This is telling. Greenwald associate Trevor Timm compares people who think Edward Snowden works with Russia to 9/11 Truthers, and is immediately swarmed with outraged comments from his fans who are 9/11 Truthers.
It’s been almost a week since I wrote anything about the Mighty Glenn Greenwald, but it seems the Mighty G has been thinking of me, despite the wonderful awards he’s been receiving, because today he tweeted a link to the blog run by the extreme right wing Muslim-hating weirdos who’ve been stalking me online for more than seven years.
The giveaway that Greenwald’s tweet was aimed at me is pretty clear — all you have to do is read that blog. It’s entirely dedicated to non-stop hatred of yours truly, with all kinds of genocide-advocating hate speech and violent rhetoric everywhere. The people who hang out there are the absolute bottom of the Internet barrel; many of them were banned from LGF for doing exactly what you see them doing at their new home. And they have been relentlessly stalking and harassing not just me, but anyone who posts at LGF or communicates with me on Twitter, for years.
When my friend George Duke died, they went to websites with articles about George and posted disgusting comments pretending to be me. These are the people Greenwald is linking to.
This is also the blog that conspired with another Greenwaldian hero, Barrett Brown, to out my private emails, along with anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller. After Brown decided to start hating me, he hung out extensively at this website.
And it’s the blog that has posted numerous videos and articles denying the genocide committed by Serbians against Muslims, and once posted a video praising the infamous racist book The Turner Diaries that inspired terrorist Timothy McVeigh.
And the graphic Greenwald wants you to look at is a fake — an altered version of a Think Progress graphic showing Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Breivik’s citations of right wing writers and organizations in his “manifesto.” The altered graphic, to which they added my name in a very deceptive manner, with a bright green bar to make sure you didn’t miss it:
And the actual graphic that appeared at Think Progress, which does not have my name in it, of course:
Notice the difference? Here they are side by side. Maybe that “StinkProgress” logo should have been a red flag?
If you actually read Breivik’s sick manifesto, you’ll discover that he clearly hated me and considered me a “traitor” to his deranged “cause,” and included numerous articles from anti-Muslim bloggers attacking and vilifying me. And not only that; all of the “citations” Greenwald attempts to attribute to Breivik are actually contained in blog posts written by other authors, mostly “Fjordman.” The fact is that Breivik himself never wrote a single word about me or about LGF.
To really drive home the point about the kinds of sources this Pulitzer Prize-winning “journalist” believes are credible, here are some past LGF posts about the “Diary of Daedalus” stalking site; I usually ignore them, but this case is so egregious it had to be answered.
And just to follow up, the Mighty Greenwald has now admitted he did read that post and knew exactly what kind of site he was linking to:
@davebabler What? The whole point of that graph was to correct the TP graph. It said that ***explicitly. So obvious. And it was accurate.
After all the thousands of words Glenn Greenwald has written about the danger he faced if he returned to the United States, and how the government was out to get him and would undoubtedly throw him into solitary confinement instantly upon arrival, and possibly even murder him because that’s how evil Obama is, this morning Greenwald, Laura Poitras and David Miranda arrived in New York to receive an award… and nothing happened.
What? Glenn Greenwald wasn’t arrested? You mean all that hype was just paranoid melodrama?
WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS!
Some funny responses on Twitter:
@Green_Footballs He has become so powerful that now the government FEARS HIM.
@Green_Footballs I'm sure he's in the middle of a Will Smith in 'Enemy of the State' style escape from his shadowy govt pursuers right now.
@Green_Footballs They're just trying to, like, lull him into a false sense of security, maaaan.
This post could also be titled “When Hacktivists Attack (Each Other),” as the site cryptome.org publishes an email from Edward Snowden’s lawyer Jesselyn Radack to Glenn Greenwald — that was supposed to have been encrypted with PGP: Jesselyn Radack Emails Glenn Greenwald.
Alleged Jesselyn Radack Email (BG may be Barton Gellman):
Congrats on the McGill award!! I look forward to seeing you at Polks.
On that note, is my client making a surprise appearance? BG said you mentioned this to him at the Polk media event.
I won’t tell anyone, including BG, if it’s a surprise, but as his attorney, I’d like to know…and also what medium would be used (Google or the BEAMbot).
Here’s what apparently happened: Radack looked up a PGP key that was named for “Glenn Greenwald” on the MIT key server (see Greenwald’s tweet below), and used it to send this email.
But she never checked to make sure it was really Greenwald’s key. And it wasn’t. Whoever supplied Radack’s email to cryptome.org (presumably the person who created the false key) was therefore able to intercept and decrypt the email.
These are the people who think they know better than anyone else how the US should manage its national security, the people who started a media company with a side business selling security tools, the ones who like to pretend they’re experts on securing stolen NSA material — falling for a pathetically simple social engineering hack like this. They can’t even keep their own email secure.
Imagine if she had been emailing (what she thought were) encrypted NSA documents from Edward Snowden to Glenn Greenwald, and also sending them to an unknown third party.
What’s even more hilarious is that after it became obvious Radack had been tricked into using a false PGP key, she went back and deleted several tweets in which she admitted she did send the email and complained that Cryptome was being unfair to her. Favstar still has a copy of one:
Here’s Greenwald’s only comment, uncharacteristically terse; notice that he somehow fails to mention Snowden’s lawyer actually used this key:
FYI - this is a fake PGP key that someone created http://t.co/MueZoKJqIV
Here’s a screenshot showing more of the tweets Radack deleted when she realized what had happened:
Sure, it’s an advertisement, but it’s also deeply weird.