"One of the most fascinating aspects of Glenn Greenwald’s journalism is the way it provokes various people who think of themselves as journalists to reveal their actual priorities." - Barry Eisler
Meet 'Journo Jerk' Jonathan Alter
May 27, 2014

Digby posted Jonathan Alter's stupid tweet on Monday and says: I guess it all depends on what the meaning of jerk is.

She goes on to expose his jerkiness in great detail here.

Barry Eisler writes:

One of the most fascinating aspects of Glenn Greenwald’s journalism is the way it provokes various people who think of themselves as journalists to reveal their actual priorities. I wrote about this at length last week in a response to Michael Kinsley’s non-review review of Greenwald’s new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State, arguing that Kinsley had done the world a service by behaving in exactly the servile, establishment-revering manner Greenwald chronicles in the book.

But even more fascinating and revealing than Kinsley’s own demand — that when it comes to what the press should publish, "that decision must ultimately be made by the government,” and that journalists who don’t toe the government line might need to be “locked up" — has been the reaction of Kinsley’s peers. Here are a few I’ve come across:...read them here.

He lists a bunch of tweets from high ranking Villagers, exposing their demented view of journalism, Greenwald and the governance.

Jonathan Alter, a supposed lefty, once demanded that the left embrace entitlement cuts as well as his memorable piece titled: Time To Think About Torture. I think it's time we talk about the journo jerks, shall we?

Jonathan Alter is the clear pick for this week's "journo jerk" award.

Please make your own recommendations in the comment section and we'll see who's up next.

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