Tag Archives: Greenwald

“Spying, like censorship, affects all of us to the extent it shapes who holds power and what ideas hold sway”

“I have nothing to hide,” we’ve heard from those in both parties indifferent to the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden and published by The Guardian, Washington Post, among other newspapers. Julian Sanchez explains it slowly: Privileged folks like Ben and … Continue reading

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“That [Greenwald] can be truculent in defense of his position is simply part of the deal you make.”

Liberals grouse about Glenn Greenwald. Synonyms for “smug” and “self-righteous” appear in sentences often. Readers of this blog know the depth of my admiration for his documenting the foreign policy abuses committed by the Bush and Obama administrations (click on … Continue reading

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“The jingoistic view of what is ‘newsworthy’ is baseless and warped. “

With Antonin Scalia looking forward to hearing NSA cases, Glenn Greenwald reminds us that Barton Gellman and Charles Savage aren’t getting the attention of Edward Snowden in part because they’re respected members of the press and respected members of the … Continue reading

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Tom Ricks “no longer going soft on Greenwald and Snowden”

What a big man you are. Tom Ricks has a growing suspicion that Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden are up to something. On Saturday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter posed a question to Greenwald on Twitter. “Glenn, any comments … Continue reading

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Greenwald: “If you look at the history of people who seek out political power, of the kind that they’ve acquired, it becomes its own intoxicating force”

Thanks to $250 million in startup funds from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenald and Jeremy Scahill hope to launch NewCo, devoted to anti-establishment journalism. In this interview Greenwald discusses the venture, the nature of First Amendment freedom in the … Continue reading

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Received wisdom is dead, long live received wisdom: David Broder – RIP

The name means nothing outside the political Beltway. Nor should it. Revered by the press corps, Broder was the scribe for the half-literate. He repeated preconceptions about candidates and movements from congressional aides and White House staff. He pulled scuttlebutt … Continue reading

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On WikiLeaks

I told students the other day that I found the latest batch of WikiLeaks cables and memos “banal,” or, at best, the kind of color I would want to read in a history or biography in five years (the biggest … Continue reading

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