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
I listened to this interview and I was looking at Lakhdar's face expressions and body language! I think the translator did a wonderful job conveying the soul of the message.ReplyDelete
Oh, I agree, it was just the constant "ahs" that were getting to me. Not as fluid as some. But basically effective.ReplyDelete
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I don't know. I almost wonder if they found a bad translator to make him sound less intelligent, angry, and more whiny than he actually is.ReplyDelete
But this is horrifying all the same. What do you say to people who say "Freedom ain't free"?
WTF is Freedom, mate, and is this it?