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“The point is not so much about MSNBC and what happens here”

“The point is not so much about MSNBC and what happens here”

I’ve had my disagreements with Glenn Greenwald as to the term Israel Firsters and the Snowden damage to our foreign intelligence operations, but this is pretty funny.

Via Mediaite, Greenwald Snarks at MSNBC: I Defend Snowden Like You Defend Obama ’24 Hours a Day’ (h/t Jim Hoft):

Things got heated when MSNBC anchor Kristen Welker cited critics who’ve accused Greenwald of “crossing a line” in his defense of Snowden. “What do you say to your critics who say you’ve become more of a spokesman for Edward Snowden?” she asked.

“I think that’s ludicrous is what I say to that,” Greenwald shot back. “Every journalist has an agenda. We’re on MSNBC now, where close to 24 hours a day the agenda of President Obama and the Democratic Party are promoted, defended, glorified, the agenda of the Republican Party is undermined. That doesn’t mean the people who appear on MSNBC aren’t journalists, they are.” …

I think the point is not so much about MSNBC and what happens here,” Welker said in defense of her employer, “but more that sometimes when you talk about Edward Snowden you do defend him, and some people wonder if that crosses a line.”

“Sure, I do defend him just like people on MSNBC defend President Obama and his officials and Democratic Party leaders 24 hours a day.” When Welker pushed back that “not everyone on MSNBC does that 24 hours a day,” Greenwald conceded that it’s “not everybody, but a lot of people do.”

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…“not everyone on MSNBC does that 24 hours a day,”

I will give her that.

But only because everyone on MSNBC isn’t on air 24 hours a day. They just pass the baton to another apologist, when they go home.

First, there is no legitimate reason to allow journalist to direct the conversation. I think Crowley and others have proven time and again that they are far from unbiased. The interview should be an opportunity to learn about your interlocutor’s biases.

Rio de Janeiro? Lucky, ducky. Baby it’s cold outside.

    Everyone has a perspective and a bias. Why pretend? It’s not honest. TV journalists should wear a pin showing who they voted for in the last election. Print journalists should reveal the same in the fine print at the bottom of every article. Full disclosure.

      Midwest Rhino in reply to RightKlik. | December 27, 2013 at 3:53 am

      There is bias that sneaks into a real journalist’s views … and then there is the blatant propagandist that seeks to pose as a journalist.

      And some might lie about how they voted .. but more importantly, where do they get their money, who are they linked to in the halls of money and power …

      scooterjay in reply to RightKlik. | December 27, 2013 at 5:07 am

      like our local fishwrapper…The State…..they would just lie and say they supported whichever R ran for the Presidency. The State here in SC reliably endorses the R nominee while attacking the same candidate below the fold. Nah, the educated voter doesn’t see that! /sarc

The program managers at MSLSD should do a better job setting up matches. Greenwald, irrespective of any faults, is a seasoned big league player along the lines of Carville or Colmes. He should not be paired with an AA farm team player.

That said, it is ALWAYS enjoyable to watch a smackdown of a libtard.

debating with a MSNBC host is like pulling wings off flies

I have a lot of trouble supporting Glenn Greenwald in any situation. I actually like Snowden on an intellectual level, his arguments make sense, but Greenwald has spent his entire time distorting Snowden’s arguments and manipulating the information he’s been given.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | December 27, 2013 at 12:30 am

This is getting MSNBC Ugly and I hope they all eat each other.

One good thing: Greenwald, as journalist, having verified MSNBC’s almost absolute bias, indirectly reminds us that there is almost a direct correlation between Obama’s poll numbers and MSNBC ratings. Sponsors take note.

Bitterlyclinging | December 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

God, Greenwald’s snarky comments musta hurt.
Maybe CVS or Walgreen’s could send a care package of a dozen tubes of Anusol HC cream generic over to the MSNBC studios to ease their discomfort. Spirit o the season thing, yano.

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