Originally posted by Bilk22
The longer Snowden goes without releasing any real meat, the more suspect this whole episode becomes and the less likely anything of substance will
get released. I keep reading and hearing about polls stating that 2 out of three people think Snowden is a criminal. This event is a non-starter or
planted as a distraction from something else.
First, there will be a plan of release of information. There is supposedly more to come, and you don't want to be releasing news on a fast news day
when it could be buried. You also want to allow time for it to sink in, for governments to release statements, and potentially embarrass themselves,
when you then release something that contradicts their assurances.
If everything was released in a torrent of information most of it could be ignored or overshadowed by other revelations. It's better to drip feed the
information to the public.
Also, I would suggest looking into those polls. A poll by a news outlet is BS, especially if that news outlet is just another propaganda mouthpiece of
You'll notice that within 48 hours of the first story breaking there were British and American polls both suggesting that people we okay with it,
while all the comments on various articles showed that people were anything but okay about it. So how do we explain the obvious discrepancy between
the commenting public, and the people polled?
I would suggest that they polled a few hundred OAP's, or even polled a few hundred NSA or GCHQ workers. Or they could have just gone the whole hog
and made up the numbers for pure propaganda.
All the polls I've seen on this seem to be vastly one-sided. Some of those conducted by "Pew" are considerably suspicious, when you consider that
company and the people involved in it, with proven links to various governments - and all pretty wealthy and well-connected socialites too.
If you believe the polling, then you're naive at best. This is all easily manipulated, and the fact that Pew managed to create a survey, conduct it,
manage the data and then release some graphics detailing how the public thinks this is all okay, and all within 48 hours, tells me it's the biggest
pile of steaming Horse manure I think I've seen this year.
If you read through the comments on various sites from the BBC to the Guardian, it's clear that public opinion is against this, almost entirely.
There are occasional shills who arrive to try to smear Snowden, but they seem to shut up when people call them out on it and point out their posting
I saw one comment pointing out that there seemed to be a concerted effort by an organized group to attack and tarnish Snowden while expressing their
support for any and all spying by the NSA, and the Guardian highlighted that comment, almost seeming to support the notion that there was a clear
effort underway to sway public opinion and divert the discussion.