Thursday, October 29, 2020

Glenn Greenwald Has Resigned From 'The Intercept' Because Editors Blocked His Critical Story on Joe Biden

Glenn Greenwald

With a fiery public notice, Glenn Greenwald has resigned from The Intercept.

He writes:

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 left doesn't want open debate. It is all about a power grab "by any means necessary." 

They will lie, distort and censor to advance to power. This is the core of what Lenin and Trotsky taught.



  1. he cofounded this outlet and the fact that he has to resign it is very enlightening! I think its the biggest red flag yet showing how badly ALL MSM sources are compromised!!

    Dark times are coming and these are the trail markers

  2. I thought standard operating procedure was to say he was a Holocaust survivor and to scream about antisemitism?

    1. Greenwald is 53 years old ... what are you talking about? I guess just your own anti-semitism bleeding through

    2. It's called sarcasm, and yes I use it to highlight my antisemitism.

    3. If you're going to wear a dunce cap, may as well get a big one so no one misses it.