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Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed

Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through “relentless deplatforming” and a “full nuclear legal” attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.
 
by Kit Klarenberg and Max Blumenthal

Part 5 - Consulting Nina Jankowicz on paranoid scheme against Consortium News

On April 8, Mason emailed Khan to express alarm about a piece in Consortium News, the independent news platform founded by the late Robert Parry in 1995, questioning the Western narrative of the Bucha massacre. “Who’s behind Consortium News?”, the subject header read.

Assistance soon arrived from none other than Andy Pryce from the Counter Disinformation and Media Development unit at the UK Foreign Office.

To learn more about Consortium News, Pryce had consulted Nina Jankowicz, then the chief of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly inaugurated Disinformation Governance Board. (Jankowicz would resign her post in disgrace just three weeks after being appointed due to intense criticism of her professional history, bizarre behavior, and record of censorious statements.)

According to Pryce, Jankowicz saw Consortium News as a case of “useful idiots rather than funding,” presumably a reference to Kremlin financial support. Pryce was by contrast “not so sure,” suggesting “the gap” in its output “between 2005 and 2011” was “of a lot of interest.

Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, expressed bewilderment at the purported disinformation official’s observations, and outrage at the defamatory implication that the site might be in receipt of illicit Russian funding.

There was never any ‘gap’ in our publication,” Lauria told The Grayzone. “Our founder, Bob Parry, simply switched to WordPress in 2011 and transferred some of the most important articles from the old system. There were thousands of articles so he couldn’t possibly transfer all of them, it had to be done manually. The articles that weren’t transferred can be found on Wayback Machine.

Indeed, anyone perusing Consortium’s archive of “most important” past pieces can see that numerous articles from the period cited by Pryce have been avowedly republished, with their original publication dates clearly stated. This raises the question of whether such conspiratorial thinking influenced PayPal’s decision to terminate Consortium’s account in May 2022.

Nonetheless, it seems reasonable to infer Khan has been enmeshed in a wilderness of mirrors for so long as a psy-ops professional that he has lost his grip on reality, and has begun to project his own mephitic perspectives and malicious motives onto actually independent, alternative voices.

Similarly, Mason’s descent into paranoia about The Grayzone’s factual reporting may represent the terminal stage of a career that has taken him from the margins of Trotskyite activism to the molten core of the British establishment, still posing as an authentic radical to wage war on the UK left.

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