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i always thought "the press" protected their informants.

i am so effing naive


please explain to me why national media is reproting the last known location of "verax"


Asked by feralxat at 12:12 AM on Jun. 11, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We protect informants who wish to remain anonymous. But if they step forward and self-identify, there's not much that can be done. He outed himself.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity. He risked decades in prison for the disclosures — if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong where he has taken refuge.


    Answer by gdiamante at 2:18 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Yup, he came forward himself. Why do you think he's in hiding?

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:19 AM on Jun. 11, 2013