MSNBC Caught Lying Repeatedly About Assange and WikiLeaks
The Real Disinformation Agents
Glenn Greenwald at Substack writes…
The same corporate outlets that most vocally profess concern over disinformation are the ones spreading it most casually. NBC’s Assange report is the perfect case study.
The war on “disinformation” is now one of the highest priorities of the political and media establishment. It has become the foundational justification for imposing a regime of online censorship. Around the world, new laws are being enacted in its name to empower the state to regulate discourse. Exploiting this cause, a small handful of billionaires are working in unison with Western security state agencies — under the guise of neutral-sounding names like The Atlantic Council — to set the limits of permissible thought and decree what is true and false. Corporate media outlets are attempting to rehabilitate their shattered image by depicting themselves as the bulwark against the rising tide of disinformation.
It is an understatement to say that this righteous cause is a scam. That its motive is power and control over speech and thought — to eliminate dissent and discredit competition — rather than a noble quest for truth is almost too self-evident to require explanation. No human institutions should be trusted with the inherently tyrannical power they seek to arrogate unto themselves: to decree truth and falsity with such authoritative power that views they have decreed “false” become prohibited, off-limits, even worthy of punishment.
Greenwald points to this incredible segment by MSNBC’s Morning Joe program as a prime example of mainstream corporate media misinformation and outright lies:
Within the span of two minutes, these NBC personalities told four blatant lies about the Assange case. I do not mean that they asserted dubious opinions or questionable narratives or even misleading claims. I mean that they outright lied about four separate matters that are crucial to understanding the Biden administration’s attempted extradition and prosecution of Assange.
Watch Greenwald’s detailed analysis here, dissecting the two-minute NBC news report on Assange by Joe Scarborough and Claire McCaskill, as they casually tell outright lies:
Read the full MSM disinformation video transcript here.
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