Weeks in the Making, an Editorial on Snowden May Go ‘Beyond What Is Realistic’

By: Margaret Sullivan | New York Times

Most newspaper editorials don’t generate a great deal of heat. Even fewer can be considered newsworthy.

The exception was one in The Times on Thursday, calling for Edward J. Snowden to be offered clemency or a plea bargain. By midday, it had already drawn well over 1,200 online comments, as well as articles about it in other media outlets, including Politico, Fox News, The Nation, and USA Today.


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