Viva The New Journalism

The Rancid Honeytrap

Some asshole who works for an establishment newspaper with a right-wing editor pronounced the death of Establishment Journalism. To which I reply:

Viva the new journalism of Alan Rusbridger, dutiful smasher of computers on government orders and sender of David Miranda to Heathrow after dutifully so smashing.

Viva the new journalism of lying — repeatedly — about the size of your document trove to teach the rubes valuable lessons in proper whistleblowing.

Viva the new journalism of leaking 300 pages in four months from a trove that exceeds 60,000 documents.

Viva the new journalism that probably suppressed at least one story on government orders.

Viva the new journalism of putting 50k plus docs in the care of the New York Times since they had proven themselves so worthy with Cablegate.

Viva the new journalism that talks about the crucial role of the heroic journalist far far more…

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