-- just like that --Wow: Veteran civil rights campaigner praises Snowden's act of 'civil disobedience' http://t.co/SlszsiF6mO
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 7, 2013
Rep. John Lewis: No Praise for Snowden-- "Veteran civil rights campaigner" John Lewis was instantly and completely shazammed! into "Authoritarian bootlicking stooge of Imperial power" John Lewis.
Aug 8, 2013
“News reports about my interview with The Guardian are misleading, and they do not reflect my complete opinion. Let me be clear. I do not agree with what Mr. Snowden did. He has damaged American international relations and compromised our national security. He leaked classified information and may have jeopardized human lives. That must be condemned.
“ I never praised Mr. Snowden or said his actions rise to those of Mohandas Gandhi or other civil rights leaders. In fact, The Guardian itself agreed to retract the word “praise” from its headline.
Maybe even worse than Cheney!
I mean, according to the unbending, ironclad rules of this arena (which have been helpfully explained to me by many of my commentators over and over and over and over again) those are the only two positions anyone is permitted to have, right? Disagree to the smallest degree and your Obot ass is unceremoniously Serwered to the curb:
@DanielSerwer @wikileaks Edward Snowden has done far more for the world in the last 2 months than you have in your life. Does that help?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 6, 2013
Which is sad.
Because I used to enjoy Congressman* Lewis' blog.
But now that he has obviously capitulated to the nefarious forces of unbridled fascism I doubt I'll ever visit it again.
Instead I will sit here quietly and watch the fireworks as the entire horde turns and begins attacking Congressman Lewis' competence, loyalty and fidelity to civil rights. If past performance is any guide they will do this in near-perfect Limbaughesque unison, completely oblivious to how strange chants of "Mindless Obot!" sound coming from such an obediently lock-stepping bunch.
*Thanks to mahakal for the catch!