In a star-studded vindication of Edward Snowden, the Oscars gave the award for best documentary to Citizenfour, a documentary about Snowden. Not only did the documentary win, but journalist and collaborator Glenn Greenwald gave a positive speech about Snowden and the work he did. This, of course, goes contrary to the statements made by our militarist representative, Mike Pompeo, of the fourth
district. He has called Snowden a
traitor and accused him of treason. Pompeo—put this in your pipe and smoke it!! Kansas
From The Guardian:
Citizenfour has won the Oscar for best documentary, for its director Laura Poitras, editor Mathilde Bonnefoy and producer Dirk Wilutzky.
Collecting the award, Poitras, flanked by journalist and collaborator Glenn Greenwald, said: “The disclosures of Edward Snowden don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself. When the decisions that rule us are taken in secret we lose the power to control and govern ourselves.” Poitras thanked Edward Snowden for his “sacrifices”, and added: “I share this award with Glenn Greenwald and the many other journalists who are taking risks to expose the truth.”
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