There can be only one.
And, in this case, there is.
Normally, I love Glenn Greenwald. I truly do. I think the man speaks truth to power more than the average bear/writer/constitutional lawyer/beauty pageant runner-up.
I can count the amount of times I've disagreed with Glenn Greenwald on one finger: one. Once. And today is apparently the day.
To be quite frank, I can't even believe I'm writing this diary. This is the stupidest shit I've read all day, and I cannot fathom that Glenn Greenwald said it.
Guardian columnist and blogger Glenn Greenwald joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and railed against what he called "reckless and irresponsible" journalism by BuzzFeed reporter Tessa Stuart.Just let that marinate for a second, OK? Just for a moment, maybe two, to achieve the full mind-numbing stupidity there, alright?
You ready to proceed? Awesome.
Stuart wrote a story Monday claiming that Michael Moore had overhyped the recent detention of Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat at LAX as an attempt to seek publicity for Burnat's Oscar-nominated documentary, "5 Broken Cameras." Her story was based on a single government source, and she was forced to issue a correction after initially presenting it as based on multiple sources.Dude. WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT!?!
"The biggest problem with the story is that it granted anonymity to a government official to do nothing but defend and justify the government's conduct. That's almost never justifiable," Greenwald told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.
BuzzFeed is not known for their "journalism skills", Holmes! I know this because I have that website bookmarked. It's a guilty pleasure. Sue me.
Their lead story right now (and no, I'm not joking) is 39 People Who Just Learned Gravity is a Bitch.
Mr. Greenwald, please know that I adore almost everything you post, and I agree with your sentiments and reasons for writing what you normally write, but seriously? BUZZFEED?!
I know that you spend a metric fuckton of time in Brazil, but BuzzFeed is not, err, taken very seriously here in the States.
To give you an example of how off-kilter your HuffPost Live Tuesday comments were, Mr. Greenwald, you have just given validity to a website that is like the everyday people version of TMZ. BuzzFeed is Stupid People Tricks for the internet.
I don't understand how this could happen, sir. You're much, much better than this. The people who take BuzzFeed seriously are ...
I don't even know. Are there any?!