Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake and Deceitful News on Russia (Updated)


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Updated: Jan. 6, 2017

Glenn Greenwald on “Dearth of Evidence” Linking Russia to WikiLeaks Release of DNC Emails

Democracy Now! on Jan 5, 2017 – We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Glenn Greenwald as the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on alleged Russian cyber-attacks and top intelligence officials are briefing President Obama on a review of evidence that Russia hacked the email servers of the Democratic National Committee. President-elect Trump will be briefed on Friday. This comes as he is supporting statements by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Russia was not the source for the mass leak of emails from the Democratic Party.

Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake & Deceitful News on Russia – We are joined by Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest article is headlined “WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived.” In it, he writes, “Any story that bolsters the prevailing D.C. orthodoxy on the Russia Threat, no matter how dubious, is spread far and wide. And then, as has happened so often, when the story turns out to be false or misleading, little or nothing is done to correct the deceitful effects.”

Updated: Jan. 6, 2017

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Eager to Blame “Everybody But Themselves” for Collapse of Their Party – As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies at a Senate hearing on Russian cyberthreats ahead of a highly classified briefing today with President-elect Donald Trump, we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has faced an onslaught of criticism for questioning the premise of Russian hacking of the U.S. election. “Because Democrats are so desperate to put the blame on everybody but themselves for the complete collapse of their party, they’re particularly furious at anybody who vocally challenges this narrative,” Greenwald says. “And since I’ve been one of the people most vocally doing so, the smear campaign has been like none that I have ever encountered. I have been accused of being a member of the alt-right, of being an admirer of Breitbart, of being supportive of Donald Trump, of helping him get elected and, of course, of being a Kremlin operative.”

What Impact Will Trump Presidency Have on Freedom of Edward Snowden & Julian Assange?

Democracy Now! on Jan 6, 2017 – In our extended conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald responds to claims NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations helped Russia, and examines what actions the Trump administration may take against him and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Exactly the same playbook was used against [Daniel] Ellsberg that is now being used against Snowden, which is to say, ’Don’t listen to these disclosures. Don’t regard this person as a hero for exposing our corruption and lawbreaking. Focus instead on the fact that these are traitors working with our enemies,’” says Greenwald. “And just as it was completely false in the case of Ellsberg, so too is it completely false in the case of Snowden.”

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Intel Chiefs Alleging Russian Threat Have History of Deceiving the Public – Journalist Glenn Greenwald examines the track record of intelligence chiefs, including CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who are meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump to give him a classified briefing on alleged Russian cyberthreats.

see also:

WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

Intelligence report offers no evidence of Russian hacking of US election By Patrick Martin

from the archives:

Julian Assange: Russia Was Not the Source of the Leaked Podesta Emails

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump by David Swanson

The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

Pieces of Truth Forged Into Daggers of Deception + ‘Fake News’ Covers Up Domestic Propaganda Law

Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All In The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson

19 thoughts on “Glenn Greenwald: Mainstream U.S. Media is Culpable for Disseminating Fake and Deceitful News on Russia (Updated)

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  13. There’s a lot of pushback, from many sources, against the idea that Russia was responsible, via hacking, for the victory of Trump over Clinton. Much of it is good. John McAfee has been everywhere taking the wind out of the sails of pro empire spokespeople. But in the assorted vids with him that I watched, I never heard him bring up Craig Murray, which is very interesting. Has the stellar Glen Greenwald mentioned Craig Murray? How you could ignore the crucial fact that Craig has actually met the leaker, which I believe means that he received and passed on the leaks – but Craig wisely doesn’t explicitly say so – I don’t know. Explain that to me. And I have other issues with Glen Greenwald and his nazi loving boss, Pierre Omidyar.

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