November 23, 2015

Glenn Greenwald: Press is hungry for war

Glenn Greenwald, the advocate-journalist who broke the story of the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, argues the press is steering the American public toward supporting another Middle Eastern war in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks that killed 130.
"The lesson that the American media supposedly learned after the 9/11 attacks was allowing political, military, and intelligence officials to make all kinds of claims without scrutinizing and questioning and pushing them is a really destructive thing to do," Greenwald said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
"It propagandizes the population. It leads to things like torture, Guantanamo, the attack on Iraq. I think you've seen that exact behavior but even worse from the overwhelming majority of the media since the Paris attack," Greenwald said.
Greenwald specifically targeted the station he was appearing on.
"I think that CNN has unfortunately led the way in this," Greenwald said. "You've had one intelligence official with the CIA or formerly with the CIA after the next, gone on air and made all kinds of extremely dubious claims that print journalists have repeatedly documented ... are totally false."

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