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2. Too early to say, really, since it only happened during the day
Sun Aug 18, 2013, 06:53 PM
Aug 2013

Last edited Sun Aug 18, 2013, 08:23 PM - Edit history (1)

I haven't seen TV news since it broke, so I don't know if they're running it; it's not prominent on the BBC website. Google News UK had it as the top story about an hour ago; now it's at number 2 (#1 is now deaths of MB prisoners in Egyptian prisons).

I doubt it will be very big - the whole NSA/Snowden affair has not been as big in most of the media (with the obvious exception of the Guardian), apart from when it has a specific British angle, eg what GCHQ does. Since this was at Heathrow, it'll get some coverage (it already has, or Google News wouldn't have made it prominent), but since Miranda eventually got to continue to Brazil, I doubt it'll last for long.

Update: BBC now has an online story on it - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23750289 - 2nd story on front page, and currently the most read. Though, by this time of night, that may be more Americans (in the widest term) than Britons.

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