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Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:13 PM

Glenn Greenwald Tells Russians Liberals Are Blaming Them As Excuse for Clinton

There is definitely a market for liberals, as well as conservatives, who are willing to sell out the U.S., though I have never considered Greenwald to be a liberal, and always wondered why he was referenced so often on DU.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/glenn-greenwald-tells-russia-liberals-are-scapegoating-them.html

In his recent appearance at a panel on “fake news” in Moscow, the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald described his bold iconoclastic policy of speaking truth to power, and then proceeded to repeat an absurd lie told by the leader of the American government. In Greenwald’s telling, the notion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election came about as a desperate way for media elites to explain why their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, did not prevail.

“The American political system needed an explanation about why something like that could happen, and why they got it so wrong,” began Greenwald. “One of the explanations about why it happened was the favorite tactic of governments, which was to say, it wasn’t anything wrong with our country, it was this other foreign country over there that was to blame. And that’s a major reason why fingers continue to be pointed at the Russian government.”

Greenwald was very clear about his belief that the whole theory of Russian involvement was a postelection exercise in blame-shifting: “Excuses were needed, villains were required, people needed to point fingers at someone other than themselves for this very shocking event, and that’s why there became this obsession with the Russian government.”

This also happens to be President Trump’s theory of the case. Democrats needed an excuse, he argues, so rather than admit “Crooked Hillary” was a terrible candidate, they concocted the notion that Russia helped Trump win.

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Reply Glenn Greenwald Tells Russians Liberals Are Blaming Them As Excuse for Clinton (Original post)
TomCADem Jul 2018 OP
RandySF Jul 2018 #1
Cha Jul 2018 #2
dalton99a Jul 2018 #9
Cha Jul 2018 #12
Sophia4 Jul 2018 #3
JI7 Jul 2018 #6
JI7 Jul 2018 #4
RandySF Jul 2018 #5
kcr Jul 2018 #22
CentralMass Jul 2018 #7
Lint Head Jul 2018 #8
Salviati Jul 2018 #10
LuvLoogie Jul 2018 #11
DownFromTheMountain Jul 2018 #13
peggysue2 Jul 2018 #14
Hekate Jul 2018 #15
Hamlette Jul 2018 #16
radical noodle Jul 2018 #17
still_one Jul 2018 #18
Skidmore Jul 2018 #19
Cha Jul 2018 #20
pansypoo53219 Jul 2018 #21
JDC Jul 2018 #23
SidDithers Jul 2018 #24
MineralMan Jul 2018 #25
Blue_Tires Jul 2018 #26
VOX Jul 2018 #27

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:14 PM

1. Fuck him! Fuck the Intercept! Fuck Stein!

And fuck all of their followers.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:14 PM

2. glenn greenwald is a FUCKING Russian TOADY

and a FUCKING IDIOT.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:27 PM

9. +1

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:41 PM

12. ..

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:16 PM

3. Greenwald needs to read the Complaint against the Russian hackers that was

 

filed on Friday by the Mueller team.

The facts are very well corroborated and very detailed.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:20 PM

6. greenwald doesn't care about the facts

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:17 PM

4. he is a Putin Troll

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:18 PM

5. And Glenn Greenwald loves him some 2018 primary candidates

I'd love to mention some but I not feel like getting banned form DU.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:35 AM

22. They love him back

One of them is having a ball running around campaigning everywhere. She's a piece of work. It's democracy!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:23 PM

7. He's an @$$hat.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:25 PM

8. Greenwald should be removed from Twitter. He spreads fake news and Russian propaganda.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:30 PM

10. Fuck glen greenwald

That is all.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:40 PM

11. Amy Goodman gives Greenwood a platform to spew his ratfuckery.

He was on Democracy Now radio program, tonight. She tried giving him the last word, but ran out of time. He wants to "move on" from the 2016 election as a reason to shore up cyber security. He wants to make it about nuclear proliferation and global warming, because both sides.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 11:51 PM

13. Yes.. listening to the show today I wondered

Why Greenwald was so frantic and why I cannot understand any f-ing thing he puts forth.."Jeffersonian" pretentions or not. I keep smelling rat. Pick a side. Like Woody said..Brother, whose side are you on?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:04 AM

14. So, Glenn is now . . .

the official mouthpiece in Russia for the Trumpster.

Good to know.

Btw, is he on vacation in Moscow or has decided to stay permanently???

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:27 AM

15. Where are his DU friends? Did they all go to JPR, or are the rest now awakened from their trance?nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:32 AM

16. fuck Glenn Greenwald.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:34 AM

17. Ah, in Moscow no less

Perhaps he should just travel the world with Trump.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:57 AM

18. f**k that SOB. That libertarian asshole has been making false equivalences for decades, and it is

about time people see exactly who that troll is.

This is the DU member formerly known as still_one.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 01:01 AM

19. Since Greenwald was enmeshed

with Assange/Wikileaks, I wouldn't be surprised if Mueller isn't interested in him.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 01:34 AM

20. Hey, maybe that's why greenwald is so

anti-Russian investigation.. he's guilty? It's trump's reason.

Skidmore

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 05:21 AM

21. i knew i smelled GOP on him from the 1st.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:05 AM

23. That is pure hack, nothing more.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:06 AM

24. Greenwald. LOL...nt

Sid

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:34 AM

25. Very few people who were Greenwald fans in 2016 still post here.

That should be explanation enough, I think. They've moved to a different discussion venue.

Glenn Greenwald is not our friend. He never was.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:42 AM

26. kick!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 08:48 AM

27. Greenwald. Snowden. Assange. All dead to me.

As conservatives used to say in the 1960s, “if these guys all love Russia so much, they can move there.”

The irony is so thick you could spread it on toast.

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