Bob Woodward is a journalistic icon most famous for breaking the Watergate scandal, but more recently he’s made quite a lot of buzz talking about himself. And in an interview with Larry King airing on Thursday, Woodward laments how Edward Snowden went to people other than him when he wanted to expose NSA spying.
Woodward did not critique the journalism that’s been done so far by Glenn Greenwald and his own Washington Post colleague Barton Gellman, but he did say he would have gone in a different direction had he been the point man.
“I wish he had come to me instead of others, particularly The Guardian… I would have said to him ‘let’s not reveal who you are. Let’s make you a protected source and give me time with this data and let’s sort it out and present it in a coherent way.’”
It’s not clear, though, if Woodward actually thinks Snowden would have come to him, and freely admitted that he doesn’t consider the NSA whistleblower a “hero,” even though he has been judicious in what to reveal and what to hold back.
Greenwald tweeted this response to Woodward’s comments.
[h/t The Blaze]
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