How did I never know about this?
It was mentioned in passing in this NY Daily News article from June. In all the stories I’ve read about Snowden and Greenwald and the NSA story it was never once mentioned that the dude who brought the world this story hailed from the same borough as Christopher Walken, Donald Trump, Nas and Spiderman.
Sure explains the attitude when dealing with his critics:
One of which was me:
@jaykirell Do you comprehend that when the NYT references what “some analysts and Congressional offices”said, they do not mean me?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 3, 2013
If I had known he was from Queens I might have busted his balls a little bit more. I grew up in Elmont, NY – right over the border in Nassau.