Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists, by Glenn Greenwald

Today’s mainstream journalists are mostly a bunch of overly-sensitive weenies. From Glenn Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

This new political battle does not break down along left v. right lines. This is an information war waged by corporate media to silence any competition or dissent.

Supporters of Mark Meechan aka Count Dankula gather in central London to protest against his conviction under the Communications Act in March 2018 (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

On Wednesday, I wrote about how corporate journalists, realizing that the public’s increasing contempt for what they do is causing people to turn away in droves, are desperately inventing new tactics to maintain their stranglehold over the dissemination of information and generate captive audiences. That is why journalists have bizarrely transformed from their traditional role as leading free expression defenders into the the most vocal censorship advocates, using their platforms to demand that tech monopolies ban and silence others.

That same motive of self-preservation is driving them to equate any criticisms of their work with “harassment,” “abuse” and “violence” — so that it is not just culturally stigmatized but a banning offense, perhaps even literally criminal, to critique their journalism on the ground that any criticism of them places them “in danger.” Under this rubric they want to construct, they can malign anyone they want, ruin people’s reputations, and unite to generate hatred against their chosen targets, but nobody can even criticize them.

Any independent platform or venue that empowers other journalists or just ordinary citizens to do reporting or provide commentary outside of their repressive constraints is viewed by them as threats to be censored and destroyed. Every platform that enables any questioning of their pieties or any irreverent critiques of mainstream journalism — social media sites, YouTube, Patreon, Joe Rogan’s Spotify program — has already been systematically targeted by corporate journalists with censorship demands, often successfully.

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One response to “Journalists Start Demanding Substack Censor its Writers: to Bar Critiques of Journalists, by Glenn Greenwald

  1. OMG,for realsies?All the very serious,cataclysmic events transpiring and a weenie of a serial plagiarist loser is given This much attention?Never heard of most of the names mentioned as may be true of other readers.We look for interesting,relevant,nonwoketard material.1)g.t.f. Off the techcensor/overlords,there are So many alts.2)Ignore the haters,its what they Do!3)Give No wuarter to the censures as theyre probably getting orders from Israel,China,or Soros’s clone.4)Who cares who the highest paid writers on Sub are,dont they get paid from readers/patrons?4)Life was and Never will be equitable or fair,it is life on Earth with very imperfect people,wake up,grow up,and move along.b.t.w.,breastfeeding Not chestfeeding,man,woman,child,God,Christianity,Christmas,joy,truth,Dr. Seuss,Trump Did win,Election fraud,The Constitution.

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