Prominent Lefty Blogger Outsourced to UK

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

Our gain is their loss.

Salon is losing one of its marquee names, fire-breathing blogger and former constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald, who will move his daily writing to the U.S. edition of the Guardian, where he’ll also write a weekly print column, Politico reports. “I have nothing but the highest regard for Salon and its commitment to independent and provocative journalism,” Greenwald writes today.

He won’t be missed.

Apparently the Guardian doesn’t consider itself far left enough. They’ve even added a couple of other lefty kooks to the stable.

At the Guardian, Greenwald will join a beefed-up roster of brand-name Stateside columnists like Ana Marie Cox and Naomi Wolf.

We apologize in advance to the UK readers. These twits are not indicative of most Americans. As to joking about outsourcing, Greenwald long ago offshored himself to Brazil. Probably has a nice tax shelter down there.

Update:  How could we forget what Greenwald is most famous for?

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14 Responses to “Prominent Lefty Blogger Outsourced to UK”

  1. Frank on 19/19/12 at 12:34 pm

    I seriously gotta stop clicking random Memeorandom links … just reveals one feckless hack after another.

  2. Brandon on 19/19/12 at 1:42 pm

    He won’t be missed? Salon’s only rational voice? Greenwald is a lefty, but at least he’s a principled, reasonable lefty. He has been willing to criticize Obama for the same things he criticized Bush for, and he doesn’t stoop to the intellectually dishonest hackery that Obama has forced on his defenders. Greenwald was the best of the Salon bloggers, and the site will be that much more smug, obnoxious and dishonest for his loss. Of course, compared to Cox and Wolf, he is also now the best of the Guardian’s lefty bloggers, so there’s that.

  3. Rob Crawford on 19/19/12 at 1:48 pm

    “Greenwald is a lefty, but at least he’s a principled, reasonable lefty.”

    Reasonable? Principled?

    No, he’s just consistent. He’s still a lunatic.

  4. Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA on 19/19/12 at 1:48 pm

    GG probably got booted out due to noticing that Barack continued all the same policies that Bush was criticized for.
    If he would just be more of a hack, he might’ve kept his gig!

  5. ronvo on 19/19/12 at 10:18 pm

    The Guardian is a left-leaning paper, no doubt, but it istn’t intellectually dishonest about it like the NYT and it isn’t as scorched-earth left as the Independent.

    The tradition in this country that the media is supposed to be objective has spawned a disgusting amount of dishonesty. Why shouldn’t Fox be openly conservative? Why shouldn’t the Washington Post be openly center-left? I grew up with the Times and what outrages me isn’t their political point of view, it’s their mendacity about it.

  6. cas127 on 20/20/12 at 1:08 am

    Check out Yahoo Finance to see how much Salon has lost over its lifetime (see retained earnings on income statement).

    It has *never* come close to turning a profit. Ever.

    The rats (Greenwald) are leaving a sinking ship – with the looming recession (and the recent Facebook IPO face plant) – the Silicon Valley Socialists aren’t in a mood to bail out (for the tenth time) Salon.

    Greenwald can see that his checks are about to stop clearing.