btw, Greenwald is flat wrong when he says that the media is continuing to report the details given on the first day. First of all, how could he know what the media is going to report in the future, as more details emerge? But most importantly, he's flat wrong right now: Most maintstream media outlets are reporting the emerging new details, because they are fascinating to everyone.

Sometimes Greenwald lets his self-righteousness get the better of him, which is one of my main criticisms of him.

Again, we leftists must make a distinction between what we say to each other and think in our heads, and what we say and do in the real world, and we must understand the difference. Our fantasies don't change the world. That's always been my point.


On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:13 AM, Stuart Newman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
"My advice would be to let Obama have this one and move on."

A different, more perceptive view:

With Greenwald the sarcasm is reserved for the propagandists and yahoos,
not for critics from the left who are rightly curious as to what actually went
on in the last few days, and what the six-month or more lead up to it was like.

Michael Balter
Contributing Correspondent, Science
Adjunct Professor of Journalism,
New York University

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