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1 cinesimon  Mon, Jul 8, 2013 2:19:34pm

This assumption that you know the collective ‘you’ of LGF people,is really rather sorry.
Young Conor is a contrarian with regards to the behavior of the right wing, most of the time stating the obvious and strangely getting lauded for it.
But with regards to everything else, he’s extremely predictable, rather dishonest, and a black and white absolutist in the vein of Greenwald.
Look I understand what you’re trying to do here. But you’re not grasping one rather important fact: most of us at LGF have been reading about and discussing this issue for years. Not weeks.
And we have not decided that if we are concerned about the NSA and Patriot Act that automatically means we see Snowden and Greenwald as heroes. They’re not. Far from it. They revealed nothing about the NSA that those paying attention didn’t already know. What’s more, they lied about what porof they had, and what they had released. Their bombastic claims of evil were never substantiated, but were and still are carried by people like you and Young Conor, without so much as a question.
You’re damaging the debate by refusing to look at anything that doesn’t fit your argument, and flooding the place with articles the like we have sen over and over and over.

Once again: Young Conor is not the blogger you claim he is.

2 Heywood Jabloeme  Mon, Jul 8, 2013 2:55:51pm

Maybe you could kindly post the links to the pages and discussions where you covered PRISM or the Metadata gathering using Warrants issued by FISA? I feel that I could truely learn something.

But we need to clarfy something that you said as I don’t want to waste anyone else’s time in using facts that may not be completely true.

You wrote “Once again: Young Conor is not the blogger you claim he is.”

Here is his description at the Atlantic

“CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.”

Um, he isn’t a blogger. He is a STAFF WRITER at the Atlantic.

The Atlantic is an American magazine founded in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, as The Atlantic Monthly. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine. It quickly achieved a national reputation, which it has held for more than 150 years. It was important for recognizing and publishing new writers and poets, and encouraging major careers. It published leading writers’ commentary on abolition, education, and other major issues in contemporary political affairs.

Focusing on “foreign affairs, politics, and the economy [as well as] cultural trends,” it is primarily aimed at a target audience of “thought leaders.”[2][3]

The magazine’s founders were a group of prominent writers of national reputation, who included Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., John Greenleaf Whittier and James Russell Lowell. Lowell was its first editor. James Bennet was named the fourteenth editor-in-chief in 2006. Jay Lauf joined the organization as publisher and vice-president in 2008.[4]

Link

So, I appolize if I intruded upon your world here at LGF. Where, as thought leaders you have already been discussing this for years. It is obviously that I have rudely interjected ideas from staff writter at 150 year old magazine founded by nobodies like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., John Greenleaf Whittier and James Russell Lowell.

Gosh, as soon as you show me how you’ve been discussing these ideas for years I will gladly stop wasting your time.


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