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Greenwald Quits Job At The Guardian. Will start new media outlet


Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke so many of the stories about government surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, has been a nightmare for the Obama administrations.

Now he's leaving the Guardian, the British newspaper where he published those articles, to pursue what he calls a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity."

News of Greenwald's departure was broken by the website BuzzFeed. The journalist, who is also a lawyer, says he's not ready to provide specifics. "Because this news leaked before we were prepared to announce it, I'm not yet able to provide any details of this momentous new venture, but it will be unveiled very shortly," he said in a statement.

But whatever the particulars, it's probably safe to anticipate that his new news operation will specialize in hard-edged, investigative reporting fueled by a liberal agenda.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Greenwald indicated he didn't plan to be playing small ball. He said his new organization would be "a very well-funded… very substantial new media outlet." He won't say where the money is coming from until the official announcement.

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