Veteran broadcaster Bob Schieffer destroyed NSA leaker Edward Snowden on “Face the Nation” saying he’s “no hero.” He also compared Snowden’s actions to civil rights heroes, saying: “For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China.”
Schieffer said: “I like people who are willing to stand up to the government. As a reporter, it’s my job to do that from time to time. Some of the people I admire most are in the government. Men and women who led the civil rights movement— Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.—they are true heroes. I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category. For one thing, I don’t remember Martin Luther King, Jr. or Rosa Parks running off and hiding in China. The people who led the civil rights movement were willing to break the law and suffer the consequences. That’s a little different than putting the nation’s security at risk and running away.”
Bob Schieffer also said: “I think what we have in Edward Snowden is just a narcissistic young man who has decided he is smarter than the rest of us. I don’t know what he is beyond that, but he is no hero. I don’t know what he is beyond that, but he is no hero. If he has a valid point—and I’m not even sure he does—he would greatly help his cause by voluntarily coming home to face the consequences.” Total evisceration of Edward Snowden in 90 seconds!
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