Greenwald Will Return to US to 'Force Issue' of Press Freedom

October 23, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he plans to brave government threats and intimidation and return to the United States to “force the issue” of press freedom.

In an exclusive interview with Salon reporter Brian Beutler published Thursday, Greenwald said he’ll return “as soon as [his] schedule permits and there’s a reason to do so.”

He stated, “I’m going to go back to the U.S. for many reasons, but just the fucking principle is enough … On principle I’m going to force the issue.”

Greenwald says he plans to take this stand despite what he perceives as the growing risk of detention at the hands of the U.S. that he and his reporting partner Laura Poitras face—indicated by increasingly inflamed rhetoric of U.S. officials. Greenwald says they are being singled out despite the fact that NSA documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden have been broadly reported in mainstream media outlets.