Wed Jul 10, 2013, 01:28 PM
Blue Bike (65 posts)
Walter Pincus joins David Gregory in failing miserably to discredit Glenn Greenwald (and Assange)
Walter Pincus wrote a conspiracy theory/story that goes like this, in summary:
Wikileaks knew ahead of time about the info Snowden gave to Greenwald. This, Pincus said, could be proved because Julian Assange talked about the NSA program before Greenwald published the first article on Snowden. Additionally, Greenwald and Assange are close buddies because Greenwald once wrote something in Wikileaks' website.
But Greenwald immediately proved that
1) Assange was talking about a program called Stellar Wind, which had nothing to do with Greenwald's revelations (Stellar Wind was old news).
2) It was a lie that Greenwald ever wrote anything in Wikileaks' page.
Pincus is being criticized by liberal media watchdog Fair.org here: http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/07/09/washington-posts-wikileakssnowdengreenwald-conspiracy-theory/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=washington-posts-wikileakssnowdengreenwald-conspiracy-theory
Greenwald made Pincus admit that Greenwald's alleged writing for Wikileaks didn't exist.
Even Pincus' colleage Eric Wemple of the Washington Post spoke of the "weaknesses" of Pincus' column:
“Fine Print,” the name of Pincus’s column, rests on a certain “conceit,” its author said. It examines documents and “puts things together,” in the words of Pincus. Given that MO, Pincus didn’t reach out to Greenwald to probe whatever connections he may have to WikiLeaks, or to ask how all this information flowed from Snowden. “It’s a strength and a weakness” of the column, said Pincus. In this case, we’re going with weakness.
That's right. The bold portion is Wemple's opinion.
Greenwald is schooling the young (David Gregory) and the old (Walter Pincus) in the art of journalism, as they make shit up and screw up while trying to discredit him.
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