Greenwald To BBC: Journalists Must Investigate The Powerful In Govít Since They Lie To The PeopleGreenwald to BBC: Journalists must investigate the Powerful in Govt since they Lie to the People (BBC Surprised)
By Juan Cole
Nov. 29, 2013
Glenn Greenwald on the BBCs Hardtalk seems to surprise the anchor by asserting that journalists need to investigate the powerful since the latter tend to lie to the people.
This is how the BBC describes the program
Mr Greenwald said the Iraq war was as an example of how the US and UK governments had made false claims to gain support for the war.
People in power, specifically national security officials will routinely lie to their population, he added.
The video is here: http://www.juancole.com/2013/11/greenwald-to-bbc-journalists-must-investigate-the-powerful-in-govt-since-they-lie-to-the-people-bbc-surprised.html
to many of them can`t figure out where the line is they can't cross...
How come they keep interviewing him since he has no secrets of his own to expose?
Or, is he just the middleman looking for fame and fortune?
Look for the movie to come out next year for the answers.
Greenwald will be playing the part of Superman/Batman and he will look every bit as good as Brad Pitt or Paul Newman.
I don't know who they are going to get to play him in the movie, though.
He has a SOURCE, a source that is currently scaring the shit out of TPTB...
The source trusted INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald with the information he has, and Greenwald and others are going through it to see what is worth reporting, without anybody getting killed.
And many other Publishers have joined in lending a hand with this endeavor...
The Guardian, the NYT, Reutersto name a few...
But it was Snowden and Greenwald who got this ball rolling, and I thank them both from the bottom of my freedom loving heart.
Hope that helps.
And yeah they published Judith Miller's work, they also published Paul Krugman's.
The NYT is a big organization, and they have people from both left and right on staff.
Judith got the boot...
And the Guardian and Greenwald negotiated publishing with the NYT because the Guardian is not protected by the 1st Amendment... it being in England.
BTW... The NYT may have published Judith Miller's BS, but they also published the Pentagon Papers.
people who just wouldn't shut up about the lies, as Greenwald states correctly, Governments tell and the puppets they have in the media.
Of course he went to them, they claim still to be the paper of record. And to give them some due, they have improved somewhat since the days when they held back information because Bush and his gang demanded it.
They also published a lot of Chelsea Manning's leaks.
Greenwald and Wikileaks among other Independent publishers and journalists have stepped into the vacuum created in the news business when OUR news orgs were TAKEN OVER by Corporations.
And now there is a struggle to silence the New Media. You are doing your part, perhaps unwittingly every time you slam those who have the courage to tell the public the truth.
I otoh and millions of others will give all the support they can to those, like Greenwald, who is setting an example for the Old Media, now the Corporate Media, on how NOT to be intimidated by government pressure to spread ONLY propaganda and to suppress the facts.
It's making all the 'right' people angry, which is how we know the New Media is doing ITS job now that the Old Media stopped doing ITS job.
But, that would cut his oxygen supply off, though.
claim ever, to be an investigative journalist who went out and sought information on the NSA?? He received LEAKS from a Whistleblower and rather than hide them from the public, which is what the Corporate Media would have done had THEY received them, or so Snowden believed and with good reason, he published them and offered an opportunity to other major news sources to do the same.
If you know someone with info on why the major news media lied about the wars, then tell them to send the info to people like Greenwald, NOT to send it to CNN, Faux, MSNBC, CNBC.
And btw, the Guardian DID publish facts about the Iraq War but were hounded and investigated and threatened with charges by the Blair Govt and in case you forgot, when the published a Whistle Blower leak from a respected former Iraq Weapons Inspector, they found out who the leaker was, persecuted HIM and according to THEM, he ended up committing 'suicide'. Not too many people believe he committed suicide, but either way, THAT served as a warning to any Journalist regarding telling the truth about those criminal wars.
We KNOW a lot about what happened to the BBC and the The Guardian when they tried to report the truth about Bush/Blair and the lies they told.
I'm surprised you don't remember.
Hopefully he inspires a generation.
Thank you Mr. Greenwald for having the courage of your convictions
It's ridiculously paranoid to assume everything from someone in authority is a lie.
Especially when it comes to money or war.
Glenn OTOH seems to be flogging the idea they are all bad, always. Seems very bitter towards his fellow citizens, who keep electing people to serve in government offices, and sometimes thinking those people are OK.
defend everything that the administration and the President do- from the NSA to drone strikes.
I find your excessive partisanship very disturbing.
here; merely pointed to the fact that not believing anyone else, especially elected leaders chosen by the voters, is paranoid and as ridiculous as blindly following them.
This administration is just one of many; Glennie seems to think they are always bad. That way he can make money off of people who are gullible and get them to hang onto his every word.
8 years of lies, wars and darkness was a sad time for our country.
I'm glad this administration is honest and genuinely on the side of the people.