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June 23rd, 2013
04:51 PM ET

Greenwald defends NSA leaker

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald reacts to Edward Snowden’s flight to Moscow. Howard Kurtz, David Zurawik, Emily Bell & Amy Holmes continue to discuss the latest NSA developments.


Filed under: Blog • NSA • Reliable Sources
June 23rd, 2013
04:24 PM ET

A 'hero' to some, now a fugitive

Amy Holmes, Michelle Cottle & Howard Kurtz discuss how the media has chosen to cover NSA leaker Edward Snowden.


Filed under: Edward Snowden • NSA
June 23rd, 2013
03:59 PM ET

Leaker Lands In Moscow

As the news breaks that Edward Snowden has landed in Moscow, David Zurawik, Emily Bell and Howard Kurtz assess whether this will change public opinion about the NSA leaker.


Filed under: Blog • NSA • Reliable Sources
June 16th, 2013
12:27 PM ET

The Hero-or-traitor Debate

Paul Farhi, Lynn Sweet and Howard Kurtz on how the media has characterized NSA leaker, Edward Snowden.


Filed under: Blog • NSA • Reliable Sources
June 16th, 2013
12:24 PM ET

Guardian Columnist Defends Role

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald joins Howard Kurtz to respond to criticism of his reporting on the NSA surveillance program.


Filed under: Blog • Glenn Greenwald • NSA • Reliable Sources
June 12th, 2013
10:28 AM ET

Leakers seek out advocacy journalists

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources."

(CNN) - When Edward Snowden decided to expose the administration's massive surveillance program, the CIA contractor turned to journalists he knew would be sympathetic.

By approaching the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, a liberal columnist for a liberal newspaper, and filmmaker Laura Poitras, who Greenwald has credited with "exposing truths that are adverse to U.S. government policy," Snowden was following an increasingly common path for leakers of sensitive material: Find a like-minded soul in the media. And in doing so, they are bypassing the establishment press, which is then forced to play catch-up.

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June 9th, 2013
01:26 PM ET

Media alarmed by Obama surveillance Part 1

Ana Marie Cox, Ramesh Ponnuru and Charlie Savage join Howard Kurtz to examine the media coverage of another Obama administration bombshell: According to reports from The Washington Post and The Guardian, authorities have been tracking foreign targets through online giants like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Micrsoft.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Media • NSA • Politics • Verizon • Washington Post
June 9th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

Media alarmed by Obama surveillance Part 2

Ana Marie Cox, Ramesh Ponnuru and Charlie Savage join Howard Kurtz to examine the media coverage of another Obama administration bombshell: According to reports from The Washington Post and The Guardian, authorities have been tracking foreign targets through online giants like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Micrsoft.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Media Criticism • NSA • Politics • Verizon Wireless
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