Summer of the Whistleblower - Snitches Get Stitches

  • Aired:  06/12/13
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The media can't decide if NSA leaker Edward Snowden is more heroic truth-teller or weasel-like traitor, so Samantha Bee lays out the facts. (2:27)

IT'S MEAN TO MAKE FUN OF

PEOPLE'S APPEARANCE.

STILL, I GUESS I UNDERSTAND THE

IMPULSE TO PASS JUDGMENT ON

EDWARD SNOWDEN.

IT'S EASIER TO HAVE AN OPINION

ON A PERSON RATHER THAN ON AN

EXTREMELY COMPLICATED ISSUE.

WE'RE JOINED BY SENIOR

INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT

SAMANTHA BEE AT INTELLIGENCE

HEADQUARTERS.

>> HELLO.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

YES, JOHN?

>> John: WHAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE

ON EDWARD SNOWEDEN?

HEROIC TRUTH TELLER OR WEASELY

TRAITOR?

>> WELL, DID SNOWDEN SNITCH ON

YOU?

>> John: NO.

>> THEN HE'S A WHISTLE-BLOWER.

>> John: WHAT IF HE HAD BLOWN

THE WHISTLE ON ME.

>> OH, WELL, THEN HE'D BE A

SNITCH.

>> John: SO IT'S REALLY JUST A

QUESTION OF SEMANTICS.

>> NO, NO, JOHN.

WHISTLE-BLOWERS ENJOY A

PRIVILEGED STATUS.

THEY GET LEGAL TRIALS,

HIGH-PROFILE MEDIA COVERAGE,

ADORING FANS.

>> John: AND WHAT DO SNITCHES

GET.

>> DON'T YOU KNOW?

(LAUGHS)

SNITCHES GET STITCHES.

(APPLAUSE)

>> John: I'VE NOT SEEN THAT SIDE

OF YOUR PERSONALITY BEFORE, SAM.

>> IT'S THERE.

THE PROBLEM IS NO ONE EVER

THINKS THEY'RE A SNITCH.

EVERYONE WITH A CAMERA PHONE

THINKS THEY'RE A HERO SHEDDING

LIGHT ON INJUSTICE EVEN IF THAT

INJUSTICE IS HAVING TO PAY FOR A

COOLATTA.

>> I WAS HERE LAST NIGHT AND

NITI FORGOT TO GIVE ME A

RECEIPT.

THIS IS BEING ROHR RECORDED ON

FACEBOOK.

I'M GOING TO GET A MILLION

(BLEEP)ING HITS.

YOU DIDN'T GIVE ME MY WATER OR

MY COOLATTA.

THIS IS ABOUT TO GO LIVE BITCH,

RIGHT ON FACEBOOK.

SO I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY WITH YOUR

LITTLE SAND (BLEEP) SELF.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> John: HOLY (BLEEP)

>> OH, YEAH.

>> John: SHE JUST WENT FROM

SPOILED CONSUMER TO RACIST

MONSTER IN LESS THAN 20 SECONDS.

WOULD THIS WOMAN BE CONSIDERED A

WHISTLE-BLOWER OR A SNITCH?

>> NO, SHE'S WHAT'S KNOWN IN

INTELLIGENCE CIRCLES AS A

(BLEEP).

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> John: IS THAT AN ACRONYM?

(LAUGHTER)

>> UM -- YEAH, SURE IT IS.

>> John: THANK YOU, SAM.

SAMANTHA B

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