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Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who made Edward Snowden a household name, has announced that he is leaving his job at the Guardian to launch what he describes as a "momentous new venture." In a statement issued via his own website, Greenwald said that his relationship with the Graun has been a good one and that he is " …

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  1. Ross K Silver badge
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    Wonder if...

    ...Assange will be his London correspondent?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: Wonder if...

      Sounds like a NO.

  2. xperroni

    Even a broken clock...

    I hate to admit, but seems that Wikileaks (Assange) was right: the Snowden cash-in is gearing up.

    1. Gordon 10 Silver badge

      Re: Even a broken clock...

      Even if he is right and the new gig is Snowden related - its still a case of the pot (Assange) calling the kettle (Greenwald) a c*nt.

      I suspect he's just worried about the competition.

      1. xperroni

        Re: Even a broken clock...

        Even if he is right and the new gig is Snowden related - its still a case of the pot (Assange) calling the kettle (Greenwald) a c*nt.

        Though still, it's a complicated world where even the words of a six-fingered hyperactive attention whore are sometimes worth taking heed.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Perhaps the NSA have made him an Offer...

    ... that he can't refuse.

    1. Gordon 10 Silver badge

      Re: Perhaps the NSA have made him an Offer...

      yea - either directly or via a shell company. Wonder if he will be rendered when he goes to one of those US hubs?

      1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
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        Re: Perhaps the NSA have made him an Offer...

        Its "reconditioned", not "rendered". However, with the way the nsa story has been going, I wouldn't be overly surprised if Greenwald disappears and Keith Alexander and James Clapper are found enjoying a lunch of soylent Greenwald stew soon afterwards.

        1. Euripides Pants Silver badge
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          Re: soylent Greenwald stew

          Rendering plants convert dead animals into useful things, so reconditioned would not be the proper term in the scenario you present.

  4. smudge Silver badge
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    reported ... sooner than he was ready to announce it

    Can't believe you passed on the chance to point out the irony.

    The Guardian quotes him as saying: "Because this news leaked before we were prepared to announce it...". (my highlighting)

    1. Frankee Llonnygog

      Re: reported ... sooner than he was ready to announce it

      The NSA sent out a press release

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    "momentous" rhymes with "Assange"

    aka "The Illusions Of Grandeur".

    And to think that the guy appeared quite normal...

  6. Piers

    My role, aside from reporting and writing for it...

    ...is to make a shedload?

  7. JaitcH
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    Greenwald left Salon for The Guardian on good terms ...

    so no reason it won't happen again.

    Greenwald sure boosted The Guardians circulation, even if it cost them some old computer junk.

    The main thing is the veil of secrecy has been torn aside, regardless of personalities, and some snot-nosed government workers activities have been exposed.

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    Wikiwald?

    Edpedia?

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