Journalists with major outlets know they spread a false, retracted story about the FBI and Giuliani but refuse to remove it, because their real job is spreading disinformation.
Having been born in communist country, and living there for some time, and finally escaping, I’ve always had a healthy distrust of the press and a great dislike and distrust of intelligence and national police agencies. Even after having wound up in theUS I was never able to shake that utter distrust and fear of government disseminated information. Under communism, the press is fed information by the government on conjunction the police powers to control the population. Except there, if you speak out against it you don’t cancelled on Twitter or face book, you got cancelled permanently. Hold on to your hats . It’s coming here.
You'll notice that their Orwellian partners Facebook and Twitter haven't banned any of these posts or their authors' accounts.
So the NY Post gets booted from Twitter for publishing the truth about Hunter Biden's laptop, but proven lies are allowed to remain when offered by the WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, and NY Times minions? Speaks volumes about the stench of Big Tech.
All I can say is: Amazing, diligent work, Mr. Greenwald, making me very proud to be a subscriber. You deserve hundreds of thousands more.
As always, thanks Glenn.
Thought the following might be valuable for the other truth seekers in the group:
Here are five basic rules of propaganda, courtesy of Norman Davies in his extraordinary book "Europe: A History":
#1 - The rule of simplification: reducing all data to a simple confrontation between 'Good and Bad', 'Friend and Foe'.
#2 - The rule of disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.
#3 - The rule of transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.
#4 - The rule of unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: draining the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star-performers, by social pressure, and by 'psychological contagion'.
#5 - The rule of orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.
Corporate journalists behaving as state propagandists? A tale as old as time. And as a liberal I get to watch plenty who claim left wing bonafidas side with the same people the left abhorred a decade ago. They have become the new right. FBI, NSA, CIA, warmongers, big-government types. Instead of wallstreet its the benevolent diety that is beg-tech they defend. Why? Because woke appeasement of 'we care so much about your identity issues'. Its all so fake.
If you’ve been reading Glenn’s twits and his articles these past months, it’s obvious he has been gradually letting folks know that they've been lied to and mislead by the fake news and others for years. My guess is he’ll start exposing the election fraud soon. He’s a very clever journalist and one of the few truth tellers we have. Things should get very interesting in the coming months. Enjoy.
1. First, once again, kudos to the great Glenn Greenwald.
2. Second, again, a must read and may God Bless Glenn Greenwald.
3. Third, again, are Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald the only honest, patriotic journalists left? If so, I truly fear the future.
4. Fourth, again, that the intelligence agencies are such an instrumental part of this on-going web of lies not only makes me sad, it makes me ashamed to say that I was a US Army Intelligence officer for nearly three decades.
5. Fifth, since I have BS credence as a Former US Army Intelligence Officer, I literally think I could call up Wolfe Blitzer, Jake Tapper, and the CNN crew, and tell them I had "proof" that Donald Trump was a Vampire, and they would put me on. LOL
6. Sixth, not withstanding still being an admitted partisan Republican, let me say that I find the Establishment Republican Party just as much a loathsome partner in this AWFUL conspiracy of deception as any other of the conspirators; and, for now at least, the key Point "Man" for the Establishment GOP is (of course) the truly despicable Liz Cheney. Is it surprising that she is now being DEIFIED by the (corporate) media for (1) attacking Trump and (2) cheer-leading for us to REMAIN fighting forever in Afghanistan?
7. Seventh, forgive me but I am going to RE-PRINT my last RANT (from Mr. Greenwald's Natasha Bertrand article); because (1) I was really proud of it and (2) I wanted Glenn Greenwald to read it!
I sent Mr. Greenwald's article to most of my buddies, who are (mostly) center-right. I wrote this rambling, (but heart-felt) preamble rant when I sent forwarded the article. I hope you all (and especially Mr. Greenwald) read it...
A must read article, and forgive my preamble rant...
The United States is in a very bad place. We are on a clear -- and perhaps inexorable -- path downward as the dominant world power, while the Peoples' Republic of China is clearly on the ascendency.
And one of clear problems is that we do not have a (corporate) media that tells the truth. Instead, they tell lies; lie after lie, after lie, after lie. What's most disheartening is that when their lies are exposed as lies, they (indeed, no one) is ever held accountable for lying.
No one in (corporate) journalism epitomizes this more than Jeffrey Goldberg, a truly malevolent, evil human being. Indeed, it is fitting that Goldberg began his ascendency in (corporate) journalism by promoting one of the greatest lies of the 21st Century; the lie that there was collusion between Saddam Hussain and Al Qaeda over 9/11.
On the polar opposite of Goldberg is a true hero; Glenn Greenwald. Mr. Greenwald, a committed liberal in the finest tradition, below writes yet another must read article on one Goldberg's minions, Natasha Bertrand, who has just been hired as the nation security correspondent for -- you guessed it -- CNN.
A side note. People wonder why I so strongly supported Donald Trump, despite his faults. One reason is that it was shocking (even to me) just how many lies have told about him. And it must be said that the greatest lie was that the lie of Russia Collusion. Let me say that again. A. Total. Lie. In truth there was (and is) zero -- ZERO -- proof of ANY coordination between the Russians and any American (let alone Trump or any of his allies.)
And in this article, Glenn Greenwald summarizes every single lie that Natasha Bertrand has told about Trump or his supporters, especially the Russia collision story. He also points out that she spearheaded the LIES that (1) there were Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan and (2) that Hunter Biden was the victim of a Russian disinformation campaign. Another side note; Greenwald also points out that there is no "honor among thieves" as also summarizes the fact that Bertrand has been caught stealing stories from other, more junior reporters.
The collision between (1) the national intelligence agencies; (2) the corporate media; and (3) the Democrat Party (again, brilliantly summarized below) is, to put mildly, not only disheartening; but it could well signal the doom of the Untied States as a world power. Especially considering how these insidious forces within our nation are so willing to also collude with the Chinese. Are Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald the only honest, patriotic journalists left? If so, I truly fear the future.
PS: that the intelligence agencies are such an instrumental part of this on-going web of lies not only makes me sad, it makes me ashamed to say that I was a US Army Intelligence officer for nearly three decades.
PPS: Again, a must read and may God Bless Glenn Greenwald.
Someone -- HECK MAYBE ME! -- has to start an online-log where these things can be tracked and cited by those of us who want to... MY problem is not enough time to devote to this, but I DO run the servers this would require, have an automated email receiving system that could handle the input from many other people who could be authorized to submit materials, AND a web server to publish this material.
What do you say, Glenn? Help me get this going? YOUR ask to help me form up a team would then give you a place where all the deceit of the past of this kind - fake "confirms" - can be simply and easily cited to debunk their shit...
I'm willing if I can get some help!
I love that you left the Intercept and we now have an astute journalist on full time Operation Mockingbird watch. This is the way.
It’s not simply that those false tweets are still up, it’s how many likes and retweets they have. Who are the accounts doing all of this engagement? They are bots, part of a botnet. All you have to do is click into the likes and see the profile pages to instantly realize no real person would use Twitter this way.
Everyone has heard twitter is flooded by fake accounts, and that politicians buy fake followers. Almost no one understands how much of an impact those botnets have on all social media sites, and how this use of automated bot activity completely drowns out the voices of real people.
I once saw a bird that seemed to be wounded because it was lying on its side and struggling to right itself. As I got closer I realized the movement was caused by maggots feeding on the bird. Journalists in the corporate media are like those maggots animating a corpse. Get close, you can't miss it.
The most disturbing aspect of what Glenn is reporting here is that the security state is using these corporate so-called journalists, who actually are mouthpieces for the security agencies, to INFLUENCE OUR ELECTIONS. One reason they cannot recant these false stories is that it would reflect back on the activities and credibility of the security agencies themselves. Not only would this be bad for business, but any reporter who did this could be pretty sure that they wouldn't be getting any more "scoops" anytime soon.
It's all so tiring. It's like I am watching a shitty comedy skit where I am the only one laughing because I can see through the comical obvious lies while everyone is asleep.
Glenn, I see that you’ve graduated from “punching down” to helpless little girls like Taylor Lorenz, etc. and are now mercilessly attacking helpless little clowns like Geoff Bennett, Michael Weiss, Glenn Kessler, etc... of course I jest, but I’ll bet you’ll be accused of something along these lines. BTW how much of a giant P****Y is Geoff Bennett? Hilarious.
Geoff Bennett to himself: “Glenn Greenwald, how dare you call me out for being a liar when I lie! That’s your white supremacy! BLOCK!”
Great article Glenn, but I think you left the RNC out of this sentence:
But they are not driven out and will not be because the reality is that their job is to spread disinformation as long as it is in servitude to the right factions (the CIA, FBI and DNC) and against those who are ideologically disfavored.
If you intended to leave the RNC out, I would love to see an article on why.