Snowden Critics Legitimize Government Propaganda When They Police Stories Based on His Leaks

By: Thursday January 9, 2014 6:37 pm

On the same day that President Obama met with lawmakers and White House counsel Kate Ruemmler met with civil liberties groups to discuss National Security Agency reforms, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence (HSCI) decided to give the media a taste of what a classified Pentagon report on Edward Snowden. HSCI Chair [...]

In Snowden Editorial, New York Times Editorial Board Legitimizes Whistleblowing to the Press

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 11:07 am

The New York Times Editorial Board has published a remarkably strong defense of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who they refer to as a whistleblower in the headline. The Times states Snowden should not have to live out the rest of his life in “permanent exile.” Considering the enormous value of the information he has [...]

New York Times Knew Missing American in Iran Was Working for CIA Back in 2007

By: Friday December 13, 2013 3:53 pm

A major story on a retired FBI agent who went missing in Iran was published by the Associated Press yesterday. It revealed details on a coverup at the Central Intelligence Agency to cover up the fact that the agent, Robert Levinson, had been “recruited as a spy by a rogue group of analysts inside the [...]

Why There is Nothing Wrong With the Fact That Less Than 1% of NSA Files Have Been Published

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 10:53 am

There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an [...]

‘Do You Love This Country?’—British MPs Question Guardian Editor-in-Chief on NSA Files

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 1:03 pm

Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger appeared before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on how the media organization had handled the publication of National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The invitation to appear before the committee seemed to be part of an escalation in attacks on the Guardian since [...]

Until Grand Jury Investigation Disbanded, WikiLeaks Should Remain Skeptical of US Officials’ Statements

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 3:58 pm

(updates 1 & 2 below) For the second time in the past weeks, anonymous United States government officials have spoken to a reporter with the Washington Post about a possible case against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. “The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing [...]

White House Photographers Protest Most Control Freak Presidential Administration Ever

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 5:35 pm

“…the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered…” -New York Times reporter David Sanger Press organizations including the White House Correspondents’ Association and White House News Photographers Association have renewed a demand for access to the White House for photographers. For media organizations like the Associated Press, it is a demand that has been [...]

Unnamed ‘Senior Law Enforcement Sources’ Claim US Government Wouldn’t Arrest Assange Today

By: Monday November 18, 2013 7:34 pm

None of the unnamed “senior law enforcement sources” that The Washington Post spoke to were willing to go on the record, but multiple individuals appear to have made statements seeking to dispel the notion that the United States government has a “sealed indictment” against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. One “law enforcement official,” whoever this person [...]

Barrett Brown’s Mother Sentenced to Six Months of Probation & Fined for Hiding Laptops

By: Friday November 8, 2013 6:19 pm

The mother of Barrett Brown, a jailed journalist and activist who faces multiple charges, was sentenced to six months of probation and fined $1,000 today by a judge in Dallas. The Associated Press reported that Karen Lancaster McCutchin “apologized Friday in Dallas federal court for hiding the laptops from agents during a March raid at [...]

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:49 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing. Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport on August 18 when he was on his way to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin. [...]

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