Something happened that would be decried by everyone as ‘censorship’ if “the government” had shut them up – the largest look inside the alphabet soup agencies working got shut down, after a few years of next to no publications already (once the initial “scandal” could believably be laid to rest). The Snowden trove of course got privatized within a year, with Glenn, Laura and Jeremy selling their tongues to Pierre Omidyar, whose companies have deep connections to the US State (primarily via USAID, a regime change outfit). Now, after 5 years of hardly any word, and with fewer than 10% of documents published (about), Greenwald, who more or less received access to $250M to use for journalism, cites “cost reasons” as to why the archive will be shuttered.
Meanwhile, supposed privacy watchdogs (like the EFF) have nothing to say, and of course the corporate and state media have basically become silent about the content of the leaks since mid-2014.
Congrats, Ed, you got played. (So did we the people, but that’s par for the course.) Hope future leakers learn from his mistake.