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Greenwald on The Sunday Times on Snowden

There’s this whole Snowden thing going around this weekend, centred on a report in The Sunday Times on how Russia and China have hacked the Snowden files and put spies in danger. Here’s Glen Greenwald’s response piece linked (you can get to a non-paywall link of the Sunday Times report from there, too) and the kernel of Greenwald’s argument is in this short paragraph:

This is the very opposite of journalism. Ponder how dumb someone has to be at this point to read an anonymous government accusation, made with zero evidence, and accept it as true.

And that’s exactly right.

UPDATE: Zelo Street gets in on the act and points out factual errors in the ST story. Good job of fact checking from one of the smartest UK media-watch blogs out there.

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