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"If you're not cynical, you're not paying attention".

Trying to anticipate the ways in which ruling elites will seize upon this crisis to further disempower the public. In some vain hope that we can effectively counter mobilize.

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It's sad, but the complete lack of candor among our authorities really has rendered any even semi-plausible hypothesis of wrongdoing on their part completely credible. They themselves frequently resort to wild conspiracy theories.

Maybe the real point here is not the authenticity or falsehood of any one of these theories, but the total lack of any effective public oversight mechanism to check their power.

A new record. Congrats!

Brian Schwartz: NEW: Joe Biden is seeing more support from Wall Street with about week until #ElectionDay. Former Goldman Sachs president Harvey Schwartz just contributed $100,000 to Biden's joint fundraising committee. It's the most the former Goldman exec has ever given

cnb.cx/37H6pdR twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Biden #Greenwald

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My theme is news outlets shouldn't lie and censorship sucks. The whole point is that the press loses its way when it cares more about who benefits from information than whether it's true.

Dylan Leigh: @mtaibbi Is your main theme that the media is not fair to Trump? Should they be fair to a serial liar who gets mad that his Justice Department won’t prosecute his political enemies?
twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/132 #Trump

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Really wild to see Silicon Valley, professional media, alphabet agencies and Dems assemble into a giant, grotesque Voltron in real time while telling everyone that the other guy is the hegemonic, overwhelming threat and doe-eyed naives buying it

CNN: A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election.
cnn.it/3miYiZa twitter.com/acczibit/status/13 #Election

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Between the blunt statement from the NPR Public Editor yesterday saying they weren’t reporting on the Hunter Biden emails because it was an annoying “distraction” & this CNN panel admitting they can’t be bothered to learn what it’s about, the media is being helpfully transparent:

Mary Margaret Olohan: CNN panelist gives @DailyCaller a shoutout: "You need an encyclopedia to understand what's going on, because it's a series of buzzwords that have meaning, perhaps if you've been studying the Da..

It's funny how Hunter Biden has transformed the most plugged-in political junkie media professionals into the most low-info media consumers. People who could recite the name of every obscure Russiagate bit player now feigning naive ignorance of the most basic details of the story twitter.com/ShantMM/status/131 #Biden #Russia

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Exactly - most of the media is ignoring the story because they want Joe Biden to win and won’t report anything that might impede that outcome.

Why would any journalist celebrate this as though it’s a positive development?

Brian Stelter: "In 2016, the WikiLeaks releases were a gigantic story, covered across the political spectrum. In 2020, the Hunter Biden leaks are a WikiLeaks-sized event crammed into one angry, intensely partisan corner" of cable TV
twitter.com/daveyalba/status/1..

Re The reason mainstream outlets fixate on phenomena like QAnon isn’t because they hate conspiracy theories. These outlets are the most prolific propagators of those.

They want you to obsess on QAnon to distract from the far more destructive and reckless conspiracies they peddle.

twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Greenwald #Qanon

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It's going to be really interesting to see how liberals respond to Biden immigration policy if he's in office. Will ICE detainers at jails -- a hallmark of the Obama years that fueled deportations -- still be considered "fascist?" twitter.com/lhfang/status/1319 #Biden #Immigration #Obama

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Are the emails and texts that have been published authentic or forged? Why can't they answer that question? We submitted that question to them yesterday morning along with others and still no answer. Seems pretty basic.

Jeff Mason: .⁦@JoeBiden⁩ campaign response to Tony Bobulinski:

twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Biden #Greenwald

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USA was the only country that voted "No" when the UN in 2005 asked if Food was a human right.

Julian Assange has been imprisoned in the UK for 1 1/2 years because US Govt wants to prosecute him for publishing docs exposing war crimes. Convicted of nothing, he has no chance of freedom any time soon: even if he wins, US Govt will appeal & he'll remain imprisoned for years.
twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Greenwald #UK

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Re The attempted extradition of Assange -- pushed by Pompeo & Jeff Sessions -- is the greatest threat to US press freedoms in years. His -- and Snowden's -- only chance for freedom is a Trump pardon. People forget how repressive & malicious Dems are with whistleblowers. Watch, 2014:
twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Greenwald #Sessions #Snowden #Trump #WhistleBlower

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Re In 2013, even the Obama DOJ -- which prosecuted more whistleblowers for espionage than all previous administrations *combined* -- concluded Assange couldn't be prosecuted without destroying press freedom. But Pompeo & Sessions don't care about that.

washingtonpost.com/world/natio twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/..

Re Trump knows how corrupt CIA, NSA & FBI are. He knows how they abuse their spying and war powers -- which Assange & Snowden exposed -- for illegal ends. Why would Trump, post-election, want to enable Brennan, Clapper, Susan Rice, and Mike Hayden's vengeance against them? #Pardon twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #CIA #Election #FBI #Greenwald #NSA #Snowden #Trump

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Re So one might think a Biden administration would terminate the attempted extradition & prosecution of Assange given that they themselves previously recognized it endangers press freedom. But that was before 2016: impossible to see Dems now acting to protect Assange's rights. twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Biden #Greenwald

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Re @Justin_Higgins2 You didn't critique Snowden's acts but called him a coward. One can criticize Snowden on many grounds but someone who knowingly risks life in prison at age 29 for a cause is not guilty of cowardice. He has no obligation to submit himself to an unjust legal regime from 1917. twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Greenwald #Snowden

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Re @Chariot_Wheel @GenericGooner @zei_squirrel I love how they think they have the moral high ground as they attack Silicon Valley’s critics and those who are seeking to break-up their monopoly power.

Defending the right of Facebook to buy Congress & stay a monopoly is noble leftism. twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Congress #Greenwald

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Re When those forged emails & docs were published by Bolsonaro's goons about us, reporters asked us and we all said what any person in that situation would say: these chats are fake. That enabled journalists to debunk them. Why don't the Bidens say this?

noticias.uol.com.br/politica/u twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Biden #Bolsonaro #Greenwald #Iran

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Re @mauroknogueira Yes, that a Supreme Court ruling on press freedom is the only thing that impeded the Bolsonaro government from indicting me is well known, since it was extensively covered in newspapers such as "the New York Times."

nytimes.com/2020/02/06/world/a twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/ #Bolsonaro #Brazil #Greenwald #NewYork

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