Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC to talk about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s Christmas day message to the world. Greenwald was asked whether his defense of Edward Snowden compromises his journalistic integrity. His answer was hilarious.
Things got heated when MSNBC anchor Kristen Welker cited critics who’ve accused Greenwald of “crossing a line” in his defense of Snowden. “What do you say to your critics who say you’ve become more of a spokesman for Edward Snowden?” she asked.
“I think that’s ludicrous is what I say to that,” Greenwald shot back. “Every journalist has an agenda. We’re on MSNBC now, where close to 24 hours a day the agenda of President Obama and the Democratic Party are promoted, defended, glorified, the agenda of the Republican Party is undermined. That doesn’t mean the people who appear on MSNBC aren’t journalists, they are.”
Welker tried to shift the conversation back to Greenwald’s defense of Snowden, but he pressed on.
“Sure, I do defend him just like people on MSNBC defend President Obama and his officials and Democratic Party leaders 24 hours a day.”
You can watch the video at Mediaite.