NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sat down with German television network ARD for an exclusive and thought provoking interview earlier this month, during which he discusses human rights, the liberties and freedoms of the collective ‘people’, the definition of a truly free ‘Media’, and government’s tendency towards mendacity. While the video was widely viewed and circulated among European television networks, not one U.S. media network even dared to mention the interview, save Snowden’s points of discussion. Even YouTube has actively continued to remove any videos of the interview uploaded to the site.
One could go on (or rather off) on the hypocrisy of censorship practiced by both the government and the Media, but I think Snowden addresses the topic most succinctly:
“The public [has] a right to know about these programs. The public [has] a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”
If you don’t know much about the Snowden & the NSA Surveillance Leak, this interview is definitely a good starting point. And here’s a link to the Constitution, because your history teachers weren’t crazy when they say you should know your rights.