Glenn Greenwald Slams ‘Pro-Government’ U.S. Media: ‘Neutered And Impotent And Obsolete’

Barb Wire

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist behind the Edward Snowden leaks, savaged the “pro-government journalists” ubiquitous throughout the American media, accusing The Washington Post and others of making journalism “neutered and impotent and obsolete.”

Greenwald spoke with Amy Goodman on the left-wing radio and TV program “Democracy Now” about the politics behind his Pulitzer Prize-winning reports on the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities.

“I don’t think there’s any secret about the fact that the journalism I advocate for and engage in is controversial among a large clatch of what I would call ‘establishment journalists,'” Greenwald said. “I’ve been a very vociferous critic of how the establishment media in the United States conducts itself and that’s created a lot of animosity, even before the Edward Snowden story.”

Greenwald noted that despite the criticism, the Pulitzer’s board reputation remains largely unsullied. But he singled out The Washington Post — who shared the same Pulitzer with Greenwald and the UK-based The Guardian — for reporting that often demonstrates a more lapdog than watchdog mentality.

Trending: Christian – You Can Survive in Today’s Hostile & Evil World

“The editors at The Washington Post are very much old-style, old-media, pro-government journalists,” Greenwald accused, “the kind who have essentially made journalism in the U.S. neutered and impotent and obsolete.”

“And the reason I went to The Guardian,” he explained, “is because they have a history in the past of deviating from this sort of very conservative, pro-government line and doing reporting that’s in the public interest.”

[h/t Mediaite]

Follow Brendan on Twitter

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.