This week on CounterSpin: Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is either a whistleblower or a traitor, depending on whom you listen to. His revelation of the government secretly gathering data on millions of Americans is likewise either further evidence of state encroachment on civil liberties–or no big deal. We’ll hear from whistleblower advocate Kathleen McClellan, national security and human rights counsel at the Government Accountability Project, about Snowden and the NSA.
Also on CounterSpin today: Veteran consumer rights activist Ralph Nader has a new collection of weekly columns titled Told You So. He’ll join us to tell us about the stories he’s tried to tell—and what he makes of a media system that too often silences the voices of dissent.