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Published On: Wed, Jun 26th, 2013

Alan Dershowitz says Glenn Greenwald is a ‘total phony’ and ‘He is anti-American’

On an episode of CNN’s Piers Morgan Live earlier this week, attorney and political commentator, Alan Dershowitz had a few, let’s say. not so kind words for The Guardian reporter who broke the Edward Snowden story wide open recently.

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Alan Dershowitz
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Part of the interview with Mr. Morgan revolved around the tit-for- tat between Meet the Press host David Gregory and Glenn Greenwald during an interview on the Sunday morning show (see video interview at the bottom of this story).

Morgan said,  “Surely he [Greenwald] should be prepared to answer questions about whether anything they have done – in cahoots with this guy, we don’t know how far he goes – anything they’ve done borders on criminality. I think it’s a perfectly reasonable question.”

Dershowitz pulled no punches on his criticism of Greenwald saying, “Well, it doesn’t border on criminality – it’s right in the heartland of criminality. The statute itself, does punish the publication of classified material, if you know that it’s classified,” explained Dershowitz. “Greenwald – in my view – clearly has committed a felony.”

He continues with the barrage of criticism, “Greenwald’s a total phony. He is anti-American, he loves tyrannical regimes, and he did this because he hates America. This had nothing to do with publicizing information.”

Attorney Gloria Allred also chimed in on Mr. Greenwald saying, “It’s bizarre that he’s really upset that that question is being asked. It’s an obvious question,” she said. “I wouldn’t necessarily call Mr. Greenwald a journalist – I would think of a journalist as someone who is neutral. I see Mr. Greenwald as more of an advocate, defending his source, almost acting as a lawyer.”

 

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