I noticed that the Washington Post had linked in a list of the ten biggest leakers in U. S. History right beside the reports on Snowden.
In this manner, I think the seek to influence public opinion, showing clearly damaging reports to U. S. security, to this incident that protects individual security.
Let’s be clear about something here. Former spies and leakers divulged information that caused potential harm to the nation and it’s assets.
Snowden merely revealed a policy. He didn’t provide methods and names. He didn’t expose our operative’s names on foreign soil. He merely exposed what the government was doing wrong.
He really doesn’t compare to the other spies and leakers IMO. And so it goes in the Amerika the Washington Post seeks to strengthen.
There are many on the ‘right’ like McCarthy’s recent article, who are defending this policy as innocuous and ‘for our benefit’. I suspect you’re analysis is spot on and agree.
If our records are public, why not governments? I mean let’s get it all out there. Let’s see Obama’s records and the Clinton’s, too. I mean it’s all ‘nonprivate’, correct?