Greenwald: My Resignation From The Intercept

"The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles."

"our culture is demanding more and more submission to prevailing orthodoxies imposed by self-anointed monopolists of Truth and Righteousness, backed up by armies of online enforcement mobs"

@jz and combined with giving interviews to Tucker Carlson, I'm not sure what is going on there...

@marcel well his interview with Carlson was great, and key to convince some right-nutters they should stand with Assange. very strategic I may say.

The truth is: The Intercept turned into something else, close to what it was created to combat. The Reality Winner debacle is only one of the sources they blew over time. The shutdown of Snowden Archive? excuse me??

And now GG cannot report on Biden because everyone in NYC office is partisan? that's a lot..

@jz I would humbly suggest that if there is ever a time to be partisan for a shitty Democrat, it is now. I would be, if I were a US Citizen.

@marcel they were saying the exact same to get HClinton elected.... Like they can't admit that both can be equally corrupt and dangerous....

And *even though* it was the case, would that justify to censor honest, independant investigative journalist? Is that the values of the "democratic" party?

@jz adding to that, and having witnessed Julian becoming a possible tool of Russian PsyOps in 2016 - I can understand the desire of the Intercept to hold back some of the reporting that is going on around Hunter and Joe Biden right now, one week before the election.


"possible tool", from you?

Like if this *entire* RussiaGate thing wasn't completely disproved as a hoax.... pff.... :(

sometimes the "PsyOp" is the PsyOp.... :/

@jz I didn't say he was willingly or knowingly!

Intercept: I can understand the editorial decisions they made - especially in light of all the disinformation that is going on. BTW, this is not censorship. Glenn is still very able to publish his stuff elsewhere.

I believe that even for Journalists there have to be moral boundaries which may contradict the usual standards of independent journalism, that is if you are in the process of dismantling the very basis of journalism itself.


@marcel you said he was "possibly" which has been disproved. Forensics evidence seem to indicate (including measurement of bandwidth and I guess other routing traces/information) that DNC email can only be a *leak* and not a "hack"....

so whos' PsyOping the PsyOp?

On the rest, spot on: it is about making, or nor, compromises with the fundamentals. I am glad for ppl who don't make them to exist (and would be even if i disagreed with them).

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