Posted Apr. 15, 2014 at 6:43 a.m.

Premium Lock Pulitzer Prize shows importance of a free press in era of high-tech snooping

Published: 2014-04-15 06:43:56
Updated: 2014-04-15 06:43:56

NSA leaker Edward Snowden           This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Disclosure of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs isnt the first time the government has been caught spying on Americans or that classified government information has been leaked. The Vietnam War and civil-rights protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s generated plenty of surveillance and secrecy. And leaks. (AP Photo/The Guardian) MANDATORY CREDIT Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

"Give me liberty or give me death" still means something in the United States and the western world. Proof of that is the Pulitzer Price awarded to The Washington Post and the U.K. Guardian's U.S. operation for the fortitude each demonstrated in publishing the NSA disclosures of Edward Snowden. Don't ever take your freedom for granted, dear readers. Once lost, it's likely never to be regained....

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