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Hollywood and Washington battle to define Snowden’s image

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The battle to define Edward Snowden’s public image is on.

A day after rights groups announced a petition campaign supporting a presidential pardon for the ex-National Security Agency contractor, and on the eve of the “Snowden” biopic, Washington lawmakers fired off a reportaiming to derail the public relations blitz supporting Mr. Snowden’s cause.

On Thursday, members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence unanimously approved a report on Snowden, who is facing a 30-year prison sentence on espionage charges for leaking secret documents on US surveillance programs, that labels him as a “serial exaggerator” and aims to create a sharp contrast with the digital privacy community’s portrayal of the exiled former contractor as a celebrity whistleblower. – READ MORE

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