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The Intercept steps up after catching a reporter faking data and sources

more proofs:

here is a link where laura poitras admits she pressured snowden to go on


i have other issues with her as i see her as an idealogue which is low
level thought... but this has to do with many convos i had with her on
twitter regarding her blind devotion to assange

she has deleted her account on twitter @x7o so i would only be able to
provide my side of the twitter convo but here you can look at some stuff
here if you want


here is one highly redacted report from laura which i find particularly
problematic because of the jeremy hammond case but overall its just not ok
to align so much with the executive branch


she stated at ccc that they get a lot of complaints about the slowness of
the information coming to the public regarding the snowden docs and glenn
said they have asked eff to take on some of the task but eff declined so
maybe they are doing better at at least trying to get others to work on it
still there is a reason that wikileaks is open ... i mean that decision
wasnt just out of nothing


i worked at democracy now where jeremy worked as well at the time he was
kind still a correspondent (that was waining) so i didnt work directly in
the office but there are issues regarding democracy now and the union they
have there ... him and numerous others that worked there before me for
years did not confront these issues ... i was part of a group that
confronted the union issues there which partially remain unsolved from my
current info

these are bizarre issues to hit when you are reporting on stories about
walmart having issues with maltreatment of employees and not facing the
issues of the very place reporting it ... so odd ...

i wont elaborate on all of this union stuff but i will say if it isnt clear
why there is a capitalist corruption within this then whatever

i am not saying unions are so perfect but the issues there are just too
much of a crossed line

people point fingers at the corrupt government then are corrupt in their
own lives?


here is glenns iraq invasion support admitting not admitting post


preface issue:

"During the lead-up to the invasion, I was concerned that the hell-bent
focus on invading Iraq was being driven by agendas and strategic objectives
that had nothing to do with terrorism or the 9/11 attacks. The overt
rationale for the invasion was exceedingly weak, particularly given that it
would lead to an open-ended, incalculably costly, and intensely risky
preemptive war. Around the same time, it was revealed that an invasion of
Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein had been high on the agenda of
various senior administration officials long before September 11. Despite
these doubts, concerns, and grounds for ambivalence, I had not abandoned my
trust in the Bush administration. Between the president's performance in
the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the swift removal of the Taliban in
Afghanistan, and the fact that I wanted the president to succeed, because
my loyalty is to my country and he was the leader of my country, I still
gave the administration the benefit of the doubt. I believed then that the
president was entitled to have his national security judgment deferred to,
and to the extent that I was able to develop a definitive view, I accepted
his judgment that American security really would be enhanced by the
invasion of this sovereign country.

It is not desirable or fulfilling to realize that one does not trust one's
own government and must disbelieve its statements, and I tried, along with
scores of others, to avoid making that choice until the facts no longer
permitted such logic.

Soon after our invasion of Iraq, when it became apparent that, contrary to
Bush administration claims, there were no weapons of mass destruction, I
began concluding, reluctantly, that the administration had veered far off
course from defending the country against the threats of Muslim extremism.
It appeared that in the great national unity the September 11 attacks had
engendered, the administration had seen not a historically unique
opportunity to renew a sense of national identity and cohesion, but instead
a potent political weapon with which to impose upon our citizens a whole
series of policies and programs that had nothing to do with terrorism, but
that could be rationalized through an appeal to the nation's fear of
further terrorist attacks."

he also discusses afghanistan in the preface... take a look at it for that
info heres a link


let me know if you have questions

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 1:33 PM, Cari Machet <[email protected]> wrote:

> thanks for asking
> we had a big argument on the list about it at one point but maybe it was
> more about glenn greenwald, jeremy scahill and pierre so the intercept did
> not come up for you as the target
> my distrust is about numerous things but primary about authoritarian
> capitalism and the capitalist nation building of the USA
> pierre omidyar gave over 1 million dollars to usaid programs in the
> ukraine before the 'revolution'
> http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/01/1281233/-Pando-Pierre-Omidyar-Helped-Fund-Ukraine-Opposition
> https://shadowproof.com/2014/02/28/things-are-getting-weird-at-first-look-media/
> in case you dont know - usaid is a front group for the cia - they stomp
> around the globe and either utilize uprising activists or create them for
> their own use ie authoritarian capitalism
> if you need to know about that whole history of the cia then i highly
> recommend you look into the work of naomi klein - she is an economist based
> out of canada - there are tones of videos on the webs of her speaking her
> films - she writes books but sort of puts them to film
> - if you need me to point you directly to information from her let me know
> -
> but there are a lot of things the cia does and has done thru various front
> organizations like NED etc
> it is kind of like the whole thing with soros that supports a lot of
> activism that may seem great on the surface but there are serious issues
> his money supports which creates more problems but this is whole huge other
> thing having to do with russia and other things ... caspar bowden also had
> criticism of soros which will explain to you the deeper issues regarding
> funding
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijr0E6Lw4Nk
> i said at the time and numerous times before i would never work for dick
> cheney making fly fishing lures which essentially means it is a difficulty
> to retain ethics while taking money from the corrupt comparmentalizing out
> that you personally didnt drop a bomb on a child is an argument of willful
> blindness
> of course these are not black and white issues but there are levels
> the ideology that the USG engages/enforces is a horror - the powers are
> parasitic and plant parasites in the people and if you think that is not an
> issue for the living then i would urge you to educate yourself
> +++
> glenn greenwald wrote a book long ago whereby he claimed support for the
> iraqi invasion and afghani invasion after 9/11
> stating something strange like he trusts the US authorities to be doing
> the right thing or some crap
> the profound lie of the connection to 9/11 and iraq didnt seem to be an
> issue for him
> if this wasnt enough to dissuade anyone from hailing his brain function he
> refuses to acknowledge this support of the invasion and apologize for it as
> if he never wrote such insanity
> +++
> jeremy scahill took a selfie with a murdered body in a morgue on a slab in
> mogadeshu for his little film dirty wars
> this is unconscionable
> if someone thinks this is not unconscionable then they dont know enough
> about journalism human rights or respect for that matter
> he as a journalist for me is highly compromised because of his attachment
> to authoritarian capitalism that he engages
> â??
> +++
> laura poitras is a capitalist
> i have issues as a journalist with her being embedded with the military in
> the iraq invasion - which interestingly jeremy scahill was not embedded as
> there was a huge ethics breech for journalists that agreed to the embed at
> least in my realm of journalism which is as an activist journalist
> i think they held onto the snowden files for capitalist reasons moreover
> especially at the beginning
> from the files she has produced articles out of german press a lot and i
> am not sure americans are as aware of them but she retains high levels of
> redaction - wanted by the US government - which i find disgusting
> she has admitted - on camera - to pressuring snowden numerous times to be
> filmed in hong kong and as he was under incredible pressure it cannot be
> stressed enough that this crosses a journalistic ethical line
> protection of the source was not even a thought it seems - there was i
> think an idea that thru laura's connection to assange snowden would have
> safe passage... excruciatingly naive...
> +++
> from many security people i have been told over and over > trust no one
> but i think it is really up to individuals to educate themselves regarding
> funding issues behind orginazations etc and make decisions for themselves
> if you dont know a lot about journalistic manipulation i would urge you to
> look into the church committee
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ED63A_hcd0
> please look into the subsequent 'blowback' of EO 12333 (known as twelve
> triple three) by ronald reagan
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Sean Lynch <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 8:05 AM Cari Machet <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> the intercept will never fucking "step up" and fuck you for writing such
>>> propaganda
>> Cari, I've dug through my mail archives to try to figure out what it is
>> you have against The Intercept, and while I can't claim to have closely
>> read every hit for your name and "intercept," I have been unable to find
>> any reason you've given for your hatred. I did see a mention of a friend in
>> prison, which seems like it may be somehow related?
>> I'm genuinely curious, because I don't have direct experience with anyone
>> involved beyond their public reputations in relatively mainstream sources,
>> so if there is a reason I should not be trusting them or Glenn Greenwald,
>> it would be very helpful to know that. Of course, since I don't have any
>> more reason to trust you than to trust Glenn, I'd appreciate anything you
>> can provide that I can verify without too much effort.
> --
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[email protected]
AIM carismachet
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Amman +962 077 636 9407
Berlin +49 152 11779219
Reykjavik +354 894 8650
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