Washington Post Is Pure AIDS, And Other Notes

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“The Washington Post’s unbelievably sleazy smear piece against independent media outlet The Grayzone can be summed up with its line ‘The First Amendment guarantees free speech rights even for Americans believed to be spreading foreign propaganda. But…’ The whole thing is designed to manufacture support for criminally prosecuting dissident American journalists on the grounds that they violated US sanctions by working for Iranian media years ago, and to give the reader the false impression that The Grayzone is funded by foreign states without actually advancing the claim and eating a libel suit. And the hit piece is having its intended effect; you see professional empire apologists all over Twitter today promoting the false claim that The Grayzone is funded by Iran and Russia. The empire’s information warriors now have one more weapon they can use to weaken public trust in dissident journalism whenever it presents an inconvenient narrative.” (06/06/24)