For nearly a year now, since the Edward Snowden story broke and became a global sensation, I’ve repeatedly invited Glenn Greenwald to debate me about NSA and related matters. He has consistently refused; readers may draw their own conclusions as to why that might be.
Glenn’s been all over the media recently pushing his new book about himself and Ed, and earlier this week I appeared on Al Jazeera America to debate Glenn, in a manner of speaking. His appearance was taped while mine was live. The segment (click here) is long and consists mainly of Glenn doing his well-honed I-am-saving-the-world-from-NSA act, and I don’t appear until 23:00 to offer a brief rebuttal to Glenn’s more obviously false claims.
I want to thank Al Jazeera America for giving me the chance to appear, and for having on the whole a solid effort to address this subject in an adult fashion. Enjoy, since this is probably the closest I will get to debating Glenn, as he keeps dodging my offers.