>@ggreenwald says he may be ready to return to the U.S. He talks about his plans with @andersoncooper tonight on #AC360 8p on @CNN
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) February 7, 2014
For the benefit of the comprehension-impaired, please let me reiterate once again that I am not in any way commenting on the virtues or mendacity of anything Mr. Greenwald is asserting. Read all the way to the bottom of this post and then back to the top again and you will find no word bent to that purpose, so if you persist in seeing something with demonstrably does not exist, I must assume that you are either delusional or a troll or a delusional troll.
No, the point I have made several different times now happens to be in strict agreement with writers like Charles Pierce (who I respect and with whom I sometimes disagree) who argue eloquently that opinion merchants who continue to drag the personal dramas of Glenn Greenwald into the middle of the important and consequential story of NSA abuses are committing an act of destructive distraction and they should cut it the fuck out!
For the benefit of anyone for whom reading is perhaps not fundamental, Glenn Greenwald's personality, and the peripatetic globe-trotting of Edward Snowden, are not the story here. If you decide to make them the story, then you are taking yourself off the real story, and that's your fault, not Greenwald's or Snowden's...
Once again, whether or not I agree with this line of reasoning, if you do, I strongly urge you to direct your comments to:
Andersen Cooperc/o CNN/New York
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Conor Friedersdorfc/o Atlantic Media Company
600 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
And to:Brian Beutlerc/o Salon260 West 36th St, Suite 901
New York, NY 10018
Amy Goodmanc/o Democracy Now!207 W. 25th St., Floor 11New York, NY 10001
What Exciting!New!Revelations! will tomorrow bring in the ongoing saga of "Glenn Greenwald Is Not The Story"?
Watch this space!
Meanwhile, Barton "Machine Gun" Gellman is still on the loose.