"I’m extremely proud of the model we’ve created, one that borrows heavily from the WikiLeaks model of worldwide media partnerships, as it’s ensured that no one media outlet has monopolized these documents . Instead, all the stories are reported with the benefit of journalists most familiar with the climate and landscape in the affected countries. That has made the story international in scope, and has made the reporting far better than if it had all been centralized in one place."
Glenn Greenwald at UT Documents. Questions/responses for journalists linking to the Pando post - and other matters
Greenwald responds forcefully to Mark Ames’s piece at Pando. He also criticizes other journalists linking to it.
A part of me wishes that a response to Ames’s piece were enough, as I’m not really a fan of journalists taking pot shots at each other. But the ways that I get news these days, it’s hard to avoid noticing the pot shots, at least noticing enough to know there’s a history to it.
Clearly Greenwald bears some animosity towards Josh Marshall. I’ve opened Marshalls Talking Points Memo since 2001.Marshall has taken to his pulpit to criticize Greenwald. I found Marshall’s June piece The Snowden Prism hard to stomach. I pretty much ignore his Twitter stream as his tweets tend toward a kind of chest thumping I find obnoxious. Still, I go to TPM everyday because I find it a good source on political news. And I like Josh Marshall. He’s not blameless in his Greenwald bashing, but quite a few of the commenters at TPM are over the top.
Comments on pieces and Tweets are all a part of transparency. But fighting for fighting sake tends to obscure more than it reveals. It’s a hard problem.To me the response to Ames’s piece seems most substantial. It was fair play for Greenwald to address this back talk; he’s right that fundamental issues are at stake.