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From Glenn Greenwald’s Wikipedia bio:

Glenn Edward Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American journalist, author, and former attorney. He is best known for publishing a series of reports detailing previously unknown information about American and British global surveillance programs. These reports were based on classified documents provided by Edward Snowden.

Greenwald worked as a constitutional attorney for ten years before he began blogging on national security issues since October 2005 and then contributing for Salon and The Guardian. At the time, Greenwald was an opinion columnist, influential on the left wing in the United States. In June 2013, while at The Guardian, he wrote a series of reports on the documents released by Snowden. Along with other reporters, Greenwald won both a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize for the reporting. He has also written best-selling books, including No Place to Hide. Later in 2013, Greenwald founded The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, where he was co-editor for several years.

From Glenn Greenwald’s new Substack account:

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.
5 hr

Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media.

The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.

The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct. Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.

I had no objection to their disagreement with my views of what this Biden evidence shows: as a last-ditch attempt to avoid being censored, I encouraged them to air their disagreements with me by writing their own articles that critique my perspectives and letting readers decide who is right, the way any confident and healthy media outlet would. But modern media outlets do not air dissent; they quash it. So censorship of my article, rather than engagement with it, was the path these Biden-supporting editors chose.

The censored article will be published on this page shortly (it is now published here). My letter of intent to resign, which I sent this morning to First Look Media’s President Michael Bloom, is published below.

As of now, I will be publishing my journalism here on Substack, where numerous other journalists, including my good friend, the great intrepid reporter Matt Taibbi, have come in order to practice journalism free of the increasingly repressive climate that is engulfing national mainstream media outlets across the country.

How much does Substack pay, anyway?

And how is Substack set up to not be taken hostage by its own 20-something woke woman interns like everywhere else?

By the way, Biden should have a rule not to employ any women under 40 in his White House.

 
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  1. • Replies: @Aardvark
    @Anonymous

    Another example of one word that condemns an activity but a different word legitimizes it.

    Censored = Bad
    Edited = OK

    Prostitute = Bad
    Porn Star = OK

    Bribe = Bad
    Campaign Contribution = OK

    Stealing = Bad
    Asset Forfeiture = OK

    I haven't even come anywhere close the number of examples we could go on with.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Anonymous

    Naomi Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine, a history of Chicago School neoliberal capitalism and its "shock doctrine" effect on South American economies in the 1970s. The book also follows the adventures of conservative dream boy Milton Friedman and his quest to create free market utopias in countries like Chile and Bolivia which usually involved torture chambers for the locals who dissented against transnational domination of the local economy. After reading it I bought several copies and passed them out to those in the circle. The book still holds its informational value; the authoress, however, has become yet another middle age and deranged Jewish leftist. Sad.

  2. His twitter replies are full of shitlibs saying he’s a MAGAt because he never criticizes Trump.

  3. Amongst certain denizens of the web, dark or light version as the case may be, folks are wont to call Trump the GEOTUS – God Emperor of the United States — with various attendant superpowers.

    Partially seriously, partially in jest, mostly to get a charge out of the other side.

    But there is one super-power he definitely has. It’s the REVELATORY super power. His opponents can’t help but reveal themselves in all their sordidness and fakery.

    In the poker game of politics he plays, the other side has to push all their chips into the center of the table.

    As the GEOTUS is fond of saying, I guess we’ll see what happens. When the cards are played, the other side will either win the loot, or walk away from the table broke and broken.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia


    But there is one super-power he definitely has. It’s the REVELATORY super power. His opponents can’t help but reveal themselves in all their sordidness and fakery.
     
    Truly the only remarkable quality of Trump is this. Indeed it is a remarkable power with remarkable effects.

    Glenn Greenwald has my respect for his journalistic integrity and willingness to expose the book burners.

    He has a lot in common with men like Steve Sailer.

    Too bad they are the exception rather than the rule.

  4. At least he left on his own.

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Helen Thomas had a long distinguished career, but that didn’t save her from Jewish Power when she stood up for Palestinians.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Anonymous

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Yes, but he says he did very well out of that. He was bought out by Vice in 2008 and put his payoff in the stock market, then at its lowest.

    , @botazefa
    @Anonymous


    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.
     
    Greenwald co-founded The Intercept. Reading his email resignation, and further commentary from Matt Taibi, it seems to me that he was forced to resign. The Intercept was founded with the intent that the journalist would have editorial freedom to pursue their stories without undo influence. The editors (controlled by an eBay co-founder) silenced him.

    Hope he does well on substack.
  5. The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions

    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.

    Here are other reasons why the “story” has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41

    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)–which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve “Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be” narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    • Troll: Drew, Ragno, lavoisier
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Other than verified is not the same as false. In the Old America the remedy was to print your own version not to censor the other guys'.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corvinus, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Colin Wright
    @Corvinus

    You're starting to parody yourself.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)–which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?
     
    Don't try to shoot the messenger because you don't like the message. Remember, the Bidens have never even denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents.

    As for authenticating the pictures, Hunter apparently also uploaded the same pictures from the laptop to his personal porn hub account, which of course is now hacked.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/huge-breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pornhub-account-uploaded-personal-porn-including-family-members/

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/AndrewKerrNC/status/1322004160972206081

    , @Muggles
    @Corvinus

    On Thursday Tucker Carlson opened by saying he (and Fox) wouldn't be discussing Hunter's laptop contents other than what related to daddy Joe.

    He went out of his way to be sympathetic with Hunter, saying he's a former friend and "now a broken man."

    So no nasty piling on from him about that. Of course he's not Woke and hence not a ruthless Stalinist hater. Like most of Biden's claque of media cheerleaders.

    Go troll elsewhere Corvinus.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  6. For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1321912427387170816

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @sayless
    @MEH 0910

    I wonder if Glenn Greenwald's editors really think that he is attempting to recycle dubious claims from the Trump campaign and launder them as journalism?

    They must truly be Deranged to drive away a writer of that caliber.

    Replies: @Polynikes

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @MEH 0910


    "it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism."
     
    Everyone knew, of course, that the media was biased. But they have really jumped the shark on this one. Their credibility is shot forever. Even if Trump loses, that will be something of a consolation prize.
    , @Pericles
    @MEH 0910


    While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.

     

    Lol, now I'm convinced Greenwald was entirely unfair and wrong.
  7. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1321898991542480896

    For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @sayless, @Hypnotoad666, @Pericles

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

  8. Biden should have a rule not to employ any women under 40 in his White House.

    The problem then would be that women in their 40s and 50s would have daughters of the sort Biden likes to be rather hands-on with.

    • LOL: Bumpkin
  9. anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

    The Intercept is sticking very closely to the uniform Mockingbird media line. That line is to fixate on the lack of statements against interest by Biden himself. Greenwald has brass balls, but he’s not the best guy to explode that propaganda. Like all US-trained lawyers, he never got a whiff of international law. So he’s not able to make the legal distinction between Hunter’s proven trading in influence and Joe’s circumstantially evident abuse of function. Corruption can be forensically proven, no problem. Mockingbird media hope to maintain it’s all Hunter’s corruption.

    Problem is, the relevant law (CTOC, UNCAC) provides for international cooperation to investigate corruption. Joe’s abuse of function is a slam dunk if you ask for foreign help in accordance with US law. If DoJ fails to do that, they’ll be a global laughingstock for a generation. Biden will be the white man’s Ahmed Sekou Toure, a joke worldwide.

  10. The media is going all out to censor this Hunter Biden story.

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1321924788756094976

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1321975533786275847

    Replies: @1BigJohnson

    , @Hunsdon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Razorfist!

  11. Anon[268] • Disclaimer says:

    Greenwald was harpooned because of a problem that is of the left’s own making.

    The main problem the left has had in recent years is that they can’t seem to nominate a presidential candidate who’s not a huge graft machine. The last two Democratic candidates, Biden and Hillary, were/are unusually greedy and graft-loving even by the standards of corrupt big-city Democratic politicians. They’re as rotten as Boss Tweed.

    For many decades, it used to be a truism among Democratic party managers that although their local guys in the big cities could be corrupt, to win a presidential election, you needed a candidate who was pretty clean because that little old lady in Iowa wouldn’t vote for a typical corrupt and stinking big-city graftbag. Democrats could get a Daley elected in Chicago with their machine, but their national candidate had to be a Walter Mondale-type who was clean.

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we’ve ever had–until Biden. She was a lousy pick because of her crazy levels of appalling greed. American voters weren’t used to this in a presidential candidate. It really was a new thing in American politics. Therefore, voters elected a total political novice over someone who stank as bad as a typical third-world politician because Americans didn’t want their country degenerating into a third-world country.

    Now Biden has been revealed to be about as bad, and the left is frantic with terror that they are going to lose because of the Biden family graft machine. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn’t corrupt. Hello? Do they have anybody out there on their side who isn’t?

    Obama is mostly responsible for this loss of common sense among the Democrats. As the chief party elder, he backed both Hillary and Biden. Big city blacks like Obama live in a sea of graft. It’s the natural element they swim in, and they cannot imagine a political world without it. Black politicians don’t think graft is a big deal because they don’t get arrested and jailed for it in their party strongholds. They don’t get arrested and jailed for it because their state and local city DAs are all Democrat party machine members who’d never dare touch them.

    Obama didn’t care at all that Hillary and Biden were corrupt. Therefore, he was blind to the dangers of pushing their candidacy. Obama as president, unleashed a leftist mob that purged all the moderates in their party.

    Obama has corrupted the Democrats as an institution, and he was the worst thing ever to happen to their party. He was the one who implanted the leftwing fiefdoms we’re having trouble with in all the government agencies right now, the FBI, Justice Department, CIA, NSA, etc. etc., that have been giving us endless problems throughout Trump’s administration by being moles for the left.

    Obama took our 200+ year-old constitutional government and turned it into a third-world government. Stinking Obama created an Augean Stables and wallowed in it like a pig, because he thinks like a pig, and that was what he wanted.

    We should never elect any minority again. They’re not capable of upholding Western Civilization. They don’t care enough about Western Civilization’s values to even try.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Yes, the Democrats used to nominate mostly guys from the North Central Honesty Belt: Mondale, McGovern, Humphrey, Stevenson was from downstate Illinois (I think) not Chicago. Of course, they tended to win with JFK, LBJ, Clinton from less squeaky clean places ...

    Replies: @Mike Zwick, @Mike Zwick

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    Hillary Clinton ... was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had

    You know this, and I know this, but I've never spoken with a Democrat who knew this. When I bring it up, they're like, "Wha--?" To them it's all fake news.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anon

    Thanks. Great comment, #268.

    , @Pericles
    @Anon


    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we’ve ever had–until Biden.

     

    I thought Clinton brokering a deal to quietly sell massive amounts of nuclear materials to Russia took the cake. But nobody brings it up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  12. There’s a place for Greenwald in Jack Posobiec’s New Right.

    But not for you Steve & Unz.

    Twitter New Right is 1990’s style liberal progressives. All the way.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Anonymous

    The Twitter New Right is not the True New Right.

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Anonymous


    There’s a place for Greenwald in Jack Posobiec’s New Right.

    But not for you Steve & Unz.

    Twitter New Right is 1990’s style liberal progressives. All the way.
     
    This is meaningless gibberish.

    Joe Biden...is that you?
  13. Glenn Greenwald is near to the apex of the progressive pyramid. Sad to see him challenge all of them to a fight but on the other hand might be kind of hilarious watching them all proceed to cannibalizing his rotting corpse. He must have been raving madness man that he couldn’t have controlled himself for a measly seven more days. He could have said that he has the covid and taken ten days off.

    Is nothing sacred? Clearly sodomites are below negroes on Mr. Sailer’s pokemon point scale although he already told us that but this is more evidence to add to all the rest.

  14. Oh well, yeh, yeh, but I still hate Greenwald and Naomi Klein.

  15. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1321912427387170816

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost’s story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News…

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    • Replies: @V. Hickel
    @Corvinus

    ...if i only had a brain... Who sang that one again?

    , @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1321973822040510464

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus

    That NBC News story is an idiotic attempt at deflection: It says a random blogger posted something two months ago about Hunter Biden using a false identity, therefore the laptop must be a foreign plant . . . or something.

    The MSM can't stop digging their hole of lies. Absolutely pathetic.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/loganclarkhall/status/1322000322718556160

    , @botazefa
    @Corvinus


    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost’s story is replete with holes
     
    Blow it out your ass Corvine Anus
  16. Anonymous[211] • Disclaimer says:

    “New Right” Action Alert:

    Wow it’s Scott Adams and his suicidal hollowed out secular progressive values to the rescue of the French!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1321814155112845313

    (Terrorism discussion starts at 42:10)

    Like a zombie Adams dispassionately announces France will be a Muslim country. Why?

    Because you see it’s all about systems and “…people say Islam is a superior system because they kill non-believers…” making the ingroup very very cohesive. Okey dokey.

    Strangely Scott offers no moral condemnation on what he apparently understands to be a gangster “system” fundamentally based on intimidation and murder…

    (Note that Scott usually gets extremely agitated when his liberal progressive values are violated. Comically so. But these latest French victims were just churchy people in church who had their heads cut off. Therefore: no increase in Scott’s blood pressure.)

    This guy is the California version of South African asshole intellectual Coetzee. Intolerant high IQ creeps with no actual solutions because leftism is never the solution.

    Thanks Scott for the nasty evil attempt to inculcate learned helplessness in your audience you scumbag.

    Scott is a persuasion expert. He knows what he’s doing here.

    If you want to know who destroyed California the answer is godless lunatic progressives like Scott Adams.

    And of course he’s a thought leader in the twitter New Right Model Army.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anonymous

    Sounds like someone needs to land on many accountability lists.

    Totally hypothetically, of course.

    , @vhrm
    @Anonymous


    Because you see it’s all about systems and “…people say Islam is a superior system because they kill non-believers…” making the ingroup very very cohesive. Okey dokey.

    Strangely Scott offers no moral condemnation on what he apparently understands to be a gangster “system” fundamentally based on intimidation and murder…

    (Note that Scott usually gets extremely agitated when his liberal progressive values are violated. Comically so. But these latest French victims were just churchy people in church who had their heads cut off. Therefore: no increase in Scott’s blood pressure.)
     
    i don't have a strong opinion on Scott Adams overall, but he doesn't say the things you quote him as saying in this video. He says the system is superior because "you can't leave. you can be killed if you leave the faith." He doesn't say anything about killing Christians or other non-believers.

    You're also making an awful lot of a 3 minute segment of a 50 minute video. He didn't analyze or comment on the beheadings specifically or terrorism etc. He just brought up this point, that he attributes to Taleb, that if you let in a moderate number of Muslims, your country will become muslim.

    I think it's a pretty serious stretch to see his comments as an encouragement of that. In fact the overall statement is "oh, more beheadings, huh? welp... that's Muslims for you." That's hardly a pro-Muslim sentiment...
  17. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions


    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.
     
    Here are other reasons why the "story" has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41


    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).
     

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)--which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve "Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be" narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @Muggles

    Other than verified is not the same as false. In the Old America the remedy was to print your own version not to censor the other guys’.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Jack D

    Is Corvinus the "troll for MNBA"?

    , @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true. Citing reliable sources, for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, enables the reader the opportunity to check for themselves that the sources appropriate sources have been used, and employed well.

    Let us hold Greenwald to his own standard (boldface for emphasis).

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/glenn-greenwald-the-bane-of-their-resistance


    He sought to clarify his position on Russian interference: “I’ve said that of course it’s possible that Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.” He’d never insisted “on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it.” When James Risen, the former Times investigative reporter, who joined the Intercept last year, recently debated Greenwald on a podcast—a public airing of internal tensions—Greenwald bristled at the suggestion that he had ever considered the idea of Russian interference a hoax. “I never said anything like that,” he said, explaining that his demand for serious evidence was connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War. If Greenwald has never proposed that a Russian hacking scheme was inconceivable, his rhetoric hasn’t always signalled an open mind on the issue. In the summer of 2016, he referred to narratives of Russian malfeasance as smears. That October, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence firmly accused the Russian government of hacking; Greenwald characterized this as an “assertion” that presented “no evidence.
     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @axel, @MEH 0910

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    You, of all, people, Jack D? I understand that is tempting to write back to Corvinus, as he does not reply with personal insults, acts like he's addressing your points, and seems like a guy you could argue with enough for him to understand.

    He's been on here since as long as I have, best I can recall. I responded once or twice, and it became a 2 hour waste of my time. He will never answer your points of logic and never change his tune one bit. Corvinus is the ONLY commenter for whom I not only visually skip over his comments but all replies too. That is, with an exception like this, because I figured you were wiser than to start in with him.

    Mr. Corvinus is a one-man keyboard-mashing text-generating machine that has wasted so much more of the commenters' and readers' time than a funny guy like Tiny Duck ever could.

    Replies: @res

  18. @JohnnyWalker123
    The media is going all out to censor this Hunter Biden story.

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1321608055549775872

    https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/1321590490043658240

    https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1317449718964912128

    https://twitter.com/RAZ0RFIST/status/1321144837949644803

    https://twitter.com/JRTIDroneShip/status/1319052349604651008

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Hunsdon

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @1BigJohnson
    @MEH 0910

    The missing Hunter Biden documents suddenly reappeared, but we still have a lot of questions. pic.twitter.com/8Oo6WxZa7R

    — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 30, 2020


    I think it's pretty simple.... they wanted their own copy, so they could know exactly which lies they can get away with.

  19. Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept… as well as from its parent company First Look Media.

    First Look Media = Smoke it, Florida. [Failed smirk, too.]

    Misconceptions of the Assault Smirk

  20. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:

    It took the Left cult fanatics 7 years to infiltrate and take over the organization he founded and boot him out.
    Is there any organization they can’t subvert?
    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron’s mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    @anon


    Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics


    1 Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
    2 Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
    3 The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

     

    In this case of course a left-wing outfit has drifted, or been dragged, even further left.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon


    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron’s mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.
     
    Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz's mind is not infiltrated or subverted.

    And, even more seriously, I am surprised about the commenters here calling out Greenwald as a big Progressive. I have not read much by him, so I can only speak about his work with Edward Snowden. Maybe the CIA of the early 00's was still considered "the right", but they were and are nothing but the Deep State - anti-America (the country) though pro-America(the power). Ed Snowden is a hero to me and Glenn Greenwald's working with him to get his story as he was running (eventually to Russia via Hong Kong) was a hard core conservative thing, if you ask me.

    It's not that I can argue about his being a lefty, if that's the case, but he sure was a force for good in the Snowden affair.

    Replies: @lavoisier, @Corvinus

  21. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

    …if i only had a brain… Who sang that one again?

  22. The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras

    It happens I recently read one of Jeremy Scahill’s books. It was an effort of deep mediocrity. Scahill’s guiding animus seemed to be his resentment of people he dislikes and disagrees with making more money and having more success than he does. I mean, I hate that too, but I don’t write books about it.

    Also, like most journalists, Scahill is numerically illiterate.

    I’m a little surprised that Greenwald, who has more mental horsepower than the average journalist, shared his accomplishment with this evident ingrate. If Scahill was part of this editors revolt, I can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  23. @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Other than verified is not the same as false. In the Old America the remedy was to print your own version not to censor the other guys'.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corvinus, @Achmed E. Newman

    Is Corvinus the “troll for MNBA”?

  24. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    It's not censorship going on here, but fact checking and verifying. As a result, Greenwald and Taibbi are going off the rails with their gas lighting. So far, much of what Bobulinski has said remains other than substantiated. What makes important situations like this one extra difficult is the sources used in the NYPost story cannot be trusted, that it will end up disseminating false information if it serves an agenda. Makes it very hard to know the truth. That is why major news outlets passed. So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional "benefits", or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.

    Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @MEH 0910

  25. @JohnnyWalker123
    The media is going all out to censor this Hunter Biden story.

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1321608055549775872

    https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/1321590490043658240

    https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1317449718964912128

    https://twitter.com/RAZ0RFIST/status/1321144837949644803

    https://twitter.com/JRTIDroneShip/status/1319052349604651008

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Hunsdon

    Razorfist!

  26. Substack receives ten percent of a writer’s revenue from paid subscriptions.

  27. How much does Substack pay, anyway?

    And how is Substack set up to not be taken hostage by its own 20-something woke woman interns like everywhere else?

    Scott Alexander says that he will start blogging again soon and will doing so through Substack, which made him an “extremely generous” offer.

    I’m also talking to Substack about moving to their blogging platform. While part of me wants to jump right back into blogging here and pretend nothing ever happened, the Substack option has grown on me. I think I’d feel safer as part of a big group that specifically promises to defend their bloggers when needed. And also, I’d feel safer with a lot of diverse income streams, and Substack has made me an extremely generous offer. Many people gave me good advice about how I could monetize my blog without Substack – I took these suggestions very seriously, and without violating a confidentiality agreement all I can answer is that Substack’s offer was extremely generous.
    https://slatestarcodex.com/

    Scott Alexander’s deal is presumably one-off because his brand would help raise their profile and drive traffic their way (sort of like a mini Joe Rogan deal with Spotify). But their standard deal is apparently that they will host bloggers for 10% of their subscription revenue.

    If you publish a free newsletter, SubStack is free. It does not cost you anything and the price is zero even if you scale to thousands of subscribers.

    If your newsletter is priced, the SubStack charges you 10% of newsletter’s price. For example, if you charge $5 per month, then SubStack will take $0.50 or 50 cents every month. If you charge $100 annually for your email newsletter via SubStack, they will charge you $10 for a year.
    SubStack uses Stripe for payment processing. Stripe charges you an additional 2.9% of your billing rate, plus 30 cents per transaction. So, if you charge $5 per month, expect to pay about $0.44 or 44 cents each month to Stripe. If you charge $100 annually for your SubStack newsletter, Stripe fees will be $3.2.

    Your net payout if you charge $5 per month, per subscriber will be $4.05 and if you charge $100 annually, will be $86.8 per subscriber.https://yirla.substack.com/p/how-much-does-substack-cost-all-your#:~:text=If%20your%20newsletter%20is%20priced,you%20%2410%20for%20a%20year.

  28. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1321898991542480896

    For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @sayless, @Hypnotoad666, @Pericles

    I wonder if Glenn Greenwald’s editors really think that he is attempting to recycle dubious claims from the Trump campaign and launder them as journalism?

    They must truly be Deranged to drive away a writer of that caliber.

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    @sayless

    It’s crazy. For lefties, I always liked Matt Taibi for his work on the 08 bank failures. Got to know greenwald through Snowden. Both are huge liberals with whom I don’t tend to agree with about much. They’ve stayed pretty fiercely independent and typically a good read.

    To see them taken under by the left is wild and something i wouldn’t have imagined even five years ago.

  29. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions


    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.
     
    Here are other reasons why the "story" has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41


    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).
     

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)--which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve "Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be" narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @Muggles

    You’re starting to parody yourself.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Colin Wright

    "You’re starting to parody yourself."

    I am other than surprised that you avoid addressing the substance and engage in your regularly scheduled buffoonery.

  30. UPS’s woke evasive non-answer to where and how Tucker’s package got ransacked then miraculously “recovered” just cost them a bunch of business forever. Starting with me.

    • Agree: Craig Nelsen
  31. @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1321973822040510464

    Replies: @Corvinus

    It’s not censorship going on here, but fact checking and verifying. As a result, Greenwald and Taibbi are going off the rails with their gas lighting. So far, much of what Bobulinski has said remains other than substantiated. What makes important situations like this one extra difficult is the sources used in the NYPost story cannot be trusted, that it will end up disseminating false information if it serves an agenda. Makes it very hard to know the truth. That is why major news outlets passed. So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional “benefits”, or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.

    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Corvinus


    So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional “benefits”, or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.
     
    C'mon, this comment gives new meaning to the word "risible."

    You think our fourth estate is exercising integrity?

    I'm sending you an invoice for this bridge that spans the East River. $100 million, net 15.
    , @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/JamesRosenTV/status/1321927288716480515

    https://twitter.com/JamesRosenTV/status/1321932396091068417

  32. @Colin Wright
    @Corvinus

    You're starting to parody yourself.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “You’re starting to parody yourself.”

    I am other than surprised that you avoid addressing the substance and engage in your regularly scheduled buffoonery.

  33. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions


    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.
     
    Here are other reasons why the "story" has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41


    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).
     

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)--which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve "Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be" narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @Muggles

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)–which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Don’t try to shoot the messenger because you don’t like the message. Remember, the Bidens have never even denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents.

    As for authenticating the pictures, Hunter apparently also uploaded the same pictures from the laptop to his personal porn hub account, which of course is now hacked.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/huge-breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pornhub-account-uploaded-personal-porn-including-family-members/

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Hypnotoad666

    "Don’t try to shoot the messenger because you don’t like the message. Remember, the Bidens have never even denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents."

    Why deny something that is other than accurate or true? So, now we are to believe China's media? How convenient.

    Here is the Alt Right and Radical Left parlor trick exposed:
    1) Rely on blogs and anonymous authors with limited explanation for why they are reliable;
    2) Who offer an opinion based on confirmation bias cloaked as “evidence”;
    3) Who then popularize that their own simulation of reality;
    4) Then baldly claim any counter narrative from the MSM is automatically false.

    EXCEPT, when having already completely dismissed the MSM’s stories, they suddenly pay attention to it when it suits their purpose. On top of it all, when the MSM makes an error in reporting–when the Alt Right has already refused to accept its legitimacy–and does not issue a correction, the Alt Right attacks its integrity. And when the MSM does fix the mistake…the Alt Right or Radical Left attacks its integrity.

    "As for authenticating the pictures, Hunter apparently also uploaded the same pictures from the laptop to his personal porn hub account, which of course is now hacked."

    "Apparently" being the operative word here. So something appears to be true based on what may be known. Who else has verified this part of the story?

  34. @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Other than verified is not the same as false. In the Old America the remedy was to print your own version not to censor the other guys'.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corvinus, @Achmed E. Newman

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true. Citing reliable sources, for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, enables the reader the opportunity to check for themselves that the sources appropriate sources have been used, and employed well.

    Let us hold Greenwald to his own standard (boldface for emphasis).

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/glenn-greenwald-the-bane-of-their-resistance

    He sought to clarify his position on Russian interference: “I’ve said that of course it’s possible that Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.” He’d never insisted “on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it.” When James Risen, the former Times investigative reporter, who joined the Intercept last year, recently debated Greenwald on a podcast—a public airing of internal tensions—Greenwald bristled at the suggestion that he had ever considered the idea of Russian interference a hoax. “I never said anything like that,” he said, explaining that his demand for serious evidence was connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War. If Greenwald has never proposed that a Russian hacking scheme was inconceivable, his rhetoric hasn’t always signalled an open mind on the issue. In the summer of 2016, he referred to narratives of Russian malfeasance as smears. That October, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence firmly accused the Russian government of hacking; Greenwald characterized this as an “assertion” that presented “no evidence.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @Corvinus


    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true.
     
    I usually skip your posts, as is the case with all those previous in this thread, so this may be out of context, but, seriously? Unverified means untrue?

    Verified: The reason your screen name seems like Coronavirus is because you are to comment boards as Coronavirus is to the economy.

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    , @axel
    @Corvinus

    When asked under oath at a Congressional hearing if he had evidence of Russian collusion with Trump, John Brennan replied, 'we don't do evidence, we do assessments'.

    As for Russian hacking, Crowdstrike, hired by the DNC to analyze its servers after DNC fear of intrusion, peddled the canard that the Russians had hacked the servers, except that when Shawn Henry, Crowdstrike's founder and owner testified under oath a year and a half later, he admitted that he had no evidence of Russian hacking, OR EVEN OF exfiltration. Yet that testimony was classified and hidden from the public for almost 2 1/2 years, while Mueller, Schiff (and Crowdstrike) continued to peddle the same narrative.

    And yet, there was William Binney's team of ex-NSA directors and a top former IBM expert who had
    determined that the DNC emails exposing Hillary Clinton based on the metadata and transmission speed could not have been hacked but that the 'transmission' was consistent with a download to a thumb drive- i.e., it must have been done by an insider. Moreover, Binney's team also proved, again through the metadata, that Guccifer 2.0 who was supposed to have been the Russian agent that passed on the emails to Wikileaks was a fabrication. And, to top it off, the NSA, which has copies of all transmissions and would have monitored any hack, has NEVER provided any confirmation whatsoever of the Russian hack narrative. Yet the media has studiously avoided the Binney forensics which should have been a basic protocol of Crowdstrike.

    Sorry but the evidence clearing the Russians IS incontrovertible, and if you believe in truth and are not afraid to be slandered with allegations of 'collusion with the Russians' or 'fifth columnist', you will stand by the evidence instead of being coerced to ignore or deny it.

    As for Risen, he had his moment when he reported on the surveillance program, but he has since sold out and become a trash reporter who has forfeited his journalistic capital and integrity. Why? Who knows- maybe because he wants his high paying job back at the NY Times?

    Sounds to me like the old Soviet system under Stalin (or under Joe McCarthy) when one had to confess to crimes one did not commit or hold to a narrative unsupported by evidence to avoid being called an 'enemy of the people'- and excommunicated and purged.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Corvinus

    https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1321159170050195461

  35. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1321898991542480896

    For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @sayless, @Hypnotoad666, @Pericles

    “it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.”

    Everyone knew, of course, that the media was biased. But they have really jumped the shark on this one. Their credibility is shot forever. Even if Trump loses, that will be something of a consolation prize.

  36. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    It's not censorship going on here, but fact checking and verifying. As a result, Greenwald and Taibbi are going off the rails with their gas lighting. So far, much of what Bobulinski has said remains other than substantiated. What makes important situations like this one extra difficult is the sources used in the NYPost story cannot be trusted, that it will end up disseminating false information if it serves an agenda. Makes it very hard to know the truth. That is why major news outlets passed. So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional "benefits", or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.

    Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @MEH 0910

    So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional “benefits”, or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.

    C’mon, this comment gives new meaning to the word “risible.”

    You think our fourth estate is exercising integrity?

    I’m sending you an invoice for this bridge that spans the East River. $100 million, net 15.

  37. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

    That NBC News story is an idiotic attempt at deflection: It says a random blogger posted something two months ago about Hunter Biden using a false identity, therefore the laptop must be a foreign plant . . . or something.

    The MSM can’t stop digging their hole of lies. Absolutely pathetic.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
  38. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    It's not censorship going on here, but fact checking and verifying. As a result, Greenwald and Taibbi are going off the rails with their gas lighting. So far, much of what Bobulinski has said remains other than substantiated. What makes important situations like this one extra difficult is the sources used in the NYPost story cannot be trusted, that it will end up disseminating false information if it serves an agenda. Makes it very hard to know the truth. That is why major news outlets passed. So when journalists like Greenwald and Taibbi allow their personal bias to influence their reporting, and align themselves to a political ideology for personal or professional "benefits", or to influence investigations to settle personal scores and launch personal vendetta, then the media community has the duty to insist that the story must be fully vetted. That is responsible journalism.

    Replies: @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @MEH 0910

  39. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

  40. @sayless
    @MEH 0910

    I wonder if Glenn Greenwald's editors really think that he is attempting to recycle dubious claims from the Trump campaign and launder them as journalism?

    They must truly be Deranged to drive away a writer of that caliber.

    Replies: @Polynikes

    It’s crazy. For lefties, I always liked Matt Taibi for his work on the 08 bank failures. Got to know greenwald through Snowden. Both are huge liberals with whom I don’t tend to agree with about much. They’ve stayed pretty fiercely independent and typically a good read.

    To see them taken under by the left is wild and something i wouldn’t have imagined even five years ago.

  41. Maybe Glenn Greenwald should be featured here on the Unz Review?

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
    @Mike Zwick

    I couldn't agree more!

    Well, Mr. Unz? . . .

  42. @Anon
    Greenwald was harpooned because of a problem that is of the left's own making.

    The main problem the left has had in recent years is that they can't seem to nominate a presidential candidate who's not a huge graft machine. The last two Democratic candidates, Biden and Hillary, were/are unusually greedy and graft-loving even by the standards of corrupt big-city Democratic politicians. They're as rotten as Boss Tweed.

    For many decades, it used to be a truism among Democratic party managers that although their local guys in the big cities could be corrupt, to win a presidential election, you needed a candidate who was pretty clean because that little old lady in Iowa wouldn't vote for a typical corrupt and stinking big-city graftbag. Democrats could get a Daley elected in Chicago with their machine, but their national candidate had to be a Walter Mondale-type who was clean.

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we've ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we've ever had--until Biden. She was a lousy pick because of her crazy levels of appalling greed. American voters weren't used to this in a presidential candidate. It really was a new thing in American politics. Therefore, voters elected a total political novice over someone who stank as bad as a typical third-world politician because Americans didn't want their country degenerating into a third-world country.

    Now Biden has been revealed to be about as bad, and the left is frantic with terror that they are going to lose because of the Biden family graft machine. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn't corrupt. Hello? Do they have anybody out there on their side who isn't?

    Obama is mostly responsible for this loss of common sense among the Democrats. As the chief party elder, he backed both Hillary and Biden. Big city blacks like Obama live in a sea of graft. It's the natural element they swim in, and they cannot imagine a political world without it. Black politicians don't think graft is a big deal because they don't get arrested and jailed for it in their party strongholds. They don't get arrested and jailed for it because their state and local city DAs are all Democrat party machine members who'd never dare touch them.

    Obama didn't care at all that Hillary and Biden were corrupt. Therefore, he was blind to the dangers of pushing their candidacy. Obama as president, unleashed a leftist mob that purged all the moderates in their party.

    Obama has corrupted the Democrats as an institution, and he was the worst thing ever to happen to their party. He was the one who implanted the leftwing fiefdoms we're having trouble with in all the government agencies right now, the FBI, Justice Department, CIA, NSA, etc. etc., that have been giving us endless problems throughout Trump's administration by being moles for the left.

    Obama took our 200+ year-old constitutional government and turned it into a third-world government. Stinking Obama created an Augean Stables and wallowed in it like a pig, because he thinks like a pig, and that was what he wanted.

    We should never elect any minority again. They're not capable of upholding Western Civilization. They don't care enough about Western Civilization's values to even try.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin, @Achmed E. Newman, @Pericles

    Yes, the Democrats used to nominate mostly guys from the North Central Honesty Belt: Mondale, McGovern, Humphrey, Stevenson was from downstate Illinois (I think) not Chicago. Of course, they tended to win with JFK, LBJ, Clinton from less squeaky clean places …

    • Replies: @Mike Zwick
    @Steve Sailer

    Stevenson was from Bloomington, Illinois but later resided in Libertyville, Illinois. Hence, his campaign slogan, "The man from Libertyville" His grandfather was Vice President under Grover Cleveland.

    , @Mike Zwick
    @Steve Sailer

    From Wikipedia: "In 1948, Stevenson was chosen by Jacob Arvey, leader of the powerful Chicago Democratic political organization, to be the Democratic candidate in the Illinois gubernatorial race against the incumbent Republican, Dwight H. Green. In a surprise upset, Stevenson defeated Green by 572,067 votes, a record margin in Illinois gubernatorial elections."

  43. It’s like what happened to Ron Unz at the American Conservative.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  44. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions


    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.
     
    Here are other reasons why the "story" has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41


    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).
     

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)--which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve "Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be" narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @Muggles

  45. I’m sorry, Substack just sounds like something you’d get at Hardee’s

  46. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn’t corrupt.

    The Democratic Party’s rhetoric has been headed leftward even as it has become more reliant on wealthy donors. I suspect the nomination of corrupt pols like Clinton is a feature rather than a bug: a president who honestly attempted to, say, redistribute the wealth of the Democratic donor class would not be welcomed.

  47. @Anonymous
    At least he left on his own.

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Helen Thomas had a long distinguished career, but that didn't save her from Jewish Power when she stood up for Palestinians.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @botazefa

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Yes, but he says he did very well out of that. He was bought out by Vice in 2008 and put his payoff in the stock market, then at its lowest.

  48. @Anon
    Greenwald was harpooned because of a problem that is of the left's own making.

    The main problem the left has had in recent years is that they can't seem to nominate a presidential candidate who's not a huge graft machine. The last two Democratic candidates, Biden and Hillary, were/are unusually greedy and graft-loving even by the standards of corrupt big-city Democratic politicians. They're as rotten as Boss Tweed.

    For many decades, it used to be a truism among Democratic party managers that although their local guys in the big cities could be corrupt, to win a presidential election, you needed a candidate who was pretty clean because that little old lady in Iowa wouldn't vote for a typical corrupt and stinking big-city graftbag. Democrats could get a Daley elected in Chicago with their machine, but their national candidate had to be a Walter Mondale-type who was clean.

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we've ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we've ever had--until Biden. She was a lousy pick because of her crazy levels of appalling greed. American voters weren't used to this in a presidential candidate. It really was a new thing in American politics. Therefore, voters elected a total political novice over someone who stank as bad as a typical third-world politician because Americans didn't want their country degenerating into a third-world country.

    Now Biden has been revealed to be about as bad, and the left is frantic with terror that they are going to lose because of the Biden family graft machine. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn't corrupt. Hello? Do they have anybody out there on their side who isn't?

    Obama is mostly responsible for this loss of common sense among the Democrats. As the chief party elder, he backed both Hillary and Biden. Big city blacks like Obama live in a sea of graft. It's the natural element they swim in, and they cannot imagine a political world without it. Black politicians don't think graft is a big deal because they don't get arrested and jailed for it in their party strongholds. They don't get arrested and jailed for it because their state and local city DAs are all Democrat party machine members who'd never dare touch them.

    Obama didn't care at all that Hillary and Biden were corrupt. Therefore, he was blind to the dangers of pushing their candidacy. Obama as president, unleashed a leftist mob that purged all the moderates in their party.

    Obama has corrupted the Democrats as an institution, and he was the worst thing ever to happen to their party. He was the one who implanted the leftwing fiefdoms we're having trouble with in all the government agencies right now, the FBI, Justice Department, CIA, NSA, etc. etc., that have been giving us endless problems throughout Trump's administration by being moles for the left.

    Obama took our 200+ year-old constitutional government and turned it into a third-world government. Stinking Obama created an Augean Stables and wallowed in it like a pig, because he thinks like a pig, and that was what he wanted.

    We should never elect any minority again. They're not capable of upholding Western Civilization. They don't care enough about Western Civilization's values to even try.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin, @Achmed E. Newman, @Pericles

    Hillary Clinton … was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had

    You know this, and I know this, but I’ve never spoken with a Democrat who knew this. When I bring it up, they’re like, “Wha–?” To them it’s all fake news.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Harry Baldwin

    Corruption, yes. but there are worse things. Like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBFmlNfFwUw

  49. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Tucker asked Mr. Greenwald: “Tell us what this portends for the U.S.” Greenwald proceeded to completely ignore the question, and instead proceeded to describe aspects of the past history of his publication. I can understand that Mr. Greenwald wanted to devote his limited time to areas other than Tucker’s forward-looking question. But it would have taken Mr. Greenwald five seconds to be courteous and say something like “Great question, but I could give you a better answer after the election.”

    I think this raises (not “begs”) an important question. The political left is rude, and they are winning with rude. Therefore, to combat this, must conservative journalists become rude?

    BTW, Tucker recently seems to have been concerned that his cancellation might come as a result of a Harris justice department. This is on his mind, I think. This might have prompted the question.

  50. @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    Hillary Clinton ... was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had

    You know this, and I know this, but I've never spoken with a Democrat who knew this. When I bring it up, they're like, "Wha--?" To them it's all fake news.

    Replies: @anon

    Corruption, yes. but there are worse things. Like this.

  51. The Left eats their old.

    Greenwald is a fag, but unfortunately a White fag. I think under the shifting Diversity Pokémon point system he’s up 5 for sodomy but down 150 for White privilege. So -147 (applying diversity maths), not counting other (dis)qualifiers (for instance, -50 for not sufficiently hating Trump).

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
    @Charles St. Charles


    Greenwald is a fag, but unfortunately a "White" fag
     
    lolwut? Greenwald isn't White -- he's a member of the Tribe of Supreme Victims.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iSrGQ1cwxM


    https://i.postimg.cc/sDtjzVqp/Jews-Not-White-jewish-Journal.png


    https://i.postimg.cc/x8wWwd88/Jews-Not-White-Forward.png

    Don't worry, Greenwald will be OK -- jew privilege trumps "White privilege." I've been thinking about complaining to the White Anti-Defamation League about it, but I've having some difficulty locating their website for some reason...

  52. @Hypnotoad666
    @Corvinus


    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)–which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?
     
    Don't try to shoot the messenger because you don't like the message. Remember, the Bidens have never even denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents.

    As for authenticating the pictures, Hunter apparently also uploaded the same pictures from the laptop to his personal porn hub account, which of course is now hacked.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/huge-breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pornhub-account-uploaded-personal-porn-including-family-members/

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Don’t try to shoot the messenger because you don’t like the message. Remember, the Bidens have never even denied the authenticity of the laptop or its contents.”

    Why deny something that is other than accurate or true? So, now we are to believe China’s media? How convenient.

    Here is the Alt Right and Radical Left parlor trick exposed:
    1) Rely on blogs and anonymous authors with limited explanation for why they are reliable;
    2) Who offer an opinion based on confirmation bias cloaked as “evidence”;
    3) Who then popularize that their own simulation of reality;
    4) Then baldly claim any counter narrative from the MSM is automatically false.

    EXCEPT, when having already completely dismissed the MSM’s stories, they suddenly pay attention to it when it suits their purpose. On top of it all, when the MSM makes an error in reporting–when the Alt Right has already refused to accept its legitimacy–and does not issue a correction, the Alt Right attacks its integrity. And when the MSM does fix the mistake…the Alt Right or Radical Left attacks its integrity.

    “As for authenticating the pictures, Hunter apparently also uploaded the same pictures from the laptop to his personal porn hub account, which of course is now hacked.”

    “Apparently” being the operative word here. So something appears to be true based on what may be known. Who else has verified this part of the story?

  53. Anon[380] • Disclaimer says:

    Greenwald was on Joe Rogan yesterday. Even if both of these guys usually grate on you, this particular 3-hour interview was excellent. In light of his resignation I can see now that he was mulling over things during the interview, because he discussed in detail how Snowden was a rare example of a whistleblower who had complete integrity and good motives and how much he admired Snowden and how much responsibility he felt in how he handled Snowden’s leaks. He was talking himself into the fact that he had to resign the Intercept, I think.

    • Thanks: Sam Malone
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Anon

    Totally agree. Highly recommended. However, iSteve readers don't need to listen to all three hours. The relevant material is all in the first 1-1/2 hours. The second 1-1/12 hours is rambling BS. Plus, when you watch on YouTube, you can set the playback speed to 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, or 2.0, so you don't have to spend 1-1/2 hours listening. At 1.75 speed, it's only an hour.

    Really, it's good. Both Rogan and Greewald are eloquently angry over the state of affairs in journalism and politics. If all the bullshit over the #BidenCrimeFamily coverup doesn't already have you in apoplectic rage, this Joe Rogan podcast will do it.


    And how is Substack set up to not be taken hostage by its own 20-something woke woman interns like everywhere else?
     
    Yeah. It's 2022. Welcome to Unz Review, Glenn Greenwald.
  54. @Anonymous
    "New Right" Action Alert:

    Wow it's Scott Adams and his suicidal hollowed out secular progressive values to the rescue of the French!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1321814155112845313

    (Terrorism discussion starts at 42:10)

    Like a zombie Adams dispassionately announces France will be a Muslim country. Why?

    Because you see it's all about systems and "...people say Islam is a superior system because they kill non-believers..." making the ingroup very very cohesive. Okey dokey.

    Strangely Scott offers no moral condemnation on what he apparently understands to be a gangster "system" fundamentally based on intimidation and murder...

    (Note that Scott usually gets extremely agitated when his liberal progressive values are violated. Comically so. But these latest French victims were just churchy people in church who had their heads cut off. Therefore: no increase in Scott's blood pressure.)

    This guy is the California version of South African asshole intellectual Coetzee. Intolerant high IQ creeps with no actual solutions because leftism is never the solution.

    Thanks Scott for the nasty evil attempt to inculcate learned helplessness in your audience you scumbag.

    Scott is a persuasion expert. He knows what he's doing here.

    If you want to know who destroyed California the answer is godless lunatic progressives like Scott Adams.

    And of course he's a thought leader in the twitter New Right Model Army.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @vhrm

    Sounds like someone needs to land on many accountability lists.

    Totally hypothetically, of course.

  55. I recently was about to use the old expression, “It’s a free country” but then stopped myself…

    More and more, it’s difficult to believe I am actually living through, witnessing, what I am.

    How much longer before even personal email and phone calls will be cracked-down on for crimethink?

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Dissident

    Make sure you don't do your banking at Chase before doing any more Unauthorized Speculation.


    https://nypost.com/2019/05/25/jpmorgan-chase-accused-of-purging-accounts-of-conservative-activists/

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/chase-bank-conservative-customers/

    https://www.projectveritas.com/news/debanking-chase-bank-says-moral-character-a-reason-why-they-dont-do-business-with-those-types-of-people/

    https://coinspice.io/news/chase-bank-continues-to-close-political-dissident-accounts-media-complicit/

    https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2019/05/21/chase-ceo-denies-debanking-conservatives/

  56. @Anon
    Greenwald was on Joe Rogan yesterday. Even if both of these guys usually grate on you, this particular 3-hour interview was excellent. In light of his resignation I can see now that he was mulling over things during the interview, because he discussed in detail how Snowden was a rare example of a whistleblower who had complete integrity and good motives and how much he admired Snowden and how much responsibility he felt in how he handled Snowden's leaks. He was talking himself into the fact that he had to resign the Intercept, I think.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rcLsoIKgA

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Totally agree. Highly recommended. However, iSteve readers don’t need to listen to all three hours. The relevant material is all in the first 1-1/2 hours. The second 1-1/12 hours is rambling BS. Plus, when you watch on YouTube, you can set the playback speed to 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, or 2.0, so you don’t have to spend 1-1/2 hours listening. At 1.75 speed, it’s only an hour.

    Really, it’s good. Both Rogan and Greewald are eloquently angry over the state of affairs in journalism and politics. If all the bullshit over the #BidenCrimeFamily coverup doesn’t already have you in apoplectic rage, this Joe Rogan podcast will do it.

    And how is Substack set up to not be taken hostage by its own 20-something woke woman interns like everywhere else?

    Yeah. It’s 2022. Welcome to Unz Review, Glenn Greenwald.

  57. Looks like shooting their own foot. The Intercept was so associated with Greenwald that I can’t see how they will survive or be interesting, even for leftist fanatics. I give it a couple of years at most. Not that I like Greenwald in any way, but it seems stupid to get rid of your own star writer.

  58. @Anonymous
    "New Right" Action Alert:

    Wow it's Scott Adams and his suicidal hollowed out secular progressive values to the rescue of the French!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1321814155112845313

    (Terrorism discussion starts at 42:10)

    Like a zombie Adams dispassionately announces France will be a Muslim country. Why?

    Because you see it's all about systems and "...people say Islam is a superior system because they kill non-believers..." making the ingroup very very cohesive. Okey dokey.

    Strangely Scott offers no moral condemnation on what he apparently understands to be a gangster "system" fundamentally based on intimidation and murder...

    (Note that Scott usually gets extremely agitated when his liberal progressive values are violated. Comically so. But these latest French victims were just churchy people in church who had their heads cut off. Therefore: no increase in Scott's blood pressure.)

    This guy is the California version of South African asshole intellectual Coetzee. Intolerant high IQ creeps with no actual solutions because leftism is never the solution.

    Thanks Scott for the nasty evil attempt to inculcate learned helplessness in your audience you scumbag.

    Scott is a persuasion expert. He knows what he's doing here.

    If you want to know who destroyed California the answer is godless lunatic progressives like Scott Adams.

    And of course he's a thought leader in the twitter New Right Model Army.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @vhrm

    Because you see it’s all about systems and “…people say Islam is a superior system because they kill non-believers…” making the ingroup very very cohesive. Okey dokey.

    Strangely Scott offers no moral condemnation on what he apparently understands to be a gangster “system” fundamentally based on intimidation and murder…

    (Note that Scott usually gets extremely agitated when his liberal progressive values are violated. Comically so. But these latest French victims were just churchy people in church who had their heads cut off. Therefore: no increase in Scott’s blood pressure.)

    i don’t have a strong opinion on Scott Adams overall, but he doesn’t say the things you quote him as saying in this video. He says the system is superior because “you can’t leave. you can be killed if you leave the faith.” He doesn’t say anything about killing Christians or other non-believers.

    You’re also making an awful lot of a 3 minute segment of a 50 minute video. He didn’t analyze or comment on the beheadings specifically or terrorism etc. He just brought up this point, that he attributes to Taleb, that if you let in a moderate number of Muslims, your country will become muslim.

    I think it’s a pretty serious stretch to see his comments as an encouragement of that. In fact the overall statement is “oh, more beheadings, huh? welp… that’s Muslims for you.” That’s hardly a pro-Muslim sentiment…

  59. @anon
    It took the Left cult fanatics 7 years to infiltrate and take over the organization he founded and boot him out.
    Is there any organization they can't subvert?
    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron's mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.

    Replies: @Bill B., @Achmed E. Newman

    Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics

    1 Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
    2 Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
    3 The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

    In this case of course a left-wing outfit has drifted, or been dragged, even further left.

  60. Oh.

    4) Finally, I have to note what I find to be the incredible irony that The Intercept — which has published more articles than I can count that contain factually dubious claims if not outright falsehoods that are designed to undermine Trump’s candidacy or protect Joe Biden — is now telling me, someone who has never had an article retracted or even seriously corrected in 15 years, that my journalism doesn’t meet the editorial requirements to be published at the Intercept.

    It was The Intercept that took the lead in falsely claiming that publication by the NY Post was part of a campaign of “Russian disinformation” — and did so by (a) uncritically citing the allegations of ex-CIA officials as truth, and (b) so much worse: omitting the sentence in the letter from the ex-CIA officials admitting they had no evidence for that claim. In other words, the Intercept — in the only article that it bothered to publish that makes passing reference to these documents — did so only by mindlessly repeating what CIA operatives say. And it turned out to be completely false.

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/emails-with-intercept-editors-showing

  61. @Anon
    Greenwald was harpooned because of a problem that is of the left's own making.

    The main problem the left has had in recent years is that they can't seem to nominate a presidential candidate who's not a huge graft machine. The last two Democratic candidates, Biden and Hillary, were/are unusually greedy and graft-loving even by the standards of corrupt big-city Democratic politicians. They're as rotten as Boss Tweed.

    For many decades, it used to be a truism among Democratic party managers that although their local guys in the big cities could be corrupt, to win a presidential election, you needed a candidate who was pretty clean because that little old lady in Iowa wouldn't vote for a typical corrupt and stinking big-city graftbag. Democrats could get a Daley elected in Chicago with their machine, but their national candidate had to be a Walter Mondale-type who was clean.

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we've ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we've ever had--until Biden. She was a lousy pick because of her crazy levels of appalling greed. American voters weren't used to this in a presidential candidate. It really was a new thing in American politics. Therefore, voters elected a total political novice over someone who stank as bad as a typical third-world politician because Americans didn't want their country degenerating into a third-world country.

    Now Biden has been revealed to be about as bad, and the left is frantic with terror that they are going to lose because of the Biden family graft machine. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn't corrupt. Hello? Do they have anybody out there on their side who isn't?

    Obama is mostly responsible for this loss of common sense among the Democrats. As the chief party elder, he backed both Hillary and Biden. Big city blacks like Obama live in a sea of graft. It's the natural element they swim in, and they cannot imagine a political world without it. Black politicians don't think graft is a big deal because they don't get arrested and jailed for it in their party strongholds. They don't get arrested and jailed for it because their state and local city DAs are all Democrat party machine members who'd never dare touch them.

    Obama didn't care at all that Hillary and Biden were corrupt. Therefore, he was blind to the dangers of pushing their candidacy. Obama as president, unleashed a leftist mob that purged all the moderates in their party.

    Obama has corrupted the Democrats as an institution, and he was the worst thing ever to happen to their party. He was the one who implanted the leftwing fiefdoms we're having trouble with in all the government agencies right now, the FBI, Justice Department, CIA, NSA, etc. etc., that have been giving us endless problems throughout Trump's administration by being moles for the left.

    Obama took our 200+ year-old constitutional government and turned it into a third-world government. Stinking Obama created an Augean Stables and wallowed in it like a pig, because he thinks like a pig, and that was what he wanted.

    We should never elect any minority again. They're not capable of upholding Western Civilization. They don't care enough about Western Civilization's values to even try.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin, @Achmed E. Newman, @Pericles

    Thanks. Great comment, #268.

  62. @anon
    It took the Left cult fanatics 7 years to infiltrate and take over the organization he founded and boot him out.
    Is there any organization they can't subvert?
    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron's mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.

    Replies: @Bill B., @Achmed E. Newman

    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron’s mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.

    Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz’s mind is not infiltrated or subverted.

    And, even more seriously, I am surprised about the commenters here calling out Greenwald as a big Progressive. I have not read much by him, so I can only speak about his work with Edward Snowden. Maybe the CIA of the early 00’s was still considered “the right”, but they were and are nothing but the Deep State – anti-America (the country) though pro-America(the power). Ed Snowden is a hero to me and Glenn Greenwald’s working with him to get his story as he was running (eventually to Russia via Hong Kong) was a hard core conservative thing, if you ask me.

    It’s not that I can argue about his being a lefty, if that’s the case, but he sure was a force for good in the Snowden affair.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I suspect much of the hatred directed here towards Mr Greenwald has more to do with him being a homosexual than for any of his political positions.

    I really don't care what his sexual habits are, all I want to know is whether he has any integrity.

    I think he does have integrity--a very rare quality in journalists today.

    , @Corvinus
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz’s mind is not infiltrated or subverted."

    You do realize that Mr. Unz relies on stories from the MSM to support his arguments, right? And, as he admitted, he does not believe the MSM always lies, and that one may rely on their articles from them to help support one's line of thinking. So, in light of these facts, do you still believe what you just said?

  63. @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    Other than verified is not the same as false. In the Old America the remedy was to print your own version not to censor the other guys'.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Corvinus, @Achmed E. Newman

    You, of all, people, Jack D? I understand that is tempting to write back to Corvinus, as he does not reply with personal insults, acts like he’s addressing your points, and seems like a guy you could argue with enough for him to understand.

    He’s been on here since as long as I have, best I can recall. I responded once or twice, and it became a 2 hour waste of my time. He will never answer your points of logic and never change his tune one bit. Corvinus is the ONLY commenter for whom I not only visually skip over his comments but all replies too. That is, with an exception like this, because I figured you were wiser than to start in with him.

    Mr. Corvinus is a one-man keyboard-mashing text-generating machine that has wasted so much more of the commenters’ and readers’ time than a funny guy like Tiny Duck ever could.

    • Agree: vhrm, ic1000
    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @res
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I basically agree, but Jack D's response was only two sentences. I think it is worth occasionally refuting Corvinus when he says something both egregious and easy to refute--just to make clear how ridiculous he is.

    I do find it interesting how his schtick has morphed over time while still maintaining its core of disingenuousness.

    Replies: @lavoisier

  64. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1321898991542480896

    For now, it is important to make clear that our goal in editing his work was to ensure that it would be accurate and fair. While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @sayless, @Hypnotoad666, @Pericles

    While he accuses us of political bias, it was he who was attempting to recycle the dubious claims of a political campaign — the Trump campaign — and launder them as journalism.

    Lol, now I’m convinced Greenwald was entirely unfair and wrong.

  65. @Anon
    Greenwald was harpooned because of a problem that is of the left's own making.

    The main problem the left has had in recent years is that they can't seem to nominate a presidential candidate who's not a huge graft machine. The last two Democratic candidates, Biden and Hillary, were/are unusually greedy and graft-loving even by the standards of corrupt big-city Democratic politicians. They're as rotten as Boss Tweed.

    For many decades, it used to be a truism among Democratic party managers that although their local guys in the big cities could be corrupt, to win a presidential election, you needed a candidate who was pretty clean because that little old lady in Iowa wouldn't vote for a typical corrupt and stinking big-city graftbag. Democrats could get a Daley elected in Chicago with their machine, but their national candidate had to be a Walter Mondale-type who was clean.

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we've ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we've ever had--until Biden. She was a lousy pick because of her crazy levels of appalling greed. American voters weren't used to this in a presidential candidate. It really was a new thing in American politics. Therefore, voters elected a total political novice over someone who stank as bad as a typical third-world politician because Americans didn't want their country degenerating into a third-world country.

    Now Biden has been revealed to be about as bad, and the left is frantic with terror that they are going to lose because of the Biden family graft machine. Apparently, it never occurred to the Democrats to nominate someone who wasn't corrupt. Hello? Do they have anybody out there on their side who isn't?

    Obama is mostly responsible for this loss of common sense among the Democrats. As the chief party elder, he backed both Hillary and Biden. Big city blacks like Obama live in a sea of graft. It's the natural element they swim in, and they cannot imagine a political world without it. Black politicians don't think graft is a big deal because they don't get arrested and jailed for it in their party strongholds. They don't get arrested and jailed for it because their state and local city DAs are all Democrat party machine members who'd never dare touch them.

    Obama didn't care at all that Hillary and Biden were corrupt. Therefore, he was blind to the dangers of pushing their candidacy. Obama as president, unleashed a leftist mob that purged all the moderates in their party.

    Obama has corrupted the Democrats as an institution, and he was the worst thing ever to happen to their party. He was the one who implanted the leftwing fiefdoms we're having trouble with in all the government agencies right now, the FBI, Justice Department, CIA, NSA, etc. etc., that have been giving us endless problems throughout Trump's administration by being moles for the left.

    Obama took our 200+ year-old constitutional government and turned it into a third-world government. Stinking Obama created an Augean Stables and wallowed in it like a pig, because he thinks like a pig, and that was what he wanted.

    We should never elect any minority again. They're not capable of upholding Western Civilization. They don't care enough about Western Civilization's values to even try.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin, @Achmed E. Newman, @Pericles

    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we’ve ever had–until Biden.

    I thought Clinton brokering a deal to quietly sell massive amounts of nuclear materials to Russia took the cake. But nobody brings it up.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Pericles

    My favorite HRC story came out when BJC was running in 1992. Turns out she itemized deductions on their tax return and claimed $3 for each pair of Bill's underwear that she donated to charity!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NYFq7ZJg4c

  66. @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true. Citing reliable sources, for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, enables the reader the opportunity to check for themselves that the sources appropriate sources have been used, and employed well.

    Let us hold Greenwald to his own standard (boldface for emphasis).

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/glenn-greenwald-the-bane-of-their-resistance


    He sought to clarify his position on Russian interference: “I’ve said that of course it’s possible that Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.” He’d never insisted “on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it.” When James Risen, the former Times investigative reporter, who joined the Intercept last year, recently debated Greenwald on a podcast—a public airing of internal tensions—Greenwald bristled at the suggestion that he had ever considered the idea of Russian interference a hoax. “I never said anything like that,” he said, explaining that his demand for serious evidence was connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War. If Greenwald has never proposed that a Russian hacking scheme was inconceivable, his rhetoric hasn’t always signalled an open mind on the issue. In the summer of 2016, he referred to narratives of Russian malfeasance as smears. That October, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence firmly accused the Russian government of hacking; Greenwald characterized this as an “assertion” that presented “no evidence.
     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @axel, @MEH 0910

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true.

    I usually skip your posts, as is the case with all those previous in this thread, so this may be out of context, but, seriously? Unverified means untrue?

    Verified: The reason your screen name seems like Coronavirus is because you are to comment boards as Coronavirus is to the economy.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
    @Craig Nelsen


    I usually skip your posts, as is the case with all those previous in this thread, so this may be out of context, but, seriously? Unverified means untrue?
     
    "Verified" is a pretty standard locution which indicates that a particular fact has been officially certified as consonant with The Narrative, and should no longer be actively ignored or dismissed as heresy; i.e. not a "Russian fact," a "Trump fact," a "White supreemist fact," etc. People who persist in mentioning "other than verified" facts are clearly colluding to meddle with The Narrative -- or possibly even attempting to "hack" it. Very bad.

    The "other than" construction is a little odd, though. A quick CTRL-F shows frequent repetition of this rather awkward formulation in a number of Corvinus' posts in this thread:

    "other than verified"
    "other than substantiated."
    "I am other than surprised"
    "then it is other than accurate or other than true"
    "Why deny something that is other than accurate or true"
    "other than verified"

    It's not clear whether this is a bug in his programming, a mistranslation from Hebrew in the latest version of the hasbara manual, a serious attempt at a rhetorical trick (conveying a vague connotation of "this information is BAD" while avoiding a specific denotation?), or...

    Kinda strange, anyway.

  67. @Anonymous
    There's a place for Greenwald in Jack Posobiec's New Right.

    But not for you Steve & Unz.

    Twitter New Right is 1990's style liberal progressives. All the way.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Servant of Gla'aki

    The Twitter New Right is not the True New Right.

  68. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    Amongst certain denizens of the web, dark or light version as the case may be, folks are wont to call Trump the GEOTUS - God Emperor of the United States -- with various attendant superpowers.

    Partially seriously, partially in jest, mostly to get a charge out of the other side.

    But there is one super-power he definitely has. It's the REVELATORY super power. His opponents can't help but reveal themselves in all their sordidness and fakery.

    In the poker game of politics he plays, the other side has to push all their chips into the center of the table.

    As the GEOTUS is fond of saying, I guess we'll see what happens. When the cards are played, the other side will either win the loot, or walk away from the table broke and broken.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    But there is one super-power he definitely has. It’s the REVELATORY super power. His opponents can’t help but reveal themselves in all their sordidness and fakery.

    Truly the only remarkable quality of Trump is this. Indeed it is a remarkable power with remarkable effects.

    Glenn Greenwald has my respect for his journalistic integrity and willingness to expose the book burners.

    He has a lot in common with men like Steve Sailer.

    Too bad they are the exception rather than the rule.

  69. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    You, of all, people, Jack D? I understand that is tempting to write back to Corvinus, as he does not reply with personal insults, acts like he's addressing your points, and seems like a guy you could argue with enough for him to understand.

    He's been on here since as long as I have, best I can recall. I responded once or twice, and it became a 2 hour waste of my time. He will never answer your points of logic and never change his tune one bit. Corvinus is the ONLY commenter for whom I not only visually skip over his comments but all replies too. That is, with an exception like this, because I figured you were wiser than to start in with him.

    Mr. Corvinus is a one-man keyboard-mashing text-generating machine that has wasted so much more of the commenters' and readers' time than a funny guy like Tiny Duck ever could.

    Replies: @res

    I basically agree, but Jack D’s response was only two sentences. I think it is worth occasionally refuting Corvinus when he says something both egregious and easy to refute–just to make clear how ridiculous he is.

    I do find it interesting how his schtick has morphed over time while still maintaining its core of disingenuousness.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @res


    his schtick has morphed over time while still maintaining its core of disingenuousness.
     
    Excellent description of this poster's style and aversion to honesty.

    He has a future as a political operative for the modern Democratic party.

  70. 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.

    I couldn’t remember who Greenwald was when I saw the article on VDare, but goddamn did I laugh when I did finally recall. It’s always great when someone who leans left gets devoured by the monster he helped create. Gee, it’s almost like supporting groups that clamor for more state power over other people’s lives (and use identity politics to do it) will eventually see them turn against you when you want to talk about the truth that they don’t like.

    I wonder how smart Glenn fancies himself. How could he not see this shit coming? Did he honestly believe that the left was concerned with not covering their asses in their attempt to garner more power and more control over people? You know, that seems to be a pattern with people like him. Somehow, moral grandstanding and pitiful attempts at introducing reform through government power won’t end up biting people in the ass (as it has done innumerable times before.)

    “Greenwald was born in New York City to Arlene and Daniel Greenwald.[6] Greenwald’s family moved to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida when he was an infant.[7][8][9] His parents are Jewish…”

    BAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Wyatt


    Gee, it’s almost like supporting groups that clamor for more state power over other people’s lives (and use identity politics to do it) will eventually see them turn against you when you want to talk about the truth that they don’t like.
     
    Greenwald never "clamored" for more state power, as you want to imply. Not that I ever read, though I haven't read all of his very early stuff.

    Mostly he was known for being highly skeptical of the US military/intelligence "community" which is the most dangerous part of the now well known Deep State. Greenwald is one of the pioneers in challenging that. Yes, he comes from an old fashioned Left background. Maybe you are just too young or stupid to recall that.

    But being poisoned by your own anti Semitic bias hasn't helped your thinking much. You're one of those who if drowning, would refuse a life ring if the person looked too "Jewish" to you. Like all collectivist tropes, this stuff might make you think you're smarter than everyone else, but ends up killing your most important brain cells. Good luck with that...

  71. @Anonymous
    At least he left on his own.

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Helen Thomas had a long distinguished career, but that didn't save her from Jewish Power when she stood up for Palestinians.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @botazefa

    Gavin McInnes was kicked out by the very company he set up.

    Greenwald co-founded The Intercept. Reading his email resignation, and further commentary from Matt Taibi, it seems to me that he was forced to resign. The Intercept was founded with the intent that the journalist would have editorial freedom to pursue their stories without undo influence. The editors (controlled by an eBay co-founder) silenced him.

    Hope he does well on substack.

  72. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost's story is replete with holes, and that even the Intercept for their long-term viability said enough to Glenn. Maybe Mr. Unz will put Greenwald on his payroll (snicker snack).

    Breaking News...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @MEH 0910, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @botazefa

    Indeed, it has been demonstrated that the NYPost’s story is replete with holes

    Blow it out your ass Corvine Anus

  73. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon


    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron’s mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.
     
    Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz's mind is not infiltrated or subverted.

    And, even more seriously, I am surprised about the commenters here calling out Greenwald as a big Progressive. I have not read much by him, so I can only speak about his work with Edward Snowden. Maybe the CIA of the early 00's was still considered "the right", but they were and are nothing but the Deep State - anti-America (the country) though pro-America(the power). Ed Snowden is a hero to me and Glenn Greenwald's working with him to get his story as he was running (eventually to Russia via Hong Kong) was a hard core conservative thing, if you ask me.

    It's not that I can argue about his being a lefty, if that's the case, but he sure was a force for good in the Snowden affair.

    Replies: @lavoisier, @Corvinus

    I suspect much of the hatred directed here towards Mr Greenwald has more to do with him being a homosexual than for any of his political positions.

    I really don’t care what his sexual habits are, all I want to know is whether he has any integrity.

    I think he does have integrity–a very rare quality in journalists today.

    • Agree: botazefa
  74. @res
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I basically agree, but Jack D's response was only two sentences. I think it is worth occasionally refuting Corvinus when he says something both egregious and easy to refute--just to make clear how ridiculous he is.

    I do find it interesting how his schtick has morphed over time while still maintaining its core of disingenuousness.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    his schtick has morphed over time while still maintaining its core of disingenuousness.

    Excellent description of this poster’s style and aversion to honesty.

    He has a future as a political operative for the modern Democratic party.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Troll: Corvinus
  75. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Yes, the Democrats used to nominate mostly guys from the North Central Honesty Belt: Mondale, McGovern, Humphrey, Stevenson was from downstate Illinois (I think) not Chicago. Of course, they tended to win with JFK, LBJ, Clinton from less squeaky clean places ...

    Replies: @Mike Zwick, @Mike Zwick

    Stevenson was from Bloomington, Illinois but later resided in Libertyville, Illinois. Hence, his campaign slogan, “The man from Libertyville” His grandfather was Vice President under Grover Cleveland.

  76. Glenn Greenwald on resigning from his own publication due to censorship

    Founder of the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ after resigning due to censorship from editorial staff.

  77. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/1321891416092504069

    Replies: @Aardvark, @SunBakedSuburb

    Another example of one word that condemns an activity but a different word legitimizes it.

    Censored = Bad
    Edited = OK

    Prostitute = Bad
    Porn Star = OK

    Bribe = Bad
    Campaign Contribution = OK

    Stealing = Bad
    Asset Forfeiture = OK

    I haven’t even come anywhere close the number of examples we could go on with.

  78. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Yes, the Democrats used to nominate mostly guys from the North Central Honesty Belt: Mondale, McGovern, Humphrey, Stevenson was from downstate Illinois (I think) not Chicago. Of course, they tended to win with JFK, LBJ, Clinton from less squeaky clean places ...

    Replies: @Mike Zwick, @Mike Zwick

    From Wikipedia: “In 1948, Stevenson was chosen by Jacob Arvey, leader of the powerful Chicago Democratic political organization, to be the Democratic candidate in the Illinois gubernatorial race against the incumbent Republican, Dwight H. Green. In a surprise upset, Stevenson defeated Green by 572,067 votes, a record margin in Illinois gubernatorial elections.”

  79. @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true. Citing reliable sources, for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, enables the reader the opportunity to check for themselves that the sources appropriate sources have been used, and employed well.

    Let us hold Greenwald to his own standard (boldface for emphasis).

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/glenn-greenwald-the-bane-of-their-resistance


    He sought to clarify his position on Russian interference: “I’ve said that of course it’s possible that Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.” He’d never insisted “on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it.” When James Risen, the former Times investigative reporter, who joined the Intercept last year, recently debated Greenwald on a podcast—a public airing of internal tensions—Greenwald bristled at the suggestion that he had ever considered the idea of Russian interference a hoax. “I never said anything like that,” he said, explaining that his demand for serious evidence was connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War. If Greenwald has never proposed that a Russian hacking scheme was inconceivable, his rhetoric hasn’t always signalled an open mind on the issue. In the summer of 2016, he referred to narratives of Russian malfeasance as smears. That October, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence firmly accused the Russian government of hacking; Greenwald characterized this as an “assertion” that presented “no evidence.
     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @axel, @MEH 0910

    When asked under oath at a Congressional hearing if he had evidence of Russian collusion with Trump, John Brennan replied, ‘we don’t do evidence, we do assessments’.

    As for Russian hacking, Crowdstrike, hired by the DNC to analyze its servers after DNC fear of intrusion, peddled the canard that the Russians had hacked the servers, except that when Shawn Henry, Crowdstrike’s founder and owner testified under oath a year and a half later, he admitted that he had no evidence of Russian hacking, OR EVEN OF exfiltration. Yet that testimony was classified and hidden from the public for almost 2 1/2 years, while Mueller, Schiff (and Crowdstrike) continued to peddle the same narrative.

    And yet, there was William Binney’s team of ex-NSA directors and a top former IBM expert who had
    determined that the DNC emails exposing Hillary Clinton based on the metadata and transmission speed could not have been hacked but that the ‘transmission’ was consistent with a download to a thumb drive- i.e., it must have been done by an insider. Moreover, Binney’s team also proved, again through the metadata, that Guccifer 2.0 who was supposed to have been the Russian agent that passed on the emails to Wikileaks was a fabrication. And, to top it off, the NSA, which has copies of all transmissions and would have monitored any hack, has NEVER provided any confirmation whatsoever of the Russian hack narrative. Yet the media has studiously avoided the Binney forensics which should have been a basic protocol of Crowdstrike.

    Sorry but the evidence clearing the Russians IS incontrovertible, and if you believe in truth and are not afraid to be slandered with allegations of ‘collusion with the Russians’ or ‘fifth columnist’, you will stand by the evidence instead of being coerced to ignore or deny it.

    As for Risen, he had his moment when he reported on the surveillance program, but he has since sold out and become a trash reporter who has forfeited his journalistic capital and integrity. Why? Who knows- maybe because he wants his high paying job back at the NY Times?

    Sounds to me like the old Soviet system under Stalin (or under Joe McCarthy) when one had to confess to crimes one did not commit or hold to a narrative unsupported by evidence to avoid being called an ‘enemy of the people’- and excommunicated and purged.

  80. @Anonymous
    There's a place for Greenwald in Jack Posobiec's New Right.

    But not for you Steve & Unz.

    Twitter New Right is 1990's style liberal progressives. All the way.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Servant of Gla'aki

    There’s a place for Greenwald in Jack Posobiec’s New Right.

    But not for you Steve & Unz.

    Twitter New Right is 1990’s style liberal progressives. All the way.

    This is meaningless gibberish.

    Joe Biden…is that you?

  81. Although Greenwald is a progressive leftist, he is very principled. I’ve followed him on Twitter throughout the Deep State coup against Trump. He was rightfully aghast at the fraudulence of the investigation and other activities as well as the corruption of the MSM. Of course with the nasty intolerance of the left, his deviation from the leftist hivemind made him persona non grata with the vast majority of left biased MSM. Only right leaning outlets like Fox or independent podcasts would have him on.

    I’ve never been impressed with the Intercept but they really jumped the shark in June with their debacle with one of their writers, Lee Fang, who was accused of racism by one of his colleagues, Akela Lacy. Fang “crime” was publishing a video on Twitter where a black man offered a dissenting opinion of the BLM riots. Other leftist reporters piled on Fang. It was just a matter of time before they got Greenwald.

    There are other leftist or moderate liberals who are fighting back against the venality flooding the left. Matt Taibbi, Tim Pool, James Lindsay (@ConceptualJames on Twitter), Jonathan Turley, Michael Tracey. For those not familiar with James Lindsay, he’s a specialist now on woke culture and promotes education to fight it’s creeping scope. It’s been interesting to see him progress over the past months to voting for Trump to stop the madness. It’s really up to us now to support these independent writers and reporters.

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @wrd9

    "Although Greenwald is a progressive leftist, he is very principled"

    True. But I wonder if he would still self-apply the progressive label since Western progressivism is essentially a mask for totalitarianism. On Tuesday, old-time liberals like me are voting for President Blumpft!.

  82. @Mike Zwick
    Maybe Glenn Greenwald should be featured here on the Unz Review?

    Replies: @Orville H. Larson

    I couldn’t agree more!

    Well, Mr. Unz? . . .

  83. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/1321891416092504069

    Replies: @Aardvark, @SunBakedSuburb

    Naomi Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine, a history of Chicago School neoliberal capitalism and its “shock doctrine” effect on South American economies in the 1970s. The book also follows the adventures of conservative dream boy Milton Friedman and his quest to create free market utopias in countries like Chile and Bolivia which usually involved torture chambers for the locals who dissented against transnational domination of the local economy. After reading it I bought several copies and passed them out to those in the circle. The book still holds its informational value; the authoress, however, has become yet another middle age and deranged Jewish leftist. Sad.

  84. @wrd9
    Although Greenwald is a progressive leftist, he is very principled. I've followed him on Twitter throughout the Deep State coup against Trump. He was rightfully aghast at the fraudulence of the investigation and other activities as well as the corruption of the MSM. Of course with the nasty intolerance of the left, his deviation from the leftist hivemind made him persona non grata with the vast majority of left biased MSM. Only right leaning outlets like Fox or independent podcasts would have him on.

    I've never been impressed with the Intercept but they really jumped the shark in June with their debacle with one of their writers, Lee Fang, who was accused of racism by one of his colleagues, Akela Lacy. Fang "crime" was publishing a video on Twitter where a black man offered a dissenting opinion of the BLM riots. Other leftist reporters piled on Fang. It was just a matter of time before they got Greenwald.

    There are other leftist or moderate liberals who are fighting back against the venality flooding the left. Matt Taibbi, Tim Pool, James Lindsay (@ConceptualJames on Twitter), Jonathan Turley, Michael Tracey. For those not familiar with James Lindsay, he's a specialist now on woke culture and promotes education to fight it's creeping scope. It's been interesting to see him progress over the past months to voting for Trump to stop the madness. It's really up to us now to support these independent writers and reporters.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Although Greenwald is a progressive leftist, he is very principled”

    True. But I wonder if he would still self-apply the progressive label since Western progressivism is essentially a mask for totalitarianism. On Tuesday, old-time liberals like me are voting for President Blumpft!.

  85. @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon


    Unz Review is owned by one man, thank God. As long as Ron’s mind is not infiltrated, subverted and deranged, we have a place to get the news.
     
    Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz's mind is not infiltrated or subverted.

    And, even more seriously, I am surprised about the commenters here calling out Greenwald as a big Progressive. I have not read much by him, so I can only speak about his work with Edward Snowden. Maybe the CIA of the early 00's was still considered "the right", but they were and are nothing but the Deep State - anti-America (the country) though pro-America(the power). Ed Snowden is a hero to me and Glenn Greenwald's working with him to get his story as he was running (eventually to Russia via Hong Kong) was a hard core conservative thing, if you ask me.

    It's not that I can argue about his being a lefty, if that's the case, but he sure was a force for good in the Snowden affair.

    Replies: @lavoisier, @Corvinus

    “Agreed. I am very glad Mr. Unz’s mind is not infiltrated or subverted.”

    You do realize that Mr. Unz relies on stories from the MSM to support his arguments, right? And, as he admitted, he does not believe the MSM always lies, and that one may rely on their articles from them to help support one’s line of thinking. So, in light of these facts, do you still believe what you just said?

  86. @Corvinus
    The fact of the matter is the story has been other than verified. It was “broke” by the New York Post–owned by Rupert Murdoch–when other outlets skipped on it. Interesting how Fox News, also owned by the media mogul, reported on the story.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-tony-bobulinski-joe-biden-unanswered-questions


    Fox News has reviewed emails from Bobulinski related to the venture — and they don’t show that the elder Biden had business dealings with SinoHawk Holdings, or took any payments from them or the Chinese. Still, the issue does give rise to unanswered questions about how much the former vice president knew of his son’s business arrangements at the time, an issue that President Trump recently spotlighted during his campaign…Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that Hunter and Jim Biden’s joint venture never got funds from CEFC China Energy Co. ‒ of which Bobulinski was a partner ‒ and corporate records reviewed by the newspaper indicate Joe Biden had no role in the discussions.
     
    Here are other reasons why the "story" has holes in it.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/22/the-hunter-biden-scoops-heres-why-the-media-largely-hasnt-picked-up-the-ny-post-stories-hint-its-not-bias/#605768019c41


    Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has suggested — without elaborating or offering any evidence — that the hard drive the messages were purportedly taken from contains “numerous pictures of underage girls.”

    The Post offers scant evidence for these stories: The paper has not said whether it tried to authenticate any of the files, some corruption allegations are based almost entirely on sentence fragments from individual emails, and the articles often speculate about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business endeavors without citing any clear proof.

    The Post claims the files were discovered on a laptop left in a Delaware computer repair shop last year, and the store’s owner handed a copy of the hard drive to the FBI and to Giuliani, a confusing chain of custody many observers have found hard to believe (Giuliani, who shared the files with the Post, did not respond to a request for comment).
     

    Furthermore, there are videos from a China website (!)--which I thought was Fake News personified–compliments of Steve Bannon that allegedly show Hunter Biden with an underage girl. So where is the verification of their authenticity?

    Of course, since Tucker Carlson has recently become the cash cow at Fox News as a result of him going all gutter, Murdoch will enable him to peddle this false narrative. And it is fertile ground for the i-Steve "Aw, shucks, it may not be true, but it could be" narrative peddling come tin cup time.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666, @MEH 0910, @Muggles

    On Thursday Tucker Carlson opened by saying he (and Fox) wouldn’t be discussing Hunter’s laptop contents other than what related to daddy Joe.

    He went out of his way to be sympathetic with Hunter, saying he’s a former friend and “now a broken man.”

    So no nasty piling on from him about that. Of course he’s not Woke and hence not a ruthless Stalinist hater. Like most of Biden’s claque of media cheerleaders.

    Go troll elsewhere Corvinus.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Muggles

    "On Thursday Tucker Carlson opened by saying he (and Fox) wouldn’t be discussing Hunter’s laptop contents other than what related to daddy Joe."

    Because there are credibility issues as to what exactly is on that laptop. Remember, it was Steve Bannon who used his Chinese media source to put out the videos. I thought anything from that nation was deemed to be corrupt.

    "He went out of his way to be sympathetic with Hunter, saying he’s a former friend and “now a broken man.”

    Guilt of promoting unverified claims?

    "So no nasty piling on from him about that. Of course he’s not Woke and hence not a ruthless Stalinist hater. Like most of Biden’s claque of media cheerleaders."

    Unfortunately, anyone who consumes alternative media is also having baseless conspiracies shoved at them routinely.

  87. @MEH 0910
    @JohnnyWalker123

    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1321924788756094976

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1321975533786275847

    Replies: @1BigJohnson

    The missing Hunter Biden documents suddenly reappeared, but we still have a lot of questions. pic.twitter.com/8Oo6WxZa7R

    — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 30, 2020

    I think it’s pretty simple…. they wanted their own copy, so they could know exactly which lies they can get away with.

  88. @Wyatt

    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.
     
    I couldn't remember who Greenwald was when I saw the article on VDare, but goddamn did I laugh when I did finally recall. It's always great when someone who leans left gets devoured by the monster he helped create. Gee, it's almost like supporting groups that clamor for more state power over other people's lives (and use identity politics to do it) will eventually see them turn against you when you want to talk about the truth that they don't like.

    I wonder how smart Glenn fancies himself. How could he not see this shit coming? Did he honestly believe that the left was concerned with not covering their asses in their attempt to garner more power and more control over people? You know, that seems to be a pattern with people like him. Somehow, moral grandstanding and pitiful attempts at introducing reform through government power won't end up biting people in the ass (as it has done innumerable times before.)

    "Greenwald was born in New York City to Arlene and Daniel Greenwald.[6] Greenwald's family moved to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida when he was an infant.[7][8][9] His parents are Jewish..."

    BAHAHAHAHAHA

    Replies: @Muggles

    Gee, it’s almost like supporting groups that clamor for more state power over other people’s lives (and use identity politics to do it) will eventually see them turn against you when you want to talk about the truth that they don’t like.

    Greenwald never “clamored” for more state power, as you want to imply. Not that I ever read, though I haven’t read all of his very early stuff.

    Mostly he was known for being highly skeptical of the US military/intelligence “community” which is the most dangerous part of the now well known Deep State. Greenwald is one of the pioneers in challenging that. Yes, he comes from an old fashioned Left background. Maybe you are just too young or stupid to recall that.

    But being poisoned by your own anti Semitic bias hasn’t helped your thinking much. You’re one of those who if drowning, would refuse a life ring if the person looked too “Jewish” to you. Like all collectivist tropes, this stuff might make you think you’re smarter than everyone else, but ends up killing your most important brain cells. Good luck with that…

  89. Off topic but worth posting for Mr. Sailer’s benefit:

    https://www.feministcurrent.com/2020/08/30/blasphemous-ideas-and-the-silencing-of-dissent-a-review-of-abigail-shriers-irreversible-damage/

    Synopsis: feminist book reviewer discusses how a feminist book about the evils of childhood transgender surgery is being suppressed by MSM and Woke feminist establishment.

  90. I’m very late to this party, but I’ll take the liberty of duplicating a comment I just left on another Greenwald thread…

    I never read the Intercept myself, but given the current controversy got curious and checked their Alexa Traffic Rank, which absolutely shocked me.

    They’re a very heavily funded operation, with a large full-time staff of Big Name journalists with Greenwald being merely the most famous, and they’ve been around since 2014, launched in the wake of the blazing Edward Snowden story. They’ve won numerous MSM prizes.

    Yet apparently their traffic is only about 50% larger than that of our own small website, run on a shoestring. I had assumed they would be at least 10x or 20x larger.

    Indeed, since we’ve taken a substantial hit after being banned by both Facebook and Google a few months ago, if not for those unfair measures, we might even have passed them by now in readership.

    Simply unbelievable…

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    @Ron Unz

    Ron, you wrote this entire post with a smile on your face :P

    , @Corvinus
    @Ron Unz

    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.

    Again, the men and women at the Intercept, like other news outlets, sought verification. Greenwald punted. It’s not censorship going on here, but fact checking and authenticating.

    Replies: @Ron Unz

  91. @Ron Unz
    I'm very late to this party, but I'll take the liberty of duplicating a comment I just left on another Greenwald thread...

    I never read the Intercept myself, but given the current controversy got curious and checked their Alexa Traffic Rank, which absolutely shocked me.

    They're a very heavily funded operation, with a large full-time staff of Big Name journalists with Greenwald being merely the most famous, and they've been around since 2014, launched in the wake of the blazing Edward Snowden story. They've won numerous MSM prizes.

    Yet apparently their traffic is only about 50% larger than that of our own small website, run on a shoestring. I had assumed they would be at least 10x or 20x larger.

    Indeed, since we've taken a substantial hit after being banned by both Facebook and Google a few months ago, if not for those unfair measures, we might even have passed them by now in readership.

    Simply unbelievable...

    Replies: @Wyatt, @Corvinus

    Ron, you wrote this entire post with a smile on your face 😛

  92. @Muggles
    @Corvinus

    On Thursday Tucker Carlson opened by saying he (and Fox) wouldn't be discussing Hunter's laptop contents other than what related to daddy Joe.

    He went out of his way to be sympathetic with Hunter, saying he's a former friend and "now a broken man."

    So no nasty piling on from him about that. Of course he's not Woke and hence not a ruthless Stalinist hater. Like most of Biden's claque of media cheerleaders.

    Go troll elsewhere Corvinus.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “On Thursday Tucker Carlson opened by saying he (and Fox) wouldn’t be discussing Hunter’s laptop contents other than what related to daddy Joe.”

    Because there are credibility issues as to what exactly is on that laptop. Remember, it was Steve Bannon who used his Chinese media source to put out the videos. I thought anything from that nation was deemed to be corrupt.

    “He went out of his way to be sympathetic with Hunter, saying he’s a former friend and “now a broken man.”

    Guilt of promoting unverified claims?

    “So no nasty piling on from him about that. Of course he’s not Woke and hence not a ruthless Stalinist hater. Like most of Biden’s claque of media cheerleaders.”

    Unfortunately, anyone who consumes alternative media is also having baseless conspiracies shoved at them routinely.

  93. @Ron Unz
    I'm very late to this party, but I'll take the liberty of duplicating a comment I just left on another Greenwald thread...

    I never read the Intercept myself, but given the current controversy got curious and checked their Alexa Traffic Rank, which absolutely shocked me.

    They're a very heavily funded operation, with a large full-time staff of Big Name journalists with Greenwald being merely the most famous, and they've been around since 2014, launched in the wake of the blazing Edward Snowden story. They've won numerous MSM prizes.

    Yet apparently their traffic is only about 50% larger than that of our own small website, run on a shoestring. I had assumed they would be at least 10x or 20x larger.

    Indeed, since we've taken a substantial hit after being banned by both Facebook and Google a few months ago, if not for those unfair measures, we might even have passed them by now in readership.

    Simply unbelievable...

    Replies: @Wyatt, @Corvinus

    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.

    Again, the men and women at the Intercept, like other news outlets, sought verification. Greenwald punted. It’s not censorship going on here, but fact checking and authenticating.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    @Corvinus


    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.
     
    Sure, we've been "banned" (i.e. completely deranked) by Google. I've published several columns about it, which you surely must have noticed:

    Back in early May Google took the remarkable step of deranking our entire website, placing our many thousands of content pages near the absolute bottom of its search results, where almost no one would ever see them. If a user included the keyword “unz” in a search string, our pages would still come up, but otherwise they would be almost totally invisible. So people specifically looking for our website could still find it, but almost no one else.
     

    For the last ten years, my article The Myth of Hispanic Crime had regularly ranked #2 among the 180 million search results Google returned for "Latino Crime" and the 60 million for "Hispanic Crime," an achievement for which I had become inordinately proud.  But although comparable search engines such as Bing and DuckDuckGo still rank my piece near the very top, Google has completely "disappeared" it.

    I think a reasonable measure of a topic's importance is the total number of search results it returns.  Communism and Communists dominated the entire twentieth century and the political party of that name still holds sway in gigantic China. So a search on "Communism" returns 163 million results, a vast number but still somewhat below the total for "Latino Crime."  Imagine how an academic or journalist might feel if his article analyzing Communism had spent a full decade ranked #2 across the entire Internet, but Google had then suddenly decided to blacklist it for reasons entirely unrelated to its intrinsic or objective quality.
     
    https://www.unz.com/announcement/google-vs-sydney-schanberg/

    Replies: @Corvinus

  94. @Corvinus
    @Ron Unz

    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.

    Again, the men and women at the Intercept, like other news outlets, sought verification. Greenwald punted. It’s not censorship going on here, but fact checking and authenticating.

    Replies: @Ron Unz

    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.

    Sure, we’ve been “banned” (i.e. completely deranked) by Google. I’ve published several columns about it, which you surely must have noticed:

    Back in early May Google took the remarkable step of deranking our entire website, placing our many thousands of content pages near the absolute bottom of its search results, where almost no one would ever see them. If a user included the keyword “unz” in a search string, our pages would still come up, but otherwise they would be almost totally invisible. So people specifically looking for our website could still find it, but almost no one else.

    For the last ten years, my article The Myth of Hispanic Crime had regularly ranked #2 among the 180 million search results Google returned for “Latino Crime” and the 60 million for “Hispanic Crime,” an achievement for which I had become inordinately proud.  But although comparable search engines such as Bing and DuckDuckGo still rank my piece near the very top, Google has completely “disappeared” it.

    I think a reasonable measure of a topic’s importance is the total number of search results it returns.  Communism and Communists dominated the entire twentieth century and the political party of that name still holds sway in gigantic China. So a search on “Communism” returns 163 million results, a vast number but still somewhat below the total for “Latino Crime.”  Imagine how an academic or journalist might feel if his article analyzing Communism had spent a full decade ranked #2 across the entire Internet, but Google had then suddenly decided to blacklist it for reasons entirely unrelated to its intrinsic or objective quality.

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/google-vs-sydney-schanberg/

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Ron Unz

    "I’ve published several columns about it, which you surely must have noticed"

    Well, I personally haven’t paid any attention to it, and might not even know it existed if not for you pointing it out. :)

    "We've been banned" compared to "after being banned". You are crafting a narrative by carefully parsing out phrases. "Have been" indicates you were, but no longer are, banned, which is the case. "After being" indicates you remain banned, which is not the case.

    Had you originally stated "We've been banned (i.e. completely deranked) in the past...", then you offer the proper context, and there is no apparent effort on your part to lead the audience in your desired direction.

    Were you "officially excluded", i.e. forbidden? Technically, no. But was a concerted effort made to make it patently more difficult for your supporters to locate your source? Yes. Were you completely deranked temporarily? Sure. BUT, as you indicated, there was still access to your opinion webzine in a limited form for a short time. People were able to find your source, albeit it was tragically more difficult.

    In a nutshell, you HAD been "banned" (wrongly) by Google, but are no longer "banned" by it. You had made it appear that your opinion webzine still is banned.

    Of course, social media companies ought not engage in this practice. However, they are not subject to the First Amendment, as this and other rights were set aside for actual people, not artificially created entities like companies. Now, if you want to make substantial reform, why not support, like I, the Corporate Personhood Amendment?

    https://www.movetoamend.org/what-could-change-if-corporate-personhood-were-abolished

    "...corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their 'personhood' often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established."~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/corporations-people-adam-winkler/554852/

  95. @Ron Unz
    @Corvinus


    Your opinion webzine is not banned by Google.
     
    Sure, we've been "banned" (i.e. completely deranked) by Google. I've published several columns about it, which you surely must have noticed:

    Back in early May Google took the remarkable step of deranking our entire website, placing our many thousands of content pages near the absolute bottom of its search results, where almost no one would ever see them. If a user included the keyword “unz” in a search string, our pages would still come up, but otherwise they would be almost totally invisible. So people specifically looking for our website could still find it, but almost no one else.
     

    For the last ten years, my article The Myth of Hispanic Crime had regularly ranked #2 among the 180 million search results Google returned for "Latino Crime" and the 60 million for "Hispanic Crime," an achievement for which I had become inordinately proud.  But although comparable search engines such as Bing and DuckDuckGo still rank my piece near the very top, Google has completely "disappeared" it.

    I think a reasonable measure of a topic's importance is the total number of search results it returns.  Communism and Communists dominated the entire twentieth century and the political party of that name still holds sway in gigantic China. So a search on "Communism" returns 163 million results, a vast number but still somewhat below the total for "Latino Crime."  Imagine how an academic or journalist might feel if his article analyzing Communism had spent a full decade ranked #2 across the entire Internet, but Google had then suddenly decided to blacklist it for reasons entirely unrelated to its intrinsic or objective quality.
     
    https://www.unz.com/announcement/google-vs-sydney-schanberg/

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I’ve published several columns about it, which you surely must have noticed”

    Well, I personally haven’t paid any attention to it, and might not even know it existed if not for you pointing it out. 🙂

    “We’ve been banned” compared to “after being banned”. You are crafting a narrative by carefully parsing out phrases. “Have been” indicates you were, but no longer are, banned, which is the case. “After being” indicates you remain banned, which is not the case.

    Had you originally stated “We’ve been banned (i.e. completely deranked) in the past…”, then you offer the proper context, and there is no apparent effort on your part to lead the audience in your desired direction.

    Were you “officially excluded”, i.e. forbidden? Technically, no. But was a concerted effort made to make it patently more difficult for your supporters to locate your source? Yes. Were you completely deranked temporarily? Sure. BUT, as you indicated, there was still access to your opinion webzine in a limited form for a short time. People were able to find your source, albeit it was tragically more difficult.

    In a nutshell, you HAD been “banned” (wrongly) by Google, but are no longer “banned” by it. You had made it appear that your opinion webzine still is banned.

    Of course, social media companies ought not engage in this practice. However, they are not subject to the First Amendment, as this and other rights were set aside for actual people, not artificially created entities like companies. Now, if you want to make substantial reform, why not support, like I, the Corporate Personhood Amendment?

    https://www.movetoamend.org/what-could-change-if-corporate-personhood-were-abolished

    “…corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.”~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/corporations-people-adam-winkler/554852/

  96. @Pericles
    @Anon


    The party managers stuck to this rule until Hillary Clinton came around. She was most bribe-taking and corrupt Secretary of State we’ve ever had, and she was the most bribe-taking and venal Democratic candidate we’ve ever had–until Biden.

     

    I thought Clinton brokering a deal to quietly sell massive amounts of nuclear materials to Russia took the cake. But nobody brings it up.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    My favorite HRC story came out when BJC was running in 1992. Turns out she itemized deductions on their tax return and claimed $3 for each pair of Bill’s underwear that she donated to charity!

  97. @Charles St. Charles
    The Left eats their old.

    Greenwald is a fag, but unfortunately a White fag. I think under the shifting Diversity Pokémon point system he’s up 5 for sodomy but down 150 for White privilege. So -147 (applying diversity maths), not counting other (dis)qualifiers (for instance, -50 for not sufficiently hating Trump).

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    Greenwald is a fag, but unfortunately a “White” fag

    lolwut? Greenwald isn’t White — he’s a member of the Tribe of Supreme Victims.



    Don’t worry, Greenwald will be OK — jew privilege trumps “White privilege.” I’ve been thinking about complaining to the White Anti-Defamation League about it, but I’ve having some difficulty locating their website for some reason…

  98. @Craig Nelsen
    @Corvinus


    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true.
     
    I usually skip your posts, as is the case with all those previous in this thread, so this may be out of context, but, seriously? Unverified means untrue?

    Verified: The reason your screen name seems like Coronavirus is because you are to comment boards as Coronavirus is to the economy.

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    I usually skip your posts, as is the case with all those previous in this thread, so this may be out of context, but, seriously? Unverified means untrue?

    “Verified” is a pretty standard locution which indicates that a particular fact has been officially certified as consonant with The Narrative, and should no longer be actively ignored or dismissed as heresy; i.e. not a “Russian fact,” a “Trump fact,” a “White supreemist fact,” etc. People who persist in mentioning “other than verified” facts are clearly colluding to meddle with The Narrative — or possibly even attempting to “hack” it. Very bad.

    The “other than” construction is a little odd, though. A quick CTRL-F shows frequent repetition of this rather awkward formulation in a number of Corvinus’ posts in this thread:

    “other than verified”
    “other than substantiated.”
    “I am other than surprised”
    “then it is other than accurate or other than true”
    “Why deny something that is other than accurate or true”
    “other than verified”

    It’s not clear whether this is a bug in his programming, a mistranslation from Hebrew in the latest version of the hasbara manual, a serious attempt at a rhetorical trick (conveying a vague connotation of “this information is BAD” while avoiding a specific denotation?), or…

    Kinda strange, anyway.

  99. @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    If something is not verified, then it is other than accurate or other than true. Citing reliable sources, for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, enables the reader the opportunity to check for themselves that the sources appropriate sources have been used, and employed well.

    Let us hold Greenwald to his own standard (boldface for emphasis).

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/03/glenn-greenwald-the-bane-of-their-resistance


    He sought to clarify his position on Russian interference: “I’ve said that of course it’s possible that Russia and Putin might have hacked, because this is the kind of thing that Russia does to the U.S., and that the U.S. has done to Russia, and to everybody else in the world—and far worse—for decades.” He’d never insisted “on the narrative that Russia didn’t do it.” When James Risen, the former Times investigative reporter, who joined the Intercept last year, recently debated Greenwald on a podcast—a public airing of internal tensions—Greenwald bristled at the suggestion that he had ever considered the idea of Russian interference a hoax. “I never said anything like that,” he said, explaining that his demand for serious evidence was connected to the deceptions propagated before the Iraq War. If Greenwald has never proposed that a Russian hacking scheme was inconceivable, his rhetoric hasn’t always signalled an open mind on the issue. In the summer of 2016, he referred to narratives of Russian malfeasance as smears. That October, the Department of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence firmly accused the Russian government of hacking; Greenwald characterized this as an “assertion” that presented “no evidence.
     

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen, @axel, @MEH 0910

  100. @Dissident
    I recently was about to use the old expression, "It's a free country" but then stopped myself...

    More and more, it's difficult to believe I am actually living through, witnessing, what I am.

    How much longer before even personal email and phone calls will be cracked-down on for crimethink?

    Replies: @Ragno

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