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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 04:01 PM

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"He doesn't have the stones to publicly commit to a firm opinion or stance on some issue, so he'll frequently tweet the link to some other person's story or column or tweet in a "This person speaks for me" sort of way...

But you see the deft touch with how Greenwald re-directs the issue and subsequent discussion -- The real issue of course isn't about Snowden writing some column criticizing (LOL) Putin's response; it SHOULD be about why Greenwald *isn't* writing any kind of op-ed or story, since he's supposedly the professional with complete autonomy over a $250 million media outlet..."

...related to the point I made here (http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024839623#post15).

Snowden's 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.

As you implied, what's preventing Greenwald from calling out Putin in a big way?

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