CBS' Schieffer Blasts Snowden: Heroes Don't Flee to China

Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 09:05 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Edward Snowden, who leaked national security procedures to the press and fled to Hong Kong is no hero, "Face the Nation" host and veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer says.

"I like people who are willing to stand up to the government," Schieffer said during the commentary section of his program. "As a reporter, it’s my job to do that from time to time."

He noted that many of the people he most admires are in government. Others were members of the civil rights movement who broke laws to fight for what they believed in. But they also faced the consequences of those actions.

"They are true heroes," Schieffer said, adding, "I’m not ready to put Edward Snowden in that category." Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks never ran and hid in China, he said.

Shieffer said he doesn't know whether the government has overreached since 9/11 in its effort to keep Americans safe, but added "We need to find out. " In any event, he said the elected officials who have overseen the programs need to be held accountable.

"I think what we have in Edward Snowden is just a narcissistic young man who has decided he is smarter than the rest of us," Schieffer said. "I don’t know what he is beyond that, but he is no hero. If he has a valid point—and I’m not even sure he does—he would greatly help his cause by voluntarily coming home to face the consequences."



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

AirAsia Plane with 162 on board Missing in Indonesia

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 07:09 AM

A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore  . . .

AirAsia Plane With 162 on Board Missing en Route to Singapore

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 22:54 PM

An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday morning, officials an . . .

US Mission in Havana to Become Embassy

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 21:11 PM

A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved