Glenn Greenwald and his large adult son Michael Tracey have been on Twitter arguing that the white nationalist threat facing the United States is being exaggerated (and, as they’re into year 3 of full-time anti-anti-Trumpism, what choice do they have?) David Neiwert, author of a superb new book about the alt-right, has a thread about this that is absolutely devastating in its detail:
2) This is of course, classic Greenwald. The unfortunate truth is that this would-be icon of progressive politics in fact has a long history of minimizing, apologizing for, and empowering white supremacists, then wrapping himself in a self-righteous Free Speech blanket.— David Neiwert (@DavidNeiwert) May 20, 2019
I strongly recommend the whole thing. He concludes by observing that once upon a time Glenn attacked the kind of Fox News liberal he now exemplifies:
107) In the process, of course, he has become exactly what he once derided caustically: a “Fox News liberal,” one whose appearance on the network is mainly used to help forward right-wing talking points and destroy the left. He’s now a Useful Tool.https://t.co/bB6WG6IjLS— David Neiwert (@DavidNeiwert) May 20, 2019
Look, he’s only a frequent Fox News guest because he understands Mass Politics (TM) (R) (All Rights Reserved) in a way Elizabeth Warren never will
…for people who don’t like Twitter treads it’s up on his blog here.