Grunwald vs. Greenwald: Who’s the “activist” journalist, now?
This past Saturday, Time magazine's senior national correspondent, Michael Grunwald, told his 10,000-plus Twitter followers that he "can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange." There is, to say the least, much to be gleaned by such a statement.
For instance, it is yet more proof of the growing ranks of Journalists Against Journalism Club. Yes, here we have a reporter expressing excitement at the prospect of the government executing the publisher of information that became the basis for some of the most important journalism in the last decade.
Likewise, it is yet more proof that the nonchalant bloodlust that pervades the National Security State also exists inside the establishment media that is supposed to be objectively covering that National Security State. Indeed, even after deleting his tweet, Grunwald was unrepentant about such bloodlust, saying that he wasn't sorry for effectively endorsing extra-judicial assassination, but merely for the fact that his tweet "gives Assange supporters a nice safe persecution complex to hide in."