Latest Edward Snowden Interview Blacked Out By U.S. Media
On January 26, Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD, where he discussed the motivations behind his actions and the ways the government of the United States is infringing upon the rights of its people.
Of course, it’s now February 18, and discussions of this story are just beginning to emerge. Why?
It seems the interview was intentionally blocked from the U.S. public, with no major news outlets covering the story. In addition, the video has been taken down almost immediately every time it’s been posted on YouTube or Vimeo.
In other parts of the world—in Germany and beyond—this was treated as a major political event in both print and broadcast media. Yet, in America, not a word was spoken.
Mr. Snowden spoke candidly in a thirty-minute English interview with the reporter from ARD.
He stated that his “breaking point” was “seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress.” That was when Clapper denied the existence of a domestic spying program when he testified before congress in March of last year. Snowden added, “The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”
The video is embedded below via LiveLeak. We will update this post if it gets taken down.