Tuesday, July 9, 2013
You may have heard about the many major factual errors in a major Walter Pincus column at the Wash Post on Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald (and Laura Poitras and Bart Gellman). Pincus, of course, has done some very good reporting in the past, as well as bad. Now Greenwald has written to Pincus outlining the errors. Most comedic is that Pincus--who may not be very web savvy--mistakes a Greenwald column for Salon as something he allegedly wrote for WikiLeaks' own blog. (Hey, they've lifted some of my stuff, too.) No changes in the Pincus column yet.
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