A Must Read! Glenn Greenwald Strikes Back!

To say that things behind the scenes at the Idaho Agenda have been interesting  the past couple of weeks would be an understatement. If you care about Idaho, free speech and the First Amendment in any way shape or form, you’ll want to read today’s explosive piece by Glenn Greenwald over at Salon….

“Anyone who is the national finance co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign deserves probing, substantial scrutiny. That’s equally true of someone who continues to use their vast wealth to influence the outcome of our elections and our most inflammatory political debates. And it’s certainly true of someone who has made it a regular practice of threatening journalists, bloggers and activists who shine light on his political and business practices.”

You can read the whole Orwellian tale HERE.

It’s going to make for interesting lunch conversation over the at the Boise Center on the Grove this afternoon that’s for sure.

If you’re unfamiliar with Glenn, he is a  Constitutional and civil rights expert, journalist and the author of  two books. He was recently the keynote  speaker at ACLU Idaho’s Annual Bill of Rights Celebration.

A HUGE thanks to Mr. Greenwald  and Idaho’s own independent journalist,  Jody May-Chang, for standing up for Idaho, the right of free speech and bloggers everywhere!


3 Responses to A Must Read! Glenn Greenwald Strikes Back!

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Looks like Greenwald is ready to fight back when (probably not if) VanderSloot comes after him!

    And the great article doesn’t even touch on VanderSloot’s huge role in electing and supporting our Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna. That’s another story that need to be told.

  2. This is the scariest thing I have read in a very long time. I give Mr. Greenwald the Gold Globes award for spectacular courage. Surely he knows that VanderSloot is going to sue him. This behavior is PRECISELY what SLAPP laws were intended to address. Ironically, it is VanderSloot’s considerable wealth that not only empowers his frivolous litigation but should also make him a target for a SLAPP action.

    What I find most astonishing is that Mother Jones backed down. If everyone stood up to VanderSloot it would quickly reach critical mass. It is he who would have to retreat.

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