Sunday, July 25, 2010

Glenn Greenwald lashes CNN anchors

In the wake of the Shirley Sherrod incident, Glenn Greenwald lashes two of CNN's anchors for their comments about bloggers:
CNN's Kyra Phillips and John Roberts spent a good five minutes yesterday expressing serious concern over what they called "the dark side" of the Internet: the plague of "anonymous bloggers" who are "a bunch of cowards" for not putting their names on what they say, and who use this anonymity to spread "conspiracy," "lunacy," "extremism" and false accusations (video below). The segment included excerpts from an interview with Andrew Keene, author of Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing our Culture, who explained that the Real Media must serve as "gatekeepers" to safeguard the public against the dangers of anonymity on the Internet.
Read what Greenwald had to say in response to Phillips and Roberts by visiting Salon.

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