Christopher R. Howard

Mons Simplicitatis

SOMEBODY GET SNOWDEN TO REYKJAVIK FFS

June 11, 2013

Tags: Asylum, Edward Snowden, Iceland, Wikileaks, Shout out, PRISM

USA Today quoted Johannes Tomasson, spokesman for Iceland’s Ministry of the Interior, as saying Edward Snowden needs to be in the country to apply for asylum. Aw jeez. The guy might be a little busy trying not to be murdered, Mr. Tomasson. Media accounts portray Wikileaks’ involvement and possible assistance to Snowden as less than decisive. Maybe that’s just what’s making the newspapers, though. (more…)

"HERE IS A FOX NEWS REPORTER WHO DOESN'T BELONG IN JAIL"

April 9, 2013

Tags: Journalism, Shout out, Jana Winter, Governance

Fire up the war drums. Jana Winter, a reporter for Fox News' website, may be caged for not revealing a source. Obviously, responsible (even halfway responsible) free speech is one of those things you have to fight for regardless of the source. Or as John Cook writes for Gawker, "Not as many people care about this as much as they ought to, which is one of the consequences of working for a nakedly partisan shitshow masquerading as a news outlet." (more…)

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