Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald warned over the weekend that as long as the media continues to use it as a weapon to silence critics and restrict freedom of speech, no one will be spared.
Greenwald sounded on Twitter on Thursday after a well-known New York Times commentator fired his think tank for a tweet that jokingly suggested that the former vice president Mike Pence lynched to unify the United States.
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Greenwald expressed his dissatisfaction in a column published on Substack over the weekend, in which he defended the author and shot at the hands of the “centre think tank of technologists for whom he worked”
Greenwald wrote: “In the current climate, the logical choice is to avoid social contempt and rejection, no matter how dissatisfied people must be complaining.”
The investigative reporter has long warned that due to the recent acceptance of cultural abolition, there is a danger of media mistrust, but he said that the recent attacks sent a strong message: You may think you are in a competitive situation, but It is a matter of time before the media mob “will come to you”.
Greenwald wrote: “Release this monster, and one day it will come for you.” “And, in this case, you will have no principles to credibly protest.”
In the subsequent “Sunday Morning Futures” program, Greenwald pointed out that a new survey by global communications company Edelman found that only 46% of Americans trust traditional media.
He told the host Maria Bartiromo: “They are losing confidence and trust. This is not a new sudden development. This has been happening for many years.”
He believes that this is because the mainstream media has accepted a response, accusing “other critics of their reports and bad reports as if they were unfairly insulted.”
“The reasonable choice is to avoid social contempt and exclusion, no matter how dissatisfied people complain.”
He said: “When that doesn’t work, what they are doing now is the third response. It is trying to censor critics and actually inspiring people, saying that by kicking these people out of the Internet, their audience is too big. Censor these people and throw their platforms out of the Internet.”
He explained that what the media did not ask was “what they did that made the public lose confidence and trust.” “Moreover, they are not now advocating censorship to force the audience to listen to them.”