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Glenn Greenwald 

Is Glenn Greenwald the New Master of Right-Wing Media?

“Glenn and I have always disagreed on some things, but at least he used to have consistent principles and respect for basic facts,” Lee told The Daily Beast. “It’s disappointing and tragic that he’s gone so far off the deep end, from what seemed to be an honest and fearless journalist into a conspiracy-peddling pundit that spends all his time misleading people.”

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Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee If you're seriously considering trusting random "the daily beast" editors over Glenn Greenwald, it's worth stepping back and carefully considering your process for evaluating information.

Dismissing Glenn Greenwald as "right wing" today would be like dismissing Neil Sheehan as "anti-american" in 1980.

Glenn Greenwald 

@nat

I'm just curious, did you read the article? Specifically did you read the parts about me? And did you notice that the quote above is _my_ quote, like I was interviewed for the article, and is not the words of a random Daily Beast editor?

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee I'll admit that I missed that it was, in fact, your quote. Given that, please disregard my inappropriate comment and continue your completely fair personal internet fight with Glenn Greenwald.

Glenn Greenwald 

@nat

lol thx. Although I do recommend actually reading the article. I'm the one who taught Glenn to use encryption so he could first talk with Snowden -- I've worked with him for many years, and it's sad but he's gone completely off the deep end

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee
I had limited knowledge of Greenwald prior to the Snowden reporting, but that made me an instant fan. I started reading The Intercept because of him, but his reporting became erratic over the next few years and it wasn't a surprise when he and The Intercept parted ways. He (and others) did a tremendous service to the world by telling Snowden's story, but I'm not a fan of his current work.

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee my sympathies, that sounds like a shitty situation for you and your family... All so glenn can keep raking in rage bucks. What a shameful display by someone I used to admire.

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee
Is it behind a paywall, or am I just doing sth wrong? Trying to read this on mobile I get a non-closeable popup.

In any case, it's always sad when two people you respect start disliking each other. Would love to read the article to learn more.

@datenschutzratgeber
I'm now on my desktop computer with Firefox with adblocker (uBlock origin) and with Javascript enabled. Still can't read it.

@maltimore @datenschutzratgeber strange. There's no paywall, doesn't block people with adblockers, etc. Does this archive version work? archive.is/YDUPg

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee I'm so sorry to hear this. I have always admired Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and all the other people involved in the Snowden reporting for their service to society. It's simply inconceivable that an investigative journalist like him would stoop to such hateful, counterfactual Fox-Trump-Confederate populism and hurl savage abuse at anyone who doesn't adore him like an incorrigible Pulitzer Prize winner.

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee God DAMN, Greenwald used to be my hero for breaking the Snowden story.

Now I feel dirty for holding him up as an example of an upstanding journalist who isn't afraid to cover the most dangerous stories and kicks up instead of down.

😢

Glenn Greenwald 

@phryk @micahflee

Burn your idols and murder your darlings. Nobody should be expected to have the responsibility to be on top or be able to handle it. It breaks people and people break.

I like what greenwald did in the snowden can, but he's human and imperfect. He can fail, and it sadly looked like he did...

(This is not in defence of greenwald, just hijacking it as an opportunity to remind people to kill their idols :)

Failure can be expected, but doesn't have to be excused

Glenn Greenwald 

@phryk sometimes you just have to trust people a bit.. It doesn't always work out.. Though if he fought online because of personal animus a lot, that's a bad sign and also remember articles indicating some other earlier signs..

Greenwald complaining about being criticized by name publicly, he's personally always going on about free speech. Worse he is equating it to his own actions, which lead to intimidation..

Als much as i hate ties, dunno why his suit & tie are mentioned..

Glenn Greenwald 

@phryk maybe the suit and tie thing are relevant somehow because of the whole "working class" schtick. Or maybe it intends to refer to it as a bit of an act. But then, don't journalists not put their journalist hat on, on the job? If only to not look like a complete slob.

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee can you FOIA the CIA on whatever programme they have going that turned Glenn's brain into mush please?

Glenn Greenwald 

@micahflee is it radio waves? any particular frequencies we should all be looking out for? i am personally going to be wearing a tinfoil hat until the intercept gets to the bottom of this. better be safe than Glenn Greenwald.

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