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Glenn Greenwald’s Rant Against Michael Kinsley: Just the Good Parts

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After the long, bitter and very public argument between Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald about redacting the name of a country from The Intercept’s latest article exposing legal NSA spying on other countries (in which Assange even called Greenwald and the rest of The Intercept “a bunch of racists”), you’d think Greenwald would have something to say about the fact that Assange has now carried out his threat to reveal the name of that country.

You might think that, but you’d be wrong. Twelve hours after Assange revealed the country (Afghanistan), super-journalist Glenn Greenwald hasn’t said a single word about it publicly. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

But he did have time to write 1700 words bashing Michael Kinsley for suggesting that journalists might not be above the law: A Response to Michael Kinsley.

Since these articles are totally predictable by now (“HOW DARE HE IMPUGN MY WONDERFULNESS?! SUBSERVIENT!”) here are just the good parts from Greenwald’s lengthy thin-skinned rant — the insults and ad hominem attacks.

…consummate establishment “liberal” insider…

[…]

…reflexively demonize the personality… (Ed. note: not a hint of irony here)

[…]

…jingoistic media courtiers…

[…]

…much of this reaction is simply a ritual of expulsion…

[…]

…U.S. media is too close and subservient to the U.S. government and its officials…

[…]

…U.S. journalists are pitifiully [sic] obeisant to the U.S. government…

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