Matt Kennard

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Matt Kennard (born 1983 in London) is a British author and journalist who has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian and the Financial Times.[1]

In June 2019, Craig Murray wrote:

"Something else which revealed the truth of the way the political world now operates, and which again did not get nearly the media attention it deserves, was Matt Kennard’s stunning revelation of the way The Guardian has been taken over by the security services.[2] I have been explaining for years that the Guardian has become the security services’ news outlet of choice, and it is very helpful to have documentation to prove it."[3]

Anti-racist

In 2006, while a student journalist, Matt Kennard accused then Leeds University lecturer Frank Ellis of racism and was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.[4] During this period, Kennard wrote for the Leeds Student magazine.[5]

Dershowitz v. Finkelstein

Matt Kennard also broke the story in the University of California, Los Angeles student paper, the Daily Bruin, of attempts by Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz to suppress the publication of Norman Finkelstein's "Beyond Chutzpah" by the University of California Press in 2005.[6] Dershowitz made accusations against him.[7]

Julian Assange

Matt Kennard wrote:

"The treatment of Julian Assange by The Guardian has been so disgusting it's beyond words. He took all the risk. Will probably never experience freedom again. And they just collected their awards and turned the newspaper into one big attack sheet. No campaign to free him. Nothing."[8]

Books

Matt Kennard is the author of "Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror" published by Verso Books[9] and "The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe" published by Zed Books. Kennard is the Deputy Director of the "Centre for Investigative Journalism.[10]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospectsblog post17 June 2019Craig MurrayI find it hard to believe that I live in times where Julian Assange suffers as he does for telling the truth, where a dedicated anti-racist like Jeremy Corbyn is subjected to daily false accusations of racism and to US and security service backed efforts to thwart his democratic prospects, where the most laughable false flag is paraded to move us towards war with Iran, and where there is no semblance of a genuinely independent media.


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