First Look: Omidyar's $250 Million Dollar Media Venture and the Greenwald / Paypal / NSA saga

08/01/2014 21:13

Of the many intriguing aspects of the Snowden story, by far one of the most frustrating is that, other than a few interviews and press conferences, almost everything we know about Snowden, his motivations, and the documents themselves come from intermediaries who have found themselves in the position of spokespeople on the case. Even such basic questions as how many documents Snowden leaked is still unclear, with various sources listing anything from 10,000 to 1.7 million documents. If details as basic as these vary so widely between sources, how much more opaque are the more difficult questions of Snowden's motivations and intentions, let alone the specifics of any deals he may have made with journalists about how this data was to be disseminated?

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Find out more about the questions surrounding the reporting of the Snowden story in this week's Eyeopener report.

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