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  •  Greenwald is a reporter with an agenda. That is (7+ / 0-)

    not even open to debate. This makes his 'reporting' questionable at any given time. That's what's sad about all this - if it had been someone else I'd be a little more concerned about the events, but knowing it's Greenwald on top of the whole unknown backstory on Snowden - sorry, but the integrity was compromised from the get go.

    But hey if it gets people to finally wake up about privacy, fine - just as long as people show up for the midterms.

    If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

    by DoctorWho on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 03:49:13 PM PDT

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    •  As is every reporter (5+ / 0-)

      What you mean is that he is a reporter with an agenda you disagree with.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 04:01:19 PM PDT

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      •  Uhhh... I'm pretty sure not every reporter (2+ / 0-)
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        in the world has an agenda.

        They might have their own point of view, their own politics, their own beliefs, but that does not mean every reporter in the world allows those things to set the agenda for their reporting.

        Non futuis apud Boston

        by kenlac on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 05:41:58 PM PDT

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    •  The WA Post reported the exact same story (3+ / 0-)
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      •  From the same source. (0+ / 0-)

        They didn't independently the "direct server access" claim, Snowden showed them the PowerPoint slide and he told them what it meant.  Turns out he was wrong (or lying).  The slide about PRISM didn't mean what he claimed it did.

        •  Actually the Post in standing by their "direct (0+ / 0-)

          access" claim:

          According to a more precise description contained in a classified NSA inspector general’s report, also obtained by The Post, PRISM allows “collection managers [to send] content tasking instructions directly to equipment installed at company-controlled locations,” rather than directly to company servers. The companies cannot see the queries that are sent from the NSA to the systems installed on their premises, according to sources familiar with the PRISM process.
          This also lines up with what previous whistleblowers such as Mark Klein and William Binney have claimed. When you really read up on everything that has been written on NSA data collection over the years (not just the most recent revelations), Snowden's claims seem very credible, and the criticisms seem rather weak.
    •  The liberal media canard? (0+ / 0-)

      so what if Greenwald has an agenda.  Fox News & the rest of corporate media doesn't?

      Greenwald has always been up front about what got him into his reporting and column writing. To see this destroy the messenger a la Atwater/Ailes on this site is nauseating.

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