IF YOU are an avid reader of this blog you are familiar with Glenn Greenwald's work. We often link to his award-winning commentary on subjects such as the judiciary, executive power, anti-terrorism policy, and the media. Mr Greenwald is the author a thoughtful and provocative blog, as well as three books. His most recent work, titled "Great American Hypocrites", examines "the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press". We asked him some questions this week on the new administration, anti-terrorism policy, Sonia Sotomayor and the media.Barack Obama
Mr Greenwald: I'm actually rather optimistic about the potential of technologies—principally the internet and all of its accompanying features—to enable real reporting even as newspapers die. The ability to access information is so much greater now, the resources required to obtain that information and to build an audience are so much less, that everything really is rapidly democratising. Financial models are being developed to support new forms of journalism and I think that will continue.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
"Seven questions for Glenn Greenwald"