Saturday, April 12, 2014

And Now The News For Greenwalds* -- UPDATE


No Greenwalds were arrested, "disappeared", tossed incommunicado into a lightless SuperMax hellhole for decades or in any way inconvenienced during a routine landing and debarkation at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport yesterday:
Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden story
By Reuters
Friday, April 11, 2014 18:35 EDT 
...
“I really didn’t expect anything to happen, which is why we finally came,” Greenwald told reporters after embracing his partner, David Miranda, who had earlier said he was nervous as he waited for Greenwald to pass through airport security.
...
A spokesman for Greenwalds said he was glad no Greenwalds were detained, but declined to comment on whether or not Mr. Greenwald enjoyed his cab ride, liked the weather we're having, thought the Mets had a chance this year or had decided which of New York's many yummy restaurants to go to for lunch.

Yum.  Yum.

And now the news for Gellmans.

No Gellmans were arrested, "disappeared", tossed incommunicado into a lightless SuperMax hellholes for decades or otherwise in any way inconvenienced...

*h/t Monty Python

UPDATE:

An Alert Reader noted that some people may not realize that one reason this development is of interest is that it so directly contradicts the story of Involuntary Exile due to Very Great Peril from Shadowy Government Forces which Mr. Greenwald was peddling just a couple of months ago.

Peddling so successfully that the great Wallace Shawn generously took his play to Brazil to stage it for Mr. Greenwald because he was given to understand:
...[Mr. Greenwald] was not able to return to the United States because of having received the NSA papers.
I'm glad Mr. Greenwald is once again among his family and friends.

I am also deeply confused about this Phantom Zone which some very prominent writers occupy in which it is considered unforgivably bad form to point out that some things they are saying today are 180 degrees in opposition to things they were saying just a little while ago.  

17 comments:

Horace Boothroyd III said...

Crickets from the hysterical ninnies of the Daily Kos. Unable to get their freak flags on over the potentially juicy details of Greenwald's arrest, imprisonment, and torture, they have grown uncharacteristically silent about the whole story.

Unknown said...

The in-flight movie was sub-par, thanks Obama.

n1ck said...

DG, you conveniently left out one key fact:

If you vote for Democrats it's worse than voting for Republicans or staying home and not voting at all, because Purity™.

Oh, and I almost forgot:

Droneglass.

Kathleen said...

As were the snacks, or lack thereof. Yeah. I'm looking at you, Obummer.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Charles pierce should go have lunch with them. Then they can talk about how awesome it would be for Democrats to stay home. Greenwald can get his vision of a Tea Party controlled USA, and Pierce can turn up the drunken Irish outrage to 11 for page hits.

Anonymous said...

For nearly 40 years, I have been using the word "wombats" to describe people I cant stand, in situations where the word "motherfucker" is not ...readily tenable. (Due to this particular sketch)
This in some way justifies the millions of weird looks I have endured over the years for yelling the name of an obscure marsupial
in moments of anger.
or sometimes I just scream..."Mother fucking wombats!!!"
I swear, some people will actually be able to identify me with this information....wombats mostly..
ohhh some eucalyptus...yum..yum

Anonymous said...

Have you got any Barrett Browns?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You're just embarrassing yourself now, driftglass.

Let's try something decent.
~

Pinkamena said...

I'm sure DG doesn't care what your privileged, self-centered, center-fucker ass has to say. So why don't you be quiet while the adults talk, child?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Interesting how there is no actual discrepancy between dg's post and digby's, yet dg should be 'embarassed' by it.

Unknown said...

I thought David Miranda was still in the custody of Obama's far-flung jack boots. No?

OBS said...

You're just embarrassing yourself now, driftglass.

Let's try something decent.


Um, yeah. How does that counter what drif-- sorry "droneglass" so embarrassingly said??

Maybe you should try calling us "stupid" again or something else equally witty to brighten your day? I'm particularly fond of "pathetic and witless" but almost anything else from your oeuvre would be better than "embarrassing."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

OBS, you're stupid.

Again.

Pinkamena, the privileged, self-centered, center-fucker asses here are represented by driftglass. Not to mention, Tbogg and the rest of the corporatist Dem leghumper crowd.
~

OBS said...

OBS, you're stupid.

Again.


Jeez, you just went with the old standby? I'd think you'd at least try to use some creativity once in a while.

Remember, the more you say it, the more pure you become. Keep at it! Someday you'll be nothing but a shining, pure white light, and the sparkleponies will absorb you into their hearts and then you shall finally rule their kingdom evermore!

Pinkamena said...

I made the little cinderblock-hucking troll mad. Too bad it can't return much besides childish retorts and more center-fucking.

Keep spreading that despair, you right-winger. You're doing your job so very well.

Monster from the Id said...

"Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends..." :D

Kathleen said...

"Pinkamena, the privileged, self-centered, center-fucker asses here are represented by driftglass. Not to mention, Tbogg and the rest of the corporatist Dem leghumper crowd." Yeah! I'm privileged! Who knew? Well, considering I'm on Social Security I'll be privileged until the Libpaultarians like Greenwalds and Snowdens of the world gut it.