NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden has released a new interview in which he says the MSM abdicated their role as a check to government power after 9/11 out of fear they might be seen by the public as being unpatriotic or punished in the market during a period of high nationalism. You can find a story on the short interview at:
It’s now been almost 12 years since that fateful day of Sept 11, 2001 and yet Snowden says the MSM is just now beginning to recover and get back to their role. Really? Sorry Mr Snowden but we haven’t noticed frankly! Don’t get me wrong. I think Snowden is a whistleblower and not a traitor and I think what he did by telling the world about our governments excess spying was right. However, I do NOT agree with him about the MSM because I think after 9/11 the MSM sold out and became state-run propaganda media. With newspapers failing like flies over the past 12 years and more and more people turning to alternative media over the past 12 years for news instead of the MSM I would think the CEO’s running the MSM would have “recovered” long before now 12 years later. Especially if they were truly concerned about being punished in the market. Fact is MSM has lost billions over the past 12 years and I do not think it comes from fear of being seen as being unpatriotic. Rather, I think the MSM sold their souls to government and decided not to be REAL JOURNALIST anymore but social engineers instead. That plus the fact that it was/is a well-known fact that the MSM was infiltrated by the CIA and the CIA may have decided to just shut them down and shut them up finally. They are now trying to infiltrate the alternative media as well so they can replace it with the same propaganda machine they have in place with the MSM.
Abdicating their role as government watchdogs and allowing government to run amok justifies nothing in my mind. The MSM sold out IMO. In this case I don’t agree with Snowden at all. If people like Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Durbin think the people in the MSM today are real journalist then neither of them have a clue. MSM people are actors and actresses and that’s why they no longer call their programs news but “shows.” Because a SHOW is exactly what the MSM has become full of glitz, glamor, soap opera behavior, and the whole 9 yards! Of course I’m referring to Feinstein’s comment last week letting us all know that we are not real journalist unless we get a salary. What a load Dianne!
I find it very hard to believe that it’s taken the MSM 12 years to “recover” from anything. I also find it hard to believe that some people are still using 9/11 as an excuse for anything and everything. The MSM MAY have been cautious after 9/11 and passage of the Patriot Act but Snowden seems not to realize that our increased sense of nationalism in this nation lasted for about a month and no more. It certainly hasn’t lasted for 12 years.
I’ll be honest with you dear readers. I’m starting to have my doubts about Snowden especially after this latest interview today that was released. I think SOME of what he says MAY be true but some of what he says I really question as to its truth or not. Case in point…the MSM comments he made today. The MSM sold out period! Here we are 12 years later and SOME in the MSM are now having second thoughts and finding out the grass truly was NOT greener on the other side I suspect so they want to return where they once were. I think that is far more an accurate pic of the MSM than what Snowden had to say about it today.