Greenwald: America’s Media Loves Power

The media world is talking about Chelsea Clinton’s new job at NBC, but Salon’s Glenn Greenwald refuses to cheer, instead launching a biting critique of political royalty on the payrolls of American news outlets. Their connections and wealth are turning the very idea of journalists being hostile outsiders on its head, and delivering media that parrot the perspective of the powerful. “We all owe our gratitude to NBC News for single-handedly correcting the shameful, long-standing exclusion from our media discourse of the views of young, journalistically accomplished heirs and heiresses to political power and great fortune.”