Glenn Greenwald’s Euphemism of the Day: He Promoted a Far Right Militia Because “Neutral Linking”
You may remember this post from yesterday, asking the question: Why Is Glenn Greenwald Promoting an Extreme Right Wing Militia?
Just to remind you, this is the advertisement from the crazed right wing militia Oathkeepers that Greenwald was promoting, via reason.com (and the article to which he linked, by the way, was a shameless whitewash of this radical right wing group):
Today, Mr. Greenwald is trying to dance away from hyping the Oathkeepers and their disgusting advertisement with this tweet:
Wait: someone's saying my neutral linking to this Reason article = support for that group? https://t.co/ZjZYrPOtYm Is this just stupidity?
That’s almost cute how he can’t bring himself to address me by name, even though he certainly knows where it came from. But he still manages to toss in a gratuitous insult, so there’s that.
As for “neutral linking,” all I can say is, “lolwut?!” Here’s his tweet:
A coalition of current and former military, police, and other public officials place huge pro-Snowden ad in Metro http://t.co/zcqTb0IBJ3
He was promoting this ad because it was pro-Snowden. There was nothing neutral about it; he very obviously approved of it.
Oh wait — he also came up with another excuse:
@TamOBedlam I quoted the Reason article - maybe you've heard that Twitter has space constraints.
Right, because “a coalition of current and former military, police, and other public officials” is much shorter than “Oathkeepers.”
A reader emails a current photo of one of the Oathkeepers’ ad displays in a subway: