This is the very best comment. I give you 3 stolen sailboats for it.
It's either really stupid or a really smart ploy for attention. I'm going to go with the latter.
The booking tip is the most important thing I take from this whole story.
I don't think he's missing the point. I think he saw it and then evaded it by getting on a plane to Hong Kong.
Apparently, he his husband also refused a lawyer and said that he doesn't read the documents, he just transports them. I don't care any more.
I'm so scared to see what Sorkin does with this on The Newsroom.
That's what I'm wondering. He says the UK can't break the encryption on the thumb-drive but he can't be bothered to fucking set up an FTP? What kind of amateur hour fuckery is this?
I don't understand how the people don't understand that this is all around problematic. Suggesting that Glenn Greenwald's behavior/omissions/distortions in covering the story doesn't negate that the detention is also bad.
Greenwald is so committed to getting the story out that he and Pointras pass the documents to EASILY one of the most likely people to be flagged outside of the two of them? Seriously? They hang out with Applebaum and couldn't be bothered to figure out a more secure way to transmit the files? Greenwald says that they're not going to break the encryption on the thumb-drive. Then why not just send it via FTP or P2P? I'm sorry but there's been a lot of sloppy journalism and walkbacks on this story and I don't think I can get behind shitty journalism no matter how much the NSA and the government suck.
Also obnoxious: all the people who give zero fucks about stop & frisk but act like this whole NSA thing is the worst thing to happen to humanity.
Seriously. How committed to getting the documents are you, Glenn?
He's in Russia. They "aggressively mug" journalists and unwanted asylum seekers.