Re: Glenn Greenwald lays a smackdown on Fran Townsend during Wikileaks debate on CNN See Biden’s comment in the post shortly before. If you are going to ignore what the US government is doing then it looks pretty silly to then claim the US government is doing nothing. It is asinine to do so. I hate when people feign ignorance when they get fact challenged. You took exception to Greenwald’s claim about the US government concealing the majority of its dealings, and then continue to ignore the documents that show that to be true. As more cables get leaked more about what the US government has concealed comes to light. This is pretty straightforward, so it is unsurprising you choose to feign ignorance rather than deal with point substantively. When you challenge the factually-supported things he said this is what you imply. And yet it was surprisingly in line with your previous commentary. Maybe that the joke wasn’t apparent is because your argumentation really is that piss-poor? You make a lot of comments like this, but never seem to substantiate them. Wonder why that is? I don’t see how misrepresenting Greenwald, and ignoring the body of evidence supporting what he said, constitutes saying the interview was a clusterfuck. I don’t see how conflating factually supported assertions with personal attacks is saying the interview was a clusterfuck. Profiting implies to make a profit, something Greenwald noted was not the case here due to the rising legal fees. That this needs to be repeated for you is testament to the deliberate cluelessness you trying to hide behind. How does pointing to the role of journalists in keeping the government honest, something recognised since the time of the founding fathers, get equated to ‘all-knowing’? That is pathetically strawmaning. A point that is further lost on her due to the means which Wikileaks has used to release the cables. Bollocks. You are simply trying to ignore the factual basis for the CNN comment in order to try pushing this false equivalency. Good luck with that, because pointing out the truth is only ‘hysterics and rhetoric’ if you are on the wrong side of the debate.