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Looks like we have a new media player going after corruption, "The Intercept"

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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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A new magazine (digital of course) was announced today called "The Intercept", it's short term mission is to get all of Edward Snowden's info published to the extent they can and their longer term goals are to "provide aggressive and independent adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues, from secrecy, criminal and civil justice abuses and civil liberties violations to media conduct, societal inequality and all forms of financial and political corruption.”

The long term goals certainly sound like a noble venture and the people behind it certainly have their journalistic chops pretty well honed.

The question for me is how long will it be before they feel the heat from the U.S. Government? Will they attempt any due diligence on the info Snowden gives them or, will they just run with whatever he says?

This should be an interesting publication at a minimum, you can check it out here:
firstlook.org...

Springer...

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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:00 AM
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The problem I've found with these types of 'truther' magazines is that they either stay too far under the radar for people to really notice them (like TrueActivist, my favourite underground online magazine).

OR

They get to the point where they start accepting financial backing, then they are at the whim of their investors and it becomes the very thing they started fighting against.

I wish them all the best and I am very curious as to what the other Edward Snowden leaks are, I've had a quick skim on it and they have some real good info on it already, however, they need some real independent backing (they don't talk about how they're funded on the website, that is important to me).

Good Luck to them and good find Springer,

Mettā ~


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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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This is great, I mean, information is good. But all this smells fishy. Snowden is becoming a superstar. It reminds me so much of Operation Infektion, during which the Russians tried to create an anti-american fifth column by leak "truth" and scandals to the american populations.

I'm not saying that the US government is runned by angels. I'm just saying that to me, as a non-american non-russian observer, this seems like another war between a now allied Russia-China against the US. Instead of exchanging nukes, they exchange leaks and scandals.

To my eyes, it's no coincidence that China is, along with the US, one big hacker's haven. It so happens that Wikileaks runs on hackers (which means many of these hackers are from communism). For God's sake, they view Mao Tsedong as a hero over there - even thought Tsedong killed 4 times as many people (in the name of "anti-fascism" and "reform") than Hitler did. It so happens, also, that representative of Wikileaks met with Snowden in Hong-Kong, China - The city of the Triad. And it so happens that the Russian government is in very good terms with Snowden.

Hmmm...


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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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With the state of the world economy, and the general tension in all parts of the world where allegiances and lines in the sand are being drawn… I'm starting to wonder how much truth is needed, and how long before deep nationalism is a must, simply because the game of RISK is drawing to the 30th hour.

And as others mentioned, it seems anyone starting out to reinvigorate adversarial journalism, ends up taking money at some point pushing an agenda.

But here's hoping its for the best.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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I'd rather see Snowden release what he's got.

Then the press could have a field day, if they cared enough.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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Springer

The question for me is how long will it be before they feel the heat from the U.S. Government? Will they attempt any due diligence on the info Snowden gives them or, will they just run with whatever he ...

Springer...

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Looks like on the surface, at least, some of your questions are answered (all from original source)


Over the past seven months the journalists who have reported on these documents from the National Security Agency have been repeatedly threatened by a wide range of government officials. Sometimes, the intimidation campaign has gone beyond mere threats. These attempted intimidation tactics have intensified in recent weeks and have become clearly more concerted and coordinated.

None of this will deter the journalism we are doing. A primary function of The Intercept is to insist upon and defend our press freedoms from those who wish to infringe them. We are determined to move forward with what we believe is essential reporting in the public interest and with a commitment to the ideal that a truly free and independent press is a vital component of any healthy democratic society.


S/F. Bookmarked resource for future viewing. Hope all remain safe if what they say is true.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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Media is basically the front lines for liberty, and we all know which way the media swings, so this is very much needed. And how long before they feel the heat from the government...?... sooner rather than later I suppose.

We seeking out alternative media tend to gravitate towards anything exposing the ongoing sham that is big government, oil, banks, drugs, so I expect this to explode quickly.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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They say that the Antichrist, through "peace", will bring his darkness.

To install the new order of things, an organization has to destroy the governments. Since the new order will be secular, then materialist marxists must find a way to turn the West into their ideologies of revolutions, secularism and "common good".



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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This would at least accurately list some of the more obvious corruption targets to start investigations against.Hope they stick to their guns when Washington starts turning the heat up.Best of luck to them



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:39 AM
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Thanks for the news, Springer.
It's been a few months since they announced the new venture - now we get to see where they will go with it.
Here's to hoping the money/influence behind them doesn't corrupt their 'journalistic integrity'.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:43 AM
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So where is "The intercept" located? I can't find that information on the site. What makes what Greenwald is doing different from what Assange did? Why is one holed up in an Embassy and having to use servers in a country that protects the data?

Why did Assange get MJ'd and Greenwald gets a pass? It sounds contradictory. Maybe I'm missing something.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:46 AM
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Maybe perhaps Assange has more backing, since he does have his little Anonymous army, while Greenwald is not that backed up.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Springer
A new magazine (digital of course) was announced today called "The Intercept", it's short term mission is to get all of Edward Snowden's info published to the extent they can and their longer term goals are to "provide aggressive and independent adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues, from secrecy, criminal and civil justice abuses and civil liberties violations to media conduct, societal inequality and all forms of financial and political corruption.”

The long term goals certainly sound like a noble venture and the people behind it certainly have their journalistic chops pretty well honed.

The question for me is how long will it be before they feel the heat from the U.S. Government? Will they attempt any due diligence on the info Snowden gives them or, will they just run with whatever he says?

This should be an interesting publication at a minimum, you can check it out here:
firstlook.org...

Springer...

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The thing I most value regarding ( your creation ) ATS... is that brilliant people will digest , and chime in on a variety of topics . I don't mean to sound lazy or cowardly - but , this leaves me to invest my time and ( limited ) brain power in things that are in my area of expertise... investigative journalism not being one of these. I hope real stories continue to come from ' Intercept ' , and are debated herein...

Thanks for the Forum , Springer. S/F.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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swanne
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Maybe perhaps Assange has more backing, since he does have his little Anonymous army, while Greenwald is not that backed up.



Aren't they sharing the same lawyer? The enemy of my enemy is my friend as the saying goes.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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Outstanding

Is there anything other than the Members utilization of the site, that ATS can do to help promote this?

I would imagine the more exposure, the more safe they will be against any Government interference




posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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i will start by clicking on The Intercept on a non scheduled rotation of Alternative Media sites

i hope they continue to publish new views/issues



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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Rosinitiate
The enemy of my enemy is my friend as the saying goes.


Maybe they're just competing about who's gonna be the face of the Revolution.

This wouldn't exclude one from being the vice-face of the other ("friends")...


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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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swanne
They say that the Antichrist, through "peace", will bring his darkness.

To install the new order of things, an organization has to destroy the governments. Since the new order will be secular, then materialist marxists must find a way to turn the West into their ideologies of revolutions, secularism and "common good".


Haha, so through peace the antichrist will topple your god. You know what? sounds excellent. I'm in, but then I have been 'in' on the so called antichrist since reading revelations.
There you can read for yourself that god forbade music and trade and alcohol and art and basically anything that makes us human. Whilst Satan tried his best to free the people and give them knowledge.

Which makes me ask who has ever said that your god is the 'good' guy apart from himself? How do you know he is the better option? As anyone who doubts him will suffer a horrific death. Sounds legit. I mean sounds like Kim jong-un.

Just to make clear something here, I do NOT believe in god, nor Satan as actual entities. I am only saying that if I had to decide which side sounds more likeable/reasonable, Satan sounds more rational.



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posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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*puts on tin foil hat*

Two words.

Honey Pot.

*takes off hat*

Looks pretty cool, Ill be sure to browse it once and a while.



posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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We seeking out alternative media tend to gravitate towards anything exposing the ongoing sham that is big government, oil, banks, drugs, so I expect this to explode quickly.


Ridiculous, your forgetting who owns not only the trump cards, but the whole damn deck as well. You can't remain anomalous even if you are a journalist. They will dig into these peoples lives and, as always, find something to hedge them. It's not a pretty site for those who have been there.

The only variable is who takes the first shot-Justice or the Bureau. Amazing how so many people here relate the entire world as something as anomalous as ATS is supposed to be, and of course it's not, all thing considered.

Anyone with experience in the shadow elements will run from this like the plague-if it even exist which is quite doubtful.



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