Edward Snowden’s Television Interview with German Public Broadcaster ARD

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From what I understand western mainstream media is not providing very much coverage of Edward Snowden’s latest television interview (transcript). Understandable of course since much of what he talks about would contradict the script.

Figured we’d do our part and give this as much exposure as possible. Below you will find the Vimeo copy (Dailymotion, YouTube copy has been taken down due to copyright claim by ARD). It is worth the watch.

Edward Snowden Interview, English (1/27/2014)

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  • American Cannibal

    Shit. Wrong post!

  • BuzzCoastin

    it reminds me of spy vs spy

  • HCE

    “Sorry this video does not exist”

    That’s funny and ironic

    • Anarchy Pony

      Are you sure it’s not just coincidental rather than ironic?

  • misinformation

    This week, from the files of Captain Obvious comes [dun dun dunnnnn]…absolutely nothing shocking. Does there really need to be a headline for every non-story presented by these “leaks”?

    Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing about how Paypal colluded with the US gov…oh wait, probably won’t hear about that one, eh, Mr. Greenwald?

    • waraji

      Are you saying that this 30 minute video has no value? If so, I’d say you are fooling yourself and unfortunately others too.

      • misinformation

        I went back and checked my post. I couldn’t find the words, “has”, “no” or “value” anywhere, in any order or context. I’ll keep your down vote though, even if it’s for your projections. I assume somewhere there’s something I’ve actually said, that you’d like to down vote.

        If one relies solely on the reporting of the Guardian, NY Times, Spiegel, etc for their information, then this video will, no doubt, have value. If however, one is employing the active, as opposed to just the passive literacies, it will be of considerably less value – perhaps even a waste of time.

        Also, are you saying the edit I made of the comment you posted on, indicating that post was for another thread, is of no value? If so, I’m bummed.

        • waraji

          Screw your smug BS. How about talk to humans instead of acting so holier-than-thou. What have YOU done of value?

          • misinformation

            You “pick up on” my post being intended for a completely different thread, put words in my mouth, tell me I’m fooling others, then call ME smug – ok.

            Something of value…? I once climbed 40′ up a Doug Fir in 17 degree temps to rescue my asinine cat, who, everyone assured me would eventually come down. Well, six days in that tree was painting a different picture. That’s all I can think of right now, though I’ sure there must be something else.

            Out of curiosity, what of value did you get out of that video? I haven’t heard yet.

          • waraji

            Or the delete function. I saw your original comment and edit and it looked like some kind of inside joke/severe sarcasm regarding climate change, so I ignored it.
            As far as edits DURING conversations, (the last paragraph of your second message) those really give the potential for interactions in the comment section to become unreal, as I responded to that second comment before seeing your edit. The downside of the edit feature.

            Since you asked, (I’m not sure why, since we have essentially called each other idiots already =D) I think the value of this recent, complete 30 minute interview is putting a human face on Ed Snowden, since there are plenty of assumptions being made about his character, his methods and reasons, it is good to see him responding at length on video.

            I understand that some say things like “anybody who didn’t know this stuff already hasn’t been paying attention” etc. and it’s true, people haven’t been paying attention, but it is a huge difference to hear bits and pieces and rumors, and get it presented in this way by Snowden. …a worthwhile difference to me

            He is someone who also has known about all this stuff for a long time, and DID something about it.

            Anyways, this coming from someone who believes and likes what Snowden did.

            I’m very aware that you may have a different opinion and think I’m naive, but so it goes.

          • misinformation

            For the record, I didn’t call you an idiot – I don’t even know you.

            Fair point on the edit comment. I generally try to hold my response until I’m sure I’m done, in order to avoid what you described.

            Thanks for clarifying your thoughts on the interview.

            The comment in the global warming thread was made because it’s been clear for some time that NSA spying is really about political and corporate espionage – so to speak – nationally and internationally. It’s not a about “regular” citizens.

          • waraji

            “Idiots”, figuratively. With a =D. …or :-D

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