Tag Archives: Greenwald

Charlie Hebdo redux

For a semester I’ve co-taught a class in which we ask students to examine rhetorical strategies used by media, politicians, and groups that want to start revolutions. The Charlie Hebdo attacks happened a week into the new semester. Without prompting … Continue reading

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“We’re still the greatest thing to exist!”

Glenn Greenwald needs no introduction. Edward Snowden’s famous interlocutor has spent years documenting CIA abuses. A couple of days after the Senate torture report, he talks to a reporter from his former home Salon. The most salient bits: When I … Continue reading

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The revolving door of government and lobbyists

Glenn Greenwald, co-star of Citizenfour, interviews James Risen about his new book with the self-explanatory title Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War. On record as claiming Barack Obama is the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a decade,” … Continue reading

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Out to get you: Citizenfour

Hours of explanation regarding how the National Security Administration spies on Americans with the collaboration of European allies. Nervous eye flickers as the Hong Kong hotel in which he’s hiding holds a fire drill. He has to plug the room … Continue reading

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“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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