He just can't stop.
Will @JeffreyToobin & friends have the courage to call NYT journalists criminals & "drug mules", too? http://t.co/dajPg5xVZS #NoTheyWont
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 23, 2013
Perhaps someone can put Glenn Greenwald v 08.23.13 (above) in touch with Glenn Greenwald v 08.19.13 to remind him that he was publicly averring the exact opposite less than five days ago:
“This is obviously a serious, radical escalation of what they are doing. He is my partner. He is not even a journalist.”
They can scream "Fascist bootlicking authoritarian stooge!" at each other until one of them wins.
Mr. Greenwald (as I will now repeat for the umpteennth time) is the principal reporter on an important and consequential story. His currency as the principal reporter on this important and consequential story is his credibility which, for reasons I simply do not understand, he seems genuinely unable to stop himself from publicly pissing away in the most petty, vindictive and completely avoidable ways imaginable. And while I am not interested in the braying of his emotionally unbalanced horde, I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has worked with him and who has tried to persuade his that using his spotlight to traffic in some really stupid lies and and to settle petty grudges is not doing his credibility -- or this important and consequential story -- any good.
And speaking of Mr. Greenwald's sometimes extremely casual relationship to the truth, here is a short snip from this much longer post which ends with the writer shutting down his own comment section because the barrage of berserker nonsense from the Spleenwald Horde overwhelmed it:
...Get an editor, Mr. Greenwald.
Do it now.