John Oliver and Edward Snowden reframe the NSA Debate

April 6, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More

Brilliant framing of a complex topic by John Oliver. Why should people care about NSA spying on American citizens? This video combines interviews with people on the street with an in-person discussion between John Oliver and Edward Snowden in Russian. The reframing: dick pics.

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Category: Privacy, Secrecy, Spying, Whistle-blowers

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Mike Morris says:

    I felt a bit badly that he had to give Snowden such a hard time in the beginning, but Snowden was happily able to roll with the punches and help get the point across. Great TV.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      Mike: I squirmed in the early going too, but no one can accuse him of playing patsy with Snowden, and I liked the answer Snowden gave to the early questions. That’s actually some good journalism mixed in with the comedy.

  2. Tim Hogan says:

    John Oliver is the best thing we have from the UK ever! Awe-freaking-some interview!

  3. Ben says:

    I watched both “Snowden” and “Citizen Four”

    I saw Citizen Four first and it was awesome. It is a documentary about Glenn Greenwald and stars the Real Snowden. (A must see for the DI crowd.)

    http://vumoo.li/videos/play/watch-citizenfour-80212

    “Snowden” the movie was highly entertaining, but more of a hollywood movie rather than documentary.

    http://vumoo.li/videos/play/watch-snowden-89340

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