David Gregory to Glenn Greenwald: “Why Shouldn’t You, Mr. Greenwald, Be Charged With a Crime?” (Video)
On Meet the Press this morning host David Gregory asked Greenwald if he should be prosecuted for a crime for aiding and abetting Snowden. Greenwald ripped Gregory for this and forced Gregory to backpedal.
“To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements. Why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”
Greenwald ripped him apart.
The Huffington Post reported:
“Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked columnist Glenn Greenwald why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for working with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Greenwald, who was on to discuss Snowden’s Sunday morning flight from Hong Kong to Moscow. (It is unclear where Snowden will ultimately land, though reports have suggested he is headed to Venezuela.) At the tail end of the conversation, Gregory suddenly asked Greenwald why the government shouldn’t be going after him.
“To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” he asked.
Greenwald replied that it was “pretty extraordinary that anybody who would call themselves a journalist would publicly muse” about such a thing, and that there was no evidence to back up Gregory’s claim that he had “aided” Snowden.
Greenwald tweeted about the exchange later on:
Who needs the government to try to criminalize journalism when you have David Gregory to do it?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 23, 2013