Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is not a Republican. He's also not a libertarian, a conservative, or a member of the Tea Party. Which is probably why his exit from Intercept is so remarkable.
Greenwald just announced he's leaving The Intercept, a news outlet he created when he broke the Edward Snowden story in 2012, because the editors wouldn't allow him to publish stories that criticize the Bidens.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald resigned from the media company he co-founded after editors reportedly refused to publish his article until he removed all sections critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media,” Greenwald announced Thursday afternoon.
“The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression,” he continued.
“The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct,” Greenwald added. “Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.”
Greenwald appeared on the “Joe Rogan Experience” in an episode released Wednesday criticizing media institutions for their coverage of the Hunter Biden controversy, adding he was “disgusted with my colleagues in my profession.”
In a “last-ditch attempt to avoid being censored,” the Intercept co-founder claimed, he encouraged the editors to write their own articles critiquing his perspective, so readers could decide who was right.
“But modern media outlets do not air dissent; they quash it,” Greenwald said. “So censorship of my article, rather than engagement with it, was the path these Biden-supporting editors chose.”
MILAN, ITALY - MAY 26: Glenn Greenwald speaks during the presentation of his book 'No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State' on May 26, 2014 in Milan, Italy. Greenwald published National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's leaks of secret U.S. government information as a columnist for The Guardian US. A former constitutional lawyer who had frequently written about civil liberties, Greenwald wrote ''No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State'' about his pursuit of the Snowden story and the fallout from the information he provided. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)