Glenn Greenwald joined Brian Stelter on CNN this morning to discuss the “serious impropriety” between the media and Team Clinton, as shown in the WikiLeaks emails.
Greenwald, who personally doesn’t agree with WikiLeaks’ “dump everything” approach to transparency, still thinks not only is it ethical to report on the leaks, but it would be “incredibly unethical” if journalists didn’t.
Stelter asked if anything shows serious “media collusion.” Greenwald said that while there’s some normal back-and-forth communications there people might be exaggerating, there is “serious impropriety” in there. And while on CNN, he cited as his chief example the mess that Donna Brazile and CNN have gotten into over an apparently-leaked town hall question to Team Clinton.
Greenwald also dispelled the argument on the left that there’s really nothing to these emails because nothing in them is shocking and shows business as usual. He pointed out that the same could be said for Donald Trump‘s groping of women, but both are still newsworthy.
And while he still believes the political media elite is “virtually united” behind Clinton, it’s difficult to escape how much of it is due to Trump being so “off the charts” crazy.
Watch above, via CNN.
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com