Originally posted by unphased
Ok... What Greenwald did is the equivalent to starting a thread in the WWIII forum saying you have information on black ops, but you won't reveal it
No, it is like creating an ATS thread that says "So and So will be releasing some information on such and such" and then, unlike in most typical
suchATS threads, actually delivering on the information as promised.
Glenn Greenwald, and to a lesser degree Barton Gelman, have broken the bombshell story of the year. And it is a big, involved story, so it takes time
to document and publish it all. He has other things on his plate as well, including speaking engagements to increase awareness of this issue. He is
likely writing a book on the subject too, as he has done with other issues he has reported on. That he is also exercising some PR acumen in raising
interest in soon-to-be released news stories bothers me not one iota. Would it make sense to publish your biggest story first? I think not.
Last time I checked, we're still waiting for Glenn Beck to release news bombshells on this, that and the other thing that he has claimed he was going
to do within three days -- and the last of these was made over a month ago.
Greenwald has been a voice in the wilderness for about six years now, telling truth about power. It is great that he is finally getting some
attention from the MSM. Glenn Greenwald has more journalistic moxie and integrity in his sphincter than most big, corporate "journalists" have in
their whole body.
As to what will be released, I would imagine from reading in between the lines of what has been revealed so far and what Senators Wyden and Udall have
intimated, that it is very likely that content is also being collected and sifted through. If google is basing aimed advertisements on key words in
people's e-mail, then the NSA has the ability to do the same. I would imagine similar such monitoring is being done en masse with people's textings
and phone calls as well.
People like to predict really far-fetched stuff here at ATS. Well I'm going to "go out on a limb" (about a millimeter) with this speculation.
I'd also imagine that Glenn has some deadman switches with regards to this information. In addition, he has colleagues also working on these stories
with him, so there would have to be a series of untimely deaths in a small coterie of journalists at The Guardian. But anyone familiar with a little
bit of Gore Vidal and Noam Chomsky are quite aware that modern governments do not control through totalitarianism and such violent means, but rather
rule through the consent given by a pathetic and uninformed populace.
Governments and corporations are in cahoots and control most of the major media outlets, so they decide for the most part what the pubic knows, and
they keep on throwing ball or shouting "squirrel!' to distract the masses from what is being done to the by their governments and corporations. The
whole bread 'n circus schtick is another part of this, and that was understood and perfected a century or so before Christ -- by the very Republic
after which the founding fathers modeled the US government.
edit on 7-8-2013 by MrInquisitive because: (no reason given)