Edward Snowden shares a laugh at the government's expense
One thing hasn’t changed since the first authoritarian burned the first book: having your book banned is very, very good for an author’s sales. If your objective is to keep a book out of the hands of people, yelling "You shouldn't read this book. I forbid it!" is a doomed strategy.
Edward Snowden appeared via video feed as a guest on The Daily Show Thursday night to talk about his book Permanent Record.
Snowden is now being sued by the Department of Justice, which filed a complaint this week in Virginia federal court, alleging that he "violated his non-disclosure obligations to the United States" by not having the book reviewed before it was published.
During the show, Snowden explains his reaction to the lawsuit. "The nice thing about [getting sued] is, the book was not getting that much attention, it was like 25 on the charts. And then the government said, 'We don't want you to read this book. Sue Snowden as fast as you can, do anything to stop it, stop it, stop it,' and now we're number 1, basically everywhere." Snowden then calls out the Attorney General, to whom he attributes the book's success.
I know the government is going to seize all the profits from book sales in the U.S., but that's almost an acceptable price to pay for an international best-seller.
Would you let the CIA edit your life story?
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Since we are talking about whistleblowers and tings that are amusing, Meghan McCain doesn't like Julian Assange.
McCain said she didn’t appreciate “people on the left” defending Julian Assange for publishing secret documents.
“Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it,” McCain said, as the women began talking over each other.
“I’m two feet away, I don’t need you to scream at me this way,” Navarro retorted. McCain muttered that Navarro was “so rude” and stalked off stage.