Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hello Dad? I'm In Russia!

And I like it here!
It's nice!
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to set the record straight after individuals associated with his father have, in his words, "misled" journalists into “printing false claims about my situation.”

In an emailed statement to The Huffington Post, Snowden said that neither his father Lon Snowden, his father’s lawyer Bruce Fein, nor Fein's wife and spokeswoman Mattie Fein “represent me in any way.”

“None of them have been or are involved in my current situation, and this will not change in the future,” Snowden said of his father and the Feins. “I ask journalists to understand that they do not possess any special knowledge regarding my situation or future plans, and not to exploit the tragic vacuum of my father's emotional compromise for the sake of tabloid news.”

Mattie Fein told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that Lon Snowden’s legal team doesn’t trust Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, the journalist at the center of the NSA story, or WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy organization that has advised Snowden in Russia. Fein also claimed Greenwald was trying to shop around an exclusive interview with Snowden for seven figures. Greenwald told the Journal Fein's claim was "defamatory."
There's no "complicated" quite like fathers and sons complicated.


Compound F said...

"If you can do better, go do it."

101st Keyboardists, indeed.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Greenwald told the Journal Fein's claim was "defamatory."

Odd that he doesn't say it was 'untrue'.

mahakal said...

Defamatory = Untrue. Truth can never be defamation.

Edward Snowden is his own man. Good on him.

Anonymous said...

Truth can never be defamation? I don't believe that's so.

While "slander" and "libel" are considered synonyms, the definition of defamation is "damaging the good reputation"... And Bill O'Reilly is constantly referring to Media Matters as "smear merchants", so he clearly thinks one can be smeared by the truth! :-D

mahakal said...

Follow the nice link I provided, dear Nonny Mouse. Slander and libel are defamation in speech and print respectively.

mahakal said...

Btw, I think the musical clip is pretty off key since being free to live anywhere in Russia for the next year isn't exactly like being in jail.

Anonymous said...

3 comments from one idiot (malukaluka) and one from another (Compound Dubya)

Here is a timely link to a place where trolls are handled well.

mahakal said...

Here little Nonny Mouse, have some more cheese.

blackdaug said...


In passing, I couldnt help but keep offering everyone cheese (as if that were some kind of insult)
Have you discovered some new engine that runs on cheese?
Will it revolutionize energy as we know it?
Is Obummer keeping it a secret... again?
We are all anxiously awaiting your newest cheese based discoveries...

Camembert Freedom!

Compound F said...

and when you get right down to it, your feral republican smear campaign via tabloid commentary stinks higher than heaven can think.

Partly in thanks to the complicity and relentless efforts of humanoids like you, the "authoritahs" are going after Greenwald (this time by detaining those near and dear to him). Prominent "liberal commentary" such as yours has given Obama carte blanche to give into his worst impulses, which can be quite arbitrary.

Congrats. Your inexplicable mission to kneecap Greenwald's dissent is coming along nicely.

blackdaug said...

@Kungpou F

"commentary stinks higher than heaven can think."

But really how high can heaven think? Does anyone know?
I am going with 34 feet.

Its like how far can a chunk of ice hear. I am going out on a limb with... again..34 feet.

Metaphors. Coherent sentences. How do they work?

mahakal said...

Cheese for the Nonny Mice. No cheese for the dog.

Compound F said...

BlackDog: Cross-hatching bullshit nonsense when an adult acts like a child asking endless questions like, "why is the sky blue, daddy?" and proceeding from there: How does it work?

DG's comment section is like wading through feces. Or more appropriately, Macbeth's river of blood. Once you're halfway through it, are you really any better off turning around? Or getting to your destination?


Compound F said...

btw, the efficacy of your compliant thuggery (mebbe no one even requested it, ya did it on yer own counsel, dagnabbit!) has proven itself.

Yours is just another story of allies and their gravediggers. But mother-fucking congrats on your induction into the society of human detritus.

Only now have you become "fully human."

It's like being interviewed by NYT, or receiving the Medal O' HOnor.

Compound F said...

blackdawgie dewg-wanger:

also driftglass is kinda smart, and y'all are dumber than fuck. How DOES that work?

As in,how does he not offend your stupidity? Two ways, really: First, yer too stupid to understand and second, Ah, yes, when he's acting stupid himself.

It's a two-way.

(I never, ever thot I'd be in driftglass's comment section fighting against DG. Ever. But I'm also stupid, so there ya go. But fuck 'em. I really do have better things than this twaddle-fuck; because note this: these such as DG are the liberals abandoning law; enjoy that outcome.)

blackdaug said...

@Cumpound X

"Cross-hatching bullshit nonsense when an adult acts like a child asking endless questions like, "why is the sky blue, daddy?"


That metaphor sentence question still getting you down..huh?

Enduring a Compound W comment is like running a dictionary through a wood chipper and trying to make a novel out of the confetti on the ground?

See, thats how it works, you can't just string a bunch of nonsense phrases together like a drunk schizophrenic hobo.(Which is kinda what I picture you as, from you strained literary attempts.)

Sometimes things have to make sense to other people too.

Remember, just because the orderlies got your lunch right today, doesn't mean you actually made any sense when you gave it to them.

They get paid to listen to your babble, the rest of us shouldn't have to.

Anonymous said...

"Remember, just because the orderlies got your lunch right today, doesn't mean you actually made any sense when you gave it to them."

VERY NEARLY Danny Thomased my coffee on that one! thanks, BD!

Lumpy Lang said...

[i]"'If you can do better, go do it.' "[/i]

Much appreciated!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

blackdaug, you're cracking me up here.

Anonymous said...

I think Lon Snowden is right to treat everyone involved in this mess with suspicion. He is probably the only person who genuinely gives a shit about Edward Snowden's person - rather than Snowden as a target, symbol, or source.

-- Nonny Mouse