by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:
Stick a fork in the “Snowden Effect.” It’s done…Or is it? A tit-for-tat took place online this week between Team Greenbacks and Team Security State. For those not in the know, “Team Greenbacks” refers to Glenn Greenwald (erstwhile reporter of the Edward Snowden documents leaking information about the NSA’s illegal spying programs) and the hodgepodge of billionaire tech giants, 9/11 truth-averse ‘reporters’ and foundation-funded organizations that support him.
“Team Security State” refers to Greenbacks’ critics. Or, more accurately, that subset of critics who are opposed to the Snowden leaks on the grounds that he’s a “traitor” and the leaks “harm American security.” As you might guess, I am of the belief that there are more than just those two teams, but we’ll come to that in a moment.
So Team Security State fired first this week, with Politico Magazine’s Michael Hirsh penning an article with the interrogative headline “Has Greenwald, Inc. Peaked?” As one would expect, the article comes down on the side of “yes” without having the journalistic cajones to actually say it:
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