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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-22-09 11:44 AM
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4. When your 1st amendment client is uber-Nazi Matthew Hale ...
It's hard not to think of someone as a "civil liberties absolutist." (P.S. Mr. Hale is currently serving 40 years for trying to take out a contract on Judge Joan Lefkow's life; Greenwald didn't serve as his defense attorney in that case, although he verbally defended him when the charges were first filed).

Glenn Greenwald is indeed a libertarian. I remember his blog before he was well known or at Salon. It was pretty much a libertarian stronghold, among his readers.

I also bought Greenwald's first book, in which he claimed never to have had an interest in politics at all, and hadn't voted for president, before 9/11. Hokay.

Look, Joe Klein is certainly not "all that." But neither is Glenn Greenwald, really. I think he's a good writer, but he's got the zealotry of a convert, and I never trust that.

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