Good on David Gregory! Gregory demands that Glenn Greenwald be held accountable for his support of Edward Snowden. Since David Gregory has so much integrity, there’s no way he’s saying this just because Obama’s being made to look like a snooping despot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a rise out of Glenn Greenwald on Sunday by asking the Guardian reporter why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having “aided and abetted” former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden.
Damn right! Charge Greenwald!
Greenwald replied on the show Sunday that it was “pretty extraordinary that anybody who would call themselves a journalist would publicly muse about whether or not other journalists should be charged with felonies.”
Sounds like the kind of thing Greenwald would say! He’s clearly a criminal dirtbag who needs to be charged! David Gregory would never stand with someone who would commit a crime punishable by a year in prison!
Gregory responded that “the question of who is a journalist may be up to a debate with regard to what you are doing.”
Damn straight! Good on David Gregory for standing up for the law and not letting journalists who think they’re special just go out and break it!
David Gregory’s got integrity! He’d never do such a thing like that shoddy yellow journalist Greenwald!
Well, except for that one time…
Greenwald understood Gregory’s intended point quite well:
“If you want to embrace that theory, it means that every investigative journalist in the United States who works with their sources, who receives classified information is a criminal, and it’s precisely those theories and precisely that climate that has become so menacing in the United States,” said Greenwald, a former constitutional and civil rights lawyer who has written three books contending that the government has violated personal rights in the name of protecting national security.
Later, Greenwald tweeted, “Who needs the government to try to criminalize journalism when you have David Gregory to do it?”