Peter Maass’ excellent NY Times article on Laura Poitras and her work with Snowden

Peter Maass’ excellent NY Times article on Laura Poitras and her work with Snowden

I have taken a few days off and am travelling at the moment, so it will take a little bit longer for me to write my next post. I am already laying the groundwork in my head though (just have to decide what exactly it’s going to look like).

Meanwhile, I would like to share with you an excellent article investigative journalist Peter Maass wrote for the New York Times. It features a person who played an important part in the Snowden revelations: Laura Poitras, the documentary film maker who filmed Greenwald’s initial interviews with Snowden. 

In this article, Maass recounts how he met Poitras and Greenwald and stayed with them for several days, observing how they worked and witnessing the care they took when analyzing Snowden’s material and releasing story after story. It also has quite some background on how Snowden first made contact.

I think this is something people who accuse Snowden and Greenwald of carelessness, untruthfulness or worse should take careful note of. 

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