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‘That’s Our Reality’: Glenn Greenwald Blows Up Media’s Collusion To Shield Hunter Biden
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 laid into corporate media in a Twitter thread on Saturday morning, detailing how government officials and media outlets had effectively colluded to protect President Joe Biden’s embattled son Hunter — particularly during the 2020 presidential election.

Greenwald ultimately left The Intercept, the outlet he cofounded, when he was asked to sanitize an article he was writing about then-candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and their past dealings with both China and Ukraine — and he argued Saturday that multiple media outlets had been drawn into the coordinated effort to protect the Bidens.

His comments come in the wake of a report from The New York Times — which, in addition to confirming that Hunter Biden remains under a federal investigation, let slip that the emails found on the laptop he reportedly abandoned at a Delaware repair shop were, in fact, authentic.

People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.

The New York Post’s Miranda Devine, author of “The Laptop From Hell,” noted that none of the senior ex-intelligence officials — who swore that reports about Hunter Biden were nothing more than “Russian disinformation” — were willing to walk back their statements.

Spies who lie: The @nypost contacted the senior ex-intelligence officials who signed the shameful 2020 letter declaring Hunter Biden’s laptop and its emails we ran were Russian disinformation. Not one apologized. Most refused to comment. A few like James Clapper doubled down,” she tweeted.

It’s unfortunate that the @NYPost is one of the few large US outlets willing to hold accountable the cretins in the US security state for the lies they told about the Biden emails being ‘Russian disinformation’ – designed to manipulate the 2020 election – but that’s our reality,” Greenwald responded.

“These ‘former intelligence officials’ – trained career disinformation agents, who were supposed to manipulate other countries’ politics, not the US’s – have the same contempt for the public as the media outlets they command: refuse to admit their lies,” Greenwald continued.

He went on to share a link to a podcast that he said outlined the situation in greater detail — and effectively indicted his former outlet, The Intercept, for its role in furthering the narrative.

But in addition to the ex-intelligence officials not apologizing or walking back their assertions, Greenwald noted that the media outlets that had run with the “Russian disinformation” narrative were not in a hurry to to concede their own involvement in spreading “the CIA lie.”

“And, just by the way, it’s been 48 hours since the outlet they regard as ‘The Paper of Record’ stated they authenticated the emails in the Hunter Biden archive about Joe’s activities. Not a single media outlet that spread the CIA lie has acknowledged it or retracted their lies,” he said.

“At the time CIA got huge numbers of corporate outlets to spread its lie that the Biden laptop was ‘Russian disinformation,’ actual reporters at the WPost warned Biden constantly maligns incriminating reports as ‘Russian disinformation’ with no evidence,” Greenwald continued, going on to note that one of the few reporters at the NYT who had “really explored how Biden’s actions in Ukraine benefitted Burisma as it paid Hunter $50k/month” was a woman named Iuliia Mendel — who later became press secretary to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Greenwald wrapped up his thread by pointing out Ukraine’s efforts to undermine former President Donald Trump during the 2016 election, followed by a video of Congressman Adam Schiff with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, both of whom appeared eager to parrot the narrative.

“Here’s the worst pathological liar in the US Congress bar none, @AdamSchiff, repeating, in Oct 2020, the CIA lie to Wolf that the emails from the Biden laptop were ‘Russian disinformation’ (Blitzer and CNN also affirmed this lie on their own of course),” Greenwald tweeted.

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