(CNN) - The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who worked with NSA leaker Edward Snowden on articles about the agency's secret surveillance programs, slammed U.S. Rep. Peter King after the New York Republican called for the columnist to face criminal charges.
"You can't just go on national television and call for the arrest and prosecution of a journalist and tell outright falsehoods when you're doing it, without consequences," Greenwald told CNN's AC360 on Wednesday night.
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King made an outrageous fool of himself, and he should be exposed as the fool he is, in saying what he said.
Mr. Greenwald. We've already got the Aussie Mr. Murdoch trying to shape American politics. Here's the deal. Scoop your own country. You can't go around the world giving up National Defense secrets putting American troops, American agents, and American citizens in danger and not face the consequences from America either. You want to fund Mr. Snowdon's 15 minutes, be my guest. Just don't expect me to support treason against MY country.
Rep. King was correct. Had a government employee given classified information to a foreign national, both would likely be charged with espionage. For some reason, most of the media feels that when the recipient of the stolen data is a journalist, then it is not a crime because the journalist was "doing their job." That's nonsense.
Media needs to own to the fact that they do not have a right to break the law just to get a story. You can have the story and the jail time.
King is a self righteous moronic imbecile. See.s to be a lot of them around lately