Glenn Greenwald Quits The Intercept

This morning Glenn Greenwald announced he is quitting The Intercept, the publication he co-founded in 2013.

Greenwald had been increasingly at odds with most of the staff over their embrace of RussiaGate and the “pathologies, illiberalism, and repressive mentality” of the outlet.

“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.”

Read the rest of the article at Greenwald’s new home at Substack.

22 thoughts on “Glenn Greenwald Quits The Intercept

  1. Remembering when James Risen joined the Intercept a few years ago and his writing was pure establishment b.s. At the time i wondered how a true journalist like Greenwald would allow that at what essentially was originally his publication. Interesting that he’s getting out… and proves to me he cares more about journalism than toeing the establishment line. Good for Greenwald!

  2. “Cancel culture” is not an invention of student radicals, nor even the most noxious form. It’s the SOP of every regnant ideology under threat and insecure. How much longer will Antiwar & co. find sufferance?

    1. No, Bidengate will be the post-2020 Election response of Republicans, exactly the same as Russiagate was for Republican-Lites of Team Hillary.

  3. Can he take the Snowden files with him or is that the property of the oligarch that owns the Intercept?..

    1. The Snowden files were released to Greenwald when he was at the Guardian, before The Intercept started.

    1. I don’t think he has. He doesn’t pay attention to party affiliation which is rare. I really started liking him when he was just as critical about Obama as he was with Bush.

  4. Greenwald is using a double standard. He was highly critical of establishment journalists when they published Russia gate articles with dubious sources and now he wants to do the same thing himself using the Biden Laptops.

    1. The laptop is not dubiously-sourced.
      https://original.antiwar.com/Dave_DeCamp/2020/10/28/hunters-emails-even-the-russiagaters-dont-think-its-russian-disinformation/

      The emails on it have been verified by several recipients. No one involved have denied the authenticity, and Joe Biden’s only response is that it is Russian propaganda. You should actually read Greenwald’s article when he publishes it shortly. I’ve read it and he makes a compelling case.

      1. We will have to take dubious characters word on authenticity until the raw data and metadata is published? Some of the emails may be real, but that does not make the entire cache real! If the data is authentic why did NYP not use standards like Wikileaks and publish the raw data, the data, and the metadata.

        I am not sure why Joe Biden would comment on a laptop that does not belong to him. I do not think that it is necessarily Russian propaganda, more likely propaganda of US origin.

        Propaganda is always mixes real, fake, or twisted. I am sure that the something of value will eventually come out. There are many unanswered questions when it comes to these laptops.

        https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/14/suspect-provenance-of-hunter-biden-data-cache-prompts-skepticism-and-social-media-bans

      1. If you are talking about Mr. Greenwald’s article in the intercept. You can see my comments there and if you are talking about https://original.antiwar.com/Dave_DeCamp/2020/10/28/hunters-emails-even-the-russiagaters-dont-think-its-russian-disinformation/ it does not address authenticity issues, but rather the idea that many people do not think that the laptops are Russian disinformation and does not entertain the idea that there are other more likely possibilities like Giuliani hodgepodged the thing together from information he sourced from dark web.

  5. Oct 29, 2020 Famous Journalist RESIGNS After Outlet Censors Biden Scandal, SLAMS The Leftist Censorship In News

    The publication is very progressive and anti Trump. Glenn Greenwald is a world renowned and famous journalist know for publishing the NSA leaks.

    https://youtu.be/UFRirpxqD8A

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