Guardian, Under Siege, Teams With NYT on Snowden
Two newspapers will collaborate on coverage
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2013 5:44 PM CDT
A display fronts the offices of the Guardian and its sister paper, the Observer, in Britain.   (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

(Newser) – The Guardian newspaper is taking so much harassment from the British government over its coverage of the Edward Snowden revelations that it has teamed up with the New York Times, reports Ben Smith at BuzzFeed. One apparent reason: The US has stronger protections of press freedom under the First Amendment. Expect collaborative stories in the coming weeks about how the NSA worked with its British counterpart on surveillance. Smith notes that Snowden opted not to go to the Times himself because he feared the newspaper would cave to government demands, and his account ends with this interesting quote from Times editor Jill Abramson: "My cell phone is not a secure line."

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Aug 24, 2013 9:09 PM CDT
The Guardian is getting just what it deserves for it's lack of vetting on not only the NSA supposed leak which make most people yawn because your just taking their word as truth. These people sell print to the wacked out hater crowd who couldn't find their own ass
Aug 24, 2013 2:13 PM CDT
lol who do you think is pushing that harassment? Asking Times? Why not just call White House and ask for help
Aug 24, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
Even still, Special Ed is too chicken to step forward. He'd rather hide in another country...