#1
http://rt.com/news/middle-east-snowden-greenwald-903/

“It appears that the UK government is now seeking to create an appearance that the Guardian and Washington Post's disclosures are harmful, and they are doing so by intentionally leaking harmful information to The Independent and attributing it to others,” the Guardian cites Snowden’s response. “The UK government should explain the reasoning behind this decision to disclose information that, were it released by a private citizen, they would argue is a criminal act.”


>Independent says Snowden leaked harmful information

>Snowden says "WTF? I never talked to the Independent!"

>Guardian says Independent is leaking harmful information to make Snowden look dangerous to the public.

Discuss.
#3
Oh hey, it's this thread.
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#4
Just another load of BS delivered by the tabloids
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#6
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Just another load of BS delivered by the tabloids



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this is less about Snowden, more about the government attempting to prevent one paper having access to info whilst simultaneously leaking the info to another paper.
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#8
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I've become a bit jaded towards newspapers. It sounds like any other information leak scandal where strawmen and adhoms are pouring from the skies and everyone's playing the blame game

And the government doing such things seems more a case of a hurried "oh shit, we've been caught out, better find someone to blame" sort of thing. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.
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#9
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I've become a bit jaded towards newspapers. It sounds like any other information leak scandal where strawmen and adhoms are pouring from the skies and everyone's playing the blame game

And the government doing such things seems more a case of a hurried "oh shit, we've been caught out, better find someone to blame" sort of thing. Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

any other leak scandal?

There's been 2 major ones and that's about it. At least recently.

The point is that the government is going into the premises of one newspaper to destroy hard drives containing 'dangerous information' while leaking that same info to another in order paper to discredit those who embarrass it.

Also neither paper involved is a tabloid.
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#10
They're probably under close observation from the cuntservatives to ensure that they play ball.

Luckily newspapers are going extinct and their bollocks won't be dangling all over the media for much longer.
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#11
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any other leak scandal?

There's been 2 major ones and that's about it. At least recently.

The point is that the government is going into the premises of one newspaper to destroy hard drives containing 'dangerous information' while leaking that same info to another in order paper to discredit those who embarrass it.

Also neither paper involved is a tabloid.
Ah. My understanding of what that was was a little askew.

Yeah, I read it wrong. Sorry. long day/stupidness.

So basically they ****ed up and are trying to implicate someone else by leaking the information (or part of it) which they didn't want leaking?
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#12
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Ah. My understanding of what that was was a little askew.

Yeah, I read it wrong. Sorry. long day/stupidness.

So basically they ****ed up and are trying to implicate someone else by leaking the information (or part of it) which they didn't want leaking?


Kind of, but they didn't **** up by leaking it - they wanted to leak it, and did, but then got told off by the government.
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#13
Alright, got it. Still seems a very much "we're in a tight situation, let's push the blame around" based case.
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#14




The government is doing a terrible job at trying to pick up the pieces of this whistleblower situation. Absolutely everything that has been done about it makes everyone involved look like a total asshat (except Snowden that is)
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#15
"the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) told [the Guardian’s editor Alan Rusbridger] that he would either have to hand over all the classified documents or have the newspaper’s hard drives destroyed. "

>he would either have to hand over all the classified documents or have the newspaper’s hard drives destroyed.

>have the newspaper’s hard drives destroyed.

surely that is more than just "oh, newspapers are silly, people just trying to move the blame around etc."

EDIT: Apparently the hard drives were already destroyed two days ago.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/aug/21/smashing-snowden-hard-drives-sinister
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