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.https://t.co/dZrlYGfEBf
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 29, 2020
Sad but not atypical libertarian story: Glenn Greenwald has been censored by The Intercept, the media outlet he co-founded, after Russiagate neolibs and SJWs took it over and essentially turned it into a Mother Jones clone.
He has now departed for Substack.
My only surprise at this point is that it hasn’t happened sooner. Although Greenwald’s campaign against “Trump of the Tropics” Bolsonaro synced OK with their editorial line, the consistent opposition to US imperialism, the cronyism and cowardice of the journalistic class, and woke SJWism as a substitute for real criticism of the elites did not.
Really do feel quite sorry for Greenwald, he has also been no-platformed by the neoliberal gang who signed the Harper’s magazine “free speech” letter because of their autistic hysteria over getting attacked over muttering some completely irrelevant platitude such as men being stronger than women or something like that. Traditional neocons and rightoids hate him for obvious reasons, namely, his outspoken opposition to US imperialism. Meanwhile, while he has had appearances with more anti-interventionist conservatives like Tucker Carlson, these can at best only be temporary allies of convenience, who would not hesitate to throw him overboard were he to loudly recapsulate, say, his pro-Palestinian opinions.
Then again, attracting the enmity of such a wide variety of NPCs is to Greenwald’s credit, even if it does mean that he is returning to his original roots as a blogspot blogger.
Here is the relevant reading list on this affair:
- Original post: My Resignation From The Intercept
- Intercept’s content-less response
- Article on Joe and Hunter Biden Censored By The Intercept
- Emails With Intercept Editors Showing Censorship of My Joe Biden Article
- Taibbi: Glenn Greenwald On His Resignation From The Intercept
Anyhow, even if it was to be expected, it is still a highly significant development, as it perfectly demonstrates the ideological hegemony of the neolib/neocon/SJW consensus over the media, from which all “oddballs” on both Right and Left are excluded. Greenwald wasn’t just a brilliant and highly prolific opinion blogger, he was one of the defining voices of the Wikileaks/Snowden era, who accomplished more real journalism than all the newer “hip” pro-Establishment rags from Buzzfeed to Teen Vogue combined. Even at his old Guardian blog during the early 2010s he was never censored so, despite its intensive campaign against Assange. But even lines that the Old Guardianistas of the early 2010s had the decency to not cross are no longer respected by the younger, angrier Wokespawn that have infiltrated the media ecosystem since then.