Yglesias completely owned Greenwald here:
Yes, they have pulled off a very impressive invasion of a very large number of people's privacy all in pursuit of a really bad cause! https://t.co/WvVXTTvylR
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 27, 2016
In those 3 weeks, @WikiLeaks has published over 33,000 docs from Podesta's emails. Not a single one has been shown to be inauthentic.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 27, 2016
While the libertarian useful idiot for Vladimir Putin Glenn Greenwald is not a leftist by any reasonable definition, most of his fans certainly consider themselves to be on the left. And those who believe that such major revelations as John Podesta’s musing on risotto and that Bill Clinton committed the crime of the century by trying to help a friend who had cancer are a sign of the corrupt nature of $$Killery certainly conceive of themselves as leftists.
I don’t know, I guess that maybe I think the left shouldn’t be falling behind an organization run by a guy who won’t stand trial for his rape charges that engages in massive privacy invasions. I mean, that’s pretty disgusting behavior. But then after being officially run out of the left for not leaving a faculty dinner to immediately engage in an hours-long Twitter defense of the greatest martyr in known human history, Matt Bruenig, on the direct orders of Corey Robin and Connor Kilpatrick, what does this Hillary Hack who happens to believe that workers need to right to collective bargaining and women should have reproductive rights so maybe we shouldn’t help elect a fascist know about being a leftist? Maybe Naomi Klein will be run out of the left too for getting after Greenwald for covering all of this with such glee.
And hey, let’s start a pool to predict when Greenwald shows up in comments to call me a LIAR and other varieties of his classic all-caps insults!