(PHOTO: Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder who bought Paypal, has announced he will create an alternative media operation despite Paypal’s effort to defund Wikileaks. Photo: Joi Ito)
(December 13, 2013) Glenn Greenwald's Alternative Media Network Another CIA Mockingbird Operation?
Sibel Edmonds, whistleblower and purveyor of the Boiling Frogs blog, has raised serious questions about journalist Glenn Greenwald's relationship with Paypal and its billionaire owner, Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.
In October, it was reported that Greenwald and his associate, Laura Poitras, had entered into a deal with Omidyar to establish a new media organization in response to “rising concern about press freedoms in the United States and around the world,” the Guardian reported. Omidyar is said to have invested a quarter of a billion dollars in the alternative media operation.
Edmonds reports that NSA whistleblowers are highly skeptical of the project and its stated objective.