The establishment media is doing everything it can to discredit Edward Snowden and it’s not working. It seems the best they’re able to do is talk about where he went to middle school and that his girlfriend likes to pole dance. Really? That’s it? A whistleblower reveals a giant government program (PRISM) which is literally spying on everyone in the entire country, and the only “dirt” you can dig up is that he supports Ron Paul and has an attractive girlfriend?
John Oliver says it best in this next video.
“Snowden, of course, the NSA contractor who revealed the details of their classified PRISM program. Now that is a whistle that has caused problems, not just for the NSA, but for the media. They face a very difficult question. Do they prioritize the legal and ethical implications of an unprecedented government surveillance program, or do they go US Weekly on the messenger?”
– John Oliver, filling in for Jon Stewart on the Daily Show
Edward Snowden is a hero. He felt what his employer is doing is unlawful and he should be protected under federal whistleblower statutes. U.S. law specifically protects whistleblowers – Lloyd – La Follette Act of 1912. The Act states that “the right of employees… to furnish information to either House of Congress, or to a committee or Member thereof, may not be interfered with or denied.”
You can also tell he’s righteous by the establishment’s reaction. Every powerful politician and establishment puppet is on the television screen deriding him, calling him a “traitor”. They say he’s a defector running and hiding in China. Ridiculous.
And you guys want to know the worst thing? If you go on various mainstream websites covering this topic and read the comments, people are making this into a Republican vs Democrat issue. “Where were you when Bush was doing these same things?” UGH! What’s wrong with you people? It was bad when Bush did it, and when Obama extends and expands on these programs, that’s even worse! Come on! Get your head out of the sand. They’re both evil!