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Glenn Greenwald Quits Intercept, Claiming Censorship on Biden Story

Glenn Greenwald Quits Intercept, Claiming Censorship on Biden Story
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 October 2020 05:23 PM

Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder of The Intercept, is leaving the media company after its editors “censored an article” he wrote about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Greenwald, whose reporting on U.S. government surveillance for The Guardian made him a household name, announced in a blog post on Thursday that he was leaving the Intercept because its editors refused to publish an article he wrote that criticized Biden.

He specified 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.”

The article, which Greenwald released on his website on Thursday, examines the claims published by The New York Post regarding Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his business dealings in Ukraine.

Greenwald added on his blog: “The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct. 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.”

A statement on The Intercept regarding Greenwald’s resignation claims that his decision “stems from a fundamental disagreement over the role of editors in the production of journalism and the nature of censorship. Glenn demands the absolute right to determine what he will publish. He believes that anyone who disagrees with him is corrupt, and anyone who presumes to edit his words is a censor. Thus, the preposterous charge that The Intercept’s editors and reporters, with the lone, noble exception of Glenn Greenwald, have betrayed our mission to engage in fearless investigative journalism because we have been seduced by the lure of a Joe Biden presidency. A brief glance at the stories The Intercept has published on Biden will suffice to refute those claims.”

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