Glenn Greenwald: Being Called a Traitor Is a “Badge of Honor”
In this short clip from Pete Williams’ Meet the Press interview this morning, Williams asks Glenn Greenwald two questions about his reaction to being called a “traitor,” and Greenwald replies that he considers it “a badge of honor.”
Notice that the questions Williams asked came from ordinary folks on Twitter and Facebook, but Greenwald’s answer is that he’s called a traitor because he’s speaking truth to power — implying what? That the people who asked the questions are mindless subservient sheep doing the bidding of a brutal national surveillance state?
Greenwald: It is always the case that people who bring unwanted disclosure that makes people in power uncomfortable are called traitors, and I look at that really as a badge of honor. I think it’s a testament to the fact that we’re doing our jobs.