“It’s only honorary clearance, so we had to draw the line somewhere.”
The pro-privacy speech by Snowden, now to be known as Pope Skywalker II, drew massive cheers from the SXSW audience, despite some infighting within the festival’s establishment.
“Operation: The Gay Escape was an unqualified failure,” Snowden said, his left leg and right arm in traction and his neck and shoulders covered in bruises.
“Don’t these people get it,” exclaimed Maduro, “when Snowden talks, he is destabilizing the United States, when Venezuelan dissidents talk they are destabilizing my regime, which is totally different.”
On Monday, The Guardian conducted a reader question and answer session with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Below are just a few of the exchanges that proceeded. So far are things going the way you thought they would regarding a public debate? – tikkamasala Snowden: Initially I was very encouraged. Unfortunately, the mainstream media now seems far more interested in what I said…
“This great apartment is just going to waste,” said Russian MP Robert Schlegel. “Vaulted ceilings, heat and hot water, laundry right in the unit – it is the least we can offer to a champion of free speech such as Mr. Snowden.”