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Edward Snowden: The ‘Messiah’ Who Won You A Pulitzer And Himself A Halo

by | 27th, April 2014

A carnival float depicting US president Obama putting whistleblower Edward Snowden on an electric chair prior the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on Monday, March 3, 2014. The foolish street spectacles in the carnival centers of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, watched by hundreds of thousands of people, are the highlights in Germany's carnival season on Rosemonday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Ref #: PA.19186971  Date: 03/03/2014

 

WHAT is your view on the Pulitzer Prize committee awarding their prize for Public Service to  The Washington Post and The Guardi an for featuring Edward Snowden and his haul of National Security Agency documents?

What did you make of it? Right? Wrong?

Pulitzer said the award was for the “revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency”.

Dylan Byers :

Honoring the NSA reporting particularly in the coveted category of Public Service would inevitably be perceived as a political act, with the Pulitzer committee invoking its prestige on behalf of one side in a bitter national argument. In effect, it would be a rebuttal to prominent establishment voices in both parties who say that Snowden’s revelations, and the decision by journalists to publish them, were the exact opposite of a public service. President Barack Obama has said that Snowden’s leaks “could impact our operations in ways that we may not fully understand for years to come.” Former Vice President Dick Cheney has called him “a traitor.” Snowden,

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