Wikipedia edit labeling Snowden a ‘traitor’ came from a House of Representatives computer

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The Wikipedia page was that of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Pillay had said during July that the world owes a “great deal” to Snowden and called him a “human rights defender.”

The rogue editor in the House wrote in that Pillay had taken “criticism for reffering [sic] to Edward Snowden, the American traitor who defected to Russia, as a ‘Human Rights Defender’ and saying that he should not face trial for his crimes.”

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23 comments
Nicholas Russell
Nicholas Russell

So, to put this in perspective, it takes our government just as long to edit a wiki as it does to pass a law.

Jonny Crash
Jonny Crash

of course the house would like to change the view of snowden, cause he makes them look like the shit stains they are and revieled their BS to the world so that they have to change everything they do cause they cant stay below the radar......


so to clearify what treason is heres article 3 section 3 of the constitution.....

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

snowden leaked info to the media, last i chekced the media is not considered an enemy of the US, i know, i know, he found asylum in russia you say, but only after the NSA put a hit out on him for making them look like fools, can you blame him for seeking protection against a threat on his life? can you really? that being said russia is not considered an enemy as of yet, at the time they were very much allies not enemies and now snowden is considered an an enemy of the state which means he cant be considered a traitor.....

Chuck Fresh
Chuck Fresh

He who has the gold makes the rules.

Dima Kritchevski
Dima Kritchevski

Strange? Nothing strange about politicians trying to cover up their corruption by attempting to discredit Snowden. Business as usual of u ask me...

Joshua Darlington
Joshua Darlington

Maybe drudge trolls will fixate on Wikipedia. This could get boring really fast.

Fabian Palencia
Fabian Palencia

To dissent is to be american. I think a lot of you miss that very basic ideal shared by the founding fathers. The idea that you must love america as is or leave is extremely moronic. Should the founding fathers have loved the colonies as they were??? Grow a brain.

Walter Riggs
Walter Riggs

To all the domestic spying lovers: there are dozens of flights out of this country to others where there is no Bill of Rights. Please take one.

Toby Farren
Toby Farren

Anonymous hasn't infiltrated Jack shit. Follow through isn't exactly their middle name. About all they're cabable of are DDOS attacks

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

anonymous has already infiltrated all levels of government and has begun to seed the cancer internally that will cause a shift in power. its just a matter of time, there is no escape now.

Chris Wells
Chris Wells

the government exists to confuse us. soon as they fail, the government becomes unnecessary in the eyes of people, and it will be dismantled.

Manish Patel
Manish Patel

All the Snowden lovers...there are multiple flights to Moscow so see ya.

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

wow america really is a sick twisted bunch of ignorant inbreds who will believe anything some clerk loser writes on a napkin as says is true... 67% of you dumb fucking americans believe in creationism.. i guess its you 67% who write these articles and run this garbage site

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

such a bunch of gullible idiots who will believe anything their government lies to them about. NO ONE IS WATCHING YOU

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

of course he is a traitor but you cant see it because you got it all wrong. he is a traitor because he is doing a super job for his bosses at the NSA (who paid him handsomely with a russian vacation) for spreading PROPAGANDA and lies to scare people into submission. NONE OF IT IS TRUE