Sunday, June 23, 2013

gregory the great

On NBC's Press the Meat this morning, host and Karl Rove boyfriend Dave Gregory asks the journalist who broke the NSA stories, Glenn Greenwald, why he (Greenwald) hasn't been charged with a crime.

You can read Greenwald's response here. If it had been me, I'd have asked Dancin Dave what crime he thought I should be charged with. I don't know how it is that highly paid pundits these days don't understand that there's no law against printing and publicizing classified material provided by a leaker. At least not yet.

Now this. US officials are reaching out to the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and Ecuador, asking them not to admit Edward Snowden to their countries, and to turn him over to US authorities if he attempts to do so. This from Elise LaBott of CNN via the Twitter machine.

I like Twitter. It's a great place simply to find out what's going on in real time, and there are some wonderful oneliners and zingers possible in that format. For example, regarding US requests to Latin countries to give the cold shoulder to Ed Snowden:

Greenwald himself showed up over there to fire off one last salvo at Gregory the Great, who may not be aware of the tenacious nature of the adversary whose tail he tweaked on national TV this morning.

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