Monday, July 30, 2012

Alexander Cockburn R.I.P. (1941-2012)

Alexander Cockburn, muckraking journalist and co-editor of COUNTERPUNCH, passed away on July 21.  He was the author (or co-author) of several important books, including WHITEOUT:  THE CIA, DRUGS AND THE PRESS (Verso, 1997).  I quote from Cockburn extensively in Chapter Three of CRYPTOSCATOLOGY.  Earlier today The Washington Times published an excellent article about the late journalist and his legacy.  Please read "Remembering Alexander Cockburn" HERE.

A member of my elite corp of roving Cryptoscatology reporters managed to bring back exclusive photos of the funeral.  If you look closely (yes, the time stamp is wrong) you'll be able to see pictures of Cockburn's dog, Cadillac, and typewriter engraved into the side of his coffin.  Yes, indeed, he took them with him....

He (and his typewriter) will be missed....

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