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Snowden Calls Russian-spy Story “absurd”

From The New Yorker - January 21, 2014
Posted by Jane Mayer

SNOWDEN CALLS RUSSIAN-SPY STORY “ABSURD” IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

...Snowden, in a rare interview that he conducted by encrypted means from Moscow, denied the allegations outright, stressing that he “clearly and unambiguously acted alone, with no assistance from anyone, much less a government.” He added, “It won’t stick…. Because it’s clearly false, and the American people are smarter than politicians think they are.”...
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...“It’s not the smears that mystify me,” Snowden told me. “It’s that outlets report statements that the speakers themselves admit are sheer speculation.”...
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...“It’s just amazing that these massive media institutions don’t have any sort of editorial position on this. I mean these are pretty serious allegations, you know?” He continued, “The media has a major role to play in American society, and they’re really abdicating their responsibility to hold power to account.”...
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"Snowden said that he “knew what he was getting into” when he became a whistle-blower. “At least the American public has a seat at the table now,” he said. “It may sound trite,” but if “I end up disgraced in a ditch somewhere, but it helps the country, it will still be worth it.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/01/snowd...

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I wish he was more condemning of the MSM

He should give an interview that completely exposes the MSM for what they are. There is no one on this planet with more credibility with the American people.

they wouldn't dare label him a tin foil hat conspiracy theorist.

One interview, and let it go viral, and we can be done once and for all.

Séamusín

It's because he was a Systems

It's because he was a Systems Administrator. And he was reportedly offered to be on the NSA's elite hacker team and turned it down.

The guy is super smart and had significant access, simple as that. I think the critics knowingly throw out absurd speculations to defame him.

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Which begs the question: who are the real morons?

Which begs the question:

who are the real morons?

Would that be those who are treated like morons 24/7, or

would that be those who think they can treat others like morons 24/7 and stay unnoticed?

Thoughts?

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