Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quote of the day

"And so one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred – with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. 'We can call off the black helicopters,' joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro."

In the wake of the temporary detention of David Miranda, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger drops the bombshell that shady government agents have in the past attempted to censor the paper's publication of Wikileaks material in the most physical way possible. Hard to believe, isn't it, that this is the supposedly free and democratic West in 2013.

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