Journalists Attack the Powerless, Then Self-Victimize to Bar Criticisms of Themselves, by Glenn Greenwald

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Rich and powerful journalists do all sorts of things to regular Joes and Josephines, but scream bloody murder if anyone takes perfectly legitimate shots at them. From Glenn Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

Powerful media figures now invoke sexist and racist tropes to cast themselves as so fragile and marginalized that critiques of their work constitute bullying and assault.

An unidentified man walks through the lobby of the Gannett-USA Today headquarters building August 20, 2013 on a 30-acre site in McLean, Virginia. (AFP/PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

The daily newspaper USA Today is the second-most circulated print newspaper in the United States — more than The New York Times and more than double The Washington Post. Only The Wall Street Journal has higher circulation numbers.

On Sunday, the paper published and heavily promoted a repellent article complaining that “defendants accused in the Capitol riot Jan. 6 crowdfund their legal fees online, using popular…

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