Video thumbnail for vimeo video Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message

Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden was chosen by Channel 4 to give their “Alternative Christmas message”.

While the BBC carried the Queen’s speech where she focussed on the birth of great-grandson, Snowden’s message was focussed on how today’s children will never know privacy. A bit of a contrast!

Snowden’s speech, while short, made references to Orwell and contained some nice sound bites that will probably be repeated in the media over the next few days.

Channel 4 obviously expected a certain amount of social media interaction around the message and had included the hashtag “#snowden” on screen, but any copies of the speech that appeared on Youtube have been removed within minutes.

Here’s a video of the speech on Vimeo, though it too might be removed:

What do you think of Snowden’s speech?

Is he right?

Is he wrong?

Let us know via the comments

, , , , , , , ,

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Unboxing Day - December 26, 2013

    […] and Michele have a quick chat, and an uncharacteristically short podcast.  We discuss Snowden, Christmas gadgets and Amazon Mayday.  And then we go back to being on holidays! Hope you’re […]

  2. Súil siar ar 2013 ag Óglaigh na hÉireann [Video] - January 2, 2014

    […] Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message […]

  3. Woof - You've Got Mail! - January 7, 2014

    […] Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message […]

Leave a Reply