This is amazing.
Read this for extremely valuable insight into how DC and "centrism" functions and what drives it:
That's the funniest thing I've seen all week!
Greenwald is presenting Jason Pontin as some kind of high-level insider of DC "centrism".
He knows exactly who Pontin is, as do I, and have been following his writings for years. Pontin
was editor-in-chief of Technology Review, then was a freelance writer for Wired -- e.g. he wrote that Wired article about Mary Lou Jepsen I posted a couple months ago. And he also does some work for the organization described in that thread.
He's not the kind of authority on DC centrism Greenwald portrays, and Greenwald knows it. It's like a tweet straight out of that Economic Hitman book (if tweets existed back when it was written!).
Pontin is American-raised, to English parents, and speaks with a English accent -- sounds a little like the actor Paul Bettany. He has a fondness for big words, and likes to engage with a broad range of people on Twitter, sometimes trolls. He's not above a dose of comedy, and this thread might be one of his jokes.
Incidentally, he was a fan of Gary Marcus's criticisms of deep learning -- even though I doubt he knew the issues very well.
Ha ha ha! That tweet by Greenwald made my day.