He is exactly the man we want representing us. He's highly intelligent, monogamous, courageous, confident, and just a great poster boy for gay men.
Unlike Anderson Cooper, he's always been out and proud, yet the fact that he's gay is just a part of who he is. He doesn't have to flaunt the gay, yet he's not afraid of it either, and because of his attitude, people just accept him for who he is.
I love him.
Only one problem. He is a treasonous traitor. That might not be so good for the gays.
Does he still live in Brazil because of his boyfriend?
As much as I've seen him on the news this week (mostly getting feisty with every interviewer), I assumed that he's based in the U.S. now.
Glenn Greenwald has some legitimate gripes which he takes to irrational extremes. He despises the US and makes excuses for Muslims nonstop. Glenn is a gay Jew and doesn't seem to understand how the Muslim world would actually treat him if he ever showed up there. Glenn is enjoying his Snowden moment, but I predict a spat between him and the teenage Paultard.
No, he still lives in Brazil.
I've tried to like Glenn Greenwald, but I just can't make it happen.
Every time I see him interviewed he projects this smug air of intellectual superiority to everyone he speaks to, as if it's his personal responsibility to educate the ignorant masses on how and what they should be thinking. I do believe he is a very intelligent man, but his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.
He has become somewhat of an apologist for Islamic extremism (which R3 points out) and his attacks on other writers (like Andrew Sullivan) are often needlessly vicious and just expose Greenwald's inability to ever consider another side of an argument or even entertain the idea that he could be wrong.
He's a known pedophile to those in the know.
"I do believe he is a very intelligent man, but his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor."
R6= Bill O'REilly
Glenn Greenwald is a Koch-sucking, Cato-institute lacky who "trusted Bush" in the war on Terror. He's a typical libertarian asshat and hypocrite, and doesn't deserve anyone's praise or defense.
He's defended virulent racists and white-supremacists in the past.
He's no hero.
He is a hero. Zionists hate him.
He's an Obama hater and basher through-and-through. His only agenda in reporting this was to hurt Obama. Seriously, he was totally okay with all this under Bush.
Glenn Greenwald is so blinded by his resentment of the United States that he can't be bothered to get his facts right. This man is simply not good at his job.
I used to have a crush on him, but he's become so shrill lately that I can't even stand to listen to him even when his points are valid. Plus, whatever he's been doing has taken a toll on him, he starting to look real rough, like he's been doing meth all night and then started yelling at people in the middle of the town square to wise up or else.
Why even bring up Anderson Cooper? It's not like he's going around declaring himself king of all things gay or some kind of hero. If you want to like that Libertarian/agenda driven, egotistical traitor Greenwald, fine, but you don't have to try to malign AC here in order to do it. You have a problem with people coming out? Greenwald had to come out sometime just like Anderson and anyone else.
R9 has it right.
I'm very surprised at the posts in reply. It looks like Obama nd the Dems does properly represent a country that has moved very far to the right.
We have noted your admiration of Mr. Greenwald.
We have also noted your IP address.
I agree with the negativity. Greenwald isn't a hero. He's a self-promoting Ralph Nader type who isn't a progressive at all -- he's basically just a mirror image of Rand Paul:
R13 - In 2006 Greenwald's book - How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok - was published.
Here is an excerpt from the book description on amazon.com:
"Greenwald saw unprecedented and extremist theories of presidential power, theories that flout the Constitution and make President Bush accountable to no one, and no law."
Similar to the ACLU Greenwald practiced constitutional law. Like it or not - the First Amendment protects white supremacist speech.
As far as him being a libertarian or "Cato-institute lacky' - just not true. He wrote two articles for the Cato Institute. On the flip side he made presentations at the Socialism Conference in 2011 and 2012.
I hope Glenn Greenwald's Brazilian husband is giving him a lot of hot, steamy sex.
OMG! What a bunch of self-loathers! Just because he's out, you hate him.
Yes, R22. That's exactly why. You nailed it, o smart one.
Now shut the fuck up.
Greenwald is a LIBERAL! I don't believe for one second that he was a Bush supporter.
Greenwald repeatedly roasts the GOP, but by now going after or laughing at the GOP is shooting fish in a barrel. Republican buffoons make it so easy.
GG gets flack because 1) he's a gay Jew who is highly critical of Israel and 2) he is highly critical of Obama and the Democratic establishment for abandoning progressive principles and the shredding of civil liberties. He's repeatedly pointed out that Democrats who were supposedly outraged with Bush's toxic policies have no problem supporting them when Obama is in charge.
I particularly love this clip of Greenwald ripping Ari Fleischer a new asshole.
Greenwald has also supported Obama's gay rights record.
There are black people who get that Obama is nothing more than a black face promoting the white establishment to shut the black people up.
For the first time in history, blacks are supporting republicunt values all because they THINK their man is in charge.
Obama is a brilliant move by the powers that be. It stifles the black and the progressives all in one shot.
Yes...a Yale-educated lawyer whose partner is a illiterate former prostitute from Brazil is someone to idolize.
Jesus surrounded Himself with former prostitutes. What's the big deal?
Although, I don't think Glenn Greenwald is the second coming or anything. He's just a super intelligent man who happens to be gay.
So much for Greenwald's supposed racism:
Glenn Greenwald: Woman Imprisoned for Life for Minor Drug Offense; Banking Giant Immune to Justice for Massive Drug Laundering
By coincidence, on the very same day that the DOJ announced that HSBC would not be indicted for its multiple money-laundering felonies, the New York Times published a story featuring the harrowing story of an African-American single mother of three who was sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 27 for a minor drug offense:
"Stephanie George and Judge Roger Vinson had quite different opinions about the lockbox seized by the police from her home in Pensacola. She insisted she had no idea that a former boyfriend had hidden it in her attic. Judge Vinson considered the lockbox, containing a half-kilogram of cocaine, to be evidence of her guilt.
"But the defendant and the judge fully agreed about the fairness of the sentence he imposed in federal court.
"'Even though you have been involved in drugs and drug dealing,' Judge Vinson told Ms. George, 'your role has basically been as a girlfriend and bag holder and money holder but not actively involved in the drug dealing, so certainly in my judgment it does not warrant a life sentence.'
"Yet the judge had no other option on that morning 15 years ago. As her stunned family watched, Ms. George, then 27, who had never been accused of violence, was led from the courtroom to serve a sentence of life without parole.
"'I remember my mom crying out and asking the Lord why,' said Ms. George, now 42, in an interview at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. 'Sometimes I still can't believe myself it could happen in America.'"
As the NYT notes - and read her whole story to get the full flavor of it - this is commonplace for the poor and for minorities in the US justice system. Contrast that deeply oppressive, merciless punishment system with the full-scale immunity bestowed on HSBC - along with virtually every powerful and rich lawbreaking faction in America over the last decade - and that is the living, breathing two-tiered US justice system. How this glaringly disparate, and explicitly status-based, treatment under the criminal law does not produce serious social unrest is mystifying.
He's a gay Jew who has dedicated his life to defending the most extreme homophobes and anti-Semites. He's only interesting from the viewpoint of psychopathology.
His fanboys' warped perception of reality is hilarious. He recently put on a truly pathetic performance on Bill Maher's show, but they crowed about how he had "shredded" and "owned" Maher.
I fell in love 7-8 years ago when he was excoriating Bush over the murders of innocent people in Iraq/Afghanistan and exposing it for the world.
Now that he is exposing Obama to be just as bad (if not worse- at least socilaist liberals called Bush evil while now they lick Obomba's ass) he gets flack.
Our government is evil, and we need to dissolve the "UNITED" part and just become a loosely tied free trade collective of independent states and cities.
Withdraw consent from DC (which will be easy once the dollar dies) and embrace hyper-localism.
He's an asshole. He wants the story to be him.
And r35 is just plain insane.
Greenwald is nothing but a narcissist with an agenda.
[quote]Only one problem. He is a treasonous traitor. That might not be so good for the gays.
Treason? Where? When? How?
[quote]He's a gay Jew who has dedicated his life to defending the most extreme homophobes and anti-Semites.
[quote]I agree with the negativity. [Glenn] Greenwald isn't a hero. He's a self-promoting Ralph Nader type who isn't a progressive at all -- he's basically just a mirror image of Rand Paul:
Does this mean that Ralph Nader - given that R19 wrote that Glenn Greenwald is his "type" - is not progressive and, like Mr. Greenwald, that also means that Mr. Nader is a "mirror image of Rand Paul"?
When government worshiping fucktards are exposed, they always just rant.
If GGreenwald had published this expose under the Bush administration, R19 would be hailing him as a hero. The fact that GG is exposing Obama as a NeoCon bootlicking traitor is too much for his little brain, so he lashes out.
When Obama invades Syria then "useful idiots" like R19 will hail him as a great liberator, despite the facts.
The fact that Ron Paul opposed invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and opposes invasions in Syria, Egypt and Yemen...well, these retards can't understand how someone can embrace PRINCIPLES- like not killing, or stealing- and just look for an (R) or (D) and vote for their preferred dictator.
Why are all traitors gay?
OP, you're an idiot.
Glenn Greenwald is a liar, a manipulator, a narcissist, and a fucking moronic libertarian asshole.
He's the last person who should be "representing us". Ugh. He's a vile human being and I loathe him.
[quote]his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.
I fucking love this sentence.
Please offer some proof.
Back in 2001-2008 GG was a hero for exposing the crimes of the Bush administration.
Now that he is exposing Obama as a war criminal just like Bush, he is a bad guy.
Glenn Greenwald is a craven,intellectually dishonest cultural relativist and violent jihad apologist who pretty much holds the U.S. responsible for EVERY political and social sandstorm occurring on the planet. He has a bratty,steamrolling style that has many admirers but to me makes him an insufferable cunt.
And although I agree with him on more than a few topics...including the destructive role U.S. foreign policy and corporate interests play in world events...the whole derisive tenor of his "blame America first and only" rhetoric and his staunch defense of and apology for brutal,Sharia law supremacists and terrorists has for me completely destroyed any credibility or moral authority he may have once have.
I love how sexy liberal atheist Sam Harris dismantles Greenwald's jejune,ad hominem attacks and passive aggressive intimations in this infamous interchange between the two.
Glenn Greenwald is an emotionally stunted, borderline pederast who takes advantage of well-hung,impoverished, homeless and desperate teens and in exchange for sex and mid-life crisis management provides them with video games,cash and elevated social status within the hypocritical framework of a privileged and elitist lifestyle provided by the very U.S. system Greenwald rails against.
Well, I meet a lot of people, and I'm convinced that the vast majority of wrong-thinking people are right.
All the Guardian's Stalin-apologist human filth suck more radical Islam, jihadist cock than a Pakistani whore while wishing death on Americans and Jews and this strutting, preening, Greenwald attention whoring cocksucker is no exception. I know this is taboo, but I wish cancer on every one of England's "Guardianista" pigs. Very, very tired of their Islam fellatio and their jaw-dropping arrogance.
The National Security Agency's spy program targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, and in the case of Mexico's leader accessed the content of emails before he was elected, the U.S. journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Sunday.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, told Globo's news program "Fantastico" that a document dated June 2012 shows that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's emails were being read. The document's date is a month before Pena Nieto was elected.
The document on which Greenwald based the report includes communications from Pena Nieto indicating who he would like to name to some government posts among other information. It's not clear if the spying continues.
As for Brazil's leader, the June 2012 document "doesn't include any of Dilma's specific intercepted messages, the way it does for Nieto," Greenwald told The Associated Press in an email. "But it is clear in several ways that her communications were intercepted, including the use of DNI Presenter, which is a program used by NSA to open and read emails and online chats."
The U.S. targeting mapped out the aides with whom Rousseff communicated and went a level further by tracking patterns of how those aides communicated with one another and also third parties, according to the document.
Calls to Rousseff's office and a spokeswoman were not answered. Messages sent to a spokesman for Nena Pieto weren't immediately returned. Mexico's Foreign Ministry said had no comment.
Brazilian Justice Minister Eduardo Cardozo told the newspaper O Globo that "if the facts of the report are confirmed, they would be considered very serious and would constitute a clear violation of Brazil's sovereignty."
"This is completely outside the standard of confidence expected of a strategic partnership, as the U.S. and Brazil have," he added.
In July, Greenwald co-wrote articles in O Globo that said documents leaked by Snowden indicate Brazil was the largest target in Latin America for the NSA program, which collected data on billions of emails and calls flowing through Brazil.
The Brazilian government denounced the NSA activities outlined in the earlier reports.
Greenwald reported then that the NSA collected the data through an undefined association between U.S. and Brazilian telecommunications companies. He said he could not verify which Brazilian companies were involved or if they were aware their links were being used to collect the data.
I'm a rentboy who's been hired by Glenn during numerous visits to NYC. Last few trips, I found Glenn increasingly tweaked out of his mind on crystal meth and his behavior erratic and disrespectful (in regards to my payment). Because of this and the fact that I eventually realized he was a pathological liar, I no longer agree to meet with Glenn.
I can't wait for Greenwald to crash and burn HARD. Can't stand his right wing/Libertarian/KKK loving ass.
SHOOT the messenger
So many hysterical, mentally unbalanced spittle-encrusted, twirling-in-a-tizz anti-Greenwald posts! I'll translate them:
I can't stand Greenwald because is a progressive who dares to criticize President Obama and Israel.
I'm SUING YOU, R52!
I'm SUING YOU, R56, for impersonating ME. And I'm suing R52 for his lack of discretion. And I'm suing everyone who has posted in this thread for trying to sabotage my brand! Hell, I'm suing Mediapolis for failing to appropriately compensate me for any thread mentioning my name!
Don't you love people like Greenwald who hate America so much that they will even take sides between Syria's Assad and the people he gassed?
R55 is a fucking moron.
Anyone who idolizes Glenn Greenwald has [italic]issues[/italic].
Does ugly frog face no longer on DL at least for the sake of "pointless bitchery?"
Snowden and Greenwald are heroes.
How many people support the government spying on every call, every email, every tweet?
I hope one day soon there's a drone with Greenwald and Snowden's name on it.
I hope they track you.
And then murder you because you are too stupid to live.
And then display your corpse at the Lincoln memorial (ironically fitting) as a warning to other people not to fuck with the government.
Nazi cunts like you should be the first victims.
Another day, another GG thread, same collection of hilariously, over-the-top, crazed, hate-spewing, name-calling, shit-smearing, anti-GG whackjobbies. NONE of whom can be troubled to back up their lunacy with anything remotely reality-based.
R52 wins the prize for creativity.
We haven't seen the like since W's supporters infested DL during his administration. More, please. It's all just too delicious.
It just makes me sad.
These people who worship the power of the government to do anything, despite the fact that the US Constitution prohibits said action...well, they make me sick
I hope you will take a few weeks and explore these links. They will help you reconcile your disdain for the NSA and your hatred for the military.
Once you realize that our government is evil and out of control, and only exists to serve the top .01% via "QUANTeAsing" and the manipulation of the stock market, then it will be easier to see how the bottom 99.9% will benefit once the government is radically decentralized and powers are curtailed and limited to small, hyperlocal regions.
Think of it as "locavorism in politics" and how much better for the environment, the diet, the individual...the whole society it will be!!!
R52, you're a fucking liar, obviously desperate for attention.
Why aren't Snowden and Greenwald on the Nobel Peace Prize list?
Oh, wait, they gave it to Obama, proving that it is bullshit. Why didn't Bush, or Reagan or Clinton get it? They killed almost as many people!
[quote]his demeanor is that of a hubristic undergraduate who just read Sartre and now thinks he's smarter than the professor.
[quote]I fucking love this sentence.
The hatred of GG, whatever his flaws, simply has to do with envy of anyone who stands up to power. Most people lack that courage and are submissive their whole lives.
Homosexuality is illegal in "Palestine." Does this Uncle Chom know that.
R74 must tale great comfort in being told that "even gay Jews" have higher souls than all non-Jews, gay or straight, according to Israel's deputy minister for religious services, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan.
Of course same-sex marriage is illegal in Israel, as is the marriage of Jews to non-Jews.
Glenn supports Russia's anti-gay laws and licks Putin's ass!
[quote]The hatred of GG, whatever his flaws, simply has to do with envy of anyone who stands up to power.
There is a huge difference between the power he is standing up to and the power he should be standing up to.
Link please,r76. Thought not.
R78, he wrote last summer in his twitter that he doesn't care about Russian anti-gay laws, and always praised his butt-buddy Snowden who is working now for Putin's secret services!
I can't stand Greenwald and his sanctimonious bullshit. Hero? More like an opportunist.
The sooner he disappears, the better.
r79: Can you post a link to that?
I am generally a big fan of GG, but I am annoyed that he has not address the fascist gaybashing made state law under Putin. If he is reluctant to do that in case Putin retaliates against Snowden, I will have lost a lot of respect for him.
If GG discusses and condemns Obama's human rights abuses (and one should) he must equally condemn Putin's.
"he wrote last summer in his twitter that he doesn't care about Russian anti-gay laws,"
He never said that, he said it's not on his priority list because he's not a Russian citizen.
then INTERNATIONAL spying shouldn't be on his prority list too, he's such a hypocrite!
r83 It's being done by the US government.
Why are you so angry about this? If there was nothing wrong with what Snowden revealed, why would Obama's cabinet have been lying about it for years and trying to keep it secret?
r76/r79, that is not a link. It's just you continuing to speak out of your butthole.
Massive fail. You SUCK!! And not in a good way.
R84, so by his logic he should care about spying on US citizens ONLY.
You RT homophobes are pathetic!
R79, butt buddy and Putin's secret services??? You are a serious jerk and an ignorant one.
He can't post a link because it is bullshit he pulled out of his prolapsed anus.
Greenwald and Snowden are heroes, and should win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.
Sadly, the fact that Kissinger and Obama won makes it worthless. Warmongering fascists are poor company.
Snowden needs a Nobel.
It was recently revealed that Snowden's actions ruined the careers of co-workers whom he duped in his quest for fame. Fuck him. He's a megalomaniacal Libertarian, not a hero.