Andrew Sullivan on Glenn Greenwald: ‘I genuinely like him as a human being’

Andrew Sullivan on Glenn Greenwald: “Yes, we’re friends. We’ve hung out a bit, and are bonded by a couple of things.

Sullivan and Greenwald

Sullivan and Greenwald

“He relies on readers for much of his income (and I rely on readers for all of mine) – and has made online debate much sharper in many ways. I’ve benefited from his criticism, even as I remain to his ‘right.’

“And he is forced to live abroad with his partner David because the US refuses to acknowledge the validity and dignity of bi-national gay couples. I was in that exact position for a long time with my American husband – and our shared experience matters a lot to me. Our husbands have also bonded over the same issue.”

* Andrew Sullivan responds to a New York Times reporter profiling Glenn Greenwald