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A journalism marriage between Donald Trump and Glenn Greenwald?

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Depending upon whom you believe, Glenn Greenwald has left the Intercept — the news website he co-founded in 2014, either because he is a spoiled man-child or because the Intercept has sold its soul.

Either way, Greenwald will soon find himself in a new media venture.

I have no idea what that media venture might be — although wouldn’t it be stunning if he joined with Donald Trump, should Trump lose next week’s presidential election, in a journalism partnership?

Trump and Greenwald might not be ideological brothers in arms, but they share at least one core belief: Russiagate is a bunch of baloney. Now imagine if Trump does what Greenwald would certainly support — pardoning Edward Snowden (which Trump has hinted he might do) — and the potential for a Trump-Greenwald media marriage gains a touch more credibility.

We know Greenwald has no regard for the U.S. media, and Trump has more than once suggested most U.S. journalists ought to be identified as “the enemy of the people.” Another nugget to suggest these two might find professional happiness?

Nonsense, you say? You very well might be correct.

But let’s face it, if Trump is no longer president in a couple of months, he will return to the political sidelines still eager to let people know what he thinks. (And many millions will listen.) Greenwald is now on the media sidelines and still eager to do what he does best: Journalism that defies the accepted narrative of media and political elites in the U.S. And millions of people will read what he writes.

You have to admit: these two would be worth watching.

Trump – 15, Biden – 10

For what it’s worth:

The last question today on the news quiz I gave to my two journalism classes: Who do you think will win the presidential election?

Students were given credit for the right answer, no matter what they wrote down.

The results:

Trump: 15

Biden: 10

COVID-19: 1

You’re free to offer whatever reaction you want to these results, but please do so in the reply box at the bottom of the blog.


We chase what we want

Or, worse, what we think we want

But cannot say why