Greenwald's Views On Journalism

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As a lawyer, prior to his journalism career, he didn’t like the idea that Americans were being detailed on U.S. soil and incarcerated in a military prison without charges or access to a lawyer, and being labeled terrorists or enemy combatants against the United States. He cited the Jose “The Dirty Bomber” Padilla case. He became upset with the concept of [homeland] “security” trumping the rule of law in the country. He felt media wasn’t truly serving the public, so that’s when he found this matter of political debate. Greenwald said, “He developed theories about how journalism should function and started doing the journalism he thought was needed.” Greenwald thinks Americans are not aware of the political implications or how privacy effects
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