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Shorter Greenwald Shorter than Expected?

With Greenwald leaving the Guardian to head up a new project backed by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar, I’m not sure I see much use for the Shorter Greenwald blog any longer. In any case, I’ll be putting this project on … Continue reading

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“The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism”

  Greenwald: 768 words. Here: 152. A column by Chris Blackhurst in “The Independent” lays bare the authoritarian mindset of western establishment journalism: If the security services insist something is contrary to the public interest, and might harm their operations, … Continue reading

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“Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration”

Greenwald: 871 words. Here: 174. A new report for the Committee to Protect Journalists by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr. powerfully underscores the extreme threat to journalism posed by the Obama Administration’s widely acknowledged “War on Whistleblowers.” Downie says, “The … Continue reading

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“NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users”

Greenwald, Bruce Schneier, and James Ball: 1994 words. Here: 158. Despite being 60% funded by the US government, the anonymity tool “Tor” has been targeted by NSA and GCHQ. Used “by journalists, activists and campaigners in the US and Europe as … Continue reading

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“The NSA debate is as much about journalism as surveillance”

Greenwald: 195 words. Here: 52. On BBC’s “Newsnight” interview with Greenwald, Kirsty Wark reveals her view of her role as a journalist when she takes government claims at face value. The above video confirms predictions that the NSA reporting would … Continue reading

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“Reddit Q-and-A on NSA reporting”

Greenwald: 53 words. Here: 12. Read Greenwald’s “ask me anything” Reddit discussion.

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“Brian Williams’ Iran propaganda”

Greenwald: 1266 words. Here: 166. Iran has a strong record of denying any interest in acquiring nuclear weapons. In 2005, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa against pursuing such weapons, and they favor Middle East-wide nuclear disarmament (unlike Israel, who already has a … Continue reading

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