It was 24/7 outrage Sunday when NBC’s David Gregory asked Glen Greenwald, the blogger turned mainstream journalist a question about whether he should be prosecuted for his role in the Edward Snowden leaks. Reactions (rage over and defense of Gregory) were somewhat predictable given how writers and pundits felt about Snowden (and, yes, he is considered both a hero and a traitor by some). And reactions are still pouring in.
First, here’s the NBC Meet the Press segment that created the (sigh) daily dose of political outrage that is now the fuel of American politics:
And then the reaction on “Morning Joe,” where Greenwald’s reaction became an issue:
And the great, ever-thoughtful Jay Rosen of NYU looks at this in detail in a post: David Gregory tries to read Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian out of the journalism club.