Thursday, August 15, 2013
Quote of the Day
"Fein told the WSJ that a U.S. TV producer called her and told her that Greenwald had been 'shopping around an exclusive interview with Mr. Snowden for seven figures.' Greenwald called the accusation 'defamatory' but did tell the WSJ that he had a discussion with NBC about conducting an interview with Snowden and licensing it to them for $50,000."
-- From a Business Insider column titled "Edward Snowden's Father Doesn't Trust His Son's Closest Allies," which details a conversation with Mattie Fein, Lon Snowden's wife, in which she expressed her husband's reservations about Glenn Greenwald and Wikileaks
I love this quote. I love everything about it. It's so wonderfully -- Greenwald.
"How dare you accuse me of shopping around a seven-figure interview with Edward Snowden!" And then in the pretty much the very next sentence, "Well, I mean, I am asking for five figures to license an interview with Edward Snowden, but that's completely different!"
It's rare that the semantic gymnastics and naked con artistry Greenwald regularly engages in and which make him so untrustworthy are put right out there for anyone and everyone to see. But there you have it.