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Positive effect of government shutdown: less spying on everyone
Oct 8th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Media demolished

by key reporter

in BBC interview

Journalist Glenn Greenwald demolished the media in an interview on the BBC. Click image to enlarge.

ONE POSITIVE OUTCOME – perhaps the only one – of the U.S. government shutdown is that, for a while at least, it will be spying less on American citizens and people throughout the world.
The issue of the vast spying program at the National Security Agency – and the failure of most journalists to expose it – was brought into sharp focus on the BBC over the weekend.
In a confrontational interview on the Newsnight show, the most important journalist of our time Glenn Greenwald delivered one knockout blow after another.
He was both defending his reporting in The Guardian newspaper, and attacking the entire media establishment for its lack of coverage of the vitally important issue.
He demolished the interviewer, and made his points convincingly.
Watch a video of the interview below the fold.


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A BIG WEEK FOR BREAKING NEWS

POISED AND READY TO POUNCE
It’s going to be a big week for breaking news – and media professionals are gearing up.
Nelson Mandela is in critical condition in a Johannesburg hospital.
The United States Supreme Court is about to issue opinions that will have far-reaching consequences for American society.
An accused spy is in the midst of fleeing Russia …
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A new paradigm for journalism

Journalism in general — and daily newspapers in particular — are undergoing seismic changes, some of which are gut wrenching. Traditional models of reporting and publishing have become obsolete. Those newspapers that don’t adapt — and fast — will die.


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