Sunday, March 23, 2014

Journalism as Espionage


For John, BLUFTwo sources are better than one.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



A friend sent along this item from Naval War College (Newport, RI) Professor John Schindler and his XX Committee blog.  It is titled "Western Journalists and Russian Intelligence".
The Russian seizure of Crimea plus Moscow’s intimidation, and worse, of all Ukraine, has created an awkward situation for Edward Snowden’s fans and enablers. That Ed has taken up residence in Putin’s Russia, and continues to pontificate about privacy and the perfidy of Western intelligence while under Kremlin protection, is a bit much, so much so that even MSM stalwarts have begun to ask difficult questions about the whole Snowden-linked apparat.
The Professor does go on to name names, including the infamous Walter Duranty and several others who served their Soviet Masters, including I F Stone, who finally broke with Moscow in 1956, over Hungary.

I wonder if there are Russian journalists working the other side of the street?  For sure, Glenn Greenwald and his friend Edward Snowden represent the wrong side of the street.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Not that NSA is the Poster Child for Truth, Justice and the American Way—and I have friends I respect who worked there.

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