Meet Sharon Weinberger: The Intercept’s New “National Security” Editor and Former Dov S. Zakheim Associate

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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Matt Taibbi Quits Pierre Omidyar Controlled Opposition “News” Site – First Look Media Tries to Smear Taibbi’s Reputation With Unfounded Rumors

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: please see update at end of article

UPDATE 2: Ah. It would appear Taibbi is going to play the safe card and remain quiet about the split with First Look Media and their color revolution backing Omidyar.  Did you guys know Matt was a legacy baby? I did not know that. His father is a career “journalist” with NBC “News”

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“Over the weekend, Taibbi reached the conclusion that his relationship with Omidyar, Temple, and Ching had become irreversibly poisoned, and that no agreement would shield him and Racket from their ongoing involvement and interference.”

Fake “journalist” Glenn Greenwald finds himself dancing on razor blades these past few days. That’s what you get when you sell out so I’m not sympathetic.

As most of you know, I call Glenn #BillionairesBitch because he sold out to billionaire and Ukraine color revolution backer, Pierre Omidyar when he agreed to rent lend his product recognition to the globalist’s new “news” sites which he hoped he would be able to turn into another Huffington Post. Of course, all Glenn needed to bring to the table was his pretend “alternative” viewpoint and of course, all those “leaks” from the Snowden Psyop.

To get his hands on the controls of a 1/4 billion dollar start-up, Glenn was all too happy to jump right in with both feet. He got to immediately be big man on campus while he allowed the dimwitted left to present him as a hero for pretending Edward Snowden was a real whistle-blower.  You see, this is the transition they all dream of, those close to real power and wealth… this was his big break. No more reporting on them, siding up to them, being an outsider looking in like a sycophantic freshmen. No, this was his chance to join “The Big Club” as Carlin once so eloquently put it.

I’m not going to go over all of that with you guys again. Glenn “Hairy Studs” Greenwald is what he is.

But today, he’s having to walk a very fine line. Credibility on one side, sugar daddy on the other.  Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

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Matt Taibbi Apologizes to the Conspiracy Theorists “we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right”

Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

 

Matt Taibbi, Common Dreams

Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.

You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that’s trillion, with a “t”) worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it “dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets.”

That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.

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