Get Us to the Geek

  • Aired:  06/24/13
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The media speculate on the whereabouts of wanted NSA intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. (4:26)

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WE'VE

BEEN FOLLOWING THE SAGA OF

N.S.A. CONTRACTOR SLASH VILLAIN

EDWARD SNOW DISEN.

WHEN WE LAST CHECKED IN HE WAS

IN HONG KONG WITH WHOM WE HAVE

AN EXTRADITION TREATY SO ONLY A

MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE COMES

FLYING HOME, RIGHT?

>> EDWARD SNOWDEN HOPPED A

FLIGHT OUT OF HONG KONG EARLY

THIS MORNING OUR TIME HEADED FOR

MOSCOW.

>> John: TO GET A CONNECTING

FLIGHT TO JUSTICE TOWN, RIGHT?

NOW, YOU MIGHT BE ASKING, HOW

DID THAT HAPPEN?

WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT WAS IN CONSTANT

CONTACT WITH HONG KONG

AUTHORITIES.

>> THEY'RE BACK AND FORTH ON THE

PHONE TALKING LIKE, DO YOU STILL

KNOW WHERE HE IS?

YES, WE STILL KNOW WHERE HE IS.

ALL THAT IS GOING VERY SMOOTHLY

UP UNTIL FRIDAY.

THEN FIRST OF ALL THEY STOPPED

CALLING BACK.

>> John: YES, YOU HEARD RIGHT.

HONG KONG SIMPLY STOPPED

RETURNING OUR CALLS.

BASICALLY THE UNITED STATES, THE

MOST POWERFUL GOVERNMENT ON

EARTH, WAS TURNED INTO A SAD

EX-BOYFRIEND.

HEY, CHINA, IT'S AMERICA.

COULD YOU CALL ME AGAIN?

MAKE SURE YOU GOT OUR EARLIER

MESSAGES AND TKSES AND EMAILS.

NOT SURE WHERE YOU ARE.

IN THE SHOWER SO I THOUGHT MAYBE

I MISSED YOUR CALL.

JUST CHECKING ON THAT WHOLE

EXTRADITION THING WE TALKED

ABOUT.

MAYBE GIVE US A CALL OR DON'T.

IT'S COOL.

IT'S NOT COOL.

PLEASE DO CALL.

IT'S AMERICA.

IT'S AMERICA CALLING.

I LOVE YOU.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

SO THE GUYS GOT ON A PLANE TO

MOSCOW.

THAT'S LIKE A CUP-AND-BALL TRICK

WITH ONE CUP.

ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS KEEP OUR

EYES ON THAT PLANE.

>> THIS IS A LIVE LOOK INSIDE

THE MOSCOW AIRPORT IN RUSSIA.

>> HERE IS THE CAMERA ON THAT

AIRPLANE.

>> WE'RE LOOKING AT PICTURES OF

THE TERMINAL.

WE BELIEVE THIS IS WHERE EDWARD

SNOWDEN WOULD COME.

>> HE HAD A SEAT ON A FLIGHT

FROM MOSCOW TO CUBA.

HE'S NOT ON THAT PLANE.

>> SEVERAL JOURNALISTS ARE ON

BOARD WHO HAD HOPED TO INTERVIEW

HIM.

>> A REPORTER WHO DID GET ON

BOARD, EVEN TWEETED THE EMPTY

SEAT WHERE SNOWDEN WAS SUPPOSED

TO BE SITTING.

>> John: THAT'S RIGHT.

SOMEHOW EDWARD SNOWDEN'S FLIGHT

IN MOSCOW ENDED WITH A DOZEN

JOURNALISTS ON A RUSSIAN

AIRLINER 12-HOUR FLIGHT TO CUBA

THAT EDWARD SNOWDEN WASN'T EVEN

ON ALL SO THEY COULD GET

COLLECTIVELY 12 EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

OF AN EMPTY CHAIR.

THEY WERE LITERALLY REPORTING ON

NOTHING.

UNLESS, UNLESS EDWARD SNOWDEN'S

TECHNOLOGY IS SO ADVANCED THAT

HE IS WEARING AN INVISIBLE SUIT.

SORRY.

SO SNOWDEN HAS DISAPPEARED.

THE MEDIA NOW HAS A CLEAR

CHOICE.

EITHER YOU ACCEPT THAT, WAIT FOR

DEVELOPMENTS, OR...

>> WHERE IN THE WORLD IS EDWARD

SNOWDEN?

>> WE WERE TOLD OR WE THOUGHT

ANYWAY IT WAS ROARED ANYWAY THAT

HE WAS FLYING TO HAVANA CUBA.

>> AND ON CONVENIENCE WAIL A.

HE DID APPLY FOR ASYLUM IN

ICELAND.

>> FOR ALL WE KNOW HE'S HAVING

LUNCH AT THE ECUADOR AND

EMBASSY.

>> WHATEVER THE TRUTH WE BELIEVE

IT'S IN MOSCOW RIGHT NOW.

>> NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING FOR

SURE.

>> THIS IS ALL SPECULATION AT

THIS POINT.

>> John: THEN STOP GUESSING.

STOP IT!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

STOP GUESSING.

NEWS IS NOT A GAME SHOW.

YOU DON'T WIN A CAR IF YOU

HAPPEN TO BE RIGHT.

ALTHOUGH IF IT WAS LIKE A GAME

SHOW AT LEAST WHEN YOU GOT

EVERYTHING WRONG, YOU WOULD NOT

BE INVITED BACK THE NEXT DAY.

BUT, LOOK.

LET'S BE FAIR.

IT'S NOT THE NEWS ORGANIZATION'S

JOB TO FIND SNOWDEN.

THE GOVERNMENT IS ON THE CASE.

>> WE DON'T KNOW SPECIFICALLY

WHERE HE MAY HEAD OR WHAT HIS

INTENDED DESTINATION MAY BE.

>> John: WOW.

SO, THIS IS EITHER INCREDIBLY

EMBARRASSING FOR THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT OR THE MOST BRILLIANT

THING THEY COULD POSSIBLY DO.

BECAUSE FOR A WHILE THERE EDWARD

SNOWDEN HAD ME BELIEVING THAT

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WAS ALL SEE,

ALL KNOWING AND ALL POWERFUL.

BUT AFTER THIS WEEKEND, THEY'VE

GOT ME EVEN MORE CONVINCED THAT

THEY COULDN'T FIND THE FRONT OF

A HUMAN SENT PEED IF THEIR MOUTH

WAS STRUNG TO ITS ARSE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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