Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who helped bring the Edward Snowden scandal into the light of day, has refused to kowtow to the demands of editors at The Intercept, instead resigning from the publication that he helped to create.
Greenwald issued his resignation via a post on Twitter October 29, 2020, saying editors at the Progressive-leaning publication refused to publish an article he wrote unless he deleted “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.”
Greenwald said The Intercept’s decision proves there is a trend of “repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.”
“The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct,” Greenwald wrote in his resignation. “Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.”
My Resignation From The Intercept
The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.https://t.co/dZrlYGfEBf
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 29, 2020
The journalist who helped break the news on classified surveillance programs leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a decade ago, Greenwald has increasingly taken issue with the mainstream media’s killing of opposing viewpoints on critical stories.
Greenwald rightly says it has created political conformity in the press.