Hahahaha. The authorities can't be that stupid. You can't halfway fascist your tactics and expect anyone to be intimidated.
Seriously. I mean what journalist is going to be intimidated by a member of his family being given a harsh talking to for a day? Especially not a famous journalist....it's just going to embolden them. Morons. They're completely incompetent at even intimidating someone - ffs.
Well, certainly not by giving them a stern talking to...
Ask Putin for some tips.
I doubt this was a well thought out plan to intimidate Greenwald, tbh. Reckon some jumped-up nerd at British intel got a tip from the Yanks and decided he had the Ellsberg papers on him.
That said, I'm keen on knowing more about this tip. Was it routine intel sharing about an associate of a person of interest which was done as soon as Greenwald went public or was it a notification because someone's taking a specific interest in him? Surely Greenwald didn't set him up just to see what the other side knows.
Wait, I've got it completely wrong; the US were tipped off, they weren't the ones doing the tipping:
U.S. knew in advance about Greenwald partner?s detention - Salon.com
How much influence the US gov had in the justification used to detain him under a terrorism act would be very interesting.
White House: 'Difficult to imagine' US seizing reporters' hard drives - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com
Hopefully true but I'm not so sure. It'd probably go far up the courts if it did happen though.
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