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Greenwald: "Demented" Media Will Just Call You A Russian Agent To Manipulate You To Do What They Want

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Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reacts to the media calling people like Sen. Ron Johnson a Russian puppet for not taking the Covid vaccine. Greenwald said Wednesday on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' it is totally acceptable in "demented" liberal culture to call people Russian agents to get them to do what they want. He said this is about making people more malleable and able to control so they give up "bodily autonomy" because they are afraid to be called Russians.

"I think we need to stop and realize how demented that is," Greenwald said. "These are journalists who are doing this. You can't go around -- that's a really great accusation to make about somebody. They know there's no evidence for it. He doesn't want to get a vaccine because he has antibodies, therefore he is an agent of Putin and yet it's totally acceptable for even journalists in liberal culture to hurl those accusations in order to coerce or manipulate people to do what they want."


GLENN GREENWALD: This is illustrative of two things in liberal culture of which obviously MSNBC and CNN are a major part.

One is it has become a completely tyrannical movement. They don't believe in free speech, they want everyone who disagrees with them censored off the internet or kicked off cable. They don't believe in due process, they constantly declare people guilty of crimes for which there is no evidence based solely on accusations and here they are essentially trying to force people to give up control over their bodily autonomy, once a leading value in American liberalism by claiming that they have no right to wait for themselves the cost and risk of making a vaccine.

I got vaccinated after spending a lot of time reading everything I could and listening to experts, including my own physician, and made my own decision and everyone else should have that right. But the other part of this is, this coercive tactic that they use that if you don't obey them and you don't agree with them, they will just call you a Russian agent.

I think we need to stop and realize how demented that is.

These are journalists who are doing this. You can't go around -- that's a really great accusation to make about somebody. They know there's no evidence for it. He doesn't want to get a vaccine because he has antibodies, therefore he is an agent of Putin and yet it's totally acceptable for even journalists in liberal culture to hurl those accusations in order to coerce or manipulate people to do what they want...

There's a lot of literature on the ability to use paranoia and tribal fears in order to manipulate people. You know, when Obama used to be pressured by Marco Rubio and McCain and the hawks in the Democrat party, he used to say that Russia is not a scary power. They have an economy smaller than Italy, they are like a regional power at best and yet in the Democratic party mind, Vladimir Putin is like Darth Vader, Russia is an existential threat.

They've contaminated and infiltrated institutions, they are deliberately stoking the spear constantly among their liberal flock because doing so keeps them frightened, and keeping them frightened means that they are more submissive and more malleable to control. That's really what it's about. They really do believe in it. It's not like they're faking it, they've all worked themselves into this mania over a country that has is not threatening to the United States on any level.
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