Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Morning Comin' Down -- UPDATE


Professional fulminator Mr. Greenwald reacting to being asked questions about advocacy journalism by establishmentarian testicle-cozy, David Gregory.
Anything that has the effect of making David Gregory look reasonable by comparison is not helpful.

UPDATE: FYI I am currently half a continent away from Netroots Nat'n, on a short, parenting-intensive trip with BG and three kids involving some flying, some fancy driving and other logistical hocus pocus. Normal, book-length pushbacks against the moral entropy of the Universe will resume once I have a lever and a place to stand and a sammich and a long nap.

16 comments:

mahakal said...

This is your Sunday Morning Coming Down? Glenn tweeted a lame snark! Oh, what will the rest of the Twitters say?

Tom Huck said...

Who are you?

gcwall said...

Until Mr Snowden mentioned it, no one knew that the US spies on China and Russia? Please... give me a break.

gcwall said...

Mr Gregory has never appeared to be reasonable, to reasonable observers.

Compound F said...

congratulations! Your wingut hybridization is now complete. You have selected the Limbaugh/Brooks/Sullivan protocol. You can pick up your keys to the Executive Wingnut Washroom (EWW!)in Room 641A at the AT&T interception facility. Your checks will begin arriving in 3-5 days when you are fully annealed. Welcome to the Non-existent Club You Were Not In. Be sure to drop off your remaining shreds of reason at coat check.

Anonymous said...

DG, I knew you weren't there to say it so I said it for you:

http://i.imgur.com/W7mVXFK.png

mahakal said...

Also, you know, what Digby said:

"If I didn't hear so much of this kind of talk coming from journalists I might have thought Gregory was playing devil's advocate."

Tommy said...

"Establishmentarian testicle-cozy" is guaranteed to be the funniest thing I read today.

mahakal said...

CF, I don't think he's descended to the level of Limbaugh/Brooks/Sullivan, but it does seem lately that DG is on the same side as Peter King and Dick Cheney with regard to Mr. Snowden.

Coldtype said...

Anything that has the effect of making David Gregory look reasonable by comparison is not helpful -DG

There was nothing remotely reasonable about Gregory's line of questioning in the interview GG references here. Surely you jest... I cannot imagine how anyone can come away from that embarrassing spectacle and draw your conclusion.

Anonymous said...

Who cares if David Gregory "looks reasonable"? Are you all that fucking insecure?

Anonymous said...

Glenn Greenwald is so much better than you.

Anonymous said...

Remember: this is America we're talking about. Putrid shit since 1776.

Anonymous said...

"Glenn Greenwald is so much better than you."

good grief! The teen thread is now open...

Lumpy Lang said...

Decently said by David Sirota.

"Two weeks into the hullaballoo surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, one thing is clear: they did not just reveal potentially serious crimes perpetrated by the government — including possible perjury, unlawful spying and unconstitutional surveillance. They also laid bare in historic fashion the powerful double standards that now define most U.S. media coverage of the American government — the kind that portray those who challenge power as criminals, and those who worship it as heroes deserving legal immunity. Indeed, after “Meet the Press” host David Gregory’s instantly notorious performance yesterday, it is clear Snowden’s revelations so brazenly exposed these double standards that it will be difficult for the Washington press corps to ever successfully hide them again."

If only that last point were true!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm with you this time, Lumpy! Amen to that.