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Boldly going where few other comedy journalists have gone before - John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden

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I wrote this piece about John Oliver FLYING to RUSSIA to INTERVIEW the ballsy, eloquent, unflappable and collected EDWARD SNOWDEN.

Click HERE to read it.

Also, if you want to understand more about why I did not use the words 'traitor' or 'whistleblower' to describe Edward Snowden, watch the following documentaries in this order:

1) FRONTLINE 'United States Of Secrets' Part I and II (they are both on Netflix, but here are two short trailers...)





2) CITIZENFOUR (recently won an Oscar and you can purchase it online, watch a trailer below).



While my lighthearted side grasped exactly what John Oliver was trying to achieve with his 'dick pic' shenanigans during his interview with Edward Snowden on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, my more serious side agreed with Glenn Greenwald's piece. Read it by clicking HERE.

If you have been living under a rock since Sunday night, you may want to watch the interview that John Oliver did with Edward Snow…