Media Lens - Limits Of Dissent - Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian
On November 29, we tweeted Greenwald:
’ Hi @ggreenwald, you have consistently soft-pedalled your criticism of your former colleagues at the Guardian, most recently describing the paper as “solid and reliable’” Will you respond to @Jonathan_K_Cook’s astute and rational criticism of your position? ’
At time of writing the tweet has received 57 retweets and 82 likes. Greenwald has been tweeting and must have seen some of these responses and yet has chosen not to reply. We would guess that he finds himself in a pickle: if he attempts to defend his false claim that the Guardian is ’solid and reliable’, he will be shot down in flames for the reasons described above by Cook. And if he agrees with Cook’s analysis, he risks alienating former colleagues and important allies on the paper.
The conclusion, then, is that Greenwald is following so many Guardian and other ’mainstream’ journalists before him in simply blanking reasonable, rational questions.