Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald

Journalist @TheIntercept - author, No Place to Hide - animal fanatic - HOPE ( - IG: glenn.11.greenwald

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An entire generation and political movement trained to believe their only option when hearing things they disagree with is to crawl to Google or college administrations or HR executives and beg to have it silenced so they don't have to confront it. Only disease can come from that

Over the last 5 years, the most disinformation, lies and demented conspiracy theories -- and the most damage done -- have emanated from the corporate media outlets that sermonize most. And they're the most sinister, because they want to censor speech so only their lies are heard.

This is not hyperbole: in the liberal sector of the corporate media -- by far the largest and most dominant wing -- lying and disinformation are not prohibited or even frowned up. It's encouraged and rewarded, as long as it's directed at the ideological enemies of their audience.

I really wish people would read the Supreme Court's McCarthy era cases. The Court demanded answers from Congress on why they had the right to investigate private citizens' Communist associations & plots given *only* DOJ has the power to investigate crimes. Congress' reply, 1957:

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Very good @zeynep  NYT op-ed on who is actually vaccine-hesitant and why. Over and over, corporate media churns out totally false narratives to flatter the political views of their audience: it's primarily MAGA who are vaccine-hesitant. The truth:

Democrats: overwhelmingly support internet censorship by both tech monopolies *and* the state, and reveres both FBI and CIA. Republicans: overwhelmingly supports an internet free of government and corporate control, and views FBI and CIA as pernicious. What happened to you??

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Freddie deBoer wrote a brilliant essay on how national liberal digital outlets are failing because they are dominated by a single narrow ideology, where no dissent is allowed & in-group herd behavior prevails. The exact outlets he described united in this thread to denounce him:

In case you haven't read it, here's the full deBoer essay where he so insightfully and compellingly describes the prevailing cultural rot in these collapsing liberal digital outlets, and why their employees are understandably filled with rage and envy:

LOL. One of the first jokes Chappelle told was about Jews -- analogizing them to an alien race who abandon their planet and then come back to claim it as their own -- a joke almost no other comedian would have dared utter. He's told jokes about virtually every group over years.


So the US Government knew so little about what was happening in Afghanistan that they had no idea the Afghan Security Forces would evaporate and the Taliban immediately take over, but they were able to find within 24 hours the precise ISIS-K "planner" to kill? OK.

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.

Seriously, who the fuck is the White House to be dictating who should and should not be banned from social media platforms, to keep lists of who they think are the spreaders of "misinformation," and then pressure companies they regulate to obey? This is pernicious shit:

How have hundreds of billions upon hundreds of billions of dollars been spent in the name of security since 9/11, along with the deployment of drones and surveillance tech, yet a few hundred protestors can so easily breach the Capitol, just waltzing in and taking it over?

One of the creepiest and most dystopian things I've seen since the pandemic began: a terrifying camera-equipped remote-controlled robot patrols Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to -- for now -- warn about social distancing. Look at the fear. Story:

Unbelievable: after 18 months of demanding everyone FOLLOW THE SCIENCE and scorning any questioning, Biden's CDC Director ignores -- overrules -- the overwhelming recommendation of her scientists about the Pfizer booster, to align with what Biden wanted:

First Nicki Minaj, then NBA dissidents, now Dave Chappelle: there's been a recent string of high-profile Black public figures thoughtfully and forcefully questioning or rejecting elite liberal pieties, and it's fascinating to watch liberal elite discourse-managers navigate this.

The Biden administration is telling Facebook which posts it regards as "problematic" so that Facebook can remove them. This is the union of corporate and state power -- one of the classic hallmarks of fascism -- that the people who spent 5 years babbling about fascism support.

Nancy Pelosi “has seen her wealth increase to nearly $115 million from $41 million in 2004,” and much of it comes from her husband's wildly successful trading of stocks and options in companies she influences and about which she has non-public knowledge.

All the servants fully masked. The almost-entirely old, white, rich crowd of DCCC donors free to go maskless as they're served.