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The UK daily newspaper which published the first revelations concerning NSA documents from Edward Snowden

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Founder: John Edward Taylor

Owner: Scott Trust Ltd
Constitutes: Corporate media

The Guardian is a UK newspaper which, in some circles, has a reputation as "left wing" and perhaps even "anti-establishment"[citation needed], although it is a solid defender of a number of key official narratives.

Deep State control

More perhaps than most other elements of the commercially-controlled media, has reported on matters pertaining to the deep state, such as the heroin smuggling cartel of Hüseyin Baybaşin.[1]</ref> But the newspaper's owners Scott Trust Ltd became embedded into the corporate world in 2008, and journalist Jonathan Cook now believes The Guardian is "incapable of fulfilling its self-declared role as watchdog against abuses by the powerful".[2] In 2017, Craig Murray wrote a short comment on the "Intellectual Dishonesty of the Guardian".[3]


Full article: 9-11/Media Response

The Guardian has not seriously challenged the "19 hijackers" story. In 2010 it did mention Francesco Cossiga's claim that 9/11 was widely known to be a joint CIA/Mossad operation, but claimed: "He was, of course, being ironic".[4]

Edward Snowden Affair

Full article: Edward Snowden Affair

The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald was reportedly contacted by Edward Snowden seeking to publish the documents he had obtained while working at the NSA. In testimony before Britain's Parliament, the editor Alan Rusbridger stated that of the 58,000 files obtained from Edward Snowden only "about 1 percent" had published. He added: "I would not expect us to be publishing a huge amount more."[5]

Controlled Media

In 2014, the Guardian fired Nafeez Ahmed, a widely respected critic of the "war on terror". This was interpreted by some as further indication that the paper is a form of controlled opposition, that while it tolerates certain anti-establishment views, it is in fact no more free than other members of the commercially-controlled media to fundamentally challenge official narratives.[6]

In 2015, the Guardian published an article by Kevin McKenna on the Bilderberg group which minimizes their groups importance, beginning “To unravel the numeric code embedded in the name Bilderberg is to find yourself standing at the gateway to hell. By adding together all of the letters according to their position in the alphabet the chilling number 82 reveals itself. Eight plus two equals 10 which was the Number of the Beast when he was a lad. Later this week in a forbidding schloss in the Austrian village of Telfs-Buchen the money-changers and the self-appointed masters of the universe who form the Bilderberg group will meet.”[7]


Full article: OffGuardian

In 2015, a small group of readers tired of the censorship of the "Comment is Free" section, decided to found OffGuardian, their own WWW platform for exchanging such ideas - one that would not be subject to the Guardian's censorship.


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It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukrainearticle2014 Ukraine coup7 April 2014Sergei LavrovRussian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov - a voice of calm reason in a world gone mad - condemns the West for its uncooperative and obstructionist behaviour over the developing situation in Ukraine and appeals for rational cooperation to prevent civil war.
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Millbank Technical ServicesarticleMillbank Technical Services8 June 2007David Leigh
Rob Evans
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Donald Trump
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