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Glenn Greenwald on MSM: "Courtiers to power"

When Glenn Greenwald was asked about the media response to his recent reports, he said:

They are far more servants to political power than adversarial watchdogs over it, and what provokes their rage most is not corruption on the part of those in power (they don't care about that) but rather those who expose that corruption, especially when the ones bringing transparency are outside of, even hostile to, their incestuous media circles.

They're just courtiers doing what courtiers have always done: defending the royal court and attacking anyone who challenges or dissents from it. That’s how they maintain their status and access within it. That’s what courtiers to power, by definition, do.

Here's the whole thing:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/06/2...



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From the man himself.

"The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears"

Glenn Greenwald
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 June 2013 21.21 BST

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/nsa-reve...

(posted in another Greenwald stroy inadvertently)

Come on Daily Paul, you're slipping

This is two days old.

Oh stop!

I've seen things on here (including from myself by accident) that were a year old, sometimes more. Two days? That's nothing.

Bump

Greenwald is savagely incisive in his analysis. I love it.

Oh, the MSM "reporters" and

Oh, the MSM "reporters" and anchors absolutely hate him. They had to polish countless knobs and step on each other to rise to a point where they can get a few minutes of glorious TV time, and here's this reporter Glen that came out of nowhere and is all over the TV, and he's making them all look bad.

Canaries in a cage

So true!
Many of the script-reading MSM talking heads are servile lapdogs to the corrupt Establishment.
They sing the Establishment talking points like canaries in a cage.

Boom

Boom

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