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Glenn Greenwald, Failed Lawyer, Knows Best!

Glenn Greenwald has been pushing the idea that President Obama has been waging an “unprecedented war on whistleblowers.” Yesterday on Twitter, he was fawning over a Jane Mayer magazine article on the subject. I see this as a perfect example of the rabidness of Greenwald and how simple his mind is.

To start with, the Justice department under President Obama has returned to the way it used to be, prior to the Bush years where it was micro-managed by the White House and Karl Rove. Career, honorable lawyers are back at the Justice department. I really don’t think President Obama is calling Eric Holder every morning to get details on every single fucking case in front of the Justice department and picking and choosing who to prosecute. Yet, every time Greenwald mentions any prosecutions, he HAS to directly blame President Obama. Maybe he’s just confused about what job Barack Obama has. Here is one example of how Glenn plays his game, because you know President Obama is so much like Dick Cheney, cough, spit, choke…this starts with a quote from James Risen and then Glenn injects his craziness…

Risen: I was told by a reliable source that Vice President Dick Cheney pressured the Justice Department to personally target me because he was unhappy with my reporting and wanted to see me in jail.

Greenwald: As it has in so many other instances, the Obama administration appears on the verge of fulfilling Dick Cheney’s nefarious wish beyond what even Cheney could achieve.

I guess in Glenn’s simple brain, Eric Holder should have dropped any cases started in the previous administration, just wipe the slate clean. Glenn really can’t be that fucking stupid, can he? He uses whatever he can to attack President Obama directly, taking every action of every person in his administration and blaming the President for it. Could it be that because of 8 years of Bush’s appointing of completely incompetent, agenda driven trolls, that maybe that has something to do with more leaking of atrocities perpetuated by the previous administration and thus more prosecutions? Could it be that more people are leaking than ever before? Could it be that with thumb drives being a dime a dozen and easily tucked in your pocket, that maybe it is easier for people to copy information and then distribute it with a click of a button on the computer? And could it be that in our information age where people have much greater access to information, that maybe that has something to do with the amount of leaks that have occurred.

One person’s leak is another person’s whistleblowing. Who gets to decide which is which? Is it Glenn Greenwald? Maybe the President should just check with Glenn every time someone is caught leaking information from our government. Or maybe we should just stop prosecuting all leakers, making our government secrets available to all, come one, come all. On the face, Glenn Greenwald and Jane Mayer’s assertion and assigning of motives to President Obama is completely naive to the way our system works. When a law is broken, the justice department investigates. They gather information and determine if they have a case and whether the law applies. It’s kind of like their job. If the Justice department didn’t pursue cases against leaks (whether they fit the whistleblowing criteria or not) they would be derelict in their duties. Since when does the justice department not prosecute people who have broken the law, even when they may have revealed horrible atrocities and like I said, who gets to decide what is a leak and what is a whistle being blown? Maybe Glenn can provide a service to the government and pick and chose which ones he thinks should be prosecuted, since I’m sure he is privy to all the evidence that Eric Holder and his dedicated team of prosecutors have access to. I’m sure Glenn, because he practiced law for sooooo long and was sooooo successful, is better able to make those determinations than these respected, accomplished lawyers in the Justice department.

Glenn Greenwald has an agenda and will use whatever he can get his hands on and twist it, exaggerate it, lie about it and assign motives to that bad man in the White House whenever anyone in his administration does anything that Glenn thinks can be used to attack. The man has some serious issues and I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees it. The curtain is being pulled back on you Glenn.

End rant.

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June 29, 2011 - Posted by | Politics | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I do think that Greenwald is a racist but that might be jumping the gun but I do suspect that the many gays that do oppose Obama indeed has racial reasons. I’ve known a lot of gays and bisexuals and many of them actually have a lot of problems towards blacks. Some I suspect is because their is a lot of homophobia in the black community but that is neither here nor there as they are blind to the good Obama has done for them. As Greenwald himself is gay I thought maybe that might be the reason but not necessarily the underlying reason of course.

    I think Greenwald needs to come out and explain his opinions in a rational manner instead of freaking out and getting emotional over every little thing. This does nothing but hurt his credibility.

    Comment by Jeff | June 29, 2011 | Reply

    • In my experience, being out of the closet since 1965 and involved in the gay community, I don’t agree there are many racist gays, especially compared to “straight” men. I’ve seen much social interaction between blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asians here in Texas (saw many racially mixed couples dancing together last Saturday night after our Houston Pride Parade which attracted 150,000 onlookers…also a very racially mixed crowd celebrating together). I think the persecution that we in the GLBT community still have to live with makes us come together. Thanks to the great influence of black churches, homophobia does reign in the black community to a large extent, maybe the reason Obama is still “evolving”, fearing a backlash from the much larger black voting bloc in 2012. The gay voting bloc is smaller, especially when 30% of gays still vote Republican, refusing to leave the party that mostly hates them.

      It was both black churches and Mormons who worked hard to turn back gay marriage in California. A 2009 Pew Research Center poll, for example, found blacks (64%) to be more likely than whites (48%) or Hispanics (43%) to say homosexuality is morally wrong. Clarence Paige of the Chicago Tribune, black himself, is not surprised that there have been so many bigoted remarks coming from black athletes and entertainers lately…Tracy Morgan, David Tyree, Kobe Bryant, Chris Brown, Cee Lo Green, Joakim Noah, Larry Johnson, Coach Tony Dungy, the late Green Bay Packer Reggie White (the latter who before the Wisconsin legislature called homosexuality a sin and asserted that it was a chosen “alternative lifestyle.” White equated gay people to “liars, cheaters, malicious and back stabbers.”). Then we just had the gay-hating Bishop Eddie Long who heads up an Atlanta black mega-church charged with molesting young teen men in his church over a period of years, just settling financially with them “out of court” recently.

      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0626-page-20110626,0,143656.column

      In my experience, it has seemed for a black gay man to be “out” and accepted in the black community (where he might be called “funny”), he must be a flaming queen, act like a woman but not act like a man. A straight-acting black gay man is considered “deceptive” and may be scorned. I am not surprised that many straight acting black men sneak around on the “down low” in bars, cruising public areas, adult video stores, etc.

      Comment by grantinhouston | June 29, 2011 | Reply

      • Well I’m sure that their are way more biggoted straight guys than gay but I don’t think that the gay community is immune to being biggoted. However its a shock seemingly when I find out such is so sometimes. Your right Obama needs to be careful here as much in his voting bloc are not into the idea of allowing gays to marry.

        Comment by Jeff | June 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. EL, another great post. GG and Rachel are unable to escape the strict structure they have erected in terms of what is right and what is wrong? They have no sense of the bigger picture. They are focusing on a micro world rather than a macro world. Their visions are very limited.

    Rachel is still holding her grudge against the president. Both of gg and rachel are unable to consider the ramifications of their hostility. It is like their brains are stuck in second gear.

    They seem unable to understand that this is a huge chess game, and Obama is trying to win in the best way he knows how.

    Comment by Dorothy Rissman | June 29, 2011 | Reply


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