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Journalist Explains Extreme Fear From Other Journalists Over Questioning Paul Pelosi Narrative

Glenn Greenwald, an independent journalist, explained that there was quite a simple reason for so many people within his chosen profession seemingly refusing to question the narrative around the alleged assault on Paul Pelosi — most notably that asking questions could end up being total career suicide.

As part of a social media post, Greenwald expressed his theory by saying that it didn’t even matter whether the currently prevailing narrative for the issue — that the person who was arrested for allegedly assaulting Paul Pelosi at their home was an extreme-right conspiracy theorist and known election denier — was true or not. The point the journalist was attempting to make, he explained, was that the position could not actually be questioned.

“It’s very possible that the instantly formed media narrative — Paul Pelosi’s attacker was a MAGA fanatic who broke in to murder Nancy — will be proven true. But right now there are so many glaring doubts and holes in that story that it just takes common sense to question this,” started Greenwald.

“It’s genuinely alarming how conditioned so much of the U.S. population is to equate skepticism toward the pronouncements of media corporations with mental illness: ‘If you don’t instantly accept what Wolf Blitzer and Andrea Mitchell claim, then you’re a crazy conspiracy theorist.'”

The journalist went on to state that even his fellow journalists who sported a laundry list of questions concerning the prevailing narrative — on any topic — often thought that they could not make any questions on the matter without throwing away their careers and losing their livelihoods.

“It’s so crucial to understand the dynamic dominating journalism. Few journalists have career security,” Greenwald went on. “Imagine you’re a young journalist at a big media corporation. You know if you ask these questions, Twitter will explode and it can ruin your career.”

He then highlighted a post from Steve Krakauer which included just a couple of the various questions he suggested that members of the modern media should be asking.

  • “Why wasn’t there signs of forced entry at Pelosi home?”
  • “Who was 3rd person who opened door for police?”
  • “Why was Pelosi holding hammer and attack only happened after police arrived?”
  • “Where is bodycam/security footage?”
  • “Why isn’t the press asking these questions?”

“This happened during Russiagate,” tacked on Greenwald, expressing that he had gotten a large number of messages from various journalists that worked under the umbrella of the bigger corporations — and that they expressed their thanks that he was willing to put it on the line to ask questions about the current narrative because of their inability to do so.

“One Twitter mob against them for questioning Dem narrative (see @DashaBurns or @BoKnowNews) can be career-ending,” he explained.

Greenwald stated that he thinks quite a few journalists spotted the “glaring questions and evidentiary holes” all over the story that had been pushed so far about Pelosi, but especially in the final days before the 2022 midterms, the narrative was even more important than it normally is. “Why stick their heads up, provoke a liberal Twitter mob, and be branded?” he questioned. “That’s the climate.”

“Police investigating the Paul Pelosi attack continue to state they *do not know the motive.* Yet liberal “thought leaders” like @HillaryClinton and @jimmykimmel have decreed that not only is the motive known to them, but only insane or malicious people would question them,” Greenwald went on.

He continued to state that he was not at all ready to assign any motives due to his feeling that he had not seen anywhere near enough evidence to accurately do so, concluding, “The preferred narrative may end up right but most of it is based on massaged-by-CNN anonymous claims.”


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