Bob Woodward Disappointed That Snowden Didn’t Go To Him

AP

Famed journalist Bob Woodward lamented this week that he didn’t land the scoop on top secret surveillance programs from Edward Snowden.

An associate editor at the Washington Post, Woodward said in an interview with Larry King scheduled to air Thursday on Hulu that he wished Snowden had come to him rather than The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald.

“I wish he had come to me instead of others, particularly The Guardian,” Woodward said, as quoted by The Blaze. “I would have said to him ‘let’s not reveal who you are. Let’s make you a protected source and give me time with this data and let’s sort it out and present it in a coherent way.’”

Woodward also said he wouldn’t call Snowden a hero.

Along with Greenwald, Snowden also went to the Post’s Barton Gellman. But Gellman said he could not give the former security contractor assurances over what information the Post would publish.

Greenwald responded forcefully to Woodward on Twitter.

 

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