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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning criticizes Glen Greenwald’s right-wing politics


Whistleblower and former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has publicly criticized the journalist Glenn Greenwald for his increasingly right-wing politics.

In a series of tweets last Thursday afternoon, Manning wrote that she wanted to return to Greenwald a $10,000 donation he had given to her because, “i can’t deal with this anymore. im terrified of you and everything you do. you’re greedy, unprincipled, and im embarrassed for ever considering you a friend.”

Manning went on to write that she had “decided that im no longer going to be afraid of saying what’s on my mind anymore or taking a stand from the people that i once considered allies but who have chosen to bash, harass, humiliate, intimidate, and lie to get ahead.”

Although she was not specific in her comments, Manning was clearly responding to the fact that Greenwald has evolved—since his initial defense of the whistleblower in 2010—into a proponent of extreme right-wing politics.

Chelsea Manning was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other violations after disclosing to WikiLeaks some 750,000 documents that exposed the crimes of the […]

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