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I've spent a few days watching a Twitter conversation erupt into a debate on journalism practices, which began with a post from Suzie Dawson regarding an article due to be released by the Intercept about Wikileaks. It seemed to me and others that this article is more specifically about Assange. Unsurprising, as one of the journalists is Micah Flee, whose connections to the Freedom of the Press Foundation [FPF] and the Intercept had left me asking my own questions a few weeks ago, when I learned that the FPF board voted to block funding to Wikileaks.
This recent article was co-authored with another Intercept journalist, one Suzie specifically accused of questionable practices to obtain interviews from Wikileaks supporters. I learned just today that these were simply fans of Wikileaks and free speech, engaging in friendly chatter together in a secret group.
That last sentence should be disturbing on a few levels alone.
About a week before this unfolded, I had stumbled across a video featuring former FBI whistleblower and founder of Newsbud, Sibel Edmonds. She was mentioned in Mike Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon, which we recently excerpted here. In the video below, Sibel interviews investigative journalist, Whitney Webb of Mintpress News about the founder of the Intercept. It was eyeopening to say the least. What has followed has been a rabbit hole and what has been seen cannot be unseen.
I'm still working on my own piece about press freedoms in light of many startling revelations but I wished to present the links for each of the articles I read below along with Sibel's in depth interview without further comment. I wanted a lead-in as to the 'why'. I feel certain this is not over and it will be important to understanding events at home and abroad in future. I'll do my best to update this post with new responses to allegations or counter arguments from those engaged in this incredibly vital discussion about free speech and press freedoms. ~ GJP
|Mintpress's EIC Mnar Muhawesh response on FB|
From the video description: Newsbud Founder and Editor Sibel Edmonds is joined by Investigative Journalist Whitney Webb to discuss Webb’s recent three-part investigative report exposing billionaire founder of the Intercept - Pierre Omidyar.
Webb delves deep into Omidyar’s long-ongoing multi-billion dollar partnership with government agencies, including the CIA and NSA, questionable coincidences and ties between Omidyar -Snowden, Glenn Greenwald’s hushed contract and arrangements with Omidyar to privatize Snowden’s 500+k page leak, Freedom of Press Foundation’s betrayal of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, and much more. Do not miss this explosive interview exposing the new trend in intercepting and neutralizing whistleblowers and their information.
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