Is Glenn Greenwald the New Master of Right-Wing Media? - 2021-06-02
"DISGUSTING & DANGEROUS," screamed the banner headline at the bottom of the television screen, just under the blonde-sheathed visage of Fox News' Laura Ingraham. "GREENWALD BLASTS INTERCEPT FOR SMEARING INGRAHAM GUESTS."
And so during a recent episode of The Ingraham Angle, Glenn Greenwald—who is so familiar to the top-rated cable channel's millions of viewers that he requires only a surname—put on a suit and tie in Rio de Janeiro, where he lives, to continue doing what has occupied his energies for much of the past month.
That's deploying every conceivable platform—from Twitter (where he has 1.6 million followers) to YouTube to Substack to an array of popular conservative websites to the very top of the ziggurat, Rupert Murdoch's corporate cash cow—to denounce former friends and colleagues at The Intercept, the left-leaning digital news and opinion site he co-founded with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill in 2013.