On Dec 19, 2011, at 7:17 PM, Carl G. Estabrook wrote:
> The remark was Glenn Greenwald's. He was getting at what he calls (accurately, it seems to me) "the warped values of our political and media culture: once someone is sufficiently embedded within that circle, they are intrinsically worthy of admiration and respect, no matter what it is that they actually do..."
> He did make friends for himself with the rhetorical mammon of iniquity; he was an insider in a way that e.g. Chomsky never has been, and so he was able to get away with defending "the generation’s worst political crime, one for which he remained fully unrepentant and even proud" (Greenwald). And he did it by being inside the limits of allowable debate. --CGE
It wasn't his prose style that made him these friends - it was his bellicosity.