The Intercept

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The Intercept is a far left brainchild of Glenn Greenwald. But he's not a partisan (he is independent), he will attack both Republicans and Democrats for not being left enough (or any support of national security or foreign involvements), and at least a few of the stories are pretty good and independent. However, the ones that are bad/wrong, are all going to skew in one direction. So they have an ideological bias, but not a purely political one.

Examples: 9 items

  • James T. Hodgkinson -
    In June 2017, James T. Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter and left wing activist, who listened to all the hate rhetoric on the left about Trump and the evil Republicans and liked the SPLC page, decided to shoot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (and other Republicans) while they were practicing baseball. During the 8 years of the Obama, he "Never let an opportunity go to waste" (to divide us). The usual tack after a shooting was vilifying cops, evading when it was Islamic radicals, and blaming guns or the NRA for the failures of the State, the legal system or the actions of a crazy person. Donald Trump's first speech after a shooting refreshing: far more Presidential and uniting. A few commentators took note, but mostly, the divisiveness from the left continued without a picosecond of introspection. Still, Trump handled this event far more graciously than Obama handled any of the shootings he commented on.
  • COVID Models - There were models to teach us what we had to worry about with the Pandemic.
  • 2020.03.13 NYT had their model which predicted 9.4M infections at peak (100M overall), and 1M dead and 366K ICU cases. That was with Social Distancing, cancelling large events and work from home. Based on what actually happened, that was pure fear mongering.
  • 2020.03.17 Imperial College of London Covid-19 Response Team (Dr. Neil M. Ferguson) claimed even with Social Distancing & Quarantine, best case we would see 1.1 Million dead and Hospitals overwhelmed in America and worst case was 2.2 Million dead. FakeNews like The Intercept, NYT and CNN was hyping that.
  • 2020.03.14 The CHIME model (Penn Medicines: COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics), was for modeling individual Hospitals and regions, and later turned out to way over-estimate the demands. But the media was more focused on national rather than regional modeling, so it didn't get as much attention unless sensationalizing the local impact of the crisis.
  • 2020.03.26 The UW IHME (University of Washington, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation), estimated 93K (39-177K) deaths, they dropped this to 82K (49-136K) on 04.07, and kept revising the numbers over time. While their initial projections in death rate were inflated, they were off by more on their Hospitalization and ICU beds (peak demand of 40,646 ICU beds, and a bed shortage of 23K ICU beds). They halved those projections over the next weeks, but were still off by 5-10x actual requirements. Regionally they were often worse.
  • 2020.03.29 Donald Trump said the death projections were between 100-200K, but we expected to get that down with the latest measures and upcoming treatments and the media was aghast. MSNBC (Chris Hayes) and others accused the President of lying or sandbagging (inflating numbers). But people called them on it, and pointed out it was Fauci, the task forces numbers based on the IMHE model, so that was shut down pretty quickly.
  • Assange Irony - Chelsea Manning steals government secrets and is the pardoned (commuted) hero of the left. But Assange must be ruined for publishing it. Why? Manning is a transexual that undermined national security and cost lives, while Assange published truths (leaks) that made the Democrats/Hillary look bad. (Actually, their actions and own words made them look bad, but close enough). NPR uses the opportunity to attack Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept) as an ally of Assange.
  • 2019.04.17 Message from the Future - The Intercept decided to work with a socialist candidate (AOC) and put our her silly GND (Green New Deal) propaganda video, on a site that pretends to be news? It's fan fiction about a place where math and reason don't apply. The 7 minute masturbatory infomercial for stupidity is about AOC looking back from the future, on all the great things her economy ruining plan had done, in the alternate universe of watermelons. And how they saved the planet because we only had 12 years left. (Something scientists have all mocked).
  • 2019.03.02 Lies about Sanders' Speech - While MSNBC has always been the propaganda arm of the DNC, when they get caught making mistakes (like claims about Bernie Sanders), will they correct them? The answer would be "no", like most mistakes. Bernie is a threat to the DNC establishment, so the truth takes a backseat to the agenda. And the Intercept earns a gold star for doing actual journalism and calling them out on it.
  • 2018.07.27 ICE detainee with Schozophrenia - Far-left Intercept has an article about an ICE detainee with Schozophrenia that complains about his suicide in custody. Misses the bigger point of whether the U.S. should have to be the worlds mental institution. They were offended that Trump complained that some of these folks aren't the best and brightest that Mexico has to offer.
  • 2017.06 Exposure and arrest of a confidential source - The Intercept published a story that asserted Russian intelligence successfully hacked an American voter registration/polling company, and had used that information to phish state election officials, based on NSA documents they had. The Intercept reporter (Matthew Cole) had shared these documents with another government contractor, seeking to validate them... but the documents had microdots (a digital footprint), which outted their source.One hour after publication, Reality Winner (NSA employee) was arrested by the FBI and charged with Espionage. Two other convicted NSA sources (in other cases), claimed that Cole's actions had lead to their arrests as well. Oh, and the documents showed that the Russians had tried and largely failed to hack the institution, and was irrelevant to the Trump-Russia collusion claims: so was really just a nothing-burger.
  • 2017.03 Over 2,000 Bomb Threats - In the first few months of 2017, many Jewish centers in the U.S. (UK, Oz, NZ, and Norway) were receiving Bomb threats and far left organizations like the ADL and various media outlets said it was like the work of "right wing Christians in the United States", or on CNN Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D) said, "Donald Trump Supporters". Remember, each event was counted as an individual hate crime according to the Fear-Industrial-Complex. Finally, in March a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli-American named Michael Ron David Kadar was arrested. He had been perpetrating many of them because he was rejected from the Israeli Defense Forces over mental health issues and a brain tumor. And Juan M. Thompson (a former journalist for The Intercept) was also arrested for many more: he was trying frame a woman he'd dated.
  • 2016 Juan M. Thompson scandal - Juan M. Thompson is a former journalist (usually around race issues) for the Intercept who got fired for "fabricated several quotes in his stories" and creating fake email accounts that he used to impersonate others. The Intercept had to offer lengthy corrections to five stories and retract a sixth. Reed apologized to readers and to those misquoted. A year after Juan exited The Intercept he was convicted for cyberstalking and making several bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.


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