Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Journalists Won't Question Paul Pelosi Narrative: The Reason Is Stunning

Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Journalists Won't Question Paul Pelosi Narrative: The Reason Is Stunning

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald blew the whistle Sunday on fellow reporters and journalists who are refusing to question the confusing and contradictory narratives being generated by Democrats regarding the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, early Friday morning.

And the reason is both stunning and typical.

In a Twitter thread, Greenwald noted that it doesn’t matter whether the narrative immediately put forth — that the alleged attacker, David DePepe, was a right-wing extremist — is true. Rather, it’s that the narrative cannot even be questioned.

“It’s very possible that the instantly formed media narrative — Paul Pelosi’s attacker was a MAGA fanatic who broke in to murder Nancy — will be proven true. But right now there are so many glaring doubts and holes in that story that it just takes common sense to question this,” he began.

“It’s genuinely alarming how conditioned so much of the U.S. population is to equate skepticism toward the pronouncements of media corporations with mental illness: ‘If you don’t instantly accept what Wolf Blitzer and Andrea Mitchell claim, then you’re a crazy conspiracy theorist,'” he continued.

He went on to explain the current left-wing journalism ecosystem — namely, anyone who dares to color outside the lines and do their jobs by questioning narratives instead of just accepting them is risking their career.

“It’s so crucial to understand the dynamic dominating journalism. Few journalists have career security,” Greenwald wrote. “Imagine you’re a young journalist at a big media corporation. You know if you ask these questions, Twitter will explode and it can ruin your career.”

He went on to share a tweet from Steve Krakauer that contained just a few of the questions he thought the media should be asking:

  • “Why wasn’t there signs of forced entry at Pelosi home?”
  • “Who was 3rd person who opened door for police?”
  • “Why was Pelosi holding hammer and attack only happened after police arrived?”
  • “Where is bodycam/security footage?”
  • “Why isn’t the press asking these questions?”

This happened often during Russiagate: I got texts/DMs/emails from younger journalists inside big media corporations thanking me for being skeptical. They couldn’t. One Twitter mob against them for questioning Dem narrative (see @DashaBurns or @BoKnowsNews) can be career-ending,” he added.

Greenwald speculated that most journalists could see “glaring questions and evidentiary holes” in the narrative, but aren’t going to pursue them because the midterm elections are right around the corner. “Why stick their heads up, provoke a liberal Twitter mob, and be branded?” he asked. “That’s the climate.”

Police investigating the Paul Pelosi attack continue to state they *do not know the motive.* Yet liberal ‘thought leaders’ like @HillaryClinton and @jimmykimmel have decreed that not only is the motive known to them, but only insane or malicious people would question them,” Greenwald added, noting he could not yet ascribe a motive because not enough information is known.

“The preferred narrative may end up right but most of it is based on massaged-by-CNN anonymous claims,” he said before listing his own questions:


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