July 19-22, 2017
Snowden’s appearances at the SXSW tech conference confirms that he has evolved from a debated whistle-blower to an established icon in the fabric of American pop culture. This new found stardom is undeserved, according to Jane Harman. Harman criticizes Snowden’s appearances – two high-profile events during which Snowden expounded on his beliefs as a whistle-blower without rebuttal – while highlighting that Snowden has continued to be a distraction for the intelligence community.
Read more from Jane Harman here.