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  •  Wow. (36+ / 0-)

    Glen is not playing...
    His column today taking the Brits' to task for their shady leaks was a great read.

    Jeffrey Toobin, David Gregory, Fred Hiatt, Walter Pincus and the rest of the hacks should hang their heads in shame. This is journalism.

    Glenn deserves a Pulitzer or two.
    Investigative reporting, commentary, etc...

    •  Seems to me to be more (2+ / 0-)
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      of Greenwald's absurd "make stuff up and hope people believe you".  I mean, claiming the UK government is leaking documents about itself without a shred of evidence other than "I don't know how they got that info?"  For god's sake, that's not even close to journalism.

      Of course, that sort of stuff is Greenwald's bread and butter.

      At least this time he posted a sort of half-retraction at the bottom, but it's still classic Greenwald proof-by-insinuation.

      Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

      by Rei on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 03:57:56 PM PDT

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      •  Snowden said this, this was a qoute (2+ / 0-)
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        in the Greenwald piece

        So why had the Independent story this headline:

        Exclusive: UK’s secret Mid-East internet surveillance base is revealed in Edward Snowden leaks
        And you may not know but to reveal operational sites is a clear violation of DA-Notice 03
        It is requested that no details be published, without prior consultation, of the British Government's highly classified codes and ciphers, related data protection measures and communication facilities, or those of NATO or other allies.
        So why did the UK Government nothing to prevent the publication of this story?

        Something is very fishy about this story, it smells.

        English is not my native language, so please be gentle about grammar and spelling mistakes.

        by chrischen on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 04:28:48 PM PDT

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        •  Why didn't the UK government prevent *anything*? (1+ / 0-)
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          Really, you think the government approved everything that's been published about this case thusfar?  And again, Greenwald doesn't know how they got the documents.  Therefore... that means it's all part of some government plot to harm itself in order to... somehow discredit Snowden?

          If this is the sort of thing that passes for a conspiracy theory these days, you've got a lot of catching up to do to reach even Grassy Knoll plausibility level.  ;)

          Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

          by Rei on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:49:49 PM PDT

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      •  You are (4+ / 0-)
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        embarrassing yourself at this point.

        There are no sacred cows.

        by LaEscapee on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:02:03 PM PDT

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        •  Wow, what a rebuttal. I'm floored. Your logic (0+ / 0-)

          is impeccacble.  Students the world over will study your "you're embarrassing yourself" strategy.  Whole books will be written about it.

          I retreat at the sight of your brilliant arguments - I am defeated!  Clearly the fact that Greenwald doesn't know how a newspaper got documents means that the world governments are conspiring to deliberately undermine their multi-billion dollar projects in order top somehow make Snowden look bad, it all makes so much sense!  Also, the government killed JFK and blew up the towers on 9/11!

          Thank you, THANK you, LaEscapee - I can finally see the light!

          Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

          by Rei on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 05:14:50 AM PDT

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