Posts Tagged ‘shoot the messenger’

Shoot the Messenger, keep what was revealed buried in Smear Campaign

June 27, 2013

Today, Glenn Greenwald’s story in The Guardian can be read in full here.
The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears. Distractions about my past and personal life have emerged – an inevitable side effect for those who challenge the US government

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Glenn says: When I made the choice to report aggressively on top-secret NSA programs, I knew that I would inevitably be the target of all sorts of personal attacks and smears. You don’t challenge the most powerful state on earth and expect to do so without being attacked. As a superb Guardian editorial noted today: “Those who leak official information will often be denounced, prosecuted or smeared. The more serious the leak, the fiercer the pursuit and the greater the punishment.