Rant of the Week: Greenwald v Marcus

Glenn Greenwald vs. Obama “Loyalist” Ruth Marcus On Clemency For Snowden

Full transcript can be read here h/t RealClearPolitics

Glenn Greenwald went head-to-head with The Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus on Thursday during a debate about whether Edward Snowden should be granted clemency.

The New York Times and the Guardian recently made headlines after arguing that Snowden – who leaked revelations about the NSA’s secret domestic security programs to former Guardian columnist Greenwald, as well as The Washington Postshould be granted some form of clemency.

On Thursday, Marcus told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she disagreed.


    • Anne on 01/06/2014 at 17:08

    but then again, is there anyone – including Jake Tapper – who thought Ruth Marcus was going to get the better of Glenn Greenwald on the topic of Edward Snowden?  

    There was a time when I would force myself to read people like Marcus, you know, so I could be “fully informed,” but then I realized there wasn’t much I could learn from people who cloak themselves in the pleather of their smug association with the rich and powerful.

    I think the likelihood of Snowden being offered clemency or immunity or having the charges against him dismissed or withdrawn are about as great as my chances of winning the next Powerball jackpot, but I think it’s good to have the conversation – not least because of the legion of people acting with impunity and total disregard for the law and the Constitution who will one day probably get Presidential Medals of Freedom – we need to be talking about them, too.

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