Though the source who revealed information about classified U.S. surveillance programs has revealed his name, what to call him remains a subject of hot debate. Politicians and pundits took to Twitter to weighed in on whether “leaker,” “whistleblower” or “traitor” was a more appropriate way to describe Edward Snowden.
- — Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis)Sun, Jun 09 2013 16:56:12Q for tomorrow: Did Snowden reveal something illegal, unconstitutional, or just wrong and does that qualify him as whistleblower?
- — Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier)Mon, Jun 10 2013 09:01:30
- — Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC)Mon, Jun 10 2013 05:23:22That Snowden released things never intended to be made public - like lists of agents - to Greenwald makes him a malevolent traitor.
- — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)Mon, Jun 10 2013 10:24:15A coincidence that the NSA leaker is living openly in Hong Kong?! At the same time the Chinese Pres. met with Obama in CA.
- — Timothy B. Lee (@binarybits)Mon, Jun 10 2013 05:27:40Do people who make a big deal of the fact that Snowden broke the law understand that chinese and iranian dissidents are also law breakers?