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Why do I see #Freekate when I read #teamsnowden?

I’ll wager Green­wald and Fire­doglake would not have been cry­ing over Win­ston Wood Bolt.

DTG blog Sept 30, 2011

John Breen: Who were you going to shoot?

Beau Mer­ritt: The win­ner

John Breen: Whose side are you on anyway?

Beau Mer­ritt: Mine

The Fight­ing Ken­tuck­ian 1949

Yes­ter­day after declar­ing my impres­sion of Edward Snow­den as being between 1 & 2 on the Rosen­burg, Roeder, Bru­tus Rom­mel scale? I got a bit of blow­back by peo­ple who insisted that Edward Snow­den was a hero.

I heard the same on twit­ter from some­one who I might nor­mally agree with.

Stacy McCain has also noticed the same kind of push­back as he’s been less will­ing to give Mr. Snow­den a pass.

We know why the Left loves Snow­den: Because they hate America.

Any­one who dam­ages U.S. pres­tige and under­mines America’s national secu­rity, they love. You know

Let’s point out that the same Glenn Green­wald who is push­ing Snow­den is the same Green­wald who was cry­ing foul at the drone death of Al-​awlaki two years ago. You know the Al Awlaki who is the rea­son why Molly Nor­ris is still in hiding.

The most inter­est­ing this about the rush by many to crown Snow­den their hero is how sim­i­lar this is to the same rush to judge­ment on Kate Hunt from just a few weeks ago.

Kate Hunt with full knowl­edge and after warn­ings to the con­trary vio­lated Florida law by a sex­ual rela­tion­ship with a 14-​year-​old minor. The police report was pretty clear and like the Snow­den case the facts con­cern­ing the vio­la­tion of law were not in dispute.

Yet the media dashed to crown Ms. Hunt as Saint Kate of the Blessed Fin­ger and if you dared sug­gested any­thing dif­fer­ent, you were a racist, bigot sex­ist homophobe.

If the story had ended at that point then we might still see Kate Hunt cel­e­brated in the news, but time and 3 weeks of solid report­ing trans­formed the Hunt fam­ily from a media jug­ger­naut that raised tens of thou­sands in a few days to being reduced to hold­ing fundrais­ers at local gay bars as sup­port slipped away.

As the days go by we are going to learn a whole lot more about Edward Snow­den. For exam­ple we can con­clude Sheldon’s Cooper’s words “He must be very skilled at Coitus” doubt­less applies to Mr. Snow­den given these pho­tos of his lady but while an inter­est­ing con­jec­ture that will doubt­less pro­duce a lot of hits at the Daily Caller this doesn’t reli­ably inform us of his motives nor change the three facts that we have in evidence:

Edward Snow­den vio­lated fed­eral law and his oath.

Edward Snow­den leaked a highly clas­si­fied secu­rity program

Edward Snow­den fled to a Com­mu­nist Coun­try our sin­gle biggest rival/​enemy

So if you are on the Snow­den is a hero band­wagon right now, I sug­gest you sit back and read Stacy McCain’s entire Free Kate thread from first to last. Then fol­low Legal Insurrection’s exam­ple.

I’m very sus­pi­cious of Snowden’s motives and modus operandi in con­ve­niently drop­ping the bomb­shells at a crit­i­cal time to ease Chi­nese cyber-​espionage diplo­matic prob­lems, and then con­ve­niently set­ting him­self up cyn­i­cally in Hong Kong, under the watch­ful eyes and pos­si­bly pro­tec­tion of Chi­nese intel­li­gence services.

So I’m not accept­ing that Snow­den is as pure as he would have us believe. But I’ll wait and see before I jump on a boat.

It’s good advice and it costs you noth­ing to look before you leap.

Clos­ing thought: Legal Insur­rec­tion points out that this pro­gram was reported on three months before the last elec­tion with a dif­fer­ent fel­low. For some rea­son the MSM didn’t jump all over this case at that time.

I won­der why?

Update: Read this piece at the Daily Beast too

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It’s Tues­day and the Snow­den story bumped my planed lead piece (the sequel to The left sees James Tay­lor) mean­ing DaTip­Jar didn’t get the early push I shoot for. Nev­er­the­less the Weekly pay­check remains $208 away from being full and it’s up to you to decide if it gets filled or no. It only takes 11 of you kick­ing in $20.

Mind you if 52 of you are will­ing to sub­scribe then the entire daily tip­jar push can become moot.




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I’ll wager Greenwald and Firedoglake would not have been crying over Winston Wood Bolt.

DTG blog Sept 30, 2011

John Breen:  Who were you going to shoot?

Beau Merritt:  The winner

John Breen:  Whose side are you on anyway?

Beau Merritt:  Mine

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

 

Yesterday after declaring my impression of Edward Snowden as being between 1 & 2 on the Rosenburg, Roeder, Brutus Rommel scale? I got a bit of blowback by people who insisted that Edward Snowden was a hero.

I heard the same on twitter from someone who I might normally agree with.

 

Stacy McCain has also noticed the same kind of pushback as he’s been less willing to give Mr. Snowden a pass.

We know why the Left loves Snowden: Because they hate America.

Anyone who damages U.S. prestige and undermines America’s national security, they love. You know

Let’s point out that the same Glenn Greenwald who is pushing Snowden is the same Greenwald who was crying foul at the drone death of Al-awlaki two years ago. You know the Al Awlaki who is the reason why Molly Norris is still in hiding.

The most interesting this about the rush by many to crown Snowden their hero is how similar this is to the same rush to judgement on Kate Hunt from just a few weeks ago.

Kate Hunt with full knowledge and after warnings to the contrary violated Florida law by a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old minor. The police report was pretty clear and like the Snowden case the facts concerning the violation of law were not in dispute.

Yet the media dashed to crown Ms. Hunt as Saint Kate of the Blessed Finger and if you dared suggested anything different, you were a racist, bigot sexist homophobe.

If the story had ended at that point then we might still see Kate Hunt celebrated in the news, but time and 3 weeks of solid reporting transformed the Hunt family from a media juggernaut that raised tens of thousands in a few days to being reduced to holding fundraisers at local gay bars as support slipped away.

As the days go by we are going to learn a whole lot more about Edward Snowden. For example we can conclude Sheldon’s Cooper’s words “He must be very skilled at Coitus” doubtless applies to Mr. Snowden given these photos of his lady but while an interesting conjecture that will doubtless produce a lot of hits at the Daily Caller this doesn’t reliably inform us of his motives nor change the three facts that we have in evidence:

Edward Snowden violated federal law and his oath.

Edward Snowden leaked a highly classified security program

Edward Snowden fled to a Communist Country our single biggest rival/enemy

So if you are on the Snowden is a hero bandwagon right now, I suggest you sit back and read Stacy McCain’s entire Free Kate thread from first to last.  Then follow Legal Insurrection’s example.

I’m very suspicious of Snowden’s motives and modus operandi in conveniently dropping the bombshells at a critical time to ease Chinese cyber-espionage diplomatic problems, and then conveniently setting himself up cynically in Hong Kong, under the watchful eyes and possibly protection of Chinese intelligence services.

So I’m not accepting that Snowden is as pure as he would have us believe. But I’ll wait and see before I jump on a boat.

It’s good advice and it costs you nothing to look before you leap.

Closing thought:  Legal Insurrection points out that this program was reported on three months before the last election with a different fellow.  For some reason the MSM didn’t jump all over this case at that time.

I wonder why?

Update: Read this piece at the Daily Beast too

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It’s Tuesday and the Snowden story bumped my planed lead piece (the sequel to The left sees James Taylor) meaning DaTipJar didn’t get the early push I shoot for. Nevertheless the Weekly paycheck remains $208 away from being full and it’s up to you to decide if it gets filled or no. It only takes 11 of you kicking in $20.

Mind you if 52 of you are willing to subscribe then the entire daily tipjar push can become moot.




 

 

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