Master Notions - Glenn Greenwald’s AutoBiography, Uncensored
We are here to chronicle the life of our antihero, Glenn Greenwald, especially the parts he either avoids talking about, or disguises with elaborate lies.
Glenn’s Pornography and Prostitution Businsesses
Glenn’s own forgotten websites, articles and forum posts
To start, take a look at His Name is Rio written under Glenn’s own byline in 2006.
Even after we knew it existed, it was one of the hardest things to find on the Internet Archive, By then, we already knew that the owner and operator of RioGayGuides and RioMaleEscorts which it promotes was really Glenn NEW.
We host our own reconstructions of some of Glenn’s lost websites, almost entirely based on material from the Wayback Machine but with faster and more reliable navigation, and fewer dead links.
RioGayGuides and RioMaleEscorts
A reconstruction of sites Glenn and David set up in Brazil in 2005.
The sites themselves describe the owners, and David Miranda’s email address and photo appeared prominently on the sites as a kind of front-of-house manager.
Before delving further into Glenn’s involvement with Studmall, and the manifest lie that he was the legal coffee boy who left the porn business behind in 2004 before leaving for Brazil, we note one detail that leads to a whole lot more, including Glenn’s cheering on the Iraq War as it happened.
DomMascHry31 aka HairyDomBraz27 aka Doug69
Glenn’s email address is quoted by NY Daily News (from court depositions) as DomMascHry31@aol.com. This can also be found in the domain records of Studmall alongside the mailing address for Glenn’s old law firm.
There’s one other place we have found this email address. It belongs to an account called DomEscort31NYC who invites interested users to email him. The offer is pretty extreme even for the male4male escort review chat site, where it was posted.
With a bit more work, other accounts of Glenn’s can be found on that site, including HairyDomBraz27 and his political alt from 2003-5, Doug69.
- The visa I’ve obtained is an Investor’s visa is one of several threads in which Glenn describes his moving to Rio in 2005.
- Here’s an interesting article Although the link is dead, it is not hard to verify from the id parameter that this was a shameless plug for this article by Glenn
- Looking for a lawyer in Rio in which Glenn forgets he is supposed to be using an Alt.
- Iraq Sheltered Terrorists, writes a shocked Glenn in April 2003 when he was a cheerleader for the Iraq War.
UPDATED The search facility on the forum seems to currently be broken so we have included a list of links to all 527 topics with a contribution from Doug69 here.
First US-Published Articles about Greenwald’s porn empire
In 2013 NY Daily News uncovered an acrimonious court case from 2002-4. We believe it is likely this was the result of a tip-off by one of Glenn’s former associates.
The court documents showed that Master Notions, which operated the porn brands HairyStudsVideo and Studmall, was co-owned and operated by Glenn Greenwald and Jason Buchtel.
One of the very few published updates to this story, which appeared in Washington Babylon in 2021, we’ve put here too.
Alternative Link to NY Daily News article
It appears Glenn tried to get ahead of the NY Daily News revelations by publishing his account, which he has repeated with multiple variations in profiles and interviews since. See Key Excerpts and links for some of these.
He admitted to co-ownwership of Hairy Studs Video and Studmall but stated that his involvement in the porn industry ended in 2004, 2-3 years after it started .
But is Glenn’s claim true?
If it is, then Glenn’s Blue Period would be exactly 100 years after Picasso’s.
Had New York Daily News, Buzzfeed, The Guardian and others not been too shy to check, they might have quickly realized there is overwhelming evidence against Glenn’s version of events.
DNS and corporate records, and other key documents are being gradually added to this site.
View the domain name record history for Studmall and Hairy Studs Videos here.
The impatient will find most of them already on Twitter.
David Miranda - Director and Custodian of Records
R or X-rated links
David Miranda’s porn director career took off at exactly the same time as Glenn moved to Brazil.
One major porn catalog lists David Miranda as director for eight movies
and the Gay Erotic Video Index Studmall listing has some interesting surprises some of which also appear in our Gallery of Box Covers.
This can get a little complicated. Branding is not consistent, catalogs are not perfectly accurate, and multiple box covers can exist for the same movie.
Here’s a genuine box cover for Tattooed Tops although you won’t find it in the list I just mentioned. Although it is marked as ©Studmall, it is branded with the studio BarebackInc.com.
For the original uncensored image see the Gallery of Box Covers
Articles in the Brazilian press in August 2019, first alleged that said Glenn had produced porn in Brazil, with David, and for a considerable while.
They were based on interviews and did not seem to have any actual post-2004 records or movie titles. We do not know with whom and we cannot verify all the details. Yet some of the facts they stated about dates, locations and people involved — not previously published — we can verify by other means. None of these articles is a hit piece that someone casually made up.
David’s role as talent scout for movies Glenn produced was described in Era Garoto de Programa
A Brazilian site devoted to this subject, BetterCallGlenn.com, was created in 2019. The site is no longer active but most of the articles are preserved on the Internet Archive.
We have included a number of translations as well as links to the originals, which can be accessed from the sidebar those pages.
Start with A sexual predator named Glenn Greenwald, Part 1
More of Glenn’s HX articles: Glenn’s porn tips
was the leading gay listings magazine in New York City for most of the 90s and 00s.
In February 2005, the very same week that Glenn and David “met on the beach” in Rio, back in NYC, HX published an article Cheap Trixxx under the by-line of an unknown writer and “resting” lawyer, Glenn Greenwald.
How did you ever manage without its handy advice?
DON’T forget about the sound. If you’re shooting in New York, close your windows!
Nothing is worse than the sound of hot sex being drowned out by sirens, passing buses and couples fighting next door.
The article was simultaneously promoted on the Studmall.com website. Read it here.
A couple of years earlier, HX published Razor Burned. promoting Hairy Studs Video, by Andrew Sullivan.
How did Glenn get Andrew Sullivan, who was much more famous than Glenn at the time, to write this promotional piece for his porn company?
The Canadian Government Position
Paul Calandra, likely informed by Canadian Intelligence, described him as a Porn Spy.
Previously he had described Glenn as a
former porn industry executive
These statements, made in late 2013, suggested a much greater involvement in the industry than Glenn had admitted to New York Daily News. But they did not give details.
“Nearly Eight Years”
One person we can check with is Jake Jaxson, his former business partner. He doesn’t say anything about two years. And the documents support Jason.
Jason Sketchy pages
Jake Jaxson’s real name is Jason Buchtel, but we just call him Jason Sketchy.
What’s Glenn’s Best Movie?
We’re not really a movie review site.
More of a This Movie Really Exists and Glenn Really Produced It? site.
But since you asked, we’re currently fond of this.
Other Sites About Glenn
Glenn has inspired a remarkable number of web pages - even entire sites - specifically about him. Some of the earliest were about Glenn’s famous sock-puppets, in 2006. Others cover material from Edward Snowden, to porn production, to his whole history of lies.
Few are praiseworthy and quite have an expressly stated goal of warning abouut Glenn, such as this from 2013:
It is inexplicable that so few have ever called him out by name for such deplorable, unethical behavior. So I am doing it as plainly as I possibly can. Glenn Greenwald is a serial liar. He is a bully. And he has no business being taken seriously ever again.
We have collected many of these antif-fan pages here.
Legal Career: Matthew Hale
Glenn condemned the denial of law license to a leading American Neo-Nazi as an “egregious constiutional abuse” in this court filing.. Although he claims now to have been a “First Amendment” lawyer, his failed attempt to claim a constitutional right to a law license may have been his only such case.
We have collected some details of his cases, including two representing HX Magazine.
The subject Glenn lies about the most is himself. In his telling, he graduated top of his class and even thinks he has a Pulitzer Prize
Glenn’s earliest ventures
The Sun Sentinel in 1985 reported on Glenn’s attempts to win his grandfather’s old council seat.
That’s the self-taught, deprived childhood myth, shattered. Other links to news articles from Glenn’s early life are also here.
This site is incomplete.
For those in search of further details and evidence, here are some starting points with threads about Glenn on Twitter.
Brands and Legal Entities
- Law Office: link
- Master Notions: link link
- StudMall : link link link
- Hairy Studs Video: link
- Enzuli Productions: link link
- Ravana LLC: link link link link
- Bareback Inc: link
Aug 23, 2001US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois: Anderson v. Hale, 159 F. Supp. 2d 1116 (N.D. Ill. 2001)
Feb 02, 2003Committee Report for New York City Bar: Formal Opinion 2003-02: Undisclosed Taping of Conversations by Lawyers
Feb 01, 2017Jewish Defense Organization: Dossier on Glenn Greenwald 1
Apr 14, 2020ProPublica: RAVANA LLC - Coronavirus Bailouts