Nuggets of Wisdom

Monday, December 30, 2013

Snowden's Xmas Message "Absurdly, Wildly Overblown"?

In his Christmas message, Edward Snowden warned Americans about their dwindling levels of privacy, claiming that "a child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all"—and as can be expected, the corporate establishment shills have been trying to cover up this fact. ("Invasion of privacy? What invasion of privacy? Where?")

So which neocon blowhard was the first to strike Snowden? Limbaugh? Hannity? O’Reilly? Nope. It was none other than MSNBC’s resident socialist Lawrence O’Donnell who went on the attack against Snowden:

“Every time he speaks, every time, he will say things that are absurdly, wildly overblown,” O’Donnell said. “He says that the government is, quote, ‘watching everything we do.’ That is of course impossible. No one is watching everything we do. That capacity doesn’t exist.” After listing off more of Snowden’s ominous warnings about the surveillance state, O’Donnell said, “I find it odd that every time he speaks he says provably untrue things like this.”
Provably untrue? Ever since Snowden’s leak, revelation after revelation has unveiled the extent to which the NSA has infiltrated our personal communications, even going so far as to pry into our porn and video games.

Heck, the NSA has even gone far enough to intercept packages to put backdoors in electronics. So that spiffy new Microsoft Surface tablet you received from Amazon? Chances are the NSA intercepted it and installed a backdoor allowing them easier access to your personal information. (Or that would be the case if people actually bought Microsoft Surfaces. Those things suck. Get an iPad!)

So really, the only person saying provably untrue here is O’Donnell. I would say this is where he has lost all credibility, but that would be assuming he had any credibility to begin with.