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Reporter Echo Chamber on Twitter led to Cassidy Hutchinson’s failure

Pulitzer-winning writer and journalist Glenn Greenwald lambasted the state of modern journalism in a tweet thread yesterday, saying the progressive ideological echo chamber that currently governs the industry is responsible for the repeated airing of fake stories like Russiagate and the now infamous Cassidy Hutchinson. claim that Donald Trump got behind the wheel of a presidential limousine.

“As any lawyer will tell you (to be honest), few things are less reliable than a process without an adversarial component. These hearings have zero,” Greenwald said of the increasingly outlandish Jan. 6 committee farce. “You can assign whatever blame you want for that, but maybe that means journalists should be…skeptical…of the claims out there.”

Greenwald criticized fellow reporters for conducting their work in an echo chamber, shielded from potentially helpful commentary by conservative reporters.

“If yesterday you followed conservative journalists or analysts – and really, why would anyone do such a thing: just block them out and ignore them – you would have heard instant skepticism even about the physics of the claim. of Hutchinson that Trump was able to seize the Wheel of the Beast,” Greenwald said.

“Perhaps some parts of Hutchinson’s story are true (although the part that caught immediate attention and calls for prosecution – Trump assaulted his agents and grabbed the wheel of the Beast! – was highly dubious. at first glance), but *journalistic* skepticism, not cheerleading, is necessary.

“If, as a journalist, you don’t *instantly* join the liberal crowd – if you wait to see how the facts emerge – you are accused of sin. But if you step on board, the applause, virality, and cable bookings are yours.

“It’s literally impossible to count how many times in the Trump years, a *blockbuster!” * Russiagate event materialized – what was to be the killer blow – and reporters spent all day on Twitter peddling it out of reflex, only to see it fall apart. again and again.”

“For many (I would say: most) corporate journalists, ‘Twitter’ = ‘Liberal Twitter’ = ‘the only constituency that matters.’

Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election. Follow him on Twitter @LibertarianBlue.

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