Americans love reporters and detest Journalists in same way that they love and admire teachers and detest "Educators."
There's huge difference reporters go out and get the story and journalists go out create a compelling narrative. Journalism schools have all but killed reporting. Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer and a journalist who creates the news. He is the later-day Wizard of Bradley Manning USA, due to the fact that Manning was a property of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. After the pale prince of whistle blowers was put up in an English manor, all Glenn could do was paper the web with paeans to Manning;s treason and be the fluorescent light for whistle blowing truths.
Greenwald seems to have gotten his hooks into the GED master spy sometime ago. I believe we will see Glenn Greenwald to be goad to Snowden's treason in the next few weeks. I do not believe that NSA techno-geek Snowden reached out to Glenn Greenwald, rather Greenwald poached Snowden from a colleague. That's hip.
Treason is extreme and extreme is what being a hipster is all about - obscure, dark, contrarian, androgynous, and well-compensated. Glenn Greenwald is all of that and change.
Glenn Greenwald wants to be the Hipster Treason Master. I'll give that to him, for now.