Current Political Insanity (January 2018)

The Biggest Secret by James Risen
(My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror)
The Intercept (3 January 2018)
This is a long and quite detailed story on how first the Bush and then the Obama administrations tried to persecute and legally harass a reporter who documented illegal and unconstitutional surveillance by the NSA -- Edward Snowden was aware of what happened to Risen and his struggles getting his story published, which was one of the reasons why Snowden did not try and publish what he knew through an established media outlet -- he had decided they could not be trusted and there was too much pressure the government could bring to bear on the corporate mass media

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