In a move that appears not to be the work of the satirical Onion, The Washington Post has called for the prosecution of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The Washington Post has stunned many people in the United States, including a large section of the country’s journalistic community, by coming out against a pardon for whistleblower Edward Snowden.The sedate, but logically garbled editorial argument seems to be that Snowden should step up and take his punishment like the patriotic man he has allowed many to assume he is. Never mind that the exculpatory information Snowden might bring to bear at trial would be disallowed for "security" reasons. A fair trial is not the point. A moral purity that has not been in play in other pardons is very much in play here.
Despite the newspaper having been responsible for publishing leaks by the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, its latest editorial urges President Barack Obama not to pardon him.
Were the editorial minders of the WP drunk or deranged or simply desperate that they should float such a balloon? The resulting clamor speaks well for the esteem in which the Washington Post was once held.
It's ... it's ... it's ... well, fuck!