RT reacts to anchor Liz Wahl quitting on air

This situation with Abby Martin and Liz Wahl appears to me to be a perfect example of what Glenn Greenwald recently exposed as the NSA program to control and disrupt society via media and social network manipulation.

We see here that Abby and Liz have both fallen into that trap whether wittingly or unwittingly, and have become the grist for the NSA mill. All the NSA had to do was activate their vast network of social media drones and the whole issue is covered in veil of black smoke.

And we notice how much raging coverage this gets, while the FACTS ON THE GROUND get almost NO coverage in the MSM.

Thanks Abby and Liz for being Benedict Arnolds and giving aid to the psychopathic enemy.

RT reacts to anchor Liz Wahl quitting on air

During a live broadcast on Wednesday, RT America presenter Liz Wahl announced she was stepping down, citing her disagreements with the network’s editorial policy. RT issued a statement following her resignation.

Ms. Wahl’s resignation comes on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin’s recent comments in which she voiced her disagreement with certain policies of the Russian government and asserted her editorial independence. The difference is, Ms. Martin spoke in the context of her own talk show, to the viewers who have been tuning in for years to hear her opinions on current events – the opinions that most media did not care about until two days ago. For years, Ms. Martin has been speaking out against US military intervention, only to be ignored by the mainstream news outlets – but with that one comment, branded as an act of defiance, she became an overnight sensation. It is a tempting example to follow.

When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt.

We wish Liz the best of luck on her chosen path.

To Protect And Infect Part 2 (Jacob Applebaum)

If you don’t think it is scary in the first half, just wait until you get close to the end. You know, all these years when I’ve been saying “I think they beam stuff into people’s heads” that do any number of things – make you foggy in the head, make you angry, make you stupid, give you cancer – well, guess what? Apparently I’m not nuts. Applebaum shows the leaked documents describing this technology and activity. And you will be shocked by a whole bunch of other stuff. Just freaking mind/heart-stopping. (Not a pun or an irony here.) Watch all the way even if you don’t grok tekkie-talk.

Glenn Greenwald trashes GCHQ/NSA apologists Kirsty Wark, Pauline Neville-Jones (03 Oct 13)

Who is this woman doing the interview? What an ignorant, officious, pusillanimous and anti-human creature she is.

Glenn Greenwald’s humanity shines through. He did a terrific job.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald trashed GCHQ / NSA criminality apologists Kirsty Wark and Pauline Neville-Jones (both who have BA’s in History – so exactly ZERO qualifications to talk about the internet or computers). Guest Anthony Barnett from OpenDemocracy is disgusted at the two apologists for state criminality, also defends the information released by Edward Snowden on the criminality of GCHQ and the NSA.

The BBC presenter Kirsty looks like she’s reading a government prepared script full of bollocks that is easily argued against, in the “nothing to hide nothing to fear” or “you’re helping terrorists with the Edward Snowden leaks”. All lies.

Recorded from BBC2 HD, Newsnight, 03 October 2013.

So the innocent have nothing to fear? After David Miranda we now know where this leads

Finally, some of the mainstream media is waking up!!

So the innocent have nothing to fear? After David Miranda we now know where this leads

Two great forces are now in fierce but unresolved contention. The material revealed by Edward Snowden through the Guardian and the Washington Post is of a wholly different order from WikiLeaks and other recent whistle-blowing incidents. It indicates not just that the modern state is gathering, storing and processing for its own ends electronic communication from around the world; far more serious, it reveals that this power has so corrupted those wielding it as to put them beyond effective democratic control. It was not the scope of NSA surveillance that led to Snowden’s defection. It was hearing his boss lie to Congress about it for hours on end.

Stop the presses! More top secret documents (leaked by Snowden?) show that Microsoft and the NSA conspired against the masses!

This is getting ridiculous.

Stop the presses! More top secret documents (leaked by Snowden?) show that Microsoft and the NSA conspired against the masses!

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

The files provided by Edward Snowden illustrate the scale of co-operation between Silicon Valley and the intelligence agencies over the last three years. They also shed new light on the workings of the top-secret Prism program, which was disclosed by the Guardian and the Washington Post last month.

SOTT Comment: “Top-secret documents”; what a quaint term!

Who exactly is supposed to be leaking these “top-secret documents” to the Guardian? Snowden has been living in Moscow airport for the past 19 days!

We’re to believe that he can send them from there to Greenwald and Poitras with zero intervention from the NSA or anyone else??

Bush & Cheney Knew About 9/11 Months Before It Happened Says Whistleblower Charged Under Patriot Act

Not that I think it will persuade anyone whose mind is already made up to believe the gov. conspiracy theory about 19 Islamic Terrorists, it’s still worth watching. Snowden is discussed. One wonders, of course, how Lindauer is allowed to get around and talk about this and be a cheerleader for Snowden??? Most curious.

SOTT Talk Radio: NSA PRISM: Neither Privacy Nor Security

NSA PRISM: Neither Privacy Nor Security

Last week the Guardian newspaper reported that American broadband and telecommunications company Verizon has been handing over records of all incoming and outgoing calls made by its customers – all 150 million of them – to the US National Security Agency since late April.

This was followed up by ‘NSA whistleblower’ Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the world’s largest intelligence agency, going public with an internal powerpoint presentation that outlined the extent to which the NSA uses Google, Facebook, Apple and friends to spy on the whole world through a program called ‘PRISM’. These companies, by the way, deny all charges and say that if it is being done, then it is being done without their knowledge or consent.

While President Obama reminds us that we cannot have “100% security and 100% privacy”, some are calling for Snowden to be assassinated for treason and others praise him as “the greatest whistleblower ever”. But what exactly is he blowing the whistle on? And where is this scandal leading us?