Ethics Glenn Greenwald The Media


Ordinarily, Monday mornings are devoid of laughter, but seeing Glenn Greenwald accuse someone else of sensationalism is the tonic I needed.

As of this time, there may or may not be a drone hovering directly over your head and the president may or may not believe he has the power to kill you without evidence, by the way. And the NSA quite clearly has a direct pipe into your bedroom which they’re using to peep on you, read your sexts, and watch your cat videos before you upload them to Youtube.


Here’s what Reuters published this morning.

Aug 19 (Reuters) – The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will be “sorry” for detaining his partner for nine hours. [...]

“I will be far more aggressive in my reporting from now. I am going to publish many more documents. I am going to publish things on England too. I have many documents on England’s spy system. I think they will be sorry for what they did,” Greenwald, speaking in Portuguese, told reporters at Rio’s airport where he met Miranda upon his return to Brazil.

“They wanted to intimidate our journalism, to show that they have power and will not remain passive but will attack us more intensely if we continue publishing their secrets,” he said.

What does not seem to be in dispute is the fact that he said he will be “far more aggressive” as a result of his partner’s detainment.

Because everyone knows journalism is about seeking revenge.