Pulitzers Make Rep. Peter King Mad

from the he-never-got-a-pulitzer-for-appeasing... dept

Rep. Peter King has made it clear that he will stop at nothing to attack anyone who thinks Ed Snowden did something useful. He was one of the first to call for the reporters who revealed the NSA's surveillance to be prosecuted and has no qualms about lying to get his way. He's even gone so far as to argue that anyone who claims the NSA is "spying" or "snooping" is committing slander.

His main beef is his supposed belief that Snowden and anyone reporting on the facts he revealed are somehow "appeasing" terrorists. Of course, that's quite ironic, given King's history as a major terrorist appeaser in supporting the IRA decades ago, even as they were blowing up buildings that resulted in death and injury to many.

However, it's long been clear that King has no self-awareness and no understanding of his own hypocrisy. Within minutes of the Pulitzers announcing that one of its prizes was being given to the publications that reported on the Ed Snowden documents, King angrily tweeted his disgust:
Notice that King refers to two respected news publications and countless journalists as "enablers" rather than journalists. There's only one person who's a disgrace in this situation and it's Rep. Peter King. Someone might want to send him a copy of the First Amendment, and its parts about freedom of the press. King seems to have forgotten his oath to uphold that part of the Constitution.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:06pm

    Yeah, I wonder why he could possibly say that - oh, looky here, someone's trying to get a comfy new job:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/peter-king-states-his-case-in-quest-to-be-intelligence-co mmittee-chairman-20140413

     

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    S. T. Stone, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:11pm

    On the bright side, at least a few people have brought up his connection to the IRA in direct replies to that tweet. I doubt he’ll see them, but still.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:12pm

    I imagine King is currently being trolled relentlessly on Twitter right about now.

     

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    AricTheRed (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:15pm

    Rep Peter King makes Me MAD!

    It appears that defending The Constitution from domestic enemies also makes Peter King mad too!

     

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    Loki, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:17pm

    Peter King might be happy to live in a feudal society (as long as he can maintain his place among the "nobility") but he has no place in any truly civilized society.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:41pm

      Response to: Loki on Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:17pm

      His district is on Long Island. I would hardly call that place 'truly civilized'

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:35pm

    Doing anything for the enablers of king is a disgrace.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:38pm

    King believes ....

    ... in the First Amendment.

    He is clearly exercising his right to free speech. I applaud this exhibition and the insight it provides:
    http://www.quoteworld.org/quotes/10303

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 4:04pm

      Re: King believes ....

      This is why I will never understand why people go around calling to censor people who say moronic things that might 'offend' group XYZ

      I'd rather have their idiocy on display for the whole world to see!

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 2:44pm

    like stated, he had no problem helping to literally arm militants that were maiming and killing people in a domestic war between England and N.Ireland. funny how it's always different when it's them doing the dastardly deed!

     

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    Groaker (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 3:00pm

    Remember King's medical history. He was(perhaps still is) an amatuer pugilist, and has undoubtedly taken many powerful blows to the head while or perhaps not wearing a helmet.

    Recently as little as one or two non conussion causing blows to the head in football have shown to drop IQ by 1 or 2 points. At that rate, King just might be in the negative.

     

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    Zonker, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 3:18pm

    Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to NSA enablers is a disgrace.

     

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      Trevor, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 3:58pm

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      Mr. King, is that you?

       

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        CK20XX (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 4:28pm

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        I think he's actually talking about how Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, which makes him correct. Heck, it was seen as kind of a disgrace even before the NSA fiasco started since he hadn't seem to do anything to earn it other than have skin that makes him more resistant to the sun's ultraviolet radiation.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:13am

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          When he got it, I new that the prize was no longer worth anything. Basically it comes down to having an idea and lots of money. You don't have to implement the idea, just have one that sounds good.

           

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 4:05pm

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      The Nobel Peace Prize, which is not what they are talking of having been awarded, is as meaningless as the NSA saying it's innocent of all charges. Let us not forget that Obama got this and even he isn't sure why, other than he is not Bush.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 6:03am

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        And he's black.

        I guess the only reason is that he prospered in a country comprising the biggest racists and bullies.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 1:06pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          .... Who is black?

          Because Peter King is a white guy.

          I'm really not sure what the heck you're trying to get at.

           

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 1:08pm

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      I wonder if the Nobel Committee could rescind the award?...

      I would very much enjoy that week of news.

       

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    Killing My Career (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 3:34pm

    Anytime there is exposure of the facts that others wanted to remain hidden there will be an outcry like Rep. King's. Sen. Grassley just received the Edward Snowden treatment from the FBI and certainly has reason now to understand why Snowden did what he did.
    http://www.killingmycareer.com/the-sociopathic-business-model/government-the-sociopathic-business-mo del/

     

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    Guardian, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 3:43pm

    Do NOT vote republican or democrat

    REPEAT AFTER ME

    DO NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 4:08pm

      Re: Do NOT vote republican or democrat

      This is what I am talking about right here. Already a major of Americans are fed up with the politics as usual and now register to vote as independent. Should Washington and crew continue to push as they have been, it may well turn out that those registered as independent may actually vote that way.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 5:04pm

      Re: Do NOT vote republican or democrat

      That's one of the problems with the Americatoday. People need to stop voting for people using villianizing slurs such as "Republican" or "Democrat" or "Liberal" or "Conservative" or whatever else have you and start voting on people who are leadership material who focus on the issues the common people care most about.

       

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      Pragmatic, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 5:46am

      Re: Do NOT vote republican or democrat

      What Guardian says. Choose a candidate who is willing to uphold the Constitution, not rip it to shreds or replace it with an inferior document (Articles of Confederation, anyone? Me, neither).

      Third parties exist. Let's be talking about them and discussing their policies on our social media accounts.

       

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    Andrew Norton (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 4:27pm

    We are talking about the same Rep Peter King who had no problem supporting terrorists when they were bombing people in the UK?
    The kicker is, the Boston Bombing a year ago, is a near identical carbon-copy of the Warrington bombing that occurred almost exactly 20 years earlier. even the death toll was eerily similar. But he has a problem with one and actively supported the other.

    Man's an absolute fucking disgrace.
    He's no room to talk about anything or anyone about causing people to be mad. He makes my blood boil every time I see him spout more shit. Mainly because I was AT that bomb attack he supported. I was just 13, and I heard that bang, and felt something just miss my head.

    Well you know what, go fuck yourself you corrupt terrorist piece of shit. Go rot in jail where you belong.

     

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      Pragmatic, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 5:48am

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      What Andrew Norton said. I can't abide terrorists and don't approve of using violence to achieve political aims. If you can't win people's hearts and minds to your point of view, you've failed. Accept it and move on.

       

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    ahow628 (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 5:41pm

    A good laugh...

    25 years from now when Snowden is president, we'll all look back on this and have a good laugh.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 7:19pm

    What are the chances Mr King is an alcoholic (like Joe McCarthy) and masturbates to gay online porn at night?

     

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    My Name Here, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 7:53pm

    Snowden must be stopped, and it's very distressing that pirates and freetards would think otherwise. But not surprising. Thinking is obviously hard for scum like you.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 9:45pm

      Re:

      it seems that you have forgotten what your name is.

      Here, let me fill in the blanks for you.


      "Fucking idiot" seems to suit and 99.99% of your posts you very well.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 11:51pm

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      How many times do we have to tell you, you can't stop taking the meds just because you don't feel funny anymore?

       

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      myperbole (profile), Apr 14th, 2014 @ 11:56pm

      Re: Snowden must be stopped

      Stopped from doing what? I think he's already done his part.

       

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      Pragmatic, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 5:51am

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      Snowden must be stopped from what, reporting egregious violations of the Constitution to the only people who will pay attention to his complaints?

      How Un-American of you, My Name Here.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 7:56am

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        He's not American, he's an idiot in Hong Kong.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:12am

          Re: Re: Re:

          You're the idiot. He is American and he is in Russia because he is a Russian spy. (Yeah, right)

           

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          Pragmatic, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:14am

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          Then why should he care? I'd have thought that Hong Kong residents, of all people, would fear the advent of a police state in the West.

          Imagined conversation:

          Us: "So, troll, how does China's authoritarianism differ from what we have here?"

          Troll: "The people running it speak Mandarin."

           

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          Gwiz (profile), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:22am

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          He's not American, he's an idiot in Hong Kong.


          Wow. So much wrong in such a small sentence.

          Snowden is a United States citizen. If he wasn't, the US couldn't have childishly revoked his passport. Being a US citizen makes you about as "American" as one can be.

          And he isn't in Hong Kong and hasn't been since June 2013 when the US revoked his passport mid-travel and left him stranded at the Moscow airport.

           

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            Anonymous Babs, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 10:48am

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            I think Anon 7:56 may have been referring to our friendly neighborhood troll there.

             

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              Gwiz (profile), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 11:20am

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              I think Anon 7:56 may have been referring to our friendly neighborhood troll there.


              Crap. You might be correct.

              Apparently I've run into a bit of pronoun trouble. Shoot me now! Shoot me now!

               

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      alternatives(), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:07am

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      Snowden must be stopped

      Stopped from doing WHAT?

      very distressing that pirates and freetards would think otherwise.

      The distressing part is the slinging of emotive words VS using words to reflect the actual reality.

      Thinking is obviously hard for scum like you.

      Undertanding is the 1st step to get to thinking. You seem to not understand that Snowden has no documents in is possession. He's passed 'em all on to others.

       

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      BeeAitch (profile), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 7:26pm

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      Trolololol.

      Report.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 14th, 2014 @ 11:31pm

    Awarding a Congressional position to King is a disgrace.

    FTFH

     

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    FM Hilton, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 4:24am

    Re: Snowden must be stopped?

    How about you ask the Pulitzer Prize Committee about this?

    After all, this is the most prestigious prize in Journalism and even they recognize the value of Snowden's revelations.

    Like they didn't think long and hard about it? Yes, indeed. They give it out to everyone because they want to without thinking.

    That goes for the honored papers too. They didn't think twice about publishing the most noteworthy series in about 40 years.

    No indeed. They just did it because they felt like it.

    Never mind that the Guardian was threatened with government closure by the British government during the publication, that Greenwald's partner was detained at Heathrow Airport for over 12 hours on a phony 'terrorist' basis and that all the reporters have had to take extraordinary steps to keep themselves safe to continue reporting on the information.

    No, not thinking stuff. Just plain courage.

    Notice that nobody else besides King has had anything to say about it, positive or negative. They've been kicked in the pants thoroughly with the awarding of this prize.

    Which requires thinking and reticence.

     

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    Feldie47 (profile), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 5:05am

    No. Don't send him a copy of the 1st amendment. I don't think he'll read it. Instead send him a sweatshirt with the words '1st Amendment' in a large circle with a big oblique line through it. On the back in bright bold kelly green letters 'Hypocrite-in-Chief'. Who knows - he might actually wear it.

     

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    DNY, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 5:51am

    First Amendment or whole Constitution?

    King seems to have as much or more trouble with upholding the Fourth Amendment as he does with the First. Maybe it's the whole Bill of Rights he has trouble with. Or maybe it's the whole Constitution with the idea of the Federal Government having limited powers.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 15th, 2014 @ 8:13am

      Re: First Amendment or whole Constitution?

      Yeah, he seems to believe that the government has infinity powers, screw you downtrodden citizen.

       

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    limbodog (profile), Apr 15th, 2014 @ 7:27am

    Don't complain about it here, tell the man himself

     

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