Kyle Rittenhouse, Project Veritas, and the Inability to Think in Terms of Principles

Source: Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald

“[I]f the Trump-era FBI had executed search warrants inside the newsrooms of The New York Times and NBC News, we would be demanding evidence to prove it was legally justified. Yet virtually nothing has been provided to justify the FBI’s targeting of [James] O’Keefe and his colleagues, and the little that has been disclosed by way of justifying this makes no sense. … One of the primary topics of our report was the authoritarian tactic that is typically used to justify governmental attacks on those who report news and disseminate information: namely, to decree that the target is not a real journalist and therefore has no entitlement to claim the First Amendment guarantee of a free press. … What is most striking about this weapon is that — like the campaign to agitate for more censorship — it is led by journalists.” (11/16/21)

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/kyle-rittenhouse-project-veritas