Saturday, June 29, 2013

brass ring

I was just watching a nifty video of Glenn Greenwald addressing the Socialism 2013 conference. He said that as a result of his and the Guardian's (UK)  reporting on the Snowden affair, they've received perhaps the most prestigious journalism award of all.

He reviewed the journalism awards (which all start with "p"), the Polk, the Peabody, and the Pulitzer. "But I think the one we got yesterday is a significant level above them all," Greenwald said. "The US Army said yesterday that at army facilities all across the world, it is blocking internet access to the Guardian website."

This passage is just past 12:00 of an otherwise somewhat tedious video.

Greenwald said he was "honored and humbled" that he and the Guardian had received such signal recognition.


Joe said...

That might be my favorite outlet for journalism.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Joe, I'll continue with it on Fridays from now on. If I think about these things too much it becomes depressing.

I have another companion in my life now besides the cat, and things are looking a little sunnier.

Thanks for all you've done for this little corner of the internet.