Barrett Brown Gives D Magazine the Middle Finger, Leaves FrontBurner for More Fertile Greenwald Grounds


Oh, I kid. The headline here is really a joke. Let me explain. If an explanation is possible.

I wrote a story about Barrett that helped my career. (Or got me a mention on Capital New York, along with a pic of me wearing a white top hat. Same thing? No?) Barrett and I are — fair term? — friends? Anyway, he has written for some months for FrontBurner about his life behind bars. He has done so for very little compensation. Now that changes. Glenn Greenwald has agreed to pay Barrett more than we ever could to write about his incarcerated life for Greenwald’s Intercept. Here’s all you need to know.

My only comfort — and yours — is a cold one. Barrett will eventually find his way out from behind bars. But he’ll still be stuck in Dallas, due to the terms of his parole. Needing to make rent, he will hopefully see our pages as his playground. Till then, parting is such sweet sorrow.