30 October 2020 — Mint Press
Funded by a billionaire oligarch and increasingly seen as a mouthpiece for the neoliberal establishment, The Intercept suffered its biggest blow yet with the very public departure of Greenwald.
by Alan Macleod
25 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks
New York Times: “Federal prosecutors in Brazil have brought charges against US journalist Glenn Greenwald for reporting on leaked cellphone messages showing widespread corruption of Brazilian public officials. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of several prosecutors and other officials to obtain the messages.”
30 March 2019 — Mint Press
NEW YORK — On March 13, a report in the Daily Beast revealed that the New York-based outlet The Intercept would be shutting down its archive of the trove of government documents entrusted to a handful of journalists, including Intercept co-founders Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, by whistleblower Edward Snowden. However, that account did not include the role of Greenwald, as well as Jeremy Scahill — another Intercept co-founder, in the controversial decision to shutter the archive.
21 February 2019 — The Electronic Intifada
Facebook gives nod of approval to secretive and deceptive pages set up by a lobby group that collaborates with the Israeli government.
Facebook has banned several pages belonging to such viral media outlets as In the Now because they are affiliates of the Russian-funded network RT – even though these media outlets violated none of the social network’s rules.
Yet The Electronic Intifada can exclusively reveal that Facebook has given a nod of approval to a network of secretive and deceptive pages set up by The Israel Project, a lobby group that collaborates with the Israeli government and with Israel’s military establishment to influence public opinion against Palestinians.
6 December 2018 — Media Lens
When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, ’33 Myths of the System’, Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff:
‘Censorship is unnecessary in a system in which everyone can speak, but only those guaranteed not to say anything worth listening to can be heard.’
6 June 2017 — Moon of Alabama
Yesterday The Intercept published a leaked five page NSA analysis about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. Its reporting outed the leaker of the NSA documents. That person, R.L. Winner, has now been arrested and is likely to be jailed for years if not for the rest of her life.
Intercepted source – R.L. Winner
4 November 2013 — WashingtonsBlog
As we’ve documented ad nauseum, the American and British governments are treating whistleblowers and reporters as terrorists.
27 August 2013 — FAIR Blog
U.S. soldier Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s 35-year sentence represents the harshest punishment issued to date for providing media with evidence of government wrongdoing (Forbes, 8/21/13). She is the first whistleblower to be convicted under the Espionage Act, ratifying the new reality that those who give the press information that the government wants to keep secret will henceforth be treated as spies.