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Glenn Greenwald punched by journalist (bolsonaro supporter) during radio station program

Eylos

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Oct 25, 2017
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some info the journalist hates glenn because of his work against bolsonaro and lava jato, and said that a judge should take the custody of his kids. Gleen called him a coward.

the video
 

IronRinn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
Exactly.
 

MrGerbils

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Oct 27, 2017
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he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
Absolutely 100%. The work they’ve been doing is absolutely essential and incredibly brave in speaking truth to power in the face of literal mortal danger given the situation.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
Glenn's done a lot of shitty things but this is one where he's totally in the right.
 

Fallout-NL

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Oct 30, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
His work on citizen4 struck me as important too. Good guy in my book.
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
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User banned (1 week): Off-topic derailing in a sensitive thread about a victim of violence over multiple posts
Ah yes, the progressive publication The Intercept where *checks notes* Steve Bannon had sources he could check in on to corroborate information.

Glenn has been nothing but correct on Brazil.
You don't get credit for fighting against fascism when you're actively working to enable it everywhere else but the place you currently live.
 

Landford

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Oct 25, 2017
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Joe Bennet (Brazilian comic book artist who works on The Immortal Hulk) seems to be cheering that Greenwald got punched.


Translation is something like "Hell yeah, this slap is mine too! You should had punched him!"
 

Landford

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Oct 25, 2017
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Plus it seems that the bolsonaro supporter was implying the Government should take custody of Glenn kids because he is gay?
 

fauxtrot

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Oct 25, 2017
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So guillotine jokes will catch you a ban, but supporting actual right wing violence is no problem?

Ah yes, the progressive publication The Intercept where *checks notes* Steve Bannon had sources he could check in on to corroborate information.


You don't get credit for fighting against fascism when you're actively working to enable it everywhere else but the place you currently live.
Ok boomer
 

aeolist

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Oct 27, 2017
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Plus it seems that the bolsonaro supporter was implying the Government should take custody of Glenn kids because he is gay?
the brazilian right wing is very very homophobic among the other standard bigotries. greenwald's husband was one of two LGBT members elected to the rio city council in 2016, the other guy (his friend) was assassinated last year. in 2018 he joined the national legislature because the gay member he was a substitute for resigned because he got so many death threats. he and greenwald have a bulletproof car.
 

Double 0

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Nov 5, 2017
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On one hand, fuck GG for helping out right wing assholes in the US.

On the other hand, fuck Nunes and Veja in general.

So at least for this one, go Glenn.
 

jviggy43

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Oct 28, 2017
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Landford

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Oct 25, 2017
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lmao US leftists are ridiculous
Era is incredibly american centrist on everything. Not only social stuff but a lot of people show late stage capitalism symptoms with how much they defend corporations above everything else. But this is really crazy. Actually shrugging off a journalist being attacked because he was doing his job.
 

Tain

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Oct 25, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
yup, good and concise
 

Sibylus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
Glenn has been nothing but correct on Brazil.
Glenn's done a lot of shitty things but this is one where he's totally in the right.
Aye. If you're muddying the waters at a time like this, you're due some serious self-reflection.
 

fauxtrot

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Oct 25, 2017
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User banned (1 day): personal attacks against another member
Boomers like to watch Greenwald on Tucker Carlson.
Greenwald has done some dumb shit but he's also done more good on a daily basis than you'll do in your lifetime seeing that you spend hours a day posting different versions of "better things aren't possible" on a video game forum. Go outside or volunteer for some place you believe in like The Center for an Unchanging America or something, dude.
 

chaostrophy

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Oct 27, 2017
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Greenwald deserves criticism for sure, but he and The Intercept have been crucial in uncovering political corruption in Brazil, and this is a a violent reaction to that in a region of the world where journalists have been murdered. We cannot sit on the fence with this
Yeah. Fuck Bolsonaro and his goons.
 

aeolist

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Oct 27, 2017
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bolsonaro is going to throw greenwald in prison (which he has directly threatened to do) and people here will cheer it on
 

Jexhius

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Oct 25, 2017
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Glenn Greenwald is living under constant threat of attack and persecution by Bolsonaro and his goons, all while continuing to uncover corruption at the heart of the Brazilian state. He has had friends murdered so these threats aren't even empty.

His bravery is unreal.
 

Kirblar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Greenwald has done some dumb shit but he's also done more good on a daily basis than you'll do in your lifetime seeing that you spend hours a day posting different versions of "better things aren't possible" on a video game forum. Go outside or volunteer for some place you believe in like The Center for an Unchanging America or something, dude.
Actively trying to help Trump get elected and re-elected and help him get re-elected from his platform is more bad than I could possibly make up for a in a lifetime.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Greenwald has done some dumb shit but he's also done more good on a daily basis than you'll do in your lifetime seeing that you spend hours a day posting different versions of "better things aren't possible" on a video game forum. Go outside or volunteer for some place you believe in like The Center for an Unchanging America or something, dude.
Did you really try to tell someone, "you can't hold his jockstrap, you're irrelevant" on the same video game forum you're complaining about? That's hilariously myopic.

Glenn needs to protect himself here, he's kicking over fascist ant-hills and they're pissed. Good for him, despite his blind spot about Putin's Russia
 
Oct 26, 2017
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You don't get credit for fighting against fascism when you're actively working to enable it everywhere else but the place you currently live.
You could say this for a lot of American politicians (or America as a country).

Also most would agree his appearances on Fox News are shitty going by many of the responses in this thread.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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If your only defense is whataboutism, you are not winning the argument.
Kirblar's whole derailing of this thread was whataboutism. Also I wasn't defending Greenwald. Read my previous posts in this thread. I was just pointing out his bringing up Greenwald's past as a way to negate the gravity of this situation is dumb.
 
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SoundCheck

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Oct 27, 2017
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Constantly going on a White Supremacist's TV show spouting "RUSSIA AND MUELLER ARE A FAKE CONSPIRACY" is very much doing that.
1. This was after trump election
2. The Mueller report resulted in nothing
3. He constantly criticize Trump and his government, not sure how he is helping the reelection.