Glenn Greenwald RESPONDS: Why I Left The Intercept Over Censorship

Co-founder of the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, explains why he resigned from the publication.

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  1. I think Glenn is in the right here. The left shouldn’t be afraid to own their faults and critiques and effectively address them. It’s far better for us to control the conversation and set the record on issues than to cede all ground to the right out of fear of being quoted.

  2. Krystal thinks that we all have no memory:
    *She appeared on Fox with Tucker during the democratic primary. She discussed the treatment from the establishmentic party.
    *When Bernie was forced put, she derided the mantra, 'vote blue no matter who.". WHY won't she just concede that Joe Biden is corrupt and not suitable for office???

  3. I thought The Intercept was one of the least unbiased media outlets. I'm sorry to see they are falling in line with the mainstream media and covering for establishment Democrats.

  4. Medhi spent a year using his platform at The Intercept to abusively and dishonestly attack the progressive base, many of whom are The Intercept's own patrons. He did this for nothing more than to audition for a job at MSNBC. Greenwald is exactly right. Intercept has become full of career climbers and frauds.

  5. Someone should do a study on political tribalism and how it’s destroying this country, and journalism.
    I think it probably got ratcheted up and put on steroids by Newt Gingrich and Fox “News.” But the “liberal” media is just as to blame, recently. Bc rather than fighting horrible ideas and conspiracy theories with better ideas and no conspiracies, their way of fighting them is by adopting the horrible ideas and promoting their own conspiracy theories

  6. Glenn is 100% right about the fear the spineless, clueless, foxhole, rubber-stamping, corporate capitulating conservative Dems have about any articles that don't support their team 100% of the time. This is because the feckless Dems have no effective media machine to fight, attack or counter the Right. They are at the mercy of the RW/ conservative well-oiled, war machine that controls the narrative and the debate 24/7 the last 15+ years. Pathetic…

    Why won’t people accept the fact our POTUS and the GOP/ conservatives are unmitigated grifters, frauds and liars!

    Because the corporate conservative and the radical RW media have allowed King Trumpo and his sycophants to politicize the hell out of our economy/ institutions with little filter, pushback or challenge!! Instead, they amplify his 24/7 RW lies, talking points, propaganda, misinformation and talking points!

    The GOP/ radical conservatives sow the seeds of misinformation, violence, hate, division and exploit racial/ economic/ social faults/injustices and dog whistles to gin up King Trumpo’s MAGA base. Gullible, duped people actually believe this BS because of the power of the RW media!

    • a peaceful march turns into a crime spree with looters and nonstop violence. Blame ANTIFA even though they are not a movement or an organization like extreme RW militias and White Supremacists

    • our government is the “problem” and must be drown in a bathtub. Yet, when it comes to the same government wasting trillions of dollar — on endless wars, Wall St Bailouts and tax cuts/ tax subsidies for the wealthy elites/corporations, nothing but crickets!!!

    • all Dems are “socialists” who want to take away your guns and tax you to death unlike those “borrow and spend” GOP who blow up the Debt/ Deficit every time they are in office

    • all Dems are “libruls” even though 95% are actually Neo-Liberal, corporate conservatives who rubber-stamp GOP policies in a heartbeat

    • immigrants will take away your jobs, mooch off our government and are “deadly” criminals

    • only “they” can protect you from all this chaos/ carnage (they cause), but since all we have is RW/ corporate conservative media, you will never get the whole truth! Heaven’s Gate are amateurs compared to these people!

    • Austerity, fiscal responsibility and deficit hawks only come out of the woodwork when we have a Dem POTUS but conveniently disappear when we have a GOP POTUS

    • facts, science and history are for “sissies” while they are spun out of existence. Everything is a fact free zone! Anything goes, Baby!!

    • far-right extremists are lionized, defended and never criticized

    • privatization, “free market”, laissez-faire, trickle-down BS are core principles/ solutions to every damn problem except when they aren’t which is 99% of the time! When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!!

    • lastly, all problems are “your” problems. Your failures and shortcomings are “your” fault so expect no help from us. Only “losers” can’t pull themselves up by their bootstraps

    How can all this RW ideology and BS become mainstream??

    Let me simplify it…. Really, it’s very simple….

    Politics is all about controlling people’s perceptions by creating a 24/7 mirage — by framing the debate and setting the narratives. Once the slimy, scheming GOP control people’s perceptions, they control their stink’in behavior. Perception turns into gospel and then becomes reality.

    Repeat after me. The corporate conservative media is most powerful weapon anyone can possess outside a Nuke and the GOP/ conservatives are masters at controlling every last one of them! The bias, shallow, corrupt, lazy media carries the 24/7 water for the GOP/ conservatives by repeating, amplifying, legitimizing and enabling their ideology and policies. Therefore, he who controls corporate conservative media wins!! The sycophantic corporate conservative media goes along for the ratings, access, eyeballs and sensationalism, baby!! Everyone is fighting for those damn conservative viewers! Truth, journalism, facts, history and science be damned! That’s “Not” their stink’in problem, but yours!!!

    There is no “real” opposition to RW media. This well-oiled machine is the only force with all the money and an active army of hacks, pundits, shills, stooges and sycophants, who dominate hundreds of media outlets! They can reach/ inform, penetrate and control, um brainwash, their Kool-Aid zombies in real time with whatever lies, propaganda, talking points and misinformation/ disinformation they dream up no matter where their audience is. But the coup de grâce, is using said media to relentlessly demonize, attack, smear, lie, gaslight, scapegoat and destroy any and all opponents. They put North Korea state news to shame!!!

    Add in the 24/7 talking heads, newspapers/ print, radio stations, think tanks, billionaires, ALEC, and the 800lb gorilla in Faux News and they have no bleeping peers. Without any competition and no opponents to challenge, call-out or push-back their BS/ agendas, they win all the time!! They move the goal posts at will and no one is the wiser!! This is why the Dems sold their souls, stopped fighting and concede the debate 99.99% of the time. They know they will get crushed in a heart-beat, so they stopped trying which is why our country has moved soooooooo far Right over the last 40+ years!! They don’t even pretend to put up any resistance anymore. Pathetic!!!

    When you hear of both morally bankrupt sides working together, they are actually screwing us over even more. Doing anything for the “working/ middle class“ is nothing but a pipe dream. Inaction and obstruction is now a SOP feature of our corrupt political system! But when it comes to blowing-up the Debt/ deficit then there’s breathtaking partisanship up the wahzoo! Socialism (corporate welfare)/ crony capitalism for the wealthy elites/ corporations, and rugged individualism/ laissez faire for everyone else!!! Privatize the gains, socialize the costs!! Ain’t America great!!! Screw the people!

    For 40+ years the GOP/ conservatives have enacted their policies (endless wars, bloated military, MIC, tax cuts for corporations/ wealthy elites, tax loop holes/ tax havens/ tax subsidies, deregulating everything in sight, gutting/ underfunding government programs and agencies, Wall St Bailouts, and corporate welfare) with help from the spineless, rubber-stamping, clueless, foxhole, corporate capitulating Dems, who “Stand for Nothing and Fight for less”. Any yet, the GOP/ conservatives give nothing but lip service to their clueless, ignorant base, who just want to bash/ own the “libs”, but get absolutely nothing in return!! The rich-get-richer while the shrinking middle/ working class gets screwed!! We end up with the 1% “haves” and the 99% “have-nots”!!

    This is why our nation is now a 2-bit, 3rd world nation.

    • We need a viable 3rd Party — ASAP!!

    • We need to build a populist news network that calls out these corporatist conservatives and everything they stand for! Only then can we elect people that actually represent us!! Duped people, who drink the daily corporate conservative, Neo-Liberal Kool-Aid, will keep voting the same bozos every 2-4 years. As everyone can plainly see, our voting system is a bleeping joke and that’s a feature in this failed Democracy not a bug!!

    You Reap what you Sow!!

  7. We'll see how much his next contract is worth…and with who. We'll see. 100K isn't THAT much next to a multi-million dollar contract. After Trump loses, FOX will probably be hiring some new faces. I'm just saying. We'll see.

  8. Write the article after Biden is in office. His piece was actively designed to hurt Biden's campaign. The Intercept at large did the right thing trying to to stop this fake story from being published.

  9. Now that Glenn is not there, I guess I can unsubscribe from the intercept. what a bunch of weak cowards. Way to give in to the neolib way of thinking. Keep up the good work Glenn. I will be following the writer I respect,…that would be Glenn. By by intercept.

  10. Glen Greenwald has been go to reading for me for current events since his “unclaimed territory” blog. I have valued his opinion and insight for years, and will have to follow him at his new site.
    Thank you Glen

  11. Glenn is the entire reason I want to pursue a career in journalism and hearing this feels like my parents are getting divorced. But he seems to be entirely justified in his resignation and I respect him all the more for doing so. The response the editors gave on the website was ridiculous and Glenn was willing to lay it all out in the open on his twitter for the readers to decide… which is the way it should be.

  12. So Krystal says that there has been critical coverage about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden but maybe not as much critical coverage on Trump. WTF! Even if she is playing Devil's advocate that is complete nonsense. The negative coverage of Trump has been going on 24/7 for 4 years and 95+% of the MSM coverage of Trump has been negative. I know Kristal is heartbroken that Hidin' Biden has been revealed to be a crook but don't make stuff up.

  13. What corruption in the TRUMP administration. Does this GAL have ANY specifics? She loves to throw that out there Having HOTELS that people pay to stay in is not Corruption.

  14. james madison deserves more recognition: almost single-handed, he created the most powerful plutocracy the world has seen. of course, his constitution only formalized the society britain had planted on the north-american shore. usa ignores him now, because he was frank about his intention to establish a plutocracy, and a little less frank about his under-lying motive in protecting african slavery.
    the 'america' you learned about in school had little relation to reality, a reality which has poisoned the nation past recovery.
    greenwald has been able to make a living while being frank about the usa, and many hope he will be able to continue. but the continuing crucifixion of assange is meant to warn the world that truth-telling is dangerous. usa is truly 'the great satan,' we should have given more respect to khomeini. perhaps greenwald can find a safe refuge in iran.

  15. I actually had to stop myself from yelling at my phone screen… Krystal tries to say, oh these other people think you’re being a useful idiot” just say that you think he is being a useful idiot. Slimey.

  16. Krystal has TDS so bad wich ruins all her credibility. Listen to how she always tries to say Biden corruption is no big deal. Im sure she would not have reported on the Biden scandal herself if it werent for Saagar

  17. For me, and probably for many others, Glenn Greenwald and 'The Intercept' were synonymous. Still cannot believe that Greenwald has resigned from a publication that he co-founded.

  18. The U.S. public are loosers on either candidate getting rid of Trump within 4yrs will turn into getting rid of Biden also in 4 yrs, why because they were put in place by the status quo not the electorate.

  19. Glenn was treated with unbelievable contempt by the Obama administration for his role in the Snowden affair. There are things they did to him and his husband that he will probably never discuss or reveal. Any time he can get back at them through journalistic means is an opportunity he will never pass on. Unfortunately, this has caused him the credibility that finds him in the present circumstances. The Intercept knows this and maybe it's better that he just moves on.

  20. Finally, now I will be able to read his stuff once in a while. I won't support the Intercept, Amazon, and many other companies that Americans seem to use without thinking about what they are supporting.