Melissa Harris-Perry Is Tired of Having to Cover Edward Snowden—So She Wrote an Open Letter

By: Saturday July 13, 2013 4:00 pm

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry can no longer bear former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s effort to travel to a country that will grant him asylum for blowing the whistle on massive secret surveillance by the United States government. She wrote an “open letter” for Snowden, which she read on her weekend cable news program, urging him to come back home to the US.

A posting on her show’s page reads, “Espionage. International intrigue. Secret government surveillance. Bad airport food. The Edward Snowden saga continued on Friday, when the leaker–who revealed information about the NSA’s surveillance of phone and internet records–spoke out from the Moscow airport, where he’s been holed up for three weeks, to demand that the U.S. stop interfering with his attempts to escape prosecution.”

This setup suggests that Harris-Perry finds Snowden’s belief that he must seek asylum from the United States to be trivial and unreasonable and that is exactly the case.

 

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry’s ‘Beef’ with Edward Snowden is a Total Distraction

By: Monday July 1, 2013 2:00 pm

One argument that has become prevalent among commentators is that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s act of revealing secret US government surveillance programs is not “noble” or “heroic” or the act of a whistleblower because he fled the country for Hong Kong. Those who engage in civil disobedience historically have faced the consequences and not run when they broke the law.

Pam’s House Blend Segment on Melissa Harris-Perry Is Up…

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 5:00 pm

And what’s not to love — she mentioned in a shout-out my much-loved (often-derided) fave band Journey.

Pam’s House Blend Segment on Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday (hopefully!)

By: Saturday June 22, 2013 6:40 pm

Wow – now this is really a “we’re not worthy” moment. Received a call from the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC on Friday. She is going to do a feature on the close of Pam’s House Blend at the end of the show on Sunday.

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Excellent Rant: I’m Sick of the Idea That Being Wealthy Is Risky.

By: Monday September 3, 2012 7:15 pm

For anyone who has wondered why cable journalists Never call out BS to their guests of a certain ignorant ideology, it happens once in a Blue Moon.

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