Monday, September 14, 2020

Burn belt

Tweets by Hamza Shaban on the vile role of The Intercept in serving as a US intelligence cut out/honey pot to entrap whistleblowers, including Reality Winner (interesting, as Shaban is in an even more intelligence-agency-compromised outlet than the JYT).

Tweet (Brittany Winner, PhD):"
"She trusted them, but the Intercept didn't protect my sister, #RealityWinner. #FreeRealityWinner"
Astonishing, very late treatment from the JYT: "The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. Then Its Own Scandal Hit." (White). Astonishing because the JYT is in the same intelligence agency protecting/promoting racket as The Intercept, so usually won't rock that particular boat.  The real reason for a general attack on The Intercept is that Russiagate is back, even more important to the Never Trumpers as the election approaches, and Greenwald is a powerful opponent of The Narrative, and thus needs to be taken down.  Unfortunately, Greenwald tends to lash out furiously at any critics, and refuses to acknowledge how deeply wrong it is for a supposed whistleblower outlet to immediately effectively out whistleblowers who turn to it.

The single good thing to come out of this is that The Intercept has been displayed for what it really is, and hopefully no more whistleblowers are taken it by its trickery.  The JYT article is, of course, a basic lie, as it describes the events as a 'mistake', when The Intercept is without question an asset of the National Security State.  You won't read about it in the JYT, even where they discuss other recent stories, but this is a pattern of behavior:  "Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt" (Webb).

I wonder if Scahill and Cole have those secret CIA medals we keep hearing about, or are they just happy with the bounty.

In the same seamless mix of 'journalism' and Swamp, note that Richard Esposito is now the top spokesman for the New York Police Department.
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