Glenn Greenwald: We examine one of the worst media disinformation campaigns in modern U.S. political history. In the weeks before the 2020 election, most corporate outlets spread the CIA lie that the materials on the Hunter Biden laptop — which raised questions about the activities of front-runner Joe Biden in Ukraine and China — were “Russian disinformation,” meaning that the documents were fake and were forged by Russia. It was clear from the start that the archive was real and they were lying. But even now that The New York Times, the Washington Post and a Politico reporter have all authenticated the archive, these media outlets that spread that destructive lie refuse to retract it or acknowledge this proof.
This video was produced by Gleen Greenwald and published on his channel on Rumble on March 30, 2022. We have translated it into German and are republishing it today to help build opinion on this issue in Germany.
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Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers, including No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014) and Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil (2021). Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America’s top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and a co-founder and former editor at The Intercept, which he left in 2020.
He is now an independent journalist writing at Substack. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Vladimir Herzog Special Prize in 2019 for his work in the Vaza Jato series. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and his work was featured in the 2014 film Citizenfour, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.