The NSA Debate is as Much About Journalism as Surveillance
Posted: 10/4/2013 | By: Glenn Greenwald | The Guardian
In late June, the economist Dean Baker astutely observed that our NSA
reporting was "doing as much to expose corrupt journalism as to expose
government spying." Indeed, from the earliest stages of this reporting,
back in Hong Kong, we expected (and hoped) that the reporting we were
about to do would expose conflicts in how journalism is understood and practiced as much as it would shine light on the NSA's specific surveillance programs.