Lawyer Responds to Weekly Article on Turkey's Anaheim Proxy War; We Respond Back!
I read with a "certain level of bemusement" myself when Robert Amsterdam tweeted, "Audacity of Gulen PR machine never ceases to amaze," while posting my story on Twitter the day after it published online. This coming from a lawyer whose firm is racking in the big bucks ($50,000 per month according to Politico) to represent the repressive government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan! What I did in my story was to put the complaint against Magnolia schools in California in its proper geopolitical context because it sure as hell ain't a principled campaign against privatizing education. Amsterdam himself says so. "In the United States there’s a big discussion between public schools and charter schools in terms of how education is focused," the lawyer commented at a press conference on the investigations."We take no position on that structure."
Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: