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David Miranda, schedule 7 and the
danger that all reporters now face

Guardian (U.K.), by Alan Rusbridger

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Posted By:drive, 8/20/2013 7:10:09 AM

In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly with a four-letter expletive at Bill Keller, the former executive editor of the New York Times. It was a confusing moment. The man who was pretending to be me – thanking Keller for "not giving a ****" – used to be Malcolm Tucker, a foul-mouthed Scottish spin doctor who will soon be a 1,000-year-old time lord. And Keller will correct me, but I don´t remember ever swearing at him. I do remember saying something to the effect of "we have the thumb drive, you have the


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Posted By: drive- 8/20/2013 7:10:09 AM     Post Reply
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