It's hard to believe I'm recommending this multi-book review, given that I haven't read any of the books mentioned. But as a wave of Twilight ("2000+ pages of treacly teenage melodrama") obsession swept through the female ranks of our Peace Corps group recently, I'm going to link it anyway. The books by Harris look worth checking out, though, and I reckon someone here's got "True Blood" on their hard drive.
So Reality Winner, former NSA contractor, is in federal prison for leaking classified information — for five years and three months, the longest sentence of any whistleblower in history. She gave documents on how Russia had attempted to hack vendors of election machinery and software to The Intercept , which completely bungled basic security procedures (according to a recent New York Times piece from Ben Smith, the main fault lay with Matthew Cole and Richard Esposito ), leading to her capture within hours. Winner recently contracted COVID-19 in prison, and is reportedly suffering some lingering aftereffects. Glenn Greenwald has been furiously denying that he had anything at all to do with the Winner clusterfuck, and I recently got in an argument with him about it on Twitter. I read a New York story about Winner, which clearly implies that she was listening to the Intercepted podcast of March 22, 2017 , where Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill expressed skepticism about Russia actually b
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