Information Warfare

Review: Glenn Greenwald “Xenophobic” Article


Masha Gessen, Photo: Gary Doak/Writer Pictures/AP

Damn.

A friend just forwarded an article to me from Glenn Greenwald in The Intercept, and I read the whole thing.

Very good article, everything he said could be proven. Articulate, logical, and it all made sense.

I was actually shocked and pleasantly surprised, he’s more of a shock-jock and usually pushes a lot of sensationalism.

I got tonear the end of the article. Then Greenwald’s personal bias came screaming through when he set about formulating a “this is what this means” sort of statement, followed hurriedly by a conclusion.

He ruined an absolutely well-written paper with an “insert crazy theory here reflecting a strong personal bias” statement.

I started out thinking to myself, “this guy really gets it” and was left with an “another schmuck twisting events to an unrealistic outcome” feeling. Typical 2017 journalist.

Glenn Greenwald, I really had high hopes for you, man. You let me down. Your article sucks.

According to Greenwald, Trump has a plan and Greenwald knows it. Everything else, such as anything to do with Russia, is meant to distract.

Meanwhile, while Russia continues to dominate the front pages, Trump will continue waging war on immigrants, cutting funding for everything that’s not the military, assembling his cabinet of deplorables—with six Democrats voting to confirm Ben Carson for Housing, for example, and ten to confirm Rick Perry for Energy. According to the Trump plan, each of these seems intent on destroying the agency he or she is chosen to run—to carry out what Steve Bannon calls the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” As for Sessions, in his first speech as attorney general he promised to cut back civil rights enforcement and he has already abandoned a Justice Department case against a discriminatory Texas voter ID law. But it was his Russia lie that grabbed the big headlines.

Glenn. you jumped to an unwarranted conclusion supported only by hearsay, suppositions, and baseless chatter.

Greenwald concludes with a conspiracy theory about a conspiracy theory too bizarre to quote here. In other words, like Alex Jones, this is just performance art.  To be ignored.


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