I had the opportunity to be away from home in the UK last week while on a business trip to USA. I was struck by the difference in coverage on the on-going Snowden saga. The UK press gives relentless coverage on what they say is heavy-handed actions by the USA to “get” Snowden back; where as in the USA the coverage is more on the spectacle of his difficulty in getting asylum somewhere and a debate on if he is a whistle blower or a spy.
I also notice that the UK press takes exception to the what Snowden says the NSA has been doing, yet they say nothing of the ubiquitous video surveillance on everyone in the UK. Far as I’m aware, even the USA does not have ubiquitous video surveillance of the entire population as we have in the UK.