American media is gripped in a polarized culture war that is forcing journalism to conform to tribal, groupthink narratives that are often divorced from the truth and cater to perspectives that are not reflective of the broader public but instead a minority of hyper-partisan elites. The need to conform to highly restrictive, artificial cultural narratives and partisan identities has created a repressive and illiberal environment in which vast swaths of news and reporting either do not happen or are presented through the most skewed and reality-detached lens.
With nearly all major media institutions captured to some degree by this dynamic, a deep need exists for media that is untethered and free to transgress the boundaries of this polarized culture war and address a demand from a public that is starved for media that doesn’t play for a side but instead pursues lines of reporting, thought, and inquiry wherever they lead, without fear of violating cultural pieties or elite orthodoxies.
October 29, 2020
My Resignation From The Intercept
[We are in the midst of a mass delusion about the political reality of our country. When those suffering from this delusion are confronted with the evidence their delusion they attempt to suppress that evidence and those that present it.
Greenwald is taking a courageous but difficult path. Correctly perceiving reality is an extremely tough problem yet it appears Greenwald knows the path to the truth. He is going down that path even though those suffering from the mass delusion are putting formidable obstacles in his way.
Even though the path is difficult we should remember that no matter how many people insist on the validity of a falsehood, reality always triumphs in the end.—Joe]