What''s so surprising about a fugly 38 year old lawyer who wines and dines a 19 year old street kid? The only surprising thing about that story is that Greenwald admitted he''s a fucking creep.
Some of you Fried Rethuglic posters are so easy to spot. \
You know of course, all of you interlopers will die of AIDS for being on our chat board!
Glenn isn''t hot, but his partner is.
Glenn is hot as hell (the brain is my favorite organ) and his bf isn''t bad. Great article. Now, why didn''t Out put that on the cover instead of their dumb, racist Power Gay crap?
I think they''re adorable. He admits that there''s a huge age difference, they both work at it, and they seem to genuinely love each other. Greenwald is a passionately committed lefty who is smart as hell. Unless you''ve got a needlepoint portrait of Karl Rove hanging over your bed, what''s not to like?
r1 & r2 = Zionist gays who hate Greenwald because he''s a Jew who speaks the truth about Israel.
Sorry I''m skeptical that an accomplished lawyer has anything in common with a piece of Brazilian street trash other than he has money and the kid doesn''t. Sometimes I forget that DL expects us to follow the same playbook, otherwise we''re accused of being freepers / Anti-Semitic (wtf???!), or worse. Carry on.
"He prevents me from getting old, cranky, set in my ways, stagnant, and unspontaneous, and I keep him focused on career, future, responsibilities, and avoiding at least some of the bad mistakes of youth. It translates into this: I end up playing video games with a bunch of 23-year-olds until 3 a.m., and he ends up reading the Nietzsche I give him. Being young and from Rio, he%E2%80%99s still way ahead of me in the hedonism department. But I%E2%80%99ve been learning to give up control and be more spontaneous%E2%80%94something you can only do if you have absolute trust in the other person."
Translation: His life inexperience allows me to dictate certain terms in the relationship. For one, I condescend to him and he accepts it. I attempt to bond by acting younger than my age; predictably, he and all his friends mock me behind my back. He's kind of a whore, but I have to accept it, since he's much better-looking than me.
Well, at least Glenn is a liberal. He sounds insufferable, but at least he's doing some good somewhere.
Could those pictures be any gayer?%0D\
What is it with famous gay men and twinks? Is it that no one their own age can put up with them? Or thay just can''t ear getting older? I enjoyed being 23 but I certainly don''t want to be that age again and hanging out with a bunch of them would be my idea of hell. He sounds more like a father figure than a lover.
[quote]Brazilian street trash\
and R2 is racist too! The total R2 package!\
I liked him more before I read this. I thought he would have some sort of policy wonk boyfriend around his age.
Pictures of the boyfriend with his shirt off, please.
I assume it''s the Obama-bots attacking Greenwald, because he has written extensively about Obama''s hideous record on civil liberties.
Or it could just be people who have seen Glenn''s face, R18.
Not That Complicated, Really
[quote]What is it with famous gay men and twinks? Is it that no one their own age can put up with them? Or thay just can''t ear getting older?\
Or maybe we just love fucking perfect youthful specimens of humanity instead of fat, jaded geriatrics like you, dude.
Greenwald has a face only a rentboy could love.
How do you say "put a bag over it?" in Portuguese?
I heard Glenn on Signorile's show and love the guy. I wanted to read about his rescuing puppies and did a Google search. Instead of his regular Salon blog I came across what appears to be a 'secret' blog of his. Has he talked about it before? It's called "GGDrafts". It appears to be subscription only but if you link to a story inside it's free for some reason. I'll put the link to the dog story below. Has Glenn talked about his secret blog before?
Having read that Out article, I'd have to say that that relationship sounds incredibly healthy.
Er, UNhealthy. (Big difference.)
Who's the top?
It's disgusting that a wealthy middle aged guy exploits a poor teenager this way, particularly given his supposed liberal politics.
What are you surprised about, r37? Most white middle age fags are like that.
Has Greenwald actually done anything to help people in Brazil?
Or does he just sit on his ass all day and write angry blogs?
I'm guessing he's done a shitload more for Brazil than you ever will, R39.
Marc Jacobs purchasing a porn star is creepy. This seems like a charming, sweet relationship, which clearly has some of you bitches confused.
The young guy makes the older guy's dick hard. And the older guy has money. End of story.
How is it sweet? According to the article GG met his bf in 2004, 7 years before the article.
In the article the bf is 19! That means that GG met the bf at 12!!! TWELVE!
Good lord, R42: the article clearly says they met when Greenwald was 38 and the BF was 19.
No, he met Miranda in 2004
[quote]By 2004 he had tired of litigating, and was also at the end of an 11-year relationship with Achatz. He rented an apartment in Rio de Janeiro, expecting to remain there for two months. Emotionally drained, he says, "The last thing I was looking for was another relationship. Especially in Rio." But on his first day on the beach, he met Miranda.
Judgmental people here today.
He doesn't seem like a liberal AT ALL!?
That article seemed to be skirting (sorry) the fact that he's a BIG TIME CONSERVATIVE!
Especially with more and more details emerging about the so called "scandal" at the NSA. It already seems like another anti Obama smear.
Also, since he's the one that allowed a pictorial with his hot young boyfriend, I will "go there". I agree with the poster above who "translated" G.G.'s condescending comments about the boyfriend. All the gay men I've ever known who try to make being with a much younger guy work,have many things in common. Not least of all being control! They like being able to lord over the younger one. His house,his rules,his money,his sexual gratification,his friends,his timetable etc. etc.
One other common denominator is the inevitable resentment the young one will feel,and eventually begin to exhibit. That's why the G.G.'s are always trading-in the young one for another less mouthy,less disgruntled "new" young one! These guys leave a trail of fucked-over ex-lovers,and will never have a fulfilling mature relationship,nor do they deserve one.
[quote]Greenwald: I was drinking a guarana tea on Ipanema beach; he was playing beach volleyball. His towel was near mine, and we started talking. I was 38; he was 19.
What part of that is not clear?
I admire Glenn Greenwald so much as a journalist that I'm disappointed to find out he's in such a sleazy relationship in real life.
r46 cares more about Obama's reputation than he does his civil liberties.
Embarrassing. It's the equivalent of a skeevy straight male saying "She keeps me young" to justify preying on a FUCKING TEEN! WTF? This is our gay "intellectual"?
Also standard issue gay attire: khaki shorts, untucked shirt, and foamies. Chunky legs. Major gay face.
r51 Enough about you.
What are foamies?
All of you are just jealous! You can't have what I have--success in career and in LOVE!
But no Oscar, Glenn.
Has anyone read that Greenwald had contact with Snowden prior to the latter's employment with the NSA? I just saw that one on Twitter
Dear shit-stirrer R49 one of your "prolems" ( besides a heavy Catalan accent,apparently), is your naive (adorable really) belief that privacy exists.
When I need a dumbbell to clarify my posts I'll let you know.
Ooh, it looks like r49 really touched a deep nerve.
Privacy is now "naïve"? For real?
r58 We had less privacy than we did a few years ago. That's a fact.
What are you posting your opinions on an internet forum for if you don't want people to comment on them?
You're an Obama kiss-ass. You're as bad as a Bush kiss-ass in 2005. You probably support Obama's illegal holding and torture of Bradley Manning right?
The kid does not look like street trash
"I picked you up from the gutters of the lowest favelas of Rio, you little whore... and I can throw you right back again! Now get your ass out of here as I continue to bring the United States government to its knees!"
Glenn Greenwald's life is like a Harold Robbins novel.
Fattie with cankles.
Oh yeah, and the second coming of that shrill shrieking cunt Andrew Sullivan.
If he keeps playing video games with those kids till 3 am, he might end up with a slit throat and a missing XBox
R47...it's pretty clear. Alcoholic perv.
It's funny looking at the boytoy's page. Only two pictures of him with his keeper Greenwald, and the pics don't look particularly romantic.
LOTS of pictures of boytoy drinking and partying with his (same age) friends. Lots of shirtless pics for his followers on FB. But only those two cold pics of him and the 'love of his life'.
It's amazing because it looks exactly like what it is...an ugly middle age rich guy who bought himself a permanent escort. Yuck.
Oh and BTW...what's with the pentagram pendant around the boytoy's neck in that one FB pic?
Recently leaked NSA documents definitively prove that R66 keeps bodies of dead rentboys in his basement.
I can disagree with Greenwald without slut-shaming him and his boyfriend.
The relationship seems stable and balanced. The age difference is notable but not a dealbreaker by any means. They seem like a perfectly nice couple with a good life in Rio.
R66's assessment seems spot-on. The BF's page reveals very little connection to Glenn at all. What could they have in common? One is an old, rich Anglophone Jew, the other a young, poor Lusophone mixed-race man.
Greenwald has a few things right but is a complete hack.
To defend Assange, he wrote a pathetic attack on the Swedish legal system as not being up to American due process standards. Such a fucking joke.
I think he's mentally ill. It's one thing to acknowledge that government is out of control. To say anything goes and Manning, Assange and others are not only heroes but should be immunized legally to the point of defaming people and entire countries makes you a loon.
Such a smart man, yet he's blissfully being used by a piece of Brazilian street trash (who apparently can stomach having to lay next to a pudgy guy with halitosis). Nice work if you can get it!
Greenwald looks like Mark Zuckerberg in the photo (yuck). The young bf is gorgeous.
Just looking at pictures his boyfriend could pass as straight. Do you think that is why he was attracted to him? We all know there are many gay men who are into "straight-acting" men. It dispels the myth some gay men have that masculinity is entire innate and only heterosexual males have it. The characteristics gay men find attractive are learned, it's learned in the formative years. An informal schooling of masculinity that guys who largely only associate with other guys go through. Gay men like Ross Mathews grow up with largely female friends and they adopt some characteristics along the way.
You're all a fucking bunch of jealous ageists. Pathetic.
Greenwald was working with Snowden since February. I have a feeling he'll want to be careful of the types of friends his boy toy brings home to play video games.
R75...LOL!!!!! Funniest parody post ever!!!
Pssst...the ageist person is probably the one who goes after much younger guys and not men his own age. ;)
Watching him being interviewed recently I've come to the conclusion that he is almost invariably the smartest person in the room, answers questions more clearly and cogently, explains his views more convincingly, and suffers fools less gladly than anyone I've seen engage lately in public discourse.
Damn man, that gutter snipe won the lottery, didn't he?
why was the other greenwald thread deleted?
It's been deleted now? Yesterday it was closed. There was nothing inflammatory.
He lost me at the boy reading Nietzsche. Sorry, not plausible. Even if he's reading it in Portuguese.
Nietzsche is the most useless philosopher, so his 'work' was probably a good training wheel for the uneducated boy.
He's managed to lose all credibility with me, regardless of my appreciation of him exposing government snooping.
Send Glenn and his rent boy to Russia so they can enjoy their freedom!
Glenn Greenwald is a smart guy and I agree with a lot of what he says, but not everything. He's a dog lover and has rescued dogs from the streets and found them homes. He also fights for the underdog. That tells me he is going to be very careful with the boyfriend and try not to take advantage. As someone noted, he has a fair amount of money now, so if he and this guy didn't share some values, he could find someone else. Who knows how long it will last, but these days there are no guarantees in any relationship.
The BF isn't all that. Don't know why some of you queens are making it sound like he's some hustler or something.
he's not a hustler. he's just a whore
R11 said it all.
In that boytoy's web page link, he looks kind of pudgy himself around the waist.
I don't know what it is about young Brazilian gay men, but I have yet to meet one who wasn't out to find a sugar daddy. They're all looking to leave Brazil--but wherever they go, they isolate into gaggles of Brazilian ex-pats who just want to party and sleep. Every one of them shallow, stupid, and lazy as fuck.
And boy-howdy do they love their mamas!
Yeah. I said it.
I've never met a 'gay' Brazilian. They may have sex with men but they also have sex/relationships with women disproportionately. They all seem to be bi but prefer women, maybe it's a cultural thing.
I've heard that about PR and Serbian men too, R92. is it true though that Brazil guys can be possessive and jealous about their guys?
R91 is right. I just broke up with one. Ugh.
The women are all right. But the men are useless.
So R94 what happened?
The boyfriend gives an ugly troll some eye candy, and the eye candy gets money from the ugly troll. Win/win.
[quote] he's not a hustler. he's just a whore
[quote] Brazilian street trash
Ah Datalounge, ever filled with charmers.
Why do gay people keep attacking a gay man that exposes the evil rot at the core of our government?