Glenn Greenwald, lead author of the Intercept, spoke at a press conference in Berlin recently and addressed how the mainstream corporate media has trouble reporting on important, global stories. For instance, if it weren’t for Greenwald, the world probably wouldn’t have heard as much about the NSA spying program leaked by Edward Snowden.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced