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    Establishment (including the lapdog WH Press Corps) that made this "all about Snowden (and Greenwald)."

    “Kardashianize,” and 9 other new phrases you should start using

    2. “Kardashianize”: The process whereby news organizations convert stories about systemic problems into maudlin personal melodramas that focus on the tiny insignificant details of an individual’s private life. Typically, this process is fueled by media organizations that are either A) conditioned to attempt to turn everything into cheap reality television and/or B) eager to ingratiate themselves with government sources by deflecting scrutiny away from those sources’ crimes and toward those exposing said crimes. When successful, the process tricks audiences into ignoring larger systemic issues and perceiving targeted individuals as just as silly, unstable and untrustworthy as characters on the E! program “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Usage example: After disclosing the existence of the U.S. government’s illegal mass surveillance system and proving that government officials had perjured themselves before Congress, Edward Snowden was promptly Kardashianized by a wave of reporting about his girlfriend, his modeling and his affinity for pizza.
    8. “Espionage”: Disclosing information that exposes the government’s illegal and/or unconstitutional acts but is politically inconvenient to the administration in power. Usage example: The White House depicts Edward Snowden’s Obama-humiliating disclosures as prosecution-worthy acts of espionage but portrays its own leaks of Obama-glorifying classified information as perfectly acceptable.

    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 02:34:25 PM PDT

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