I have attempted in this shebeen to be a complete agnostic on the question of whether or not Greenwald is a likable fella, because I think it haplessly irrelevant.
Charles has consistently deflected any and all criticism of Glenn Greenwald by insisting that all such criticism is the result of the critic simply not liking Mr. Greenwald. Or doesn't want to take him to the prom. Or have dinner with him. Or
whether or not you'd invite Glenn Greenwald to tea...
And since Charlie has summarily declared that any criticism of Mr. Greenwald amounts to nothing but "silly personality quibbles", all Greenwald critics may be therefor dismissed out-of-hand.
Does this bother me?
Not in the slightest. I have years and years of practice being dismissed out-of-hand.
I spent eight Clinton years being dismissed out-of-hand by people with vastly more power and influence than I will ever have. To Conservatives, I was gun-grabbing, Marxist lunatic while the Clinton years' Purity Caucus told me that I was sellout.
Then I spent eight years more being dismissed out-of-hand by Conservatives with vastly more power and influence than I will ever have because I was koo-koo in the head for questioning the inerrant wisdom of George W. Bush.
And now I have have spent the last six years once again being dismissed out-of-hand by Conservatives as a gun-grabbing, Marxist lunatic and by the Purity Caucus as a brainwashed drone-lovin' Obot monster.
Voltaire said, "To hold a pen is to be at war."
He was right.