Washington's (meaning the entrenched and corrupt governmental, political, K Street, and media establishment) worst nightmare: its complete disruption in the form of Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and their progeny, soon to be escalated, expanded, and well-funded by a multi-billionaire with the same idealistic motives, and none too soon:
An Interview With Pierre Omidyar - NYTimes.com: "Q: This next step seems focused on secrecy and transparency. What pulled you in that direction?
A: A number of things happened: Even before the Snowden leaks, we saw a number of what I would characterize as missteps by the Justice Department. We saw the Justice Department wiretap the A.P. newsroom. We saw [Fox News reporter James] Rosen being labeled as co-conspirator label in affidavits; we see the many leak prosecutions including the use of the Espionage Act. It alerted me to the fact that even in this great country of ours with this fantastic Constitution, there’s a real pressure against press freedoms that’s going on. Perhaps unintentionally in the hot pursuit of leakers and trying to protect secrets, we are really putting pressure on press freedom here. When you have mass surveillance, it’s impossible to meet the intent of the First Amendment because reporters can’t talk to sources because sources are afraid to talk." (read more at link above)(emphasis added)
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