NSA ‘whistleblower’ sits down for Twitter Q & A; #AskSnowden snark flies off the charts

Today, the Guardian held a Twitter question and answer session with Edward Snowden, the man who claims to be the NSA leaker.

The Q & A was rich with snarky and sarcastic questions. Here are just a few examples:

We doubt he can.

Here’s a good question:

Here’s an answer from Snowden:

That was a response that generated this question:

We mustn’t capitulate or the bathtubs win.

And then, a meme was born:

If you didn’t have time to catch the Q & A, here’s the CliffsNotes version:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • GrindingMills

    I don’t understand this guy. If you’d ask me, I think there is more going on than just notifying the public of the NSA programs (which I, at least, assumed have been operational since 2002).

  • grais

    Funny, funny stuff!

  • Bklynnygirl

    Read this.

    Blowback from the NSA Surveillance

    There’s one piece of blowback that isn’t being discussed — aside from the fact that Snowden killed the chances of a liberal arts major getting a job at the DoD for a decade — and that’s how the massive NSA surveillance of the Internet affects the US’s role in Internet governance.

    Ron Deibert makes this point:

    But there are unintended consequences of the NSA scandal that will undermine U.S. foreign policy interests — in particular, the “Internet Freedom” agenda espoused by the U.S. State Department and its allies.

    The revelations that have emerged will undoubtedly trigger a reaction abroad as policymakers and ordinary users realize the huge disadvantages of their dependence on U.S.-controlled networks in social media, cloud computing, and telecommunications, and of the formidable resources that are deployed by U.S. national security agencies to mine and monitor those networks.

    Writing about the new Internet nationalism, I talked about the ITU meeting in Dubai last fall, and the attempt of some countries to wrest control of the Internet from the US. That movement just got a huge PR boost. Now, when countries like Russia and Iran say the US is simply too untrustworthy to manage the Internet, no one will be able to argue.
    We can’t fight for Internet freedom around the world, then turn around and destroy it back home. Even if we don’t see the contradiction, the rest of the world does.

    (Was the info released on purpose?)


    Read this on Glenn Greenwald.

    Glenn Greenwald Regularly Attends Marxist-Leninist Conferences.


  • nc

    If nothing else, I think we can agree that our security has holes so big that, in the words of our former Governator, your could drive a Hummer through them.

  • Christine L.

    There are waaay too many funny people in the world for there to be an abundance of jackwads.

  • Jack Deth

    #AskSnowden: Betty or Veronica?
    Kaylee or Inara?
    9mm or .45 ACP?
    Chinese or Italian Take Out?
    Phoenixes or Unicorns? Greg Gutfeld wants to know!

    • LinTaylor

      Can’t forget “Kirk or Picard?”.

    • GrimJack

      You forgot: Ginger or Mary Ann

  • LinTaylor

    So…if he were a Chinese spy, he’d be Professor Dumbledore right now?

    Dude, whatever opium they’ve got you on over there, lay off.

  • Roto

    After that Q&A, it’s official that Snoden is an idiot liberal Moonbat, Obama voter. Just his answer about Cheney tells you that. If he wasn’t working for the NSA, he’d be in OWS. It would be hilarious if NSA traced his location from that chat.

  • Guest

    I only voted you up because you copied what I said.