CBS’ Bob Schieffer Destroys Edward Snowden In 90 Seconds
CBS anchor Bob Schieffer on Sunday ripped Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former National Security Agency contractor who was the source of a spring of leaks about the agency’s surveillance methods.
Amid a debate over whether Snowden is a “hero” for exposing information about the scope of the NSA’s surveillance methods, Schieffer said Snowden shouldn’t be mentioned in the same conversation as other heroes who have exposed government wrongdoings.
“For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther King, Jr., or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China. The people who ran the civil-rights movement were willing to break the law and suffer the consequences,” Schieffer said during a monologue on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“That’s a little different than putting the nation’s security at risk and running away.”
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