From the link:
"There was a time when I really wished I could understand what drives Glenn Greenwald's hatred of President Obama. But then, I realized. I really don't care. I just wish his editors would be a little more discerning with his use of links and, um, "facts." I used to be able to count on the UK Guardian as an unwavering, very dependable news source, but it's becoming more difficult to do so, when they hire people like Greenwald to write for them.
First of all, they portray Greenwald as a progressive or liberal, and I don't see him that way at all. But that isn't what really bothers me about Greenwald. The most bothersome thing is the way he uses suppositions and facts interchangeably, as if they're equal.
Take his latest column, regarding Obama's nomination of James Comey as director of the FBI. Greenwald, as usual, uses the column as a vehicle for tooting his own horn, and to make an unsubstantiated attack against President Obama. First, he tries to establish himself as an expert on the covert activities of the Bush Administration, because he’s written about it many times. Now, I would never belittle that. I actually find much of the information on the NSA spying program to be very credible. Yet, he seems to have chosen to ignore his own notes in some spots, only to remember them later, when he's pretty sure readers have stopped reading. In this article, he makes statements about Comey that are simply not supported by available evidence, and then contradicts himself. In fact, after he starts like a house afire, and essentially blames Cowey for the downfall of civil rights, by the end of the article, he pretty much admits that Obama could have chosen much worse.
The question I keep asking myself is, where are his editors? He's not writing for his own personal blog; he's representing a truly good news organization. Why does he get to tell outright lies and then contradict himself later within the same column."
More at the link:
Hey OP, do you like the government spying on you by any chance?
Do you like it when journalists try to invent news rather than reporting it?
Maybe you're not aware that Greenwald always gave GWB major grief, far worse than Obama.
GG's a sleaze (very fitting for a lawyer, I guess).
My main problem with Greenwald is he's so ineffective. The liberal opposition to Obama deserved a far better leader.
[quote]Maybe you're not aware that Greenwald always gave GWB major grief, far worse than Obama.
Is this the same guy that 'trusted' Bush on Iraq, defending him endlessly, and basically being his toady on any number of issues?
[quote]The liberal opposition to Obama deserved a far better leader
There is nothing 'liberal' about Glenn Greenwald. He's a fucking libertarian asshat.
I wonder when his Brazilian boy toy will find a wealthier lover.
"Is this the same guy that 'trusted' Bush on Iraq, defending him endlessly, and basically being his toady on any number of issues?"
Um, no....it's not.
Not sure who you're confusing him with? Andrew Sullivan, maybe?
Glenn Greenwald lies to suit his political agenda.
His rabid defense of wiki leaks led to a parade of slurs against Sweden and the criminal justice system, despite Sweden scoring higher than most nations on human rights and treatment of prisoners.
He's just a tinhat with a law degree.
[quote]I wonder when his Brazilian boy toy will find a wealthier lover.
Soon after GG gets him into the United States
Greenwald is so fugly. David Miranda must be desperate for citizenship.
R12, could it be that David is attracted to Glenn for reasons other than his looks?
LMAO @R13. I'm sure an employed teenage hustler and a Yale lawyer old enough to be his dad bonded over their mutual love of the 19th Century French Impressionists.
R9, are you living in denial, or just oblivious to his history under Bush? I mean, seriously? You're denying blatant facts that have been reported on widely.
R15, what the fuck are you talking about?
OP is Michelle.
So, pointing out that Obama has been more belligerent than Bush makes him "Anti-Obama"?
Obama is pushing us to WW3 over The Ukraine, just like Bush did over Iraq and Iran. They are both evil fuckwads.
Adding to thread watcher
Greenwald attacked Bush with as much vigor as he is attacking Obama.
He can see that both of them are just neocon puppets.
So, Obama is above the law?
r19, just click the star. It turns orange and adds the thread to the watcher without posting.
R18 you're fucking delusional.
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.
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.
And ...... he is any different than rush the drug addicted clown or that ugly plastic surgery addicted judge on fox or bill O moron ?
In the country we have, like it or not, two political parties. One is weak, ineffective, and yet often stands for the right thing: helping the environment, supporting civil liberties, appointing good judges. The other is evil, dishonest, and is supported by the Koch brothers in an attempt to enrich the top .5 percent. Dems vs. Reps.
Greenwald attacks the Dems because he is motivated by his own need to drive his career. Attacking Reps does nothing to make him stand out. He's not interested in anything but his own career. Period. If he brings down all the Dems and puts Rick Perry in power, he'd be thrilled.
He is the very worst sort of journalist there is.
DL has some major uneducated dick. Liberal and Libertarian are not the same, not even close.
Sad that the party that stands on the better side of humanity cannot get their act together nor learn to fight back ( play dirty ) because we will never get anywhere until fighting back becomes part of the job requirement when we elect(hire) dems
Thank you r27.
Greenwald is a self-serving ass, like his bff Snowden.
Glenn Greenwald attacks Obama worse than Bush? Sorry, that's just a lie, and one that you can easily disprove, since Salon has archives. Go read up and then let's talk like adults.
GG is consistent, which is why like Cornel West and unlike Bob Cesca and Al Sharpton and MSNBC talking heads he attacks Obama for doing the same things he attacked Bush for.
But character assassination is so much more fun! Oh yeah, and GG is so fugly.
Jesus, get a grip, Obamabots. Your guy fooled you. He's another neo-con on the take. Grow up.
Can't wait until this faggot looks at the wrong Brazilian street kid and gets his throat slashed.
R33 shows the true colors of the rest of the loons on this thread.
I know Glenn personally and have photos of him tweaked out & groveling at my feet. Glenn is a sleazy, pathologically lying creep. I will gladly share the pics with anyone interested.
R34, r33 is absolutely spoton. You sound like a Greenwald lover. Fuck off.
The Obama-bots have really lost their marbles. Sick weirdos. R34 is absolutely correct.
r33 is probably scribed by r34 after clearing his/her cookies.
R38, uh huh.
Look, you Obama apologists are a bunch of evil morons. If you choose not to see, at this point, that Obama's a corporate shill, then you're deluded or a fool. Either way, you're a terrible person. Obama gloated over the farm bill, which took billions from the poorest people (in SNAP cuts) and gave it to wealthy farm owners. He seems hellbent on reviving the cold war. His administration's doing nothing about the end of net neutrality. He's got this evil trade deal going on that will make NAFTA look like a gift in comparison. It goes on and on. We can't afford your ignorance and blindness anymore. You're basically just a bunch of fucking Republicans pretending to be Democrats.
I want to see the pics
R39 nailed it. There really is no Democratic Party anymore.