Fraught Sources

It’s common knowledge that the New York Times is an elite bourgeois newspaper, and that the Washington Post is owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. But what about our friendly ‘progressive’ ‘independent’ media? This is a quick reference guide, which will be periodically updated.

The Intercept / First Look Media

First Look is ‘independent’ media that was founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar with $250 million dollars in 2013. Omidyar’s other recent activities include helping the US government fund “revolution groups” in Ukraine. Those “revolution groups” are neo-Nazis.

One of The Intercept’s main journalists is Glenn Greenwald, a libertarian who defended a neo-Nazi for five years pro bono because “free speech.”

VICE Media

VICE Media was co-founded by Gavin McInnes, who later went on to found the “Western chauvinist” group The Proud Boys. VICE is now co-owned by large corporations including The Walt Disney Company and A&E Networks.

VICE has published blatant pro-Rojava and pro-Zionist propaganda in recent years. They seem to be on the beat of using identity politics to serve Empire’s agenda: “The Pilgrims were Queer,” “Photos from the Everyday Lives of Young Female Israeli Soldiers” and so on.