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  •  As AoT says, you have to ignore (0+ / 0-)

    so much it's laughable. Just one way the story was used:

    "Edward Snowden Reveals UK's Secret Middle-East Surveillance Base"

    Britain has a £1 billion secret Middle East-based listening post collecting emails, phone calls and web traffic on behalf of western intelligence agencies, the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed.

    And the Independent exactly glorified the UK government on its super ability to spy on bad guys. You should read the story again.

    •  How is that more damning than say... (0+ / 0-)

      Snowden openly revealing that the US hacks the Chinese?

      Was that a positive story for him in comparison?

      Sure, you can club Snowden over the head with the Independent story, but you can be just as appalled (or cheer, depending on your of point view) any number of Guardian stories that reveal similar secrets.

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

      by richardak on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 06:36:34 PM PDT

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      •  And you actually don't see the difference? (0+ / 0-)

        Did you actually read the Independent story? Starting to believe you didn't. How things are framed actually makes a difference, regarding who you want to hurt. Since you're not going to respond to it, I'll say it again: The Independent story glorified the UK government. Please go read it again. Could the UK government leak a Chinese hacking story that glorified them, too? Maybe. So?

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