Wikileaks FAILS to start Twitter bitchfight with Guardian hack
Accuses Snowden confidante of profiteering, met with bored silence
Wikileaks is engaged in a Twitter spat with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, accusing him of profiting from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks to the paper.
Greenwald is planning a book on Snowden, the former NSA worker who leaked documents from the agency to newspaper and other outlets. There is also talk of a movie based on the proposed but as yet unwritten book, although no studio has announced a deal yet.
On Saturday, the Wikileaks Twitter account tweeted a link to an article about Hollywood interest in the book and accused Greenwald of "cashing in" on Snowden.
Snowden cash in comenses. None involved are contributing anything to Snowden's defence fund or Mr. Snowden http://t.co/zUeHSzpvmk— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 12, 2013
The organisation also tweeted that it was the only one that had the real story, because The Guardian had "abandoned" Snowden.
It should be noted that only Mr. Snowden and WikiLeaks have the inside story, Guardian abandoned him in Hong Kong.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 12, 2013
So far, Greenwald has not responded to Wikileaks' Twitter taunts on the blogging site, making the spat a bit one-sided. ®