Edward Snowden interview

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by macs4nw, May 30, 2014.

  1. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Did anyone catch that interview with Snowden on NBC the other night? And has it changed your mind about him?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    I didn't catch it, but hopefully it's available online somewhere.

    Through the past year of all this, I still haven't figured out how I feel about what he did. I see pros and cons on both sides of the issue which makes it quite the quandary for me.
  3. arjo macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2011
    NBC put it up in six parts (no idea why they broke it out, but whatever): http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/edwa...me-special-inside-mind-edward-snowden-n117126

    I'll reserve my comments until after I watch the interview.
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Didn't see any of it yet. Just set my DVR to record a one hour MSNBC special tonight at 9 EDT.

    Still have a small bit of an open mind but I lean towards he's a traitor even though I'm glad he blew open the NSA.
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    I watched the NBC interview last night. Seems like the six parts were so they could slam us with adverts from Chase bank. The whole thing ran together, with the adverts separating them.

    It didn't help me one way or another in how I feel about it. It's a real paradox.

    On one hand, I think most of us always suspected, in the back of our minds, that the NSA was collecting data and watching us all along in some fashion anyway. Now it's confirmed and in the open. Snowden should be applauded for showing that the NSA was doing these things, invading citizens lives and privacy. Of course the big argument is whether what they were doing was legal or not.

    On the other hand, the exposure he created could, and may have, compromised certain national security cases in which where actual bad guys were being surveilled. Now they probably are taking new actions to avoid detection where before, they probably were a little more careless about it. For that, it seems treasonous and he should be arrested for it.

    I don't know what to think.
  6. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Succinctly stated explication of the complexity of the situation.

    I agree it is not some simple black and white situation.
  7. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    which only adds to the interest
  8. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Saw most of it, and no, it didn't change my mind.

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