The Corner

A Second Cheer for Glenn Greenwald

Jonah writes:

Lord knows that I have deep disagreements with Glenn Greenwald (not least on his extremely low opinion of me), but in fairness you’ve got to credit him with consistency.

I’ll second that. Lord knows that I have deep disagreements with Glenn Greenwald (not least on his extremely low opinion of me), but consistent he certainly is. When I ran into my difficulties with the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, Mr Greenwald, while finding me “pernicious” and “odious”, was nevertheless a principled defender of free speech – one of all too few from the allegedly “liberal” commentariat. (And, if I recall correctly, he took the trouble to contact my office and nail down the facts of the case.)

His consistency on drones – regardless of whether Bush or Obama is pulling the trigger – doesn’t surprise me. He is a principled man of the left, and that’s sufficiently rare to be worthy of note. 

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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