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A perfect example of stenography for NSA pretending to be journalism

This faux journalism  has lots of innuendo, suppositions, slimes of Snowden, and nothing to back up the allegations. Sounds like they just reprinted what NSA told them.

Snowden’s travels raise concerns of foreign involvement. U.S. experts suspect China, Russia have data from Snowden — and may have been involved all along.

Journalism is not stenography, and it’s not always nice.

It isn’t simply recording official pronouncements. It isn’t just following official release timetables. It isn’t just the happy smiles stuff.

Journalism is about the messy bits. It’s about pursuing the murk. It’s about poking about in places that friends, spouses and government officials would rather be left alone. It’s about balancing what’s called national security with the good that can come from transparency. And that’s what makes journalism powerful and important – and also difficult and messy.

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations” – George Orwell

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