Glenn Greenwald Starting New Media Venture Backed by eBay Founder: REPORT


Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who helped break the NSA story for the Guardian and lives in Brazil with his partner David Miranda, is poised to launch a new media venture reportedly backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, a French-born Iranian-American, also founded the Democracy Fund and is said to be worth $8.5 billion, Reuters reports:

Greenwald, who is based in Brazil and was among the first to report information provided by one-time U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday that he was presented with a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity" that he could not pass up.

He did not reveal any specifics of the new media venture but said details would be announced soon. Greenwald did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Two sources familiar with the new venture said the financial backer was Omidyar. It was not immediately clear if he was the only backer or if there were other partners.

Omidyar could not immediately be reached for comment.


  1. MaryM says

    I admire Greenwald and Snowden so much.

    They are national heroes who have exposed how the US is a force for enormous evil in the world and how the US government has no issue with trampling all over the human and civil rights of its own population.

    It’s high time the USA became a democracy.

  2. litper says

    Marym, your hero Snowden supports the country where gay people are terrorized, beaten, tortured and killed everyday. Just today they beaten up a Dutch diplomat who was helping LGBT people there!

  3. litper says

    @Damitt, just look what your average Snowden supporters write in RT comments section! They are nasty and vile homophobes, and he’s an inspiration for all of them!

  4. Tyler says

    Ignore Litper everyone. It’s just an alias of our resident troll. You can tell because he hates democrats, he hates women, and he hates gay people. He’s a troll and not worth our time.

  5. jamal49 says

    It’s somewhat sad that there are those here who feel compelled to dismiss Mr. Greenwald’s relationship with Mr. Miranda with such vitriol. I am no fan of Glenn Greenwald’s for any number of reasons but his personal life is none of my business nor anyone else’s. I’d say that there seems to be just a tad of homophobic sexism in the attacks on Mr. Greenwald and his husband. I guess these are the ways of certain petty, vindictive and very jealous queens whose own lives are so bereft of accomplishment and meaning that their lot is to slander and demean the lives of others much more interesting and accomplished than theirs ever could hope to be.

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