This makes you want to look away, as the NYT – after the WaPo’s disgrace – is caught recycling insinuations with no basis in fact. Margaret Sullivan actually gets a NYT editor to say this about anonymously-sourced, now-debunked speculation that Edward Snowden’s PRISM information had been downloaded by the Chinese government:
Mr. Kahn said that it’s important to see this passage in the story for what it is: An exploration of what might have happened, based on experts who did not claim to have direct knowledge.
That’s the NYT standard against a “non-journalist” like Glenn. It’s laughable. But the last laugh is Greenwald’s.