Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday after three weeks held in a Moscow airport trying to avoid prosecution in the United States on espionage charges.
Snowden is seeking permanent refuge in Latin America after leaking details of U.S. government surveillance programs, but has not risked taking any flight that might be intercepted by the United States since flying in from Hong Kong on June twenty-third.
Although the acts of Snowden are having very large affects on the lives of every American, It has become increasingly harder to find news stories about the former N.S.A. agent. Every time there is a new story about Snowden there seems to be something else in the news that is more important. Most recently it has been the Zimmerman trial, but it has also been Chicago homicides, Derrick Rose’s injury update, riots in reaction to the Zimmerman trial, and the upcoming return of the Twinkie.
I understand that some of those stories are actually important, but too many times are there stories of less importance than the N.S.A. scandal. Some of the stories affect a few, and some affect a lot, but what is going on wit the N.S.A. affects everyone.
I urge the American public to pay attention to all the news about the N.S.A. and Snowden. I also would like to see the American news company broadcast more about it. For a country that boasts about freedom, the surveillance program known as the N.S.A says the opposite.
I’m Nicky Quiles and this is the Unknown News Broadcasting, goodnight and goodbye.