Glenn Greenwald Rips MSNBC to Tucker Carlson: They Fed People ‘Total Disinformation’ and Exploited Fears on Russia
The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald tore into MSNBC tonight for its Russia coverage following the completion of Robert Mueller‘s report.
Tucker Carlson––who said earlier in his show there needs to be accountability for people who pushed Russia conspiracy narratives––said of Greenwald, “From the very beginning, he questioned the theory. He ultimately concluded it was a sham investigation with no evidence to support it. For that he was roundly attacked.”
Greenwald singled out MSNBC tonight in particular for criticism:
“It wasn’t just Howard Dean, it was continuously on MSNBC, which––let me just say, should have their top hosts on primetime go before the cameras and hang their head in shame and apologize for lying to people for three straight years, exploiting their fears to great profit. These are people who were on the verge of losing their jobs. That whole network was about to collapse. This whole scam saved them. And not only did they constantly feed people for three straight years total disinformation, they did it on purpose, Tucker.”
He credited Carlson’s show for letting his audience “hear the other side of the story before saying “MSNBC did the exact opposite.”
“There was a whole slew, not just me, of left-wing journalists with very high journalistic credentials, far more than anyone on that network, like Matt Taibbi and Jeremy Scahill and and many others, including myself, who were banned from the network because they wanted their audience not to know that anybody was questioning or expressing skepticism about the lies and the scam that they were selling because it was so profitable,” he continued.
Greenwald denounced the “fraud that they perpetrated on their audience” and how he and others were accused of being Russian agents, saying “there’s still no accountability” and they “still won’t apologize.”
He even said that CNN or MSNBC looked like “state TV” or “CIA TV” for analysts like John Brennan that they’ve hired since 2017.
At one point Carlson asked him if there will be any media accountability. Greenwald knocked Rachel Maddow in particular and said “she’s a huge corporate brand and she’s a big celebrity among liberals so they’re going to keep her on the air.”
You can watch above, via Fox News.
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