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Bill Maher and Glenn Greenwald clash over ‘totally batsh*t’ Edward Snowden (video) *updated w/full interview*



Bill Maher acknowledged his respect for former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden during Real Time‘s return episode on Friday, while comparing him to former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) during an interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald.

“I agree with what he says, I nod along,” Maher said. “And then he says something totally batsh*t.”

Maher then quoted from Snowden’s “open letter to the people of Brazil” last month, in which Snowden said programs like the NSA’s surveillance efforts “were never about terrorism” but were instead about “social control, and diplomatic manipulation.”

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Very interesting interview

I wouldn't be totally shocked if (and this assumes Maher ia a "useful idiot" type) one day Bill Maher wakes up in a cold sweat and realizes he was wrong this whole time. It's perfect that he compares the Snowden revelations to the way he thinks of Ron Paul. Maher gave $1 million to Obama so he's certainly going to give him the benefit of the doubt.