The UK’s Guardian newspaper was once considered a ‘beacon of independent journalism’.
It was the first mainstream media outlet in the world to publish Wikileaks documents on the Iraq War, as well as the Snowden mass-surveillance revelations. Although an integral part of the system’s mainstream narrative apparatus, the Guardian was nevertheless seen as a ‘maverick’, and could generally be relied upon to publish material exposing government corruption and lies, especially information pertaining to the military industrial complex and intelligence community.
That all changed with COVID and the NATO-Russia conflict in Ukraine. Gone are the exposé’s, the hard questioning, and the open uncensored comments sections, replaced by editorial content which peddles the pro-jab and pro-war lines.
‘How did this happen?’ asks US social commentator Jimmy Dore. With guest investigative journalist Matt Kennard of Declassified UK the pair delve into the Guardian’s capture by the UK Deep State, as the establishment panicked following the Iraq War revelations made by Julian Assange.