Warning: This Diary is Poking Fun at Glenn Greenwald.
Yes, it is in fact about HIM.
Well, well, well, what have we here?
Around dinner time in the eastern US, the New York Daily News website broke a “scandalous” byline about Mr. Greenwald, in SCREAMING FONT, even…
Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was once lawyer sued over porn businessThis thing is unbelievable in its poor-ness. I'm sorry to even link to it, but I couldn't not. It's like the writer tried to be as hackneyed as possible. It reads like the epitome of every bad National Enquirer article you’ve ever read in your life. And then, I look down, and I realize the NYDN has left its comments on. Usually, I don't go to these places-public sites like the News tend to consist of idiot navel-gazers and knuckle-draggers shouting back and forth about Obama and Bloomberg and The War on Terra. But not tonight. The vast majority of people who bothered to post at all in response were absolutely scathing in their excoriation of the News posting such an obvious sleaze-tabloid hit piece. One commenter noted that he “expected nothing less from the Post”. Ouch…
But wait! That’s not even the best part! The best part is that more literate posters than I've ever seen in one Twitter-place kicked off the hashtag #ggscandals. Do not walk, run, to your Twit-reader and take a gander. It's pretty danged comical. They’ve taken the concept of “the tabloid scandal” and turned it on its head.
So, Just How Scandalous IS Glenn Greenwald?
@MichaelPreston He used an out-of-the box Blogger template for his his first blog #ggscandals
@svulliez forgot his reusable bags at @wholefoods today the man is SICK #ggscandals
@BoggleUrNoggle Greenwald set the controls for the heart of the British empire's sun #ggscandals
@ocell Glenn Greenwald used a dirty plate at the buffet #ggscandals
@rhenk_amatoor Glenn Greenwald takes a penny, but does he ever leave a penny? A litany of convenience store clerks can answer that for you. #ggscandals
@radforjesus Failed to halt NSA reporting to cover Rusty the Red Panda. #ggscandals
@ZaidJilani Glenn Greenwald listens to Nickleback! #ggscandals
@jeremyscahill @ggreenwald killed Kenny #ggscandals
@underempAmerica Glenn Greenwald is fathering Kate's baby in exchange for a sparkly tiara #ggscandals
@RancidTarzie I love the solidarity of #ggscandals. Glenn, all the best people have your back.
That last one is my favorite, you know why? Because besides being highly enjoyable to read, it's also, IMO, a big F*CK YOU to the Mainstream American Media, as channeled through the NY Post--er, the Daily News. Jesus, what a bunch of assholes our Corporate Info Services are becoming. They don't even hide their contempt for us anymore, do you think?
6:14 AM PT: Just so you know, there's now an actual Twitter account for this, too:
Hehe...if it blows up with followers, I'll update again :)