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Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:43 PM

Journalist Tom Ricks 'Beginning To Believe The Worst' About Greenwald And Snowden [View all]

Journalist Tom Ricks 'Beginning To Believe The Worst' About Greenwald And Snowden

Tom Ricks has a growing suspicion that Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden...On Saturday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning national security reporter posed a question to Greenwald..."Glenn, any comments from you or Edward Snowden on the recent round of media shutdowns in Russia?" Ricks asked.

After initially referring Ricks to Snowden's representative at the ACLU, Greenwald asked Ricks if he had any comment on "Peruvian police corruption," "corporate waste dumping in E Africa," or a U.S. drone strike from last year that killed 13 people en route to a wedding party in Yemen.

Sure, Ricks said, he'd be "happy to comment," but not before he saw Greenwald denounce Vladmir Putin "and his crackdown."

The next day, after he evidently didn't get the response from Greenwald that he was looking for, Ricks took to Twitter to denounce "Peruvian police corruption and US drones that kill innocents."

"Now (your) turn to discuss Putin," Ricks said...By Monday morning, the silence had distressed Ricks so much that he was ready to suggest a pretty harsh criticism of both Greenwald and Snowden

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The clock strikes 13: The longer @ggreenwald and Snowden remain silent on events in Ukraine, the more I suspect their previous motives.
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In a post published Monday on his blog, Ricks once again seemed to insinuate that Greenwald and Snowden are in cahoots with the Russians.

"Bottom line: I am no longer going soft on Greenwald and Snowden," he wrote. "In fact, rather the opposite, I am beginning to believe the worst about them. If they acting on moral beliefs, now would be the time for both of them to speak out against Putin. It could have a great impact, I think."

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