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



Just so nobody thinks I asked a question and then dropped off the thread, I
replied privately to Cari.

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 07:28 Cari Machet <[email protected]> wrote:

> more proofs:
>
> here is a link where laura poitras admits she pressured snowden to go on
> film
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzZfOOvwAMM
>
> 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
>
> https://twitter.com/search?q=%40carimachet%20%40x7o&src=typd&lang=en
>
> 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
>
>
> http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/documents-show-nsa-and-gchq-spied-on-partner-turkey-a-989011.html
>
> 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
>
>
> http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/30/1182442/-Glenn-Greenwald-Responds-to-Widespread-Lies-About-Him-on-Cato-Iraq-War-and-more
>
> 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
>
>
> https://www.bookbrowse.com/excerpts/index.cfm?fuseaction=printable&book_number=1812
>
> 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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>
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