Two members of a scant, ever-sifting handful of actual, once-lauded, investigative journalists still working their honored craft in the 21st Century, - despite operating with a distinct shortage of both D.C. "access" and "political correctness" in general - are teaming up to expose a new layer of the U.S. government's deepest, darkest secrets and lethal techniques used in their ongoing effort to sustain an empire without publicly admitting to ruling one.
Jeremy Scahill, Nation magazine contributor and author of "Dirty Wars", and Glenn Greenwald, journalist for The Guardian in the U.K., and the man responsible for helping NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden publish classified documents exposing the U.S. surveillance state have teamed up for a new adventure in bold exposition of U.S. government wrongdoing.
And, this stuff is indeed scary.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two American journalists known for their investigations of the United States' government said Saturday they've teamed up to report on the National Security Agency's role in what one called a "U.S. assassination program."Come'on AP. Don't be so disingenuous. Even stenographers should know that real journalists don't disclose "evidence" of their findings in public before their exposé is even published.
The journalists provided no evidence of the purported U.S. program at the news conference, nor details of who it targeted.
"The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don't want to give too much away but Glenn and I are working on a project right now that has at its center how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role in the U.S. assassination program," said Scahill, speaking to moviegoers in Rio de Janeiro, where the documentary based on his book made its Latin American debut at the Rio Film Festival.Hmm, I wonder if our government erroneously thought, perhaps, that the tide of classified Snowden disclosures had ebbed?
"There are so many stories that are yet to be published that we hope will produce 'actionable intelligence,' or information that ordinary citizens across the world can use to try to fight for change, to try to confront those in power," said Scahill.