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Fri Apr 18, 2014, 12:42 PM

8. The Wyden/Clapper analogy is beyond silly

Wyden, as a Senator on an oversight committee can ask questions - as well as followup questions. He also has access to significant information that he can use to make the case if Clapper lied -- which Clapper did -- and Wyden then called him on it.

A better analogy would be a Democratic activist, a some stature, calling into Rush Limbaugh and asking a soft ball question. The "microphone" is controlled by Limbaugh, who can offer any lie or half truth he wants without allowing the activist to respond. This was the situation with Putin. (That Snowden then can speak to the media is no different than the case of the activist having the ability to speak in the left blogosphere.) However, Putin had far more people listening in.

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