In a video filmed in Hony Kong in which Greenwald interviews Snowden, the former NSA IT analyst claimed, "I sitting at my desk certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone. From you or your accountant to a federal judge to even a president."
What's really ironic is that Greenwald has spent his entire recent career accusing anyone who disagrees with him of engaging in hero worship and submission to the "cult of personality" surrounding Barack Obama, and yet here he is now, prostrating himself before a man he himself believes can do no wrong and has in fact done an inarguable right: Edward Snowden.
It's now been more than a week since Glenn Greenwald reported that the National Security Agency attained "direct access" to servers owned by the various tech giants, Google, Facebook, Apple and so forth. And it's been almost a week since other sites, now including Mother Jones, The Nation and Andrew Sullivan's The Dish, began to notice significant issues with his reporting about PRISM.
The spying activities of two particular nations have been conspicuously ignored by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden: Brazil and Russia. Each nation is actively spying on its own citizens, including journalists and Sochi Olympics spectators.
Last week, Cenk Uygur posted a segment of his show, The Young Turks, in which he picked apart one of my recent articles about the Snowden NSA situation and I really can't help but to respond to what Cenk and his partners said because I feel like my views were grossly misrepresented. I've been on Cenk's show many times and it would've been great to defend myself in person, but this will have to suffice.