Friday, May 30, 2014

I'm on BBC World Radio, talking about Edward Snowden

Greetings, all.

I'm back at my blogging dashboard after an extended hiatus. Though I have been tweeting regularly in the interim, as time permitted, which is how the BBC found me yesterday and invited me to be on their discussion panel show, World, Have Your Say.

The topics: Edward Snowden--traitor or patriot?--as well as the NSA's warrantless wiretapping of hundreds of millions of innocent American citizens and residents (crimes against the Constitution or jaw-dropping treason, ahem).

(I've made it clear that I believe Snowden is a patriot. And I stated long ago how wrong these warrantless surveillance programs are.)

I'm not an experienced radio personality, but I nonetheless enjoyed speaking my mind. My debate opponents, arguing in opposition to me, were a constitutional lawyer in New York and an IT engineer in Washington, DC.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can access the May 29th show here, then mouse over the leftmost photo in the middle row of the photo grid, and you'll get a Listen now pop-up. The Snowden discussion begins at the 45:50 point.


  1. Thank god you're back.

    Brilliant takedown of those embarrassing know-nothings on the panel. A lawyer who says "he could've taken it straight to the Supreme Court"?? Hello??! And Mr. Milquetoast with his little snit about metadata. He's not fit to kiss Greenwald's ass.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. I totally agree about the ridiculousness of both panelists' assertions. But as we've long said, the attack-the-messenger stuff is to be expected. They can't refute the facts; smears are all they've got.