14 Jan 2017

Glenn Greenwald Is So Awesome

Big Brother, Conspiracy, Trump 19 Comments

Just watch him–and I mean literally, watch his facial expressions–during this interview.

19 Responses to “Glenn Greenwald Is So Awesome”

  1. R.L. Styne says:

    Well that’s all the evidence I need. Greenwald is clearly a secret Trump supporter and we should do everything in our power to get him removed from polite society.


  2. skylien says:

    “WTF, am I talking to a brick wall?!” is what he must have thought every time he paused after she said something…

    • Jim says:

      Part of that was probably the satellite delay. It was driving me nuts.

      • skylien says:

        Right, a certain pauses was everytime, even when the interview was still normal going.

  3. Major.Freedom says:

    Fantastic interview given by Greenwald.

    “I don’t think Trump is a paragon of truth, I would still fact check his claim about Russia probably being behind the hacks.”

    Greenwald is the best journalist in the world today.

  4. James Smith says:

    The notion that the BBC is a bastion of unbiased journalistic integrity is revealed nonsensical when things like this happen on air: when a guest questions the infallibility of established state institutions, the hosts abandons any sense of impartiality and the dragon comes out, shouting down the guest in condescension. The host isn’t merely asking sensible questions, or even being a devil’s advocate; her tone implies that the guest is saying something completely outrageous, not because it might be wrong, but because it’s been brought up in the first place.

    Consider Jeremy Paxman’s tone as Noam Chomsky suggests that Obama has been worse than Bush on foreign policy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mA4HYTO790

    • Bob Murphy says:

      Good point James.

    • Major.Freedom says:

      I am envious of how you can explicate the idea I had in mind but could not say as well as that.

      • Bob Murphy says:

        BTW Major Freedom sorry on Sumner’s post about Saddam and Kuwait: Upon re-reading, you were saying the same thing I was. (Or at least, we had in mind the same timeline.) I initially misunderstood your critique of Sumner.

        • skylien says:

          Sounds like an interesting discussion. Which blog post of Sumner was it? Couldn’t find it there..

          • Bob Murphy says:

            In the comments of this post.

            • skylien says:


              Yes I also agree on the Saddam and Kuwait thing, especially since Sumner never went into detail or actually tried to defend his claim.

              However he has a point that Trump is anything but bridgebuilding. Except for Russia and GB, Trump it seems pisses off the rest of the world like China, Europe expecially Germany, Mexico etc with his mercantilist views. And I think it already shows how this causes animosities among nations (they are taking our jobs away! Oh they want punish us with tarriffs and take our jobs away etc…)

        • Major.Freedom says:

          You are literally one of a tiny minority of bloggers, or anyone really, whose criticisms and rejoinders I take seriously. You never have to apologize to me, you are making the world a better place.

  5. Reader says:

    What a G.

  6. Bob Roddis says:

    For folks who keep records and keep score…..

    S. Sumner: “I never said Obama should have gone to war in Syria. AND I DON’T HAVE ANY BIG PROBLEM WITH OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY.”

    “Major Freedom works hard each day to prove that he’s the most tasteless, classless, moronic and petty human being every to walk on the face of the Earth. It’s just my luck that he chose to make a fool of himself on my blog.”


    • Major.Freedom says:

      A classic.

    • Patrick Szar says:

      MF is without a doubt my favorite commenter anywhere. When I read his comments, its as if it came from my own mind. Apparently i’m tasteless, classless, moronic, and petty. But i’m not as eloquent.

      I’ve been hoping you’ll start a blog, MF. Its a shame my RSS feed doesn’t simply follow your commentary.

  7. Craw says:

    Greenwald has been stellar on all this, but holy crap is she awful. Awful. Anything goes if it looks bad for Trump.

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