There are hundreds of us...*HUNDREDS!*
Not going to lie, I saw Glenn’s tweet as a reminder to subscribe.
My dad use to use the phrase: "Everyone's and expert" which made me think of Glenn. Its amazing what a "judging" culture we have become. Kudos for taking a leap and since when was everything measured by the almighty dollar. Knock em dead kid!!! Go work on your own life Glenn!!
But for the Iraq War, there would not be massive governmental intrusion into our lives. But for the massive governmental intrusion into our lives, there would not be Edward Snowden. But for Edward Snowden whistle-blowing, there would not be Glenn Greenwald. But for Glenn Greenwald, there would not be Charlie Warzel's Failing Substack. Long story short, it's safe to say that we have George W. Bush to thank for Charlie Warzel.
Hello, is this where I'm supposed to come to talk about critical race theory run amok at various elite private schools?
You're making me rethink my (admittedly loosely held) Substack opinions and giving me a shred of hope that online community might maybe be a real thing that doesn't have to be ultimately destructive. Thank you.
Or, you know, Glenn doesn't like your work.
I mostly write long-form deeply researched pieces on the Nation of Islam or Japanese metal bands. Sometimes I write about culture war. I am aware of which brings me more money. I am also indifferent because money is binary: pay rent or don't. But that dichotomy is not binary. Glenn lives on the fault line. I sometimes wander up to it. Glenn's tweet brought you up to it in a way you found uncomfortable. I admire your dedication to avoiding cheap subs through media grindhouse shit. I really do. But please: this post is as much a hustle as anything Glenn has ever written ripping the media. If you want to hang around in the holy cornfield with fucking Shoeless Joe you're in the wrong fucking business.
If Greenwald really wanted to monetize his subscribers fully, he could rent them out as a block list to the rest of us
Glenn's fear of irrelevancy is quite wondrous to behold...
I will give you a month to write something that might make me consider a paid subscription. Note: This piece was not it.
Just be honest and cover the stories people really care about. Bari Weiss is showing everyone how it is done.
What I've always found odd about Greenwald is that he's interesting for reasons that have almost nothing to do with his online performances. The point of Bari Weiss or IDK Michael Tracey or Saira Rao is their role in the discourse circus. Greenwald did the whole Snowden thing and seems to play a major, very admirable role in Brazilian politics.
His tendency to be angry and annoying online is the most boring thing about him. At least he seems to be enjoying himself & paying the bills.
I am still weighing my ability to commit in the future to a subscription. 👍🏼
Subscribed for a year. Take that, sour anti-woke dudes esp Greenwald!
Gosh this makes me think I should cash in on my two GG encounters, one when we had a friendly conversation at SXSW post Snowden, and the other one pre-Snowden when we were on a panel together and he bristled at my oh-so-gentle suggestion that maybe Julian Assange didn't belong on a pedestal. (I think GG changed his mind about Assange later, IIRC, but god forbid you remind him.
Just subscribed. My “cause” is wanting to see smart people write about things that interest them.
I definitely subscribed bc I think we need a more intentional Internet — but also bc I enjoyed your piece about “wintering!” And I need people to write about the Internet in a non-VC bro, clubhouse, big-tech-credulous way.