Defend Glenn Greenwald

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I detest Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept, the vile publication that has put three whistleblowers in prison, but I believe in free speech and freedom of the press. So despite my personal feeling about this repugnant man, who increasingly is relegated to the Fox News/alt-right ghetto, I have to defend him at a time that he and his family are being threatened by the fascist Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro.

Greenwald is being threatened because The Intercept is publishing leaked material that shows that Sergio Moro, a Bolosonaro cabinet member conspired while a judge “to keep leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 presidential race,” as reported here by France 24.

So let me say that the Brazilian government’s threats against Greenwald are disgusting and I hope that he and his family remain safe. Let me also say that no matter what The Intercept is publishing, we at Washington Babylon reported way back in 2017 that Moro was a political hack.

You would be better off, intellectually and morally, reading our story than reading anything published by an outlet that routinely puts whistleblowers in prison. And I won’t even dwell on the fact its founder, Pierre Omidyar, is a tool of U.S. foreign policy and shut down, with Greenwald’s consent and endorsement, the Edward Snowden archive of leaked NSA documents, as also reported by Washington Babylon in this great article by Tim Shorrock.

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