There are a lot of things broken about our American democracy.
Chucking journalists into supermax hellholes to rot incommunicado forever is not currently one of those things.
Which is why it is so weird that the Most Famous Reporter in the World keeps asserting over and over again that he lives a life that is perpetually thiiiiiiiiiiis close to getting Buttled
into gulagic oblivion ™ by the Obama Administration (from TPM) --
The Brazil-based American journalist who has reported extensively on top secret surveillance programs revealed through documents leaked by Edward Snowden said he refuses to be kept out of his native country simply for doing his job."I do feel a bit on exile but I don’t mean to stay away from the US," Greenwald told the website Telerama. "I wanna force the issue at some point. I refuse to be kept out of my own country for doing journalism."Greenwald originally moved to Brazil as a result of a U.S. law that denied immigration benefits to his gay partner, but that law has since been struck down.
-- despite the fact that, as one horrid little Obot once explained, the alleged threats to Mr. Greenwald's liberty now basically consist of nothing more than:
...Peter King shooting off his pie-hole which, if you hadn't noticed, is pretty much all Peter King does. But saying that "Well-known American crackpot Peter King thinks I should be arrested" is so much less terrifying and grandiose and self-promoting than "prominent journalists and politicians in the United States" so that is the story Mr. Greenwald is sticking to.
Also it is kind of astonishing that Mr. Greenwald made it all the way through both law school and the out precincts of the porn industry without learning what the word "exile" actually means.
Funny old world.