Who’s leaking more: Snowden or the government condemning him?
In the month since the Guardian first started reporting on the surveillance documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the government has taken to the media to condemn his leaks and insist he is flagrantly violating the law. To prove this, the government has been incessantly leaking information itself.
Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone extensively detailed this week's NSA media counteroffensive against Snowden, as officials have tried to explain — anonymously and without real proof — that Snowden's leaks have hurt national security. On Wednesday, intelligence officials described to ABC News, Washington Post, Reuters and AP how terrorists are allegedly “changing their tactics” now that they've been tipped off that the U.S. is monitoring the Internet.
Essentially, the government leaked a bunch of classified information in an attempt to prove leaking classified information is dangerous.