Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist William Arkin Resigns Due to Network being Captive to National Security State & Pro War to Stop Trump

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      Charles
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      Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State  and Reflexively Pro-War to stop Trump

      By Glenn Greenwald – January 3 2019

      A VETERAN national security journalist with NBC News and MSNBC blasted the networks in a Monday email for becoming captive and subservient to the national security state, reflexively pro-war in the name of stopping President Donald Trump, and now the prime propaganda instrument of the War Machine’s promotion of militarism and imperialism. As a result of NBC/MSNBC’s all-consuming militarism, he said, “the national security establishment not only hasn’t missed a beat but indeed has gained dangerous strength” and “is ever more autonomous and practically impervious to criticism.”

      The NBC/MSNBC reporter, William Arkin, is a longtime prominent war and military reporter, perhaps best known for his groundbreaking, three-part Washington Post series in 2010, co-reported with two-time Pulitzer winner Dana Priest, on how sprawling, unaccountable, and omnipotent the national security state has become in the post-9/11 era. When that three-part investigative series, titled “Top Secret America,” was published, I hailed it as one of the most important pieces of reporting of the war on terror, because while “we chirp endlessly about the Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, the Democrats and Republicans, this is the Real U.S. Government: functioning in total darkness, beyond elections and parties, so secret, vast and powerful that it evades the control or knowledge of any one person or even any organization.”….

       

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      https://theintercept.com/2019/01/03/veteran-nbcmsnbc-journalist-blasts-the-network-for-being-captive-to-the-national-security-state-and-reflexively-pro-war-to-stop-trump/

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      mrdmk
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      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

    • #7998
      Vanflower
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      My thoughts exactly (the MSM is just IMC propaganda which then has to be anti-trump because he is talking about getting out of foreign entanglements) after watching trump’s conference yesterday then reading MSM articles with petty criticisms, such as why Russia went into Afghanistan, as if that is some reason for the USA to stay in Syria and Afghanistan militarily.

      Bets qoute:  MSM “becoming the central propaganda arm of the CIA, the Pentagon, and the FBI in the name of #Resistance, thus inculcating an entire new generation of liberals, paying attention to politics for the first time in the Trump era, to “lionize” those agencies and their policies of imperialism and militarism.”

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      Completely agree.  To be honest though, I have no idea who he is/was.  Too bad more higher profile journalists won’t speak up, but why would they when their ever exorbitant pay cheques depend on keeping the circus going.

      ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

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      Babel 17
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      That would be the one with Rachel Maddow, she who gained massive popularity, in part, by speaking out against the Forever Wars she’s now eerily silent about, at least when Democrats are connected to them.

      So I guess it’s a long shot that Maddow will give him air time.

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