One other unintended, good consequence of the Edward Snowden story is how it has revealed MSM (mainstream media) as a source of misinformation, unreliable, and whose purpose and role is apparently to amplify the lies of those "in authority"--
Edward Snowden: Russia, China Did Not Get Any Documents From Me: "It’s understandable for journalists to grant anonymity in order to get verifiable information or details that governments, agencies and companies cannot or will not provide publicly. But in granting anonymity to officials and experts to speculate about how Snowden interacted with Chinese and Russian authorities -- without evidence -- the media is amplifying the government’s arguments that he damaged national security, without any accountability. . . ." (read more at link above)
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