The Grayzone investigative journalism

The Grayzone is an independent news website dedicated to original investigative journalism and analysis on politics and empire.

It was founded and is edited by award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal.

From January 2016 to January 2018, hosted the Grayzone Project (now simply The Grayzone). Since then, it has been independent


What people are saying about The Grayzone

Oliver Stone The Grayzone“With The Grayzone, Max Blumenthal, Anya Parampil, Ben Norton, and Aaron Maté have put together an honest, investigative news site that’s been running since 2015. It’s exactly what its title implies — a thinking person’s arena, indicating that area of the mind in-between black & white.”
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone


John Pilger The Grayzone“To counter the virulent propaganda on Venezuela, go to the excellent reporting of Max Blumenthal and his Grayzone colleagues… Theirs is real, not Vichy journalism… [The] Grayzone provides a rare counter to propaganda.”
Renowned journalist John Pilger


Michael McCaul The Grayzone“Deeply disturbing.” –Congressman Michael McCaul, Republican leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee



Max Blumenthal – Founder, editor-in-chief, reporter

Ben Norton – Assistant editor, reporter, video producer

Aaron Maté – Host of Pushback, reporter

Anya Parampil – Host of Red Lines, reporter



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