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Response to karynnj (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 01:50 PM

15. More absurd is

"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. "

...that this was for a Russian audience, which amplifies the propaganda aspect of this scripted event (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024839105). Russia is actively silencing dissent, and Snowden's question was basically an act of complicity.

His allies are attempting to spin his current op-ed as something it's not. It's simply another ass-covering attempt for another humiliating event. Also, if the goal is holding Putin accountable, a lame-ass question at a Putin propaganda show isn't the way to do it. What's preventing Snowden from doing so via any of his media allies or in a statement...you know, like his Christmas message. (LOL!)

Putin's show promoted his propaganda to its intended audience, Russians. Snowden's op-ed attempts to spin it to the rest of the world.

He's a tool.

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