MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell skewered Edward Snowden's Christmas address on Thursday, saying the National Security Agency leaker's claims are "wildly overblown."
“Every time he speaks, every time, he will say things that are absurdly, wildly overblown,” O’Donnell said. “He says that the government is, quote, ‘watching everything we do.’ That is of course impossible."
"No one is watching everything we do. That capacity doesn’t exist," he continued, adding, “I find it odd that every time he speaks he says provably untrue things like this.”
[sharequote align="center"]"No one is watching everything we do. That capacity doesn’t exist."[/sharequote]
MSNBC contributor Joy Reid echoed the sentiment, saying the revelations brought to light by Snowden "were not new if you read the New York Times" and that what is being discussed now is instead "made up horror story ideas that came from Edward Snowden's own mind."
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