Hi it's Dan here, long-time toilet-seat-pisser first time poster. So recently it's become fashionable to bash and insult Glenn Greenwald. Let me tell you something- these poseurs couldn't hold Greenwald's jockstrap. Glenn provides insightful, anti-establishment commentary that is actually backed up by facts and quotes; probably because he is a lawyer by training. He also takes on the Democrats on their bullshit, which is courageous given the "forgive everything as long as we can win" attitude of most of the liberal bloggers. Rich and I went to a great talk of his in NY - in fact let me share with you a few highlights from the Q and A after the talk:
Dan: So do you think that the blogosphere offers an opportunity to fight back against right-wing narratives and spread some more neutral or left-wing ones?
Glenn: Good question. Let me begin by pointing out that I am Gay and I live in Brazil for half of the year. OK, now the bloggers...
Questioner: How has the move to Salon affected your blog - any interference there?
Glenn: Well, as a Gay American slash Brazilian, I've got to say that Salon has never interfered...
Questioner: Do you think this country can survive four more years of Republican rule?
Glenn: Look, I'm as anti-Republican as anyone, but we have to be real here. We've survived eight years of Bush and we'd survive four years of McCain. But the key here is not only the politicians but the media- if we can make the media more accountable as I'm trying to do with my blog, then I think there's no way a McCain or Bush would ever be able to win an election or get his agenda passed. Also, in the heat of partisan battle in this election year, we can't forget the fact that I AM GAY AND I LIVE IN BRAZIL PART-TIME. Jesus, if there's one thing you take away from this talk, it's that! Gay! Brazil! Got it? Not that complicated.