The former NSA contractor needs to accept at least a measure of criminal responsibility for his actions.
Wait a minute! As one commenter, chunli, on the article wrote:
Did you just call for the imprisonment of *your own* source, whose revelations you yourselves called “a public service” when you received a *Pulitzer prize* for them? Is there any low you won’t stoop down to?
And another commenter, the-iconoclast:
The time to have issued this statement was when you took your Pulitzer on the material. Instead you said:
“Disclosing the massive expansion of the NSA’s surveillance network absolutely was a public service,” Baron said. “In constructing a surveillance system of breathtaking scope and intrusiveness, our government also sharply eroded individual privacy. All of this was done in secret, without public debate, and with clear weaknesses in oversight.”
Baron added that without Snowden’s disclosures, “we never would have known how far this country had shifted away from the rights of the individual in favor of state power. There would have been no public debate about the proper balance between privacy and national security. As even the president has acknowledged, this is another conversation we need to have.”
Why is freedom of the press a Constitutional right in this country? Why do we have a press? It’s to keep our government in check. It’s to question the actions and the motives of our government, it’s to keep the people informed when the government does something wrong.
And the press always keeps its sources confidential so that they continue to keep them informed of these wrongdoings.
What the heck is the Washington Post doing here? They are calling for the imprisonment of their source that exposed one of the biggest corruptions of our government, ever! I think this is a first in America!
WPost acheives a 1st in media history: a paper calls for *imprisonment of its own source (after accepting Pulitzer) https://t.co/HCWTN54eba
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 18, 2016
The Washington Post has just outted itself as being a mouthpiece of our government, which means it has officially lost all credibility as an independent source for journalism.
Another one bites the dust.