The liberal media is already setting up their narrative about the Pentagon leaker, trying to pin him as a right-wing extremist. But The New York Times themselves has already somewhat debunked this scheme, though they buried the damning paragraph deep in their article about the accused. According to reports, the leaker is 21-year-old Air National Guardsman, Jack Douglas Teixeira, who is allegedly part of an online chat group called “Thug Shaker Central.” This group is known for sharing content about their love of guns, other videogames, and racist memes.
The Liberal Media's Narrative on the Intel Leaker Already Got Torched…By the NYT? https://t.co/M8liNQMqtf
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Interestingly, it seems that Teixeira may be anti-war, as he was vocal about the need to share sensitive intelligence files. In his opinion, the group was not paying enough attention to the files he shared, and so he began to share photos of the documents to get their attention. Members of the chat group also claim that Teixeira was a devout Christian and that he just wanted to inform some of his friends about what was going on.
NEW: The FBI has arrested the suspected intel leaker.
"The FBI made an arrest and is continuing to conduct authorized law enforcement activity at a residence in North Dighton, Massachusetts. As this is an ongoing matter, we cannot provide further comment at this time.”
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) April 13, 2023
WATCH: AG Garland's full statement on the arrest of the classified intelligence leaker. pic.twitter.com/kgJ2sobPVQ
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"This was a deliberate criminal act."
Air Force Brigadier, Gen. Pat Ryder, insists strict "rules are in place" to ensure classified material is not leaked, and following the military leak by a national guardsman, distribution lists have been "reviewed".https://t.co/rozhrOpOQu pic.twitter.com/gKEcuY1KJG
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 13, 2023
While the media is trying to use this incident to push their right-wing extremist narrative, it seems that the reality is much more complicated. Teixeira may have had personal reasons for leaking the information and could have been acting alone. It is also concerning that the Pentagon took weeks to detect the leak. With at least 1.25 million government workers having access to sensitive information, one would think that combing through social media and chat groups would be a routine operation at the Pentagon, yet it evidently is not.
The documents that Teixeira uploaded were summaries of our intelligence operations into the Russian war machine, siphoning that information and relaying it to Ukrainian forces. While this breach could potentially explain how snipers have been able to pick off numerous Russian generals, it also went deep into spy operations against our allies, specifically South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Israel.
It is not clear why The New York Times caught up with federal authorities in this case, but it is concerning that reporters were able to find out information about the case before the FBI took him into custody. Overall, it is important to wait for further information before jumping to any conclusions and creating harmful and inaccurate narratives about the situation.