Glenn Greenwald, the columnist who brought the world the Ed Snowden Papers, is leaving the Guardian to start his own website. BuzzFeed reports Greenwald, who spent the summer scoring scoop after scoop about the NSA, is starting "a very well-funded… very substantial new media outlet."
"My partnership with the Guardian has been extremely fruitful and fulfilling: I have high regard for the editors and journalists with whom I worked and am incredibly proud of what we achieved.
"The decision to leave was not an easy one, but I was presented with a once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline.
The Guardian took time out from what must be a lot of weeping and throwing tea cups around their offices in rage to issue their own statement, saying, "We are of course disappointed by Glenn’s decision to move on, but can appreciate the attraction of the new role he has been offered. We wish him all the best."
As a fan of Greenwald's from back in the day when he was best known as the world record-holder for Most Number of Updates On A Single Blog Post, I am eager to see what he comes up with—especially if it has a gossip section.