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“People are indeed far more interested in Snowden’s own saga then the programs he revealed.” Heh. Sounds about right. America.

Originally posted on The Dish:

Laura Bennett flags a hilariously overacted Snowden biopic:

She considers the dramatic appeal of whistleblowers:

Some of these characters, while prickly, were redeemed by the moral straightforwardness of their crusade; others were clearly propelled by murkier intentions. Their onscreen treatment reflects the full spectrum of cultural attitudes toward whistleblowers: derision, suspicion, tentative admiration for the sheer commitment to a cause. … From Snowden’s earliest interview there were echoes of [“Enlightened” protagonist] Amy Jellicoe: half prophet, half loose cannon. There was something of Amy’s deluded narcissism in his ridiculous claim that he was going public with his identity so as not to make the story about himself, while the media cloud around him swirled. And like Amy he seemed partly driven by the numbness and the tedium of office life, his own sense of being a drone in the service of evil.

Meanwhile, Brad Plumer charts evidence that people are indeed…

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Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Viral Things Tags: edward snowden, NSA

WaPo breaks down the latest Edward Snowden/NSA news.

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Where is Edward Snowden now? Specifically in Hong Kong? They don’t know.

But I have a guess.

The Giant Rubber Duck. Hong Kong.

It’s brilliant. C’mon.

Well, brilliant until it moves back to US. How much would that suck. If he fell asleep in the duck and wakes up back here.

Categories: News, Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: edward snowden, government, hong kong, news, NSA, obama, rubber ducky, united states, Washington Post