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So, I wrote a journal in response to a Sunday Times article that I viewed as poor journalism.
You can read that right here:
Claims about Snowden vs evidenceAn article by the Sunday Times has been circulating all over American and British media. It mentions "senior government sources" claiming that China and Russia have "deciphered documents" leaked by Edward Snowden and consequently MI6 has been forced to rescue "agents out of live operations in hostile countries." Senior government officials claim that "China cracked [Snowden's] encrypted documents, which contain details of secret intelligence techniques and information that could allow British and American spies to be identified." Senior government officials claim Edward Snowden "has blood on his hands."
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1568673.ece
So, we see a lot of claims made by unnamed "senior government officials." But where's the evidence?
Anecdotal claims made by named or unnamed sources are a long-standing part of journalism. But they must have evidence to back them up. An anonymous tip can prompt an investigation, but the word of an anonymous so


Now, the writer of said article - Tom Harper - has gone on CNN to defend his article. At least... that's probably what he intended.
www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/06/…

"We just publish what we believe to be the position of the British government at the moment."

In this interview, Tom Harper admits to precisely what I accused him of in my response. In this interview, Tom Harper admits almost every flaw critics of his article alleged. 

Also, this is a clear example of how not to make a convincing argument. Tom Harper answers nearly every question with "I don't know," or "I can't comment." 

Let me ask you, the reader, a question:

Who do you feel makes a more convincing argument?


Tom Harper
www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/06/…

Or 

Glenn Greenwald

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Sean
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I am an Atlanta-born, Sandy Springs-raised guy who dreams of being a professional writer. I am also an occasional actor/stand-up comedian. I am currently writing a espionage-political thriller. While I am not what most other people consider an artist, I seem to have a gift for literature. You probably will not see me posting anything like what Son-Neko would do, but I hope story will be enough for all of you. Actually, when it comes to art, think of somebody as good as Son-Neko and then imagine the opposite. Yeah, that's me. This is going to be more of a blog, to be honest. What I hope is that people will see my work and spread the word. On this site, I will post things like fanfics, short stories, and other non-canon work that you will see no-where else. The biggest source of fan fiction you will see from me is Code Lyoko, in my opinion the best TV show ever made. I will also do fanfics of things like Alphas, Burn Notice, and other things. Besides fan fiction, there will also be original work. My work will either be one-post short stories, or an ongoing serial, depending upon my mood. I hope you enjoy :). BTW, I am not a redneck, despite the name. Also, the picture above is me in Washington DC with my congressman Dr. Tom Price (R). I may disagree with his views, but I was still honored to meet him.
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Thanks for the fave! :D 
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Thanks for the fave on "Daytime Fireworks Redone"!! :heart:
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Thank you so much for the points.
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You're welcome. Happy Birthday. I'm sending this now because I'll be busy on Monday and I probably won't be on DeviantART until Tuesday.
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lol, I forgot about my Birthday >.<  
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