but did you know that Roberts and Phillips were engaged as of three months ago?
A big part of me wishes I had remained free of this information - just like I lament knowing about the CNN nuptials of John King and Dana Bash. (Glenn Grenwald, “CNN anchors attack the scourge of anonymity,” Salon, 24 July 2010)
Great stuff, Glenn. Roberts and Philips are a good fit, but completely vile. I'd just wish them better things if it wasn't for all the damage they'll be up to. King and Bash are a good fit too. I like them -- I think they're mostly good, and maybe even possible future allies of yours. In any case, if I was Obama, I wouldn't want them around -- they could balk.
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Re: “King and Bash are a good fit too. I like them -- I think they're mostly good, and maybe even possible future allies of yours.”
Do you have any examples of especially King's reporting (sic) that would lead you to believe that he might be a future ally of Greenwald's?
Please read what I've linked and then see what you think.
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(Kitt, response to post)
Thanks for the link. Greenwald's response to King was apt. However, I still do think that it is possible that in time King would regret how he replied to Greenwald, and show some appreciation for what he does. It's based on intuition, informed by everything I've seen of him. Some considerable part of him will will him to do good, EVEN if it means finding himself amongst the unwashed, out of his comfort zone of the comported, tidy and polished. Alternatively, as he becomes increasingly unable to convince himself that he hasn't after all largely been a dupe, it is possible that his self-confliction will just make him passed that much easier by the professional sadists about him (yes, I'm thinking "Talladega Nights"), and he'll find himself in a state of early senility, looking for "there, there, now ..." soothing solace. Let's avoid this. He says some dumb things, but he IS a good man.
Please note, Greenwald does at time have a tendency to alienate people who COULD be his allies. I sometimes wonder if he too just wants a war.
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Re: “Thanks for the link. Greenwald's response to King was apt. However, I still do think that it is possible that in time King would regret how he replied to Greenwald, and show some appreciation for what he does. It's based on intuition, informed by everything I've seen of him.”
I can't imagine what it is that you've seen of him that would allow for your "intuition" to conclude what you attribute to your "intuition".
King is paid millions for being a "Professional Journalist" yet, as he so clearly exposed in that email, he doesn't even know how to write. Why would he give up a gig like that?
Re: “He says some dumb things, but he IS a good man.”
If I were your "intuition" I would protest you attributing to me what you have attributed to me. I would inform you that your Blind Faith is what is responsible for your opinions/conclusions.
Re: “I sometimes wonder if he too [Greenwald] just wants a war.”
I don't see telling the truth as one sees it as "wanting a war". If calling to account liars and exposing general dipshittery is seen by you as provoking or wanting a war then you and I are in stark disagreement. (Kitt, response to post)
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Antagonizing people to the point that, out of betrayal, for revenge, they turn beyond return, (current) Tucker Carlson-ugly, isn't the way to AVOID a war, but to get one right geared up (Some may have thought that Salon would prosper owing to its new foodie section and "Salon store," but it's becoming clear it'll mostly owe to it becoming a warship -- it's engaging and will SOON START DOWNING some of the crazies of the week it has before its sights: Watch for it to start notching kills on its new feature, "Salon's club!"). 5 years from now, I have real doubts as to whether King will be anywhere in view; I have no doubt that Greenwald will be -- and increasingly visibly. I think some of his opponents sense and appreciate that he's for a fight the Kings of the world will quickly lose all taste for.
Yes also, Greenwald brings to view a lot of things that just have to be engaged with. Over and over again, he does this.