Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Quote of the Day: Bypassing the Mainstream Media

Edward Snowden
"After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power -- the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government -- for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. From a business perspective, this was the obvious strategy, but what benefited the institutions ended up costing the public dearly. The major outlets are still only beginning to recover from this cold period."

--Edward Snowden on why he went with reporters for The Guardian rather than the NYTimes or Washington Post with his NSA leaks. (Here.)


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