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  •  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.

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