The irony in WaPo’s ‘editorial’ piece on Edward Snowden and his leaking of information

Snowden11Take note future U.S security information leakers — there is one media outlet that feels you have one thing to do headed down that that path, shut up and go to jail. Just ask the Washington Post & its editorial board; some of which apparently published a bizarrely ironic editorial piece demanding that Snowden be stopped from leaking U.S documents.

The best solution would be his surrender to US authorities, followed by a plea negotiation. It’s hard to believe that would leave the 30-year-old worse off than living in permanent exile in an unfree country. – Washington Post editorial board

The piece quickly drew criticism mostly because it falsely claimed that Snowden had given documents to Russia  (but didn’t bother to provide a single piece of substantial evidence to back up its claim).

Some hilarious reactions to the piece:

  • Glenn Greenwald: “Shouldn’t media outlets need—y’know—facts or evidence before asserting that Snowden ‘may’ have given secrets to Russia and/or China?”


  • Kevin Poulsen: “This Washington Post editorial is so screamingly bad you kind of have to wonder if they’ve been hacked.


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About Derick Jacobs

Hi! I'm Jacobs, the founder of Bazaar Daily News and its longest serving Editor & Chief. I like animals, video games, and technology. I cover ISIS, gossip, and current affairs. Follow me on Twitter @BendellDNO.

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