EDITORIAL PICK: The Pentagon’s Lies About the August 29 Drone Strikes Were Spread For Days By An Unquestioning Media
From Glenn Greenwald: “The Pentagon got caught lying about a drone strike it launched in Afghanistan. It claimed it killed two ISIS plotters on the way to the Kabul airport and that “secondary explosions” caused by the bomb may have killed civilians. All of that was false. They killed no terrorists, only 10 innocent civilians, including 7 children. And until the NYT’s Sept. 10 investigation, the media spent many days mindlessly spreading their falsehoods.”
This video was originally produced and published by Glenn Greenwald on the 17th of September, 2021. We translated and republished it in the German language to create awareness locally on the issued discussed.
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ABOUT GLENN GREENWALD
Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and the author of several bestsellers, including With Liberty and Justice for Some (2011) and No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014). 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 is now a founding editor of the media outlet, The Intercept. He has won numerous awards for his NSA 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), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Chelsea Manning. 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.
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