BBG Watch Commentary

BBG Watch posts a partial Google Search list of international and U.S. media which reported on Edward Snowden’s answers during Reddit Monday afternoon Ask Me Anything (AMA) session after Sunday night’s Oscar victory for “Citizenfour.” Director of the Oscar-winning documentary, Laura Poitras, also joined Snowden for the Reddit Q&A together with journalist Glenn Greenwald. The full Google Search list on this news story is many pages long.

U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), which was recently described by VOA director David Ensor as the official state broadcaster of the United States, ignored the Reddit AMA session with Edward Snowden and devoted only a few sentences earlier to the Oscar for “Citizenfour,” a documentary film about him.

RT Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 12.47AM ETThe list of media covering the Reddit AMA with Edward Snowden includes Russia’s RT, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Moscow Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, TIME, Sputnik International, The Independent, The European, Huffington Post, USA TODAY, The Hill and many other major international and U.S. media outlets.

Russia’s RT posted a full-length report on February 23 on the Oscar for the Snowden documentary. This report now shows over 11,000 Facebook Shares/Likes.

RT also posted a full-length report Monday on Snowden’s Q&A session with Reddit.

As of 6PM ET Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Voice of America did not even bother to report on a statement by NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers who said Monday, February 23, that disclosures of National Security Agency secrets by the former contractor Edward Snowden have damaged U.S. efforts to battle terrorists.

The Voice of America is overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a bipartisan board and independent federal agency.

SEE: No separate Voice of America report on Snowden film Oscar – Russia’s RT posts two, BBG Watch, February 24, 2014


I asked Snowden if he deals with Russian officials. His answer was …

Vox9 hours ago
So, when I saw that Snowden was doing a question-and-answer session with Reddit users on Monday, pegged to Snowdendocumentary …

NSA Director: Snowden’s Leaks Helped Terrorists Avoid Tracking

Washington Free Beacon – ‎13 hours ago‎
Snowden, meanwhile, surfaced in an online interview Monday on the social networking site Reddit and brushed off criticism that he is a traitor. Asked about comments by Neil Patrick Harris, an actor and the host of this year’s Academy Awards, Sunday night …

NSA Chief: Snowden’s Leaks Left ‘Blind Spot’ in Terror Efforts – ‎9 hours ago‎
Snowden continues to be in exile in Russia, having given thousands of classified documents to journalists. Recent disclosures revealed that that NSA intercepted key codes used in cellphone SIM cards to prevent communications from being intercepted, the …

Here’s how the clash between the NSA Director and a senior Yahoo executive 

Washington Post (blog) – ‎19 hours ago‎
“Had I come forward a little sooner, these programs would have been a little less entrenched,” Snowden wrote on the Web site Reddit. “And those abusing them would have felt a little less familiar with and accustomed to the exercise of those powers.”.

Edward Snowden : « J’ai toujours agi en accord avec ma conscience »

Le Monde7 hours ago
Sur le site Reddit sont régulièrement organisées des opérations … Depuis hier, c’est Edward Snowden, ex-analyste de la NSA et future star du …

Edward Snowden: I laughed at Oscars ‘treason joke

PoliticoFeb 23, 2015
“To be honest, I laughed at NPH,” Snowden told Reddit users, using an acronym for Neil Patrick Harris. “I don’t think it was meant as a political …

Oscar für Snowden-Film „Citizenfour“: Oscar bekommen, doch nichts …

The European12 hours ago
Doch dass Edward Snowden wohl nie wieder ein Leben in Freiheit … während des Livechats auf der Internetseite „Reddit“ gefragt wurde, ob er …

Oscars 2015: Edward Snowden Responds to ‘Treason’ Joke

ABC NewsFeb 23, 2015
Snowden has been living in Russia for more than a year after he was granted … In a Reddit Ask Me Anything interview with the team behind …

The Morning Download: Executives Express Doubts About the …

Wall Street Journal (blog)10 hours ago
Edward Snowden: “I would have come forward sooner.” A day … Award, Mr. Snowden participated in an “ask me anything” session onReddit.


US Leaker Edward Snowden Says He Is Not a Russian Spy

The Moscow Times – ‎12 hours ago‎
Snowden’s comments were made during a Q&A session hosted Monday on the popular Internet community Reddit. He was joined by journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras, who a day earlier picked up an Academy Award for her film …

I wish I had spoken sooner: Edward Snowden in Reddit AMA

BGR India – ‎17 hours ago‎
“I wish I had spoken sooner,” said Snowden in an AMA on Reddit a few hours ago. He was joined by journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, the two minds behind Citizenfour, a documentary starring Snowden which bagged an Oscar last night for …

Oscars 2015: ‘CitizenFour,’ that treason joke and an onstage surprise

Los Angeles Times – ‎21 hours ago‎
In a Reddit AMA online interview on Monday, Snowden himself responded, “To be honest, I laughed at NPH. I don’t think it was meant as a political statement, but even if it was, that’s not so bad. My perspective is if you’re not willing to be called a few names to …

Highlights from the Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald post-Oscars Reddit AMA

The Guardian – ‎22 hours ago‎
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras, the whistleblower and journalists behind the revelations into the NSA’s surveillance of American citizens and foreign targets abroad, took questions from Reddit users during an AMA on Monday.

Here’s what we learned from the “Citizenfour” Reddit AMA

Salon – ‎Feb 23, 2015‎
Following the big win — and in anticipation of its HBO release at 9 PM E.T. — Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden hopped on Reddit for an AMA Monday afternoon where the group answered a series of questions that tackled topics from …

Edward Snowden Laughed Off Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Treason’ Joke

TIME – ‎Feb 23, 2015‎
Snowden himself, however, appears to have taken it in stride. “To be honest, I laughed at NPH,” Snowden wrote in a question-and-answer session on reddit following the movie’s win. “I don’t think it was meant as a political statement, but even if it was, that’s …

Edward Snowden Thought Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Treason’ Joke From The Oscars 

Huffington Post – ‎Feb 23, 2015‎
… the documentary “Citizenfour” and broke the NSA news in The Guardian in 2013, called the joke “pretty pitiful,” “stupid” and “irresponsible.” But Snowden had a different reaction. “To be honest, I laughed at NPH,” Snowden said in a reddit AMA on Monday.

Snowden, Greenwald And Poitras Answer Questions On Reddit To Promote 

Daily Caller – ‎Feb 23, 2015‎
Journalists Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden come together to answer questions on Reddit Monday about Poitras’ “Citizenfour” — the documentary about the journalists’ first meeting with Snowden, which won the …

Five takeaways from Edward Snowden’s Reddit AMA

USA TODAY College – ‎3 hours ago‎
After Sunday night’s Oscar victory, Citizenfour director Laura Poitras joined Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald on Reddit Monday afternoon for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Poitras’ Citizenfour won the Academy Award for Best …

Edward Snowden gave tips to would-be whistleblowers during Reddit AMA

The Independent – ‎8 hours ago‎
Snowden, who was a worker for Central Intelligence Agency and leaked files which are purported to show the US government’s widespread, illegal surveillance of its nationals and other countries, gave tips for other campaigners during an “Ask Me Anything” …

This is Snowden’s one regret

Washington Post (blog) – ‎7 hours ago‎
Following Laura Poitras’ best documentary win for “Citizenfour” at the Oscars, the filmmaker and Glenn Greenwald, a fellow co-founding editor at Pierre Omidyar-backed news site the Intercept, joined Snowden on reddit Monday to answer questions about the …

Edward Snowden on Regrets & Treason Joke After ‘Citizenfour’ Oscar Win

Sputnik International – ‎14 hours ago‎
In a conversation that quickly rose to the top of Reddit’s front page, users asked Snowden about everything from why he’s not on Twitter to where the name Citizenfour came from, to questions about his glasses or whether it was true Russian spy Anna …

Snowden: I wish I had spoken sooner

The Hill – ‎Feb 23, 2015‎
“Had I come forward a little sooner, these programs would have been a little less entrenched, and those abusing them would have felt a little less familiar with and accustomed to the exercise of those powers,” Snowden said in a conversation on Reddit on …