Today Glenn Greenwald responds to that article on Pierre Omidyar’s financial support for Ukrainian dissidents with a frankly amazing statement: On the Meaning of Journalistic Independence - the Intercept.
Despite its being publicly disclosed, I was not previously aware that the Omidyar Network donated to this Ukrainian group. That’s because, prior to creating The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jermey [sic] Scahill, I did not research Omidyar’s political views or donations.
Yes, you read that right. Greenwald claims he’s taking $250 million in funding from someone he never even researched.
While you try to swallow that one, here’s another interesting development from the Mighty Greenwald’s Twitter timeline:
@PrisonPlanet I care about one thing: do I have full journalistic independence? If I do, then that's what matters. And I do.
.@ggreenwald - Glenn, you should come on the Alex Jones Show. Reach a whole new audience. I get your reservations, but consider it.
There it is — the formal invitation to appear on the most insane conspiracy peddler in America’s show! I’ve been expecting this convergence for quite a while. But contrary to Paul Joseph Watson’s claim, it wouldn’t be a “whole new audience.” Just check out the comments for Greenwald’s post linked above — they’re already sharing an audience of batshit paranoid conspiracy loons.
Will Greenwald finally hook up with Alex Jones to usher in a brave new era of journalism? It’s the logical next step for Greenwald, after appearing on the Ron Paul webcast and with Eric Bolling on Fox News.
Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode in the adventures of Glenn Greenwald, Future of Journalism.