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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Greenwald vs. Toobin Again

Update:  CNN posted a story a few minutes ago about Edward Snowden's open letter to Brazilians and tweeted link with this message:  "Edward Snowden offers to spy on the US & help Brazil investigate NSA surveillance."  After criticism from others on Twitter--Glenn Greenwald wrote, "Dear CNN: even for you, this is so remarkably reckless and false that it's shocking"--it quickly deleted it and changed to:  " leaker Edward Snowden is offering to help investigate U.S. surveillance of Brazilian citizens.

Earlier:

Glenn Greenwald and Jeffrey Toobin debate (again) on CNN last night over Edward Snowden and federal judge's ruling that NSA data collecting illegal.  Toobin still thinks Snowden should have gone through channels.  Tobbin still says this doesn't "vindicate" Snowden, since it's just one judge.  And he "should have gone through" Congress or something.  "Untenable" to leak to a Greenwald etc.  "No way to run a government."  Sen. Ron Wyden backs the judge here.

2 comments:

tovangar2 said...

There were no "channels" available to Snowden, a contractor.
Going to the public via the press was the proper thing to do because 1st Amendment.

tovangar2 said...

There were no "official" channels available to Snowden, a contractor. Going to the public via the press was the proper thing to do because 1st Amendment