Glenn Greenwald, the openly gay American journalist who has doggedly reported on the National Security Agency’s continued illegal surveillance of American and international citizens, recently slammed presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during interviews for his upcoming book, calling her “banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion… a f--king hawk and like a neocon.”
During his interview with GQ, Greenwald said:
“Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a f--king hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sleazy money types who are just corrupting everything everywhere. But she’s going to be the ﬁrst female president, and women in America are going to be completely invested in her candidacy. Opposition to her is going to be depicted as misogynistic, like opposition to Obama has been depicted as racist. It’s going to be this completely symbolic messaging that’s going to overshadow the fact that she’ll do nothing but continue everything in pursuit of her own power. They’ll probably have a gay person after Hillary who’s just going to do the same thing.
I hope this happens so badly, because I think it’ll be so instructive in that regard. It’ll prove the point. Americans love to mock the idea of monarchy, and yet we have our own de facto monarchy. I think what these leaks did is, they demonstrated that there really is this government that just is the kind of permanent government that doesn’t get affected by election choices and that isn’t in any way accountable to any sort of democratic transparency and just creates its own world off on its own.”
His upcoming book is called No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.