Re: Glenn Greenwald lays a smackdown on Fran Townsend during Wikileaks debate on CNN What do you mean ? It IS the subject at hand, did you see the 60+ second lead in to the piece ? The reason CNN aired that segment, was to give Greenwald a soapbox to talk about the book, and the reasons for it being published,he chose to take it in another direction. It was not a "spin" it was a question the host was asking. If you had read the entire thread you would see it could have been answered instead of avoided. Greenwald tried to grandstand and control the segment by talking over the other two, about 8min in he ran out of steam and looked like an idiot. (imo) I did not try to "spin" her question, I gave my interpretation of what I think most sane people who do not masturbate to leaked diplomatic cables, and who only follow this story casually (her audience) would interpret it as being. I can sympathize with you chomping at the bit to be enraged, but I think you are a little trigger happy on this topic. Don't get me wrong I don't believe the press is on JA's side, it looks to me they are just giving him the attention he is whoring so they can report his unlikely success or much more likely epic failure. The press wins both ways, and they don't care which way it goes. My money however, is on Assange coming out of this looking like a joke after whoring too much attention, but I could be wrong.