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He has seen the enemy...
Posted by: Jon Henke on Friday, June 15, 2007

As far as I can tell, Glenn Greenwald spends almost 2000 words in this post to pretty much say "I know you are, but what am I!"

Greenwald obviously doesn't have a problem with trading in personal attacks and questions about the masculinity of his opponents. For example, he criticizes Rush Limbaugh for suggesting that "Democrats and liberals lack masculinity"...but just moments later, he pulls the same card, writing that his targets "plainly lack those [masculine] qualities on every level." He calls Rush Limbaugh "effete and bloated", and somehow divines that other pundits "plainly perceive themselves (understandably) to be lacking the traditional masculine virtues".
Greenwald seems quite comfortable being part of the problem. He's seen the gutter and found it quite useful.
This is not, he hurries to say, "about psychoanalyzing anyone" — though that is exactly what he just did. No, he lies, these accusations have actually come "explicitly from their own mouths". (you'll be unsurprised to learn that he's making that up. His pejoratives are based entirely on his own psychoanalysis of his opponents motivations and personal traits)

I don't disagree with some of his criticisms of policies and the over-attention given to personality . . . but Greenwald seems quite comfortable being part of the problem. He's seen the gutter and found it quite useful.

(not via Glenn Reynolds, though he also comments)

[Disclosure: I do work on behalf of Fred Thompson, who is briefly mentioned in his post]
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I was concerned that his move to Salon would relegate him to obscurity.I no longer have those fears. QANDO keeps Greenwald in the light.
You can catterwall all you want(and you have been),in my book he put structure to my uneasiness with Bush policies. He explained to ordinary people like myself why the Patriot Act is an abomination. But to you, he is just wrong all the time. And now you have found the time to add more smear. What a mighty warrior Glenn Greenwald is to have such a foe as you!
Written By: kindlingman
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I’m a friendly fellow, so let me offer this bit of advice: Next time, you should actually read and comprehend the post before you comment on it. That will prevent you from making ridiculous errors, such as you’ve made here. e.g.,
ME: "I don’t disagree with some of his criticisms of policies and the over-attention given to personality"

YOU: "to you, he is just wrong all the time"
Read and comprehend. It will prevent you from wasting your time and mine.
Written By: Jon Henke
Like kindlingman, Mona is not going to like you criticizing her hero. A cult of personality?
Written By: bains
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Kindlingman forgot the obligatory sign off:

Good day, sir!!
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