Is The Intercept a Psy Op? Part One
Glenn Greenwald Pulled the Covers on Some of their Chicanery. But How Much More Lurks Within the Trojan Horse?
I’m in a shitty mood.
Here I am watching the Arnold Strongman Competition, you know normal stuff on a Saturday night, and I scroll down to check out the YouTube comments.
Turns out there is some kind of feud between strongman Brian Shaw and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the event’s host and founder. It dates back to last summer.
Arnold is of course the legendary bodybuilder, former California governor, and many forget, #metoo guy, “I behaved very badly…”.
Yeah. It’s over the exp. injections strangely still called “vaccines”. And freedom.
Arnold being on the side of fascism, (he is from Austria after all!) and American Strongman Legend Brian Shaw being on the side of medical freedom.
Note again, loyal readers, how the root lie of the jabs underpins and fuels the logic of fascism.
“I think people should know there is a virus here,” said Schwarzenegger. It kills people, and the only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, to wear masks, to do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.
“No, screw your freedom!“
And some Krystal Ball-esque jackass YouTube true believer is of course ruining Sage’s vibe by repeating the same root lie about the public health good of getting the exp. injections and calling Brian Shaw a “crybaby anti-vaxxer” and all the same stupid bullshit that makes me not particularly care if a goodly portion of these types succumb to…consequences. And then I realize that that makes me the fascist, and the asshole, and Finkle is Einhorn and Einhorn is Finkle, and then I don’t care, and then I do care again, I do care a lot, a LOT for all the hapless children who had to get these fucking jabs, and for all the people who had to get them to keep their jobs and so forth.
Which all adds up to one conclusion, and question:
The Intercept is a psy op, and what did Glenn Greenwald know and when did he know it?
That friends is called a non sequitur. It’s a comedy staple!
Did you laugh? I hope you laughed.
I am going to be super careful about what I write here. I realize that I am venturing into what might be deemed gossip rag territory.
So I’m going to stick with things that I know, have seen. Mostly tweets and old podcasts, shows.
Do I feel like digging them up, no.
I probably could upon challenge, though.
Just going to present bread crumbs.
You follow them.
If you know more, you educate me!
Glenn reads this stack. Maybe he will chime in. Let’s begin.
So let’s tie this non sequitur together a bit.
After the stupid Vax Cult and their dumb Root Lies ruined my Strongman watching party, I headed over here to substack.
Dr. Robert Malone has a fantastic article on advocacy journalism.
Dr. Malone details how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has captured journalism schools, much like they have captured public health, and you know, the world.
And they have thus created a burgeoning class of little advocacy journalists which in essence means…propagandists. Psy ops.
So I won’t regurgitate all of that, but go read it though if you have time. Dr. Malone is a really good writer. Thorough and detailed. Lays it out.
Anyway, I got to thinking about Glenn Greenwald, and his ugly divorce from The Intercept.
The Intercept is just a very dicey, weird journalistic outlet, about halfway “progressive” and halfway in cahoots with Bellingcat, itself a no holds barred, brazen American Security State modern day Operation Mockingbird, which the spooks don’t need anymore, they just work in the media directly now; but they still create these bizarre little “indie” offshoots, and just…stay one step ahead.
But The Intercept is special really. And I don’t mean that in a good way.
Just a bizarre and dysfunctional Camille Cosby type rag that honestly, (pinky swear!), had no idea what Bill was up to back there in the den.
A lie. A perversion.
So upon considering Dr. Malone’s advocacy journalism thoughts, some salient details begin filtering to my mind about The Intercept. The weirdness, the incongruity of all who wander through that joint, starts to make sense. Like a puzzle taking shape.
Look a lot of this is going to be very tedious inside baseball stuff, so I don’t blame you if you want to check out right now. I will try to rip through it.
There is a cast of characters. This cast of characters all behave in some odd ways. Idiosyncratic ways.
One of the themes of this stack is that corruption is not all cloak and dagger conspiracy shit. It is more often than not normal people driven by incentives.
It’s an easy slide.
Anyway, I’m going to lay out some plot points like I would craft a movie script! Fun!
Character #1: The Intercept, owned and funded by e-Bay founder and richer than God Pierre Omidyar
#2: Glenn Greenwald, former star founder of TI, put the joint on the map along with Laura Poitras by publishing the Edward Snowden docs. Yay, GG!
#3: Whitney Webb, indie journo that Max Blumenthal like, comes from a lineage not far from power.
So Whitney way back… drew the ire of Glenn by calling out Pierre Omidyar and how that relationship would be compromising or something. And Glenn lashed out and called her insane or something similar for bringing it up. Just a Twitter spat, except…something definitely happened at The Intercept in the intervening years.
And I definitely got the sense that Glenn was protecting a sensitive spot. Whitney does not often get stuff wrong.
Just a data point.
I recall Glenn while still on the Pierre payroll starting to address TI colleague Akela Lacy who had Black Lives Matters advocacy journalized (translation: smeared and tried to cancel) another TI colleague, Lee Fang.
I think this near Glenn callout was on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper back when it was still on Rolling Stone, before RS revealed that it too is FULL ON NUTSO IN BED PROPAGANDIZING POWER.
Anyway, Fang’s crime which unleashed a mob, was a crime against wokeness: running a street level raw video interview of a black man decrying the violence within his own community in the heat of the BLM riots. Lacy, who is 100% the type of advocacy journo propagandist that Dr. Malone is referring to in his piece, tried to smear Lee, (an Asian dude for what it’s worth), as racist. Shenanigans ensued.
(Interesting red herring subplot which had nothing directly to do with our movie: Taibbi also had his own nasty divorce from TI adjacent/Omidyar sister project/First Look Media going back.)
Whew! What a tangled web I am weaving.
So just to tie this vignette up with a bow, Glenn stopped himself from calling out Lacy by name and even said slyly, “before I get in trouble”.
After Glenn finally left Psy Op Central, err… The Intercept, he did engage with Lacy in a fairly direct fashion (where else?) on Twitter, specifically calling her out for her expensive private education, which comes up again and again with all of our young advocacy journos including The Intercept’s *Ken Klippenstein.
*This officially just became a two parter. Sigh…And I still have my Red Flags, Part Two to finish. Pressure!
Anyway good work, GG. That was pure bullshit what Akela tried to do to Lee. Kudos.
Actually Greenwald was quite liberated after leaving TI, publishing their emails to him about censoring his fine analysis of Hunter Biden and the infamous laptop, and pointing out how TI had become full partners with Big Tech and the “corporate media” doing propaganda for the Democratic Party and the Security State.
Glenn exposed The Intercept! Glenn Greenwald exposed The Intercept to be a dupe. A fraud. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. You get the idea.
(You know, all that look under the rock shit that he REFUSES TO DO ON THE INJECTIONS AND COVID.)
In fact, his appearance on Jimmy Dore immediately following his resignation is one of the more entertaining and lacerating, “Fuck You’s” to a former employer that you will ever see.
It was glorious.
Actually scratch that. Digest this so far.
To Be Continued!