We gave Edward Snowden an award and he can’t even give us the courtesy to show up and accept it. Sure, he’d be jailed upon entering US soil and set on a pretty much pre-determined course for life in prison. But, still, it’s a tiny statue of a monkey smashing a TV. We question his priorities.
Accepting on his behalf was Trevor Timm, Executive Director of the Freedom of Press Foundation, of which Edward Snowden is a member. “It’s fitting that he’s won the award tonight,” said Timm at his acceptance speech, who organized a mass web protest yesterday to pressure Congress to rein in the authority of the National Security Agency.
Watch the full interview with Timm above and listen to his call to action.