Archive for October, 2013

The BBC’s 16 questions to Glenn Greenwald

Hey, that was a tough interview! No, not really. This week Glenn Greenwald was interviewed on the BBC for the first time since the revelations from Edward Snowden began to flow. The program on which he appeared, Newsnight, is one of the BBC’s premiere productions. The interviewer was Kirsty Wark. Here’s the clip: Below I […]

The production of innocence and the reporting of American politics

“What those involved in it fail to acknowledge is their own investment in a permanent and unyielding image of political symmetry. But I think the high point has passed for this kind of reporting.” For a certain class of journalists in the United States — a dwindling class, I think — the following holds true: […]