Pages

Jump to bottom

4 comments

1 cinesimon  Mon, Jun 17, 2013 3:56:52pm

Classic glibertarian nonsense: childish sneering, cherry picking, and pretend that the facts don’t matter. There was a server involved! Therefore Greenwald was honest and correct!

Unbelievable.
Actually, sadly very believable. These faux-glibertarians, most of the known names being funded by the likes of Koch Industries and other heavy polluters, like to pretend that they’re all about freedom and honesty. And brave truth telling, and all the necessary victim/martyr connotations that their fantasies tell them apply to them.
They lack the self awareness necessary to recognize that only people who ‘think’ exactly the way they do, will ever be convinced of any argument they make. Because by and large, their entire stated agenda is dishonest.

2 PeterWolf  Mon, Jun 17, 2013 6:21:45pm
This front of the PR war against Greenwald, the Guardian, and Snowden is using a tactic familiar to anyone who remembers the financial crisis: that the story is a technology story, ergo, only technologists are qualified to opine on it.

A sad bunch of BS that paragraph, they sound like the words of what I like to call a “Google Expert”. Ever noticed on forums and social media etc that there are many people who have no expertise on a subject at all, yet argue endlessly about the subject. Perhaps the most obvious example is climate change. Even the most poorly informed monkey has what they consider to be a factually based opinion. Google can lead you places, but doesn’t define fact from fiction.

But to the point, when technology is involved, understanding the differences in terminology and what they actually mean, is quite important. Too often we see journalists who are either a little too ignorant of the technical side of things or are grandstanding, they try to make the evidence support their chosen narrative.

So far, I’ve seen nothing of particular interest (disclosures and in the technical sense) in this whole dirty little affair.

My opinion of Snowden is that he is a vainglorious attention whore. He is no whistle-blower. Greenwald is just another self aggrandizing weasel pretending to be a journalist.

3 jonhendry  Mon, Jun 17, 2013 8:03:58pm

“Classic glibertarian nonsense: childish sneering, cherry picking, and pretend that the facts don’t matter. There was a server involved! Therefore Greenwald was honest and correct!”

Actually Yves is more on the left, but has a background in financial services. I stopped reading her when she started edging toward the left-wing-conspiracy-theorist end of the spectrum, a move which was foreshadowed by her posting items by the dedicated lefty conspiracy theorist who blogs as “Washington” and has his own “Washington’s Blog” elsewhere. (He’s enough of a conspiracy theorist to post links to articles from whale.to and Alex Jones.)

And her blog has a bunch of posts critical of the Kochs, such as
nakedcapitalism.com

4 Cap'n Magic  Tue, Jun 18, 2013 7:53:46pm

re: #3 jonhendry

Do you put Barry Ritholtz in the same category as well, since he also hosts ‘Washington’s Blog’ posts?


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Who Is, or Was, the Greatest Martial Artist in History?I only got to the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Chinese & American Kenpo, so I am certainly no expert. I earned all my higher belts at American Karate Studios in Northeastern Ohio, and was a competitor on ...
Samuel Vargo
5 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 327 • Comments: 4 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Way We Regulate Self-Driving Cars Is Broken—here’s How to Fix It The key issue is this: the current system is built around an assumption that cars will be purchased and owned by customers. But the pioneers of the driverless world—including Waymo, Cruise, and Uber—are not planning to sell cars to ...
Thanos
5 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 311 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Android’s Trust Problem Isn’t Getting Better Android security is largely failing due to a smorgasbord of issues and lies. Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices ...
Thanos
6 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 564 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tour of the Moon in 4K Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, ...
Thanos
6 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 536 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Control Measures Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed sweeping gun control measures -- including limits on the size of magazines -- that the Legislature passed last month after contentious debate. The measures:-- Raise the minimum age for gun buyers to ...
Thanos
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 627 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Roseanne Barr Is Tweeting About QAnon, a New Pizzagate-Style Conspiracy Theory Barr's been full metal Trump-loving wingnut in a social liberal suit for a long long time. This is why I would never watch her show, and why I won't be spending money with advertisers on her show once someone ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 1,918 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0