Just a couple lines that struck me from a Guardian article
The US has sent Venezuela an extradition request in advance of a potential move by Snowden to travel there.
In it, US authorities claims that the former National Security Agency contractor "unlawfully released classified information and documents to international media outlets" naming both the Guardian and the Washington Post.
I wonder if all the context is there or not, but as written... It sounds rather like they are saying, he should be considered a criminal because he talked to a major US paper -- the Washington Post -- and after all, foreign powers read major papers. So don't anyone dare tell anything to the media
, whether domestic or foreign agencies... And no mention here by said authorities of the so-called 'threat' (in their view) that American citizens might want to shut down domestic snooping against them with little to no cause, and that
also bothers NSA.
Just struck me as a paper-thin veil over a threat that any
speaking to the media can be punished... And that would take away one great fallback of whistleblowers on any subject whatsoever, regardless of where the event or readership happens to be located.