This broadcast was recorded before whistleblower Edward Snowden’s first US television interview with NBC’s Brian Williams.*
Earlier this month, journalist Glenn Greenwald released No Place to Hide, a book describing in detail how he met Snowden and started making regular NSA disclosures on The Guardian and later The Intercept.
In this episode of Media Roots Radio, Robbie and Abby Martin detail the history of the NSA’s ‘Program’ as told in PBS’ State of Secrets and the whistleblowing by Thomas Drake, Bill Binney and eventually Edward Snowden. They examine several of the criticisms coming towards Greenwald and Snowden from the left leaning alternative-media and more ‘fringe’ circles of the Internet, such as ‘there’s nothing new in the documents’ and that ‘they aren’t releasing them fast enough’.
They also discuss the near death of Net Neutrality, Uruguay’s badass president and the dark underbelly of corporate surveillance.
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