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December 10, 2011

Please Support Glenn Greenwald and Salon

Glenn Greenwald is holding his annual fundraiser. I just donated, and I hope you can too if you have the means. I think this Greenwald character could have a real impact if he just developed a better work ethic.

Ha ha! But seriously, Greenwald's not just the I.F. Stone of the 21st century; he's on a path to accomplish more than Stone ever did because he's making use of all the communication tools that didn't exist when Stone was working. It's an exciting and inspiring thing to see—hopefully for everyone, and certainly for weirdos like me with overlapping ambitions.

I also just paid $45 for a subscription to Salon, and I encourage you to check it out and consider doing the same. Salon sees which way the tide is running, politically-speaking, and is trying to reinvent itself to play a useful, creative role in our coming decade of global class war.

And for more Greenwaldianism, check out this recent long interview in which he talks about many things, including his family. I especially liked the stories about his grandfather and how he successfully encouraged Greenwald to run for city council while still in high school:

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at December 10, 2011 09:07 AM

Greenwald's prediction of what is going to happen to Elizabeth Warren if she wins the Senate seat seems all too likely. She's going to have to buddy up with the corrupt, not only on Wall Street but within Congress, to get on the committees she wants to be on where she could make a difference. And in doing so, she's going to destroy herself.

Posted by: Brett at December 10, 2011 12:26 PM


She's not going to ever "make a difference" that way. A Senator just gets to make more decisions, or appear to, and get more press by being on the right committee. That's not the same as making a difference.


My cynicism must have fermented, but I just can't think of Glenn Greenwald as being comparable to I.F. Stone. I do respect Glenn Greenwald though.

I also can't agree that Salon is "trying to reinvent itself to play a useful, creative role in our coming decade of global class war."
Salon is a business, and even if you like its message, it's good to remember that or you'll get your heart broken again.

Posted by: N E at December 10, 2011 08:06 PM

Salon is reinventing itself? So, we should all hope for change we can believe in?

Posted by: DPirate at December 11, 2011 08:39 AM

I didn't know you could corrupt a fairly generic great white hope cruise missile liberal like Warren. As far as Salon goes I can't support anything that give Joan Walsh a platform to speak.

Posted by: FairlyFatGuy at December 11, 2011 11:36 AM

Well said Jonathan.

If we can develop a vaccine for the toxins of power you and Glenn will not have to work so hard in these areas.

Posted by: Dredd at December 11, 2011 01:08 PM