Also: round-up of Brit editorials on the Miranda detention, all critical.
Earlier: Jay Rosen on Twitter just called the revelations in this column, starting in the 9th paragraph, the most significant journalism news in a long time. It's a piece just posted at The Guardian by its editor Alan Rusbridger. He opens by recounting a famous WikiLeaks episode--as depicted in the upcoming feature movie--that he was involved in, and then moves on to the detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner Daivd Miranda at Heathrow yesterday--and then reveals what happened in his own dramatic dealings with the UK government in the past two months over the paper's Snowden reporting, smashing a laptop, and the perilous future of such reporting. Read it and weep.
Plus David Miranda's first interview since Heathrow incident.
“They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be put in jail if I didn’t co-operate,” said Miranda. “They treated me like I was a criminal or someone about to attack the UK … It was exhausting and frustrating, but I knew I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”...
“They got me to tell them the passwords for my computer and mobile phone,” Miranda said. “They said I was obliged to answer all their questions and used the words ‘prison’ and ‘station’ all the time.”
My book on Bradley Manning (with Kevin Gosztola) is the only one that covers the full story--from the leaks to current trial. My new ebook on Kurt Vonnegut has just been published.