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WHOA! Editor Of Guardian: 'We've Only Published 1 Percent Of Material Received From Snowden'

WHOA! Editor Of Guardian: 'We've Only Published 1 Percent Of Material Received From Snowden'

By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 9:49 AM

LONDON — The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.

Under questioning by lawmakers on Parliament’s home affairs committee, Alan Rusbridger accused British authorities of trying to intimidate the newspaper, and warned of “national security being used as a trump card” to stifle debate.

The Guardian helped spark a global debate on privacy and security by publishing a series of stories based on leaks from Snowden disclosing the scale of telephone and Internet surveillance by spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain.

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It is treason to withhold this information from the American people.

All rights reserved and no rights waived.

sadly, I don't think the

sadly, I don't think the majority of Americans are even phased by what's been coming out. Even Bill Maher is saying "yeah yeah, we already know all this." Hope there are more bombshells coming that'll tip the scales, but I'm starting to give up hope that Americans are even capable of gaining perspective



Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

The delay

I believe their releasing of the material in this fashion is based on at least three issues :

1) They do not have all the material together in any one place. It has been categorized, grouped, copied and then hidden in multiple places/media type.

2) The due diligence of reviewing the data to ensure the eventual criminal prosecution that will be brought at least does not have any easy case.

3) By letting it come out in these waves it gives the criminals another chance to lie about the scope, intent, and activity. Then the next release will show them to have lied yet again....if they do this right on this issue the establishment will have no credibility left and even the most neo con scumbags will be silenced . (I can dream too)

I cannot critique if they are doing it right or wrong as I cannot imagine the responsibility they feel at this point in time. They are standing at a cross roads of history. The world is watching. What a situation to find oneself.


Liberty = Responsibility

i can imagine a few "higher

i can imagine a few "higher ups" tip toeing around not so truthfull statements, never know if theres something in their that might contradict any official statements, probably thinking to keep things shtomp, you cant contradict information if no information is given at all.......so, business as usual

Question for you, Emal:

What are Snowden and Greenwald waiting for? Seriously?

If the US Government is as bad as Snowden and Greenwald say they are (and I believe them), why the massive delay?

I want justice and I want the corruption to stop. Won't Snowden's release of information expedite that process?

Am I being impatient? Just trying to understand the method behind the madness.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

The Info They Haven't Published Is Their Insurance Policy

It keeps them out of jail and from being wacked...

Conditioned short attention span of the public, that's why.

If everything came out all at once, it would not only be a lot of info to sift through, it would overwhelm people. If you "drip feed" the public the information, every new revelation has a better "penetration rate" than the last, and so on and so on.

Sure, for people such as the majority on this site who are "in the know" of most of this, are eager for more information. But this info needs to hit home for those not yet "awake" to the degree of the rest.

By releasing the documents slowly, they maintain control of the overall narrative rather than the Corporate Media dismissing it in one shot. Let them sweat a little. Most are probably sh*tting their pants anticipating the next revelation may have their own name all over it. It creates tension and uncertainty amongst "them" and their veil of secrecy is being eaten by the moths attracted by the light of Truth.

"They" have had centuries to plan this mess. Let's not be so quick about revealing all the cards we hold in our favour.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I think what they are doing

I think what they are doing is the best they can do under the circumstances. Remember where Manning went wrong, he released all the info without considering possible threats to national security. Now, don't get me wrong, I do believe most of these claims about threats to national security are bogus, but the government doesn't see it that way. They are waiting till Greenwald makes a mistake and releases info on which they can accuse him of and send him to jail. Their position must be severely weakened first, before Greenwald can release the juicier details. He needs public sentiment on his side for that to happen. But attaining that sentiment is a slow process.

Also, another matter to consider, is that releasing info all at once makes it difficult for the public to digest the information. Most likely 90% of the info will go over the head of most people and of the 10% they do read, half will be forgotten.

While there is a risk of desensitization, I like to see the glass half full: You also run the risk of reverse brainwashing, where people are slowly led to believe that government is evil and not to be trusted.


Granger and I had a difference of opinion concerning this topic. I always, always have to keep an open mind with her, as she does with me. I am beginning to believe [admit] that she is correct. Desensitization, over time. The American people would most likely not stand for what is happening if it were all to be released at one time.

Caution, tptb are among us.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Given the Paypal attack on

Given the Paypal attack on Wikileaks, of all the six or seven billion people on the planet Pierre Omidyar is the worst person for Greenwald to be partnering up with. There will be no serious reform of the spying, and that it all the proof I need that Greenwald's 'brilliant' leaking strategy is just intended to maximize the profits to investors. Of course, Greenwald could end all controversy by doing a mass dump of the Snowden material.

"Keeping Secrets: Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald and the privatization of Snowden’s leaks" (Ames). Greenwald and Omidyar continue the process of capitalism by appropriating for themselves another part of what should be the commons. The slow leak procedure isn't Greenwald's brilliant method of increasing political pressure, it is Greenwald's brilliant method of increasing the value to Greenwald of the leaks of what should be public information.


"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav