In this respect, I can say this to David Cameron. Thank you for clearing the air on these matters of surveillance. You have now demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that these anti-terror provisions are capable of rank abuse. Unless some other facts emerge, there is really no difference in kind between you and Vladimir Putin. You have used police powers granted for anti-terrorism and deployed them to target and intimidate journalists deemed enemies of the state.
I link to Sullivan’s post instead of all the “news” coverage elsewhere because it brings up a lot of great points. Sullivan has been far more accepting of Greenwald and Snowden’s revelations than I have, but this was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back for Sullivan.