteran newspaper reporter, radio and television host, and Internet journalism pioneer who founded Narco News in 2000 and its School of Authentic Journalism in 2002. Prior to moving to Latin America, Al was the political reporter for the Boston Phoenix, and has published his work in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The Utne Reader, American Journalism Review, New Left Review, and dozens more periodicals. Named “Hot Muckraker” by Rolling Stone (2001), Al was the recipient of an Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award in 2004. James Wolcott of Vanity Fair named Giordano one of the Winners of 2008 and "the prophet of the Obama paradigm shift" for his presidential primary and election coverage. Giordano was the first Internet journalist to receive First Amendment protections in a landmark New York Supreme Court case (Banamex vs. Mario Menendez, Al Giordano and Narco News) in 2001, setting a precedent for all online journalists and websites, especially Wonkette.
  from joe biden to lindsay lohan

America’s Drug Czar Enters Drug Treatment Center

“Drug czar” Gil Kerlikowske is the saddest man in America. First he can’t wage a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska because his name is even more difficult to spell than that of Lisa Murkowski. And now, on his watch, we’re legalizing Mary Jane! Poor guy has apparently been driven off the wagon. The pressure, oh, the horror, that 51 percent of Californians are potheads (now that tobacco is illegal there, it’s the only way the workin’ man can mask the scent of his Marlboros: by rolling them with Humboldt skunk weed so the health cops will leave him alone) and they’re about to free da weed, and Czar Kerlikowske is having a breakdown. How do we know this? Read more on America’s Drug Czar Enters Drug Treatment Center…
  dope politics

Mexican President Fears California Will Ruin His Pot Business

Wake up, West Coast dope hippies! If voters approve California’s Proposition 19, everything will be ruined for Mexico’s farmers, soldiers, and cops! Thus speaks Don Pito Calderone, the top narco-capo of the República de México who moonlights as a Napoleonic president. Here’s the shocking headline from the Guadalajara daily Informador: “Calderon: Problems for Mexico if California Legalizes Marijuana.” Read more on Mexican President Fears California Will Ruin His Pot Business…
  at least it's got subtitles

Anti-American Mexican TeeVee News Mocks Our Proud Spring Break Kids

After three grim minutes of bullet-riddled bodies hanging beneath bridges and other common scenes from Mexico’s drug war, something truly terrible occurs in this video report: Beer-guzzling backwards-cap-wearing U.S. college kids tumble out of a tour bus in a town square and drunkenly proclaim their love for the Mexican Drug War. But these aren’t normal college idiot children — these kids claim to be the children of wealthy defense-sector investors profiting from the U.S. sale of military equipment to the Mexican government. Read more on Anti-American Mexican TeeVee News Mocks Our Proud Spring Break Kids…
 

Here Is That Skateboarder Guy Who Heroically Swiped That Koran

Did you somehow miss this video over the weekend? Why not watch it right now, for freedom? A skateboarder dude snuck up behind the aspiring book burner and told the local teevee news, “He said something about burning a Koran. I was, like, ‘Dude, you have no Koran!’ and took his Koran and ran off.” Don’t mess with Texas! Read more on Here Is That Skateboarder Guy Who Heroically Swiped That Koran…
  wonkette sports desk

New York Jets Join War On Mexico (And Mexico’s Sexiest Sports Reporter)

In preparation for tonight’s big crest-falling at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets reportedly “made passes at” (literally!) TV Azteca sports reporter Inez Sainz, who came all the way up from Mexico City. The result is that now there really will be a War with Mexico and this is NOT EXCELLENT NEWS for Hillary Clinton because bicentennial celebrating Mexicans will intercept quarterback Mark Sanchez’s “bombs” faster than you can say GOAL, in Spanish. Read more on New York Jets Join War On Mexico (And Mexico’s Sexiest Sports Reporter)…
  BICENTENARIO DE ¿WTF?

Mexico Turns 200 This Week!

Did you know that Mexicans won their “independence” 200 years ago, and their “democracy” 100 years ago? And they even have a “president,” Felipe Calderon, who lost the 2006 election by 1.5 million votes but still “won” it very narrowly. ¡Viva México Mágico! Anyway, Messicans are not very happy about their upcoming bicentennial celebrations — even the Mexican national newspaper, the New York Times, sounds crestfallen today: “the national mood has sunk into its deepest funk in years.” Yeah, like 200 years! And what do we do down South of the Border when we are in a “deep funk”? Revolutions! Revolts! And gringos don’t want these manual labor jobs these days, either, so once again the Mexicans are stuck with the dirty work. Read more on Mexico Turns 200 This Week!…
  make her vp already

Hillary Celebrates Mexican Bicentennial By Declaring War

Everything is going hunky-dory down here, South of the Border, as we stock up on ISLAMO-TEQUILA for the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s “independence” from foreign rule. But Hillary Clinton is bored being Secretary of State when every PUMA knows SHE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT! And while Obama is stuck in midterm madness, Clinton noticed there’s a Drug War and has declared a COUP DE POT. Is Mexico now “looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago, where the narco-traffickers control certain parts of the country”? And if so, will she be invading Mexico in time for the September 16 bicentennial? Read more on Hillary Celebrates Mexican Bicentennial By Declaring War…