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In UN Blinken and Thomas Greenfield Rebuff FOIA As Collaborate As Censors for Corruption

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

UN GATE / SDNY, March 29 - The United Nations, its unaccountable senior leadership and sychophantic press corps all seem pleased by the nomination of perceived supporters to represent the US from January 20, 2021 on.

Witness the canned Q&A in the UN noon briefing of November 23, 2020 which again banned Inner City Press - and its questions about UN corruption and sexual abuse, Cameroon, Honduras and other UN failures, here.  

Inner City Press before corrupt UNSG Antonio Guterres had it thrown out without due process or appeal covered not only the UN and its "Peacekeeping" missions in Haiti and elsewhere, but also Antony Blinken (here, meeting Prince Zeid) and Linda Thomas-Greenfield (here, after a trip to Somalia; Inner City Press covered the UN Security Council trip to Djibouti).  

 It would be the case that Blinken and Thomas-Greenfield would cast a blind eye at UN censorship. And Blinken's State Department would not even answer questions or long standing FOIA requests about it. In March 2024:

March 28, 2024 F-2017-00851  Via email: Mr. Matthew Lee Dear Mr. Lee: This is in response to your January 19, 2017, submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552 to the Department of State (the Department) in which you requested: All records in the possession of the DOS or US Mission to the UN as it relates to the Inner City Press or Matthew Russell Lee/Matthew Lee/Matt Lee The Department is undertaking a comprehensive effort to reduce its backlog of FOIA requests. If we do not receive a response from you within thirty (30) business days of the date of this letter, the Department will conclude you are no longer pursuing this request and administratively close your case and no further action will be taken. They delay, then give 30 days. Inner City Press has answered:

Yes I am still interested in finally getting the records responsive to my FOIA request to the State Department in 2017, as the UN was moving to oust Inner City Press from its resident correspondent status and the US Mission did and has done nothing about it - these records should be provided immediately. Watch this site - and this:


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