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Schieffer on Snowden: ‘I Don’t Remember Martin Luther King Jr. Or Rosa Parks Hiding In China’

Somebody should remind him that MLK was killed by the government on record, and Rosa Parks was not being accused of Treason.

“I like people who are willing to stand up to the government,” Schieffer began. “As a reporter, it’s my job to do that from time to time. Some of the people I admire most are in the government. Men and women who led the civil rights movement— Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.—they are true heroes. I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category. For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther Jing, Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China. The people who led the civil rights movement were willing to break the law and suffer the consequences. That’s a little different than putting the nation’s security at risk and running away.”

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What an


When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

There was also no NDAA back then

All these guys want is for whistleblowers to suffer, providing a chilling effect for potential future whistleblowers (and the population as a whole).

Bob Schieffer's initials are very apropos for his "journalism".

Could someone please remove the stick

Could someone please remove the stick in his back holding this pos up.

After the way he treated the honorable Ron Paul during his "interview" this man doesn't deserve our attention.

I say remove the stick and let him fall.

CBS stands for Can't Believe Shit they say.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Blah, blah, blah.... Snowden

Blah, blah, blah.... Snowden and all other potential whistle blowers should just stay quiet and let me and my MSM pals do the reporting and tell you what to think... blah, blah, blah... since we've been doing such a great job uncovering this nefarious shit during the present emperor's rein... blah, blah, blah.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

I Don't Remember the Government Being Run By .......

.....Sociopathic Fascists when Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks were around either. Parks and King would be secretly shipped off to GITMO if they posed a threat to the system in today's environment.

The global corporate media is an "enemy combatant" in the war for human freedom.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

They were there...

just not as emboldened

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

I think you are a coward

After watching you a few dozen times I have become convinced you don't always believe what you are saying so in my opinion you won't fill the shoes of the brave soul who set in that chair before you. And the King and Parks are not comparable to Snowden, but he is never the less very much a hero. If you were in hiding you would cry until caught.

Mainstream Media is the #1

Mainstream Media is the #1 Enemy of the American People. Get it Strait.

So basically

Snowden should have stayed here, been locked up stark naked for years under a gag order, and then put on a secret trial with secret proceedings that no one is allowed to hear without a voice of his own. Sounds like he didn't want to be the next Bradley Manning and wants to be able to actively respond to the denials about this program.

What a tool! He knows very

What a tool! He knows very well that neither the city of Montgomery nor that of Birmingham were going to put Parks and King, respectively, in the clink for life! Furthermore, surely this prick knows that both Parks and King had enormous vocal support throughout the nation, while Snowden does not. He also knows full well that Snowden does not enjoy the media support that King and Parks did. King had won the Nobel Peace Prize for goodness sake! Absurd. Can't stand Scheifer.

Perhaps consider updating to

Perhaps consider updating to include this in the OP:

Glenn Greenwald: "Bob Schieffer, Ron Paul and journalistic objectivity."

When it comes to Bob Schieffer?

No further questions, your honor.

Great Article

Greenwald is the best.

Will that appearance on Bill Maher be his final steps on American soil?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

This clown isn't a journalist, he's a propaganda specialist.

Propaganda specialists make big money but have no honor.

Free includes debt-free!

Schieffer has a point...

MLK and Rosa Parks had powerful backers from Communists...this is decent proof of Snowden not being a cutout for some other agenda.

Longtime Internet Poster

What a POS!

What a POS!

evil has many faces

and this is one of them.

What an idiot. Statists mouthpiece.

The federal is far more tyrannical today than it was when MLK and Rosa Parks were defying the system. It wasn't the official policy of government to without trial or warrant execute "enemies of the state" as it is now.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Yeah, and they SHOT Martin L. King.....

They shot him.

I think you meant:

MLK would have been much better off in China.


This guy has long since shown he is a corporatist took.

So of course he is going to say that.


Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Yeah well Snowden has learned

Yeah well Snowden has learned through the examples of MLK Jr and others that people who speak out at that level tend to have short lived lives.

After Manning and Assange...

After Manning and Assange....

Who can blame him?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Not About Heroes

I just realized that what he's saying isn't that Snowden is not a hero, but that we must give up our privacy to the government. That's the argument he's really making.

I don't know why he bothers to bring up Parks and MLK at all, since they aren't relevant to his point that he's afraid of terrorists due to the hours when he didn't know if his daughter was alive. I don't know about Parks, but MLK would be the first to complain about being on the NSA, CIA, or FBI lists.

What a coward Schieffer is, willing to toss the sacrifices of millions of people out the window because of 20 hijackers. He really deserves to live under tyranny, where you basically cave in and let the country's leaders do whatever they want to do.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

stomach cramps, bloating, gas, etc.

Yeah yeah, whatever, Schieffer starkly reveals himself once again to be an intensely raw mouthpiece for Leviathan. He's always been the conservative neanderthal counterpart to Charlie Rose. His smear of Snowden tastes as remarkable as all the rest of bits of celery in his stir-fry of WH talking bits. The one bit he snuck in there that sticks out and tastes immaculately rotten is the one that's not directly about Snowden. It is the piece of rancid pork that his script writers intended as centerpiece for his audience to swallow. Vast wastelands of hungry American sheeple look to farm hands like Schieffer, Rose, O'Reilly, Stewart, etcetera, for their daily meals of what to think. This was the only bit of toxic sludge that mattered...

"I don't know yet if the government has over-reached... and we need to find out."

Translation: Don't think for yourself about anything that matters. Sit back and wait for tomorrow's trough of sludge. The government will tell you when the government has over-reached! Until then, focus on the arrogant little weasel!

If Schieffer was worth his salt as a journalist/reporter...

Instead of whining about the whistleblower leaving the country, he would instead be calling out the gov't for cloaking its dirty deeds by classifying them and using "national security" as a free pass.

Snowden didn't put the nation's security at risk. He exposed unconstitutional and diabolical schemes the gov't is perpetrating on us.

Regarding Schieffer's rebuke of Snowden "running away", Snowden doesn't owe it to anyone to let the gov't throw him in the clink and torture him or kill him. He did the right thing by exposing these diabolical gov't abuses.

...And regarding Schieffer's comparison with MLK, as you pointed out, we all know what happened to him.

"Men and women who led the

"Men and women who led the civil rights movement— Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.—they are true heroes. I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category. For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther Jing, Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China."

And i MIGHT agree with ya, to some degree, if we lived in the exact same time, with the exact same informed public,
i think there is a case for, execptional times to that argument wouldnt you say Mr Schiefer

The Good Old Days Again

Civil disobedience was much more civil before the Patriot Act and Guantanamo.

That old fart is a top shelf tool of puppetmasters

He knows the line that he walks and talks.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

Snowden's Actions Reveal Complete Moral Cowardice

...on the part of the thousands of NSA workers and contractors, as well as the congressmen and senators who were aware of the program, none of whom had the courage to inform the American people of these unconstitutional practices.
The fact that Snowden was the only one (out of tens, or hundreds of thousands of people who knew of the program) who could muster the courage to do the right thing by revealing it to the public, bodes ill for our country's fate.


Die Soon Schieffer