Barrett Brown is an American hero.
From The Intercept:
"Brown quickly became a symbol of the attack on press freedom after he was arrested in 2012 for reporting he did on the hacked emails of intelligence-contracting firms. Brown wrote about hacked emails that showed the firm Stratfor spying on activists on behalf of corporations. Brown also helped uncover a proposal by intelligence contractors to hack and smear WikiLeaks defenders and progressive activists.
Faced with the possibility of 100 years in prison, Brown pleaded guilty in 2014 to two charges related to obstruction of justice and threatening an FBI agent, and was sentenced to five years and 3 months. In 2016, Brown won a National Magazine Award for his scathing and often hilarious columns in The Intercept, which focused on his life in prison. He was released in November."
Here's my simple question:
Why the $%#@& did Obama throw him in jail in the first place?
I am so weary of supposed liberals defending Obama.
He is a liar, a coward and a hyprocrite and, together with Bill Clinton, set back the progressive agenda more than any of the most-rabid, right-wing Republicans.
But he got away with it all.
At the least, can we stop insulting Barrett Brown by calling Obama's mutltude of enablers journalists.