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eBay Founder & Glen Greenwald Team Up For News Co: Finally An Unbiased Media?

It’s rare to get good news as a libertarian, but hope springs eternal!

eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar has stated that he is building a new $250m independent news organization from the bottom up, and that he is partnering with former Guardian reporter and hero to liberty, Glen Greenwald.

“As part of my learning process, I recently reached out to Glenn Greenwald to find out what journalists like him need to do their jobs well. As it turns out, he and his colleagues Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill [author and national security expert], were already on a path to create an online space to support independent journalists. We had a lot of overlap in terms of our ideas, and decided to join forces,” wrote Omidyar.

Pierre is looking to appeal to the public at large,and create “engaged” citizens. From the Guardian:

“I developed an interest in supporting independent journalists in a way that leverages their work to the greatest extent possible, all in support of the public interest. And, I want to find ways to convert mainstream readers into engaged citizens. I think there’s more that can be done in this space, and I’m eager to explore the possibilities,” he wrote.

Omidyar also stated that he had “rising concern about press freedoms in the United States and around the world.”

That isn’t all – he has grave concerns over the intrusions on personal privacy and liberty, having followed the story of Edward Snowden very closely.

Yahoo News cites his Twitter feed:

Omidyar’s active Twitter feed suggests he is very concerned about government-spying programs exposed by Greenwald and former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. In his blog post, Omidyar spoke of his growing interest in the role that journalism plays in society, and his own support of efforts to promote government accountability and transparency.

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Add Ben Swann?

Maybe Glen and Ben should team up.

Peace

Worth a mention

is the upcoming globally-syndicated independent media station "The People's Voice"

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.tv/

fireant's picture

Eyes wide open

I welcome a new, well funded news organization to fill the vacuum left by MSM hollow "reporting".
But Omidyar suggested he will be an activist journalist, which I have no problem with, only that he be watched for bias toward a political objective in both content and selection of "news"; no different than how one should view any news organization, really.
Can he prevent becoming "homogenized", as most all outlets eventually become? Time will tell...

Undo what Wilson did

Ironically

ebay was one of the first companies I remember being warned that they track people.

Amber Lyon

I'd like to see Amber Lyon added to the team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFDC7zmJgQg

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
Ron Paul

maybe they could add Ben Swann

as an anchor or News Director

Also having opinion pieces from Ron. :)

If you use Twitter, send Glenn a message.

More Big Money billionaires need to step up to the plate ...

Lets hope this is a trend.

Not all of them are parasites driving the world into the dirt ...

Peter Thiel

Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, endorsed Ron Paul and seems to be pretty Libertarian. ...but he has attended Bilderberg which may not be bad if he is infiltrating.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Interesting

I didn't realize that - hopefully Pierre's move makes him jealous and we'll have TWO independent news orgs on our hands. The Bilderberg thing is worrying, but hey, if I got invited, I'd go too - if only to see what's going on in there.

They should...

They should let Ben Swann get in on it too.

DJP333's picture

Posted the article on

both Ben Swanns and Jeremy Richters facebook pages.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

if he is genuine, then i fear

if he is genuine, then i fear "the eye of sauron" is upon him, and all i can think is, dont let us down frodo