At the end of his show, Hayes cheerfully bragged to Rachel Maddow how proud he was to have asked Greenwald who he wore to the Oscars. (Answer: Ralph
Greenwald on Buzzfeed's headline exaggeration of his annoyance at Neil Patrick Harris' "treason' joke:
"I hadn't heard the joke. I actually went off stage and people told me about it. I almost tweeted something light-hearted about it and decided it was just too inconsequential even to tweet about. I mean this is like a sitcom actor who had literally just been parading around in his underwear just moments before...Later a Buzzfeed reporter pressed Greenwald again.
"I said, 'You're going to get me in trouble. I'm trying not to say anything about it... Since you asked, even though it was just a joke, I thought it was pretty irresponsible and stupid,' since Edward Snowden wasn't even charged with treason, let alone convicted of it. It's a pretty serious thing to accuse someone of that in front of a billion people."Greenwald on the strange ambiance of the Academy Awards:
Greenwald: It's this disgusting ritual of extraordinary opulence and extravagance...
Hayes: OH STOP IT GLENN GREENWALD YOU HUMORLESS SCOLD!
Greenwald: It is. At the same time, it was very surreal. You know, we began the report thinking that our source was going to prison, we were being threatened by the government, and so to be standing there in that setting and have that be one of the outcomes of what we did was definitely very bizarre.