by Scott Creighton (H/T tommyknocker1)
A little while ago I wrote about Matt Taibbi leaving the employ of billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Since then I have reported on Matt’s refusal to address his split with Omidyar’s company, First Look Media, which also owns Glenn Greenwald’s limited hangout / propaganda vehicle, the Intercept.
“I can’t, I can’t, I can’t talk about [Omidyar] unfortunately,” “I really shouldn’t comment… No matter what my feelings toward First Look Media, I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about my former employers.” Matt Taibbi
It’s well known that Omidyar teamed up with the CIA linked USAID and funded a number of regime change NGOs in Ukraine and now he has one of his employees, Svitlana Zalishchuk, a person who headed up many of those color revolution engines, “elected” to office in the country. It should be noted that all that “freedom and democracy” they talked about bringing to Ukraine is ending up with the Ukrainian parliament now instituting legalized slavery on their own people.
In a follow-up article, I mentioned the fact that Omidyar and Greenwald were headed to Google’s Newsgeist conference where they will learn how to mold the future of alternative “news” sites. I also exposed the Omidyar Network’s long history of globalist activity and partnership with the CIA.
Greenwald says that he and Omidyar plan to finally meet later this month, when they will appear at a very different sort of gathering: an invite-only event called Newsgeist, co-sponsored by Google and the Knight Foundation. Billed as an “unconference,” it has no agenda other than “reimagining the future of the news.” Andrew Rice
I also mentioned, that Pierre Omidyar has a new deal in the works with the CIA’s USAID. It’s a 300 million dollar project aimed at mixing Pierre’s personal brand of “charitable aims” with the raw power of the CIA. Nifty, huh? The fund, the Global Innovation Fund, will be headquartered in London of course.
The fund, which will be based in London, is looking for fresh ways to tackling problems that trump existing approaches. Inside Philanthropy
Mr. Omidyar helped spearhead what’s now called “venture philanthropy” by mixing Silicon Valley entrepreneurship with charitable aims. His projects include a $100-million microfinance fund and a just-announced $200-million Global Innovation Fund, established in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Philanthropy.com
I tell you all of that so I can tell you this: Glenn’s Intercept has a new editor. Her name is Sharon Weinberger and you will not believe the connections this woman has. Anyone who still thinks Greenwald, First Look and the Intercept are “outsiders” is a fool. The Intercept is nothing more than a “hearts and minds” operation disguised as independent media and Omidyar’s hiring of Sharon Weinberger proves that beyond any lingering doubt.
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