From the NSA-spies-on-everyone story, Edward Snowden, veteran, defense worker and self-revealed whistleblower, talking with journalist and 1st Amendment champion Glenn Greenwald, reporting for The Guardian.
Political & social commentators Joan McCarter and Cliff Schecter compare notes with Jay Ackroyd: Edward Snowden, 'turning' diplomats, the info reach and practices of defense contractors, NSA, CIA, Glenn Greenwald, surveillance
Joan McCarter - Senior Political Writer and regular front page contributor to Daily Kos - Joan tracks national legislative developments. Follow @joanmccarter
Cliff Schecter — co-founder and part owner of Washington DC's independent progressive radio station, We Act Radio, 1480AM; nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator - writes for Al Jazeera English and appears weekly on Take Action News w/ David Shuster and The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. Follow @cliffschecter
Questions from the studio audience
Q: Have you looked at the reactions from the internet freedom movement? Danah Boyd has something up on the significance to activists, and the EFF has a good article on the importance of metadata. See https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/why-metadata-matters
Q: What do you predict will be the ways various methods that Snowden and Greenwald will be attacked? Who will do the attacking and who will be doing the defending?
Q: What about his support on the far right?
Q: Do we see an alliance between the libertarians on the right and the civil liberties groups on the left?
Q: Can Snowden and Glenn Greenwald go on the offensive — like Rand Paul — and sue the government? Flip the paradigm.
Q: Will Edward Snowden be our second internet martyr?