Corrupt Media Update: Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Intercept With a Bang

Before we get to the meat of this piece, I wanted to share a couple of photos with you. Both President Trump and Traitor Joe Biden are holding rallies in Tampa, Florida today. The first photo below is an aerial shot from the Biden rally, showing the demented candidate speaking to maybe 100 people. Maybe.

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The second shot is from the Trump rally, showing the President speaking to an estimated crowd of 15,000 or more.

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Our corrupt news media and their paid pollsters expect you to believe that the guy who couldn’t draw a crowd of mosquitos in the Everglades is about to win a landslide over the guy who draws crowds this large or larger everywhere he goes.

Yeah, no.

Glenn Greenwald is a liberal writer with whom I do not agree with about much. But he is also one of what has become the rarest, most-endangered species in America today: An intellectually honest liberal and a real journalist. In 2020, you could count the number of remaining samples of this particular species on the fingers of one hand.

Mr. Greenwald was a co-founder of the liberal blog/news site The Intercept back in 2013. From its very humble beginnings, he has helped grow it into one of the most highly-trafficked liberal blogsites on the Internet. Thanks mainly to his efforts, The Intercept established a well-earned reputation as a news source that has been willing to buck the leftists trends of the day, including the cancel culture and Nazi-like media censorship movement that have done so much damage to our society in recent years, especially during this crucial election year.

Greenwald places such a high priority on truth-telling that he even attempted to bust the solid leftwing media wall of Omerta on the Hunter Biden laptop story this week, only to find that he has now lost the ability to even buck the system at his own website. It seems the New York-based editors who now rule The Intercept were unwilling to allow even their own founder to tell the truth about Joe Biden on their platform.

As a result, Greenwald published a letter of resignation on a different blogsite called Substack today, and it is a thing of beauty that everyone should take the time to read and absorb.

Here is an excerpt from that letter to whet your appetite:

The current iteration of The Intercept is completely unrecognizable when compared to that original vision. Rather than offering a venue for airing dissent, marginalized voices and unheard perspectives, it is rapidly becoming just another media outlet with mandated ideological and partisan loyalties, a rigid and narrow range of permitted viewpoints (ranging from establishment liberalism to soft leftism, but always anchored in ultimate support for the Democratic Party), a deep fear of offending hegemonic cultural liberalism and center-left Twitter luminaries, and an overarching need to secure the approval and admiration of the very mainstream media outlets we created The Intercept to oppose, critique and subvert.

As a result, it is a rare event indeed when a radical freelance voice unwelcome in mainstream precincts is published in The Intercept. Outisde reporters or writers with no claim to mainstream acceptability — exactly the people we set out to amplify — have almost no chance of being published. It is even rarer for The Intercept to publish content that would not fit very comfortably in at least a dozen or more center-left publications of similar size which pre-dated its founding, from Mother Jones to Vox and even MSNBC.

Courage is required to step out of line, to question and poke at those pieties most sacred in one’s own milieu, but fear of alienating the guardians of liberal orthodoxy, especially on Twitter, is the predominant attribute of The Intercept’s New-York based editorial leadership team. As a result, The Intercept has all but abandoned its core mission of challenging and poking at, rather than appeasing and comforting, the institutions and guardians most powerful in its cultural and political circles.

Making all of this worse, The Intercept — while gradually excluding the co-founders from any role in its editorial mission or direction, and making one choice after the next to which I vocally objected as a betrayal of our core mission — continued publicly to trade on my name in order to raise funds for journalism it knew I did not support. It purposely allowed the perception to fester that I was the person responsible for its journalistic mistakes in order to ensure that blame for those mistakes was heaped on me rather than the editors who were consolidating control and were responsible for them.

…the brute censorship this week of my article — about the Hunter Biden materials and Joe Biden’s conduct regarding Ukraine and China, as well my critique of the media’s rank-closing attempt, in a deeply unholy union with Silicon Valley and the “intelligence community,” to suppress its revelations — eroded the last justification I could cling to for staying. It meant that not only does this media outlet not provide the editorial freedom to other journalists, as I had so hopefully envisioned seven years ago, but now no longer even provides it to me. In the days heading into a presidential election, I am somehow silenced from expressing any views that random editors in New York find disagreeable, and now somehow have to conform my writing and reporting to cater to their partisan desires and eagerness to elect specific candidates.

To say that such censorship is a red line for me, a situation I would never accept no matter the cost, is an understatement. It is astonishing to me, but also a reflection of our current discourse and illiberal media environment, that I have been silenced about Joe Biden by my own media outlet.

Numerous other episodes were also contributing causes to my decision to leave: the Reality Winner cover-up; the decision to hang Lee Fang out to dry and even force him to apologize when a colleague tried to destroy his reputation by publicly, baselessly and repeatedly branding him a racist; its refusal to report on the daily proceedings of the Assange extradition hearing because the freelance supporter doing an outstanding job was politically distasteful; its utter lack of editorial standards when it comes to viewpoints or reporting that flatter the beliefs of its liberal base (The Intercept published some of the most credulous and false affirmations of maximalist Russiagate madness, and, horrifyingly, took the lead in falsely branding the Hunter Biden archive as “Russian disinformation” by mindlessly and uncritically citing — of all things — a letter by former CIA officials that contained this baseless insinuation).

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Go read the entire thing – it will be the best 15 minutes you invest today.

Ever since I started writing political columns for my small town local newspaper 34 years ago, I have warned that the steady disappearance of anything resembling a fair and free news media in this country represents a clear and present existential threat to our freedoms. As 2020 has rolled on and Election Day grown ever-closer, the conversion of our national media establishment into a Nazi-style propaganda operation working at the behest of a single political party that will resort to literally any measure in order to gain power brings us ever-closer to the implementation of a brutal totalitarian state.

The refusal of the entire national media complex to report on the massive Biden Crime Family scandal is just one of the sorriest episodes in a year that has seen the consolidation of this Nazi hivemind culture within pretty much every national media outlet. Literally everything outlets like CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post report today is pretty much 100% false. Objective truth has become a foreign concept to be actively avoided at these and other media outlets, especially any truth that might do harm to the Democrat Party objective of assuming total power.

And of course, the big social media platforms have happily joined in the fray, employing censorship tactics that would have made Joseph Goebbels green with envy.

Enable and emboldened by the media’s efforts on their behalf, Democrats believe that they stand today in the precipice of attaining that power.

God help us all if they turn out to be right.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge, and deserves to become everyone’s go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

15 thoughts on “Corrupt Media Update: Glenn Greenwald Leaves The Intercept With a Bang

  1. sooner8728 - October 29, 2020

    The media is all in for Joe Biden.

  2. Stuartswede at your service - October 29, 2020

    Ironic that 2020 has brought so many objects, issues and principles into perfect focus. Hopefully recent illumination drives informed decisions next Tuesday. Thank you again Mr. Blackmon, you are a gifted writer.

  3. Joan Wiley - October 29, 2020

    This is a frightening time. I still have friends who refuse to believe anything unless it was reported on the news they watch. I fear the dems taking control of the country more now than ever before. And still I fear the mindset they have managed to create and manipulate in their followers. If Donald Trump wins the election, cities will burn. Trump WILL do what is necessary to stop it. If Joe Biden wins, cities will burn in celebration. But what will follow? A brainwashed society, with disappearing liberties, wearing muzzles for fear of speaking up, government handouts for all, which equate to more government control – strapping on the yoke of the masters. Maybe he’ll just sell out to China and we’ll all be learning Chinese very soon. God help us all……

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - October 29, 2020

      Ni hao! (Mandarin.)

      I know you aren’t joking; you’re deadly serious.

      A friend told me just awhile ago: “May the Lord give us Mercy, not what we deserve.”
      If we get mercy, then what? I’m as afraid of mercy as much as I am of us getting what we deserve, because we will have learned nothing. We are seeing events that mirror 1917, and 1932-33, and few recognize the danger. No one teaches about those things anymore, not in the universities and where the cultural “elite” rub knickers and lace.

      Look at postwar Britain: how they overthrew all their heroes and became a solid sop of wet noodles, as did the Aussies. Will we do the same?

      Where have all the Cowboys gone?

      1. Stuartswede at your service - October 29, 2020

        I’m a cowboy, oh, oh, oh, hand raised, pick me!

  4. Silas - October 29, 2020

    I think that politics be damned, come the day after his re-election President Trump go full on Lincoln and arrest every damn executive and newscaster as enemies of the citizens of this country. They have clearly demonstrated they hide behind the Constitution in order to subvert it and the duly elected President of this country.

  5. Jimmy MacAfee - October 29, 2020

    I respect Glenn Greenwald – have for awhile. I have differences with him, but not on ethics: he’s a bright shiny diamond floating atop a pool of stinking brown much.

    Someone not too long ago described the Deep State and the “press” as like the slimy goo from Ghostbusters – the goo that feeds off of negative energy. I am not sure if they know how right they are, but the movie only barely scratches the surface of how far and wide the putrification of the World System (not just the US Deep State) has spread – from Rome to Moscow to Beijing to Washington to nearly ever capital in Europe to Ankara to London to… all across the world it has spread, stinking worse than it looks, oozing like “The Thing” and capturing and devouring those who can’t understand the evil nature it possesses.

    I know that G0D will help us all; they (and we) need to pray that G0D will Save THEM all, if He hasn’t given them over to themselves entirely. It appears that this is already a done deal, for them: no respite, no rescue, no Saving Grace.

  6. Jimmy MacAfee - October 29, 2020

    Greenwald is proving a pithy comment Maureen Dowd once wrote when “Slick Willy” Clinton was being impeached:

    “The Left always eats their own.”

    With mayonaise and pickles.

  7. Silas - October 29, 2020

    All this time, the evil has been festering and spreading. The Democrat power base have become the embodiment of it. They all profess to be Christians, yet embrace all that is antithetical to Christianity.
    They have, like demons, come to possess all the institutions of our nation and use them to their
    agenda of dominance. And they are determined to make us submit.

  8. Mike Ham - October 29, 2020

    No need to arrest anyone but, like they did to Gen Flynn, bankrupt them with legal bills, and enact legislation or use the appropriate gov’t agencies to make unsubstantiated lies a huge fine.

  9. Aaron Costello - October 30, 2020

    In the words of Detective John McClane, as he pushes the body of a terrorist nobody believes exists out a 10th story window and onto the hood of a police car…

    “Welcome to the party, pal!”

    It is encouraging to see people like Greenwald starting to revolt from accusations of ‘wrongthink’ in the same way that conservatives did years ago.

  10. Gregg - October 30, 2020

    That is what I have been screaming to the heavens for Bagpipe Barr to do since he has been in office.

    Bankrupt, expose and embarrass these coup bastards; if convictions are won, great! If not they will still be punished monetarily.

    There is no way these turds should be getting rich writing books and being paid mouthpieces on PMSDNC and DNCNN!

  11. Gregg - October 30, 2020

    The reply function failed again. The above was in reply to Mike Ham

  12. Gregg - October 30, 2020

    “GLENN GREENWALD LEAVES THE INTERCEPT WITH A BANG”

    So, Glenn Greenwald creates a website/blog, turns it over to or staffs it with a bunch of lefties that turn an “open forum” into another cesspool of censorship, and then he seems so shocked that he resigns from what he created?

    I know for one I am shocked SHOCKED!, I tell you that such a thing could happen.

    Just like that MSDNC (I think it was MSNBC) reporter who quit and wrote a compelling letter of resignation, this rings a bit hollow.

    These are not dumb people, and perhaps they have a bit of a conscience, a bit of intellectual purity, but this MSM (D) and social media censorship and lying has been going on full bore since at least the Bush Jr administration and certainly went all in on and for ‘the One’. Anyone in media who hasn’t seen this and hasn’t fought it tooth and nail is equally complicit in the death of journalism and by extension, America as founded.

  13. Jonesy - October 30, 2020

    Also having issues with the reply function…

    How much more censorship will people take? Greenwald, a liberal, has now been given the same treatment as any conservative. Good for him for taking a stand, but it will take thousands more like him to make a difference. If the left eats their own, their collective appetite has not reached full yet.

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