(From around 23:00) I have to concede it's a ridiculous thing to say, depending on a tortured view of how anti-immigration policies indicate socialist values in & of themselves (Marine Le Pen, seriously Greg?). Even the rightwing host tries to reign it back in to 'populist nationalists' (28:30). Couldn't find fault with anything else he said up to that point, which included strong anti-war, anti-corporate, anti-censorship statements in exactly the same way I've seen him speak with lefty interviewers.
I think he and Dore provide a service in speaking to the 'other side' in this way, because otherwise all the right wing sees in left politics are dangerous enemies to be destroyed, rather than anti-establishment allies to potentially unite with. But yes, the test is whether they stick to the same standards in denouncing the right's abuses. The dems are in power now, so as anti-establishment figures who note all the similarities between the 2 main parties, it would make sense for them to go after them, esp the fake progressives who aren't doing anything to advance the causes they promised to.
On the 'whipping' story fwiw, most of the criticism seemed to be not of JD's discussion of wider issues relating to immigration but more narrowly about whether the photo actually showed people being whipped or not, and whether this was liberal/msm propaganda. I wouldn't know about the specifics of that, but the comments seem to mostly be on the left otherwise, though I suppose it's hard to tell when the main focus is dem-bashing!
Another point on this quote from Anthony DiMaggio:
'His opposition to NSA spying was almost 10 years ago. He canít sit on his laurels forever. His appeal to the left has to be about more than that. If thatís it, plus all the normalizing of rightwing neofascist politics heís been doing, itís a sad state of affairs.'
Er, maybe he didn't hear about the massive story Greenwald broke in Brazil, exposing the corruption of one of the most powerful people in the country, Sergio Moro, and leading to the release of former socialist president Lula from prison and charges dropped against him so he can run against Bolsonaro in 2022:
Not exactly fascism-enabling behaviour, is it? That's why I respect Greenwald: he clearly understands the importance of seeking out the full truth, and his journalistic work stands for itself in that regard, regardless of which arbitrary political tribe people try to put him in.