Shareblue Pundit Apologizes For Lying McCarthyite Smear About Greenwald

by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium

Ten days after publicly accusing Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald of having “ties to Putin that he doesn’t want people to look too closely at,” Shareblue writer Matthew Chapman has apologized for his false claim. This is going to be a quick and easy article, but it’s actually pretty important that somebody document this, because it illustrates a pernicious trend.

If you’re just tuning in, Shareblue Media is a pro-Dem establishment outlet run by Clinton attacker turned Clinton attack dog David Brock, who is perhaps better known today as the chief architect of the Correct the Record shill army which disrupted online discourse in the leadup to the 2016 election. Chapman has established a sizeable reputation on Twitter for his reliably pro-Clinton centrism and promulgation of whatever anti-Trump/anti-Russia narrative is hot in the news on any given day.

Greenwald, like myself and literally every single English-speaking person with a following who questions the Russiagate narrative, is routinely smeared as a Kremlin agent by rank-and-file Clintonites and McResistance social media addicts…

These people are bullies, and they should be treated like bullies. Chapman leveled his accusation because he expected to be able to sabotage Greenwald’s reputation and get away with it; when you’ve got the might of the mainstream narrative behind you and an entire army of blinkered CNN consumers who will happily join in on any McCarthyist witch hunt, you don’t always weigh the consequences of your actions very carefully. Like all bullies, you need to give them a reason to think twice before bullying. For this reason, I’m very glad Greenwald called Chapman out…

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2 Responses

  1. Chapman might well have copped himself a lawsuit. Waiting …

  2. I do hate him. He’s a sellout. But that doesn’t mean he’s in bed with da ebil Rooooskies, now does it?

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