Glenn Greenwald Excoriates The Left: ‘Democratic Politics Is About Criminalizing Opposition’
US journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept website gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. - The Intercept has been publishing alleged conversations between Justice Minister and former judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors of Operation Lava Jato, which would have been hacked from their mobile phones. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald unloaded on the Democratic Party over the weekend, calling them out as authoritarians who did not just want to win, they wanted to criminalize their opposition.

Greenwald began by responding to a tweet from The Prospect managing editor Ryan Cooper, who had complained about the fact that prosecutors had recommended not to indict Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in relation to a sex-trafficking probe.

“Chickens*** club,” Cooper tweeted.

Greenwald pointed out that Cooper had not even delved into the possible reasons prosecutors had decided the way they did, tweeting, “This is a perfect illustration of how authoritarian so many Democrats are. This Democrat doesn’t know or care why career DOJ prosecutors decided the evidence was insufficient to prosecute Matt Gaetz. What he knows is that Gaetz supports Trump and thus wants him imprisoned.”

“I can’t stress this enough: at its core, Democratic politics is about criminalizing opposition to their party and ideology,” Greenwald continued in a second tweet. “Dissenting ideas are ‘disinformation’ and must be censored by Big Tech. Trump voters are inherently criminal (‘insurrectionists’) and should be imprisoned.”

“In Oct. 2021, we produced this video to assemble the mountain of polling data and other quantifiable evidence demonstrating how Democratic Party loyalists and liberal activists are now classic authoritarians. They are what they accuse others of being,” he concluded.

Greenwald has been sounding the alarm — against both Democrats and corporate media — for repeatedly choosing one narrative and stifling all others, usually to protect Democratic candidates or elected officials. He even went so far as to leave the outlet he co-founded —The Intercept — after being asked to whitewash an article addressing the reversal of COVID messaging during the George Floyd protests of 2020.

“In June, I was drafting an article on this flagrantly politicized reversal of COVID messaging. When @theintercept editors learned this, they commissioned an article — for the same day — to argue racism, not COVID, was the greatest health crisis, so everyone *should* go protest,” he explained.

After leaving The Intercept, Greenwald said the outlet had also censored his articles about Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden, and the president’s past dealings with China and Ukraine.

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