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April 03, 2010

Glenn Greenwald accuses major media figures of not being journalists

This piece is a few days old now, but its not been mentioned here yet. It looks like comrade Glenn is on the warpath and has a pretty valid point - when you're sucking someone in the administration's dick for the sake of scoring "inside info" for a phat book deal, what are the chances you'll be asking them any hard questions?

...But to then purposely compound that conflict by putting yourself in such a dependent and needy position vis-a-vis White House aides (with these "behind-the-scenes" books) proves how inappropriate the word "journalist" is for them. They're motivated by many things; journalism plainly isn't one of them.
When the media sycophant knob gobbling is so obvious and rampant that even Glenn freaking Greenwald refuses to carry water for you anymore, and won't simply stay courteously silent, but feels compelled to call you out on it, THAT says something. Greenwald stock inched up modestly in a truncated Friday trading session.

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