[cryptome] Re: Request for transcript: "Writers Especially Concerned About NSA Actions"

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxxx,cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:53:01 -0500

That herd behavior is disappointing but customary cowardice.

Worse happened after 9/11. Many once valiant FOI fighters cleansed
their websites and heralded the need to obey the war-mongerers, and
urgently cautioned others as if the propaganda was believable.

No doubt, this self-censorship is market-driven to please
funders, advertizers and publishers who dare not displease their
dinner companions at Aspen, Davos, Bohemian Grove, and for
sure the DC centroid of privileged access to valuable information,
much of it spy boosting leakage of the Snowden type.

The heavy censorship of the Snowden documents by the hoarders
and their extremely slow pace of release while rhetorizing and
hyping the minimalist product fits this spy-favorite marketing

NPR is not what it used to appear to be. It has booted and censored
a slew of its reporters, editors and contributors. Not alone, the
journalism industry is panicked at loss of customers and is rushing
to cleanse its harem. Poor discards are deperately seeking Omidyar
and Soros invitation to their opium dens as if from frying pan into
the fire.

At 12:08 PM 11/17/2013, you wrote:
I think what you're looking for is here.


On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 3:21 PM, coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Anyone have a transcript for this piece?
> ---
> "Writers Especially Concerned About NSA Actions"
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=245660885
> While polls show many Americans are uneasy with government actions
> revealed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one profession in particular
> seems to be alarmed. A new survey of professional writers finds them
> much more concerned than the general public. An organization of
> writers says that a large majority of its members have "never been as
> worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are
> today."

Christopher Nielsen
"They who can give up essential liberty for temporary safety, deserve
neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots & tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson

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