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  •  I Guess Wiping the Guardians Hard Drives Fail (4+ / 0-)

    It sounds like it not only failed but it really made someone mad. Messing with the Press when they find their backbone can be dangerous to your info.

    "the government's role should be to uplift, enlighten, educate and ennoble the citizen, not oppress them with taxation and intrusive laws," Gatewood Galbraith, Historic Marijuana Advocate, aka "The Last Free Man In America," RIP 1-3-12

    by SmileySam on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 09:41:28 PM PDT

    •  The Miranda incident is outrageous (3+ / 0-)
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      OLinda, Chi, kurt

      and the Guardian is taking a very strong stand on it. I'm assuming that the Iran story is just entering the public arena, and expect that it will be covered by the US media shortly as well.

      But along the lines of your comment, I really liked what Greenwald had to say about the harassment of Miranda and the Guardian due to their coverage of the Snowden leaks: Glenn Greenwald: detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation

      If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these documents reveal, they are beyond deluded. If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further. Beyond that, every time the US and UK governments show their true character to the world - when they prevent the Bolivian President's plane from flying safely home, when they threaten journalists with prosecution, when they engage in behavior like what they did today - all they do is helpfully underscore why it's so dangerous to allow them to exercise vast, unchecked spying power in the dark.
    •  I really don't think the two had anything to do (2+ / 0-)
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      erratic, Lawrence

      with each other.  I mean, if this is an indication of the caliber of retaliatory revelations then I'm not too impressed.

      It would appear that this is the result of years of FOIA requests, nothing more.

      Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

      by sjburnman on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 10:12:31 PM PDT

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