Greenwald: Beltway media types are ‘courtiers to power’

In the late 90s I was a great fan of Meet The Press.  Like the US, it’s changed a lot since then.  A new low was last week’s questioning of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald about Edward Snowden.

When asked by Erik Wemple of The Washington Post for his thoughts on how the rest of the media has greeted his stuff, Greenwald responded:

They’re just courtiers doing what courtiers have always done: defending the royal court and attacking anyone who challenges or dissents from it. That’s how they maintain their status and access within it. That’s what courtiers to power, by definition, do.

Courtiers.  Exactly right, I’d say.