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Glenn Greenwald To Anderson Cooper: Peter King's Comments Are False and Menacing (VIDEO)


Huffington Post: Glenn Greenwald appeared on Anderson Cooper's CNN show Wednesday night to respond to charges made by GOP Rep. Peter King.

On Cooper's Tuesday show, King said that Greenwald should be prosecuted for publishing documents the reporter knew were classified. He doubled down on his comments during an appearance on Fox News, adding that Greenwald was threatening to release the names of covert CIA agents.

Cooper asked Greenwald about the accusations and said that the CNN host found no evidence that Greenwald ever threatened to release names.

"I was really staggered that a United States congressman, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, actually could go on national television and make up an accusation, literally fabricated out of whole cloth, namely that I have threatened to uncover the names of covert CIA agents as a way of arguing for my arrest and prosecution inside the United States for the crime of doing journalism," Greenwald told Cooper.

"It's bad enough to call for that. It's extraordinarily menacing that he did so based on a complete falsehood. The idea that I threatened that—I did not nor would I ever," he added.


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De criminalize Liberty!


Has committed treason against the American people and the constitution. Traitors like him are intolerable.

I'm SO glad Snowden chose Greenwald...

...you couldn't ask for a more articulate spokesman.

Go get 'em Glenn!

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

I am loving all this Glenn

I am loving all this Glenn Greenwald. He kills it.

For your reposting pleasure

I found that one particular segment of Glenn's response hit the nail right on the head, so I made a quotation image out of it for you to spread around. Enjoy.


very nice


i'll be sending that around.

The "threat"...

is in King's mind. That being said, King is a classic example of the current era of paranoid government [officials]. Welcome to the 21st century, an era in which it's actually the government who finds threats, terrorists, and enemies under every stone. The level of pathological paranoia is FAR greater in government than one could ever imagine existing in the populace.

You know what, people should

You know what, people should really start asking their "representatives", what they think is the worst thing the nazis did.......i wonder what kind of comparisons could be made if answers given

No comment answers would be an answer in itself, to me anyway.....either, they agree with the actions said to have happened, or you have a representative who is'nt aware of history, and therefore the similarities to what we have today.....

I often wonder, was it like this back then, are we repeating history, the same experiences of the people back then, are we unknowingly going through the same things, just a different "cause", a different "face"

Protect him brothers and sisters

you have the power to do so.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.


it's LIBEL:


An untruthful oral (spoken) statement about a person that harms the person's reputation or standing in the community. Because slander is a tort (a civil wrong), the injured person can bring a lawsuit against the person who made the false statement. If the statement is made via broadcast media -- for example, over the radio or on TV -- it is considered libel, rather than slander, because the statement has the potential to reach a very wide audience. Both libel and slander are forms of defamation.

It's slander (i.e. spoken). You should have

taken your link a step further and looked up the definition of libel (i.e. written, etc.) If the defamation isn't in an actual physical form, it's not libel. It's slander. Just sayin'.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox


I looked libel up just now..


" to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television ... Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation, distinguished from slander, which is oral defamation."

So what King did was actually both, but libel is more serious because it has a wider audience.


Thank you. Slander AND libel it is, then!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Don't remember where I learned it, but...

You can easily remember "Slander" because it starts with an "S" for "spoken." "Libel" starts with an "L" for "letter," or something that's written.

King supported the IRA

Will we live to see the militancy our representatives promote come back to bite them on the arse?


"The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation."

And that came from a U.S. congressman?

Greenwald Should Sue King For Slander

He should sue for millions, because King's comments push Greenwald closer to a jail cell.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard