Vow to SCMP Comes As New Questions Emerge
By Harold Hutchison
Self-proclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to the South China Morning Post, declaring that he wishes to fight extradition, and that he was neither a hero or traitor, but an American.”
However, even as he vowed new revelations on the NSA story, questions emerged about his story. The London Telegraph noted that Snowden misrepresented his salary and questioned whether the Guardian did sufficient fact-checking.
Meanwhile, a reporter who helped break the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program known as PRISM, had an old controversy surrounding a 20 November, 2004 ambush in Iraq. The Weekly Standard reported that Laura Poitras was accused of having foreknowledge of the ambush that caused casualties to members of an Oregon National Guard unit that day.