Sunday, June 30, 2013

This Week With George Stephanopoulos - June 30, 2013

Julian Assange
Jesselyn Radack (GAP)
Chad Griffin (HRC)
Brian Brown (NOM)

Stephanopoulos: wow Obama is in South Africa!

Byron Pitts: he visited Nelson Mandela's family

Stephanopoulos: ok forget that –
here's Julian Assange

Pierre Thomas: who is Julian Assange
hacker, activist or dashing hero?

Thomas: he lives in the Ecuadorian
embassy avoiding rape charges

Stephanopoulos: welcome Julian
where is Ed Snowden?

Assange: sorry that's top secret
information and I can't tell you

Stephanopoulos: LOL

Assange: Snowden can't get a fair trial
in Alexandria Virginia because the
entire jury pool works for the CIA

Stephanopoulos: OMG

Assange: he can't get justice

Stephanopoulos: wow

Assange: under the UN he can seek
asylum from the oppressive tyranny of Virginia

Stephanopoulos: right

Assange: everyone knows he only
acted with pure motives and Obama
does not have a mandate to conduct surveillance

Stephanopoulos: who would know
better what Obama has a mandate for
than an Australian hiding from Swedish
rape charges in the Bolivian embassy in London

Assange: none of our revelations
have caused anyone to be killed

Stephanopoulos: good to know –
do your lawyers represent Snowden

Assange: Joe Biden called the
Ecuadorian government – that is
unacceptable since asylum is a
fundamental human right

Stephanopoulos: Edward Snowden's
father is worried that you are
manipulating Edward

Assange: well you know Edward
started the ball rolling on this and
we are just trying to help him out

Stephanopoulos: Glenn Greenwald
says the secrets will come out no
matter what happens to Snowden

Assange: that's right – the U.S.
is only inviting a backlash by
taking his passport

Stephanopoulos: strong words

Assange: to take a poor young man's
passport is an absolute disgrace

Stephanopoulos: oh my

Assange: Ed Snowden is a hero
Obama is just like Nixon

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Jules

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: should Snowden
return to America?
Radack: no – but let's look at mass
lawbreaking by the NSA

Stephanopoulos: Officials say all this
was all legal and approved by courts

Radack: but that's the FISA court

Stephanopoulos: which is a federal court

Radack: no it isn't

Stephanopoulos: yet it is

Radack: well maybe but it's still a
rubber stamp of secret interpretations of the law

Stephanopoulos: Julian do you still want
annihilation of the US regime?

Assange: I never said that

Stephanopoulos: that quote is from
an e-mail you sent printed in Time magazine

Assange: I can't believe they leaked my e-mails!

Stephanopoulos: it's an outrage

Assange: Bradley Manning is also a
wonderful young man being put through
a meat grinder by this evil administration

Stephanopoulos: I see

Assange: also Obama is a just an all-around fascist

Stephanopoulos: you are being harbored
by a government that goes after the press

Assange: Obama is collecting phone
call billing records – only Verizon is
allowed to engage in that kind
of mass surveillance!

Stephanopoulos: what about Ecuador's 
record of going after journalists?

Assange: Unlike Obama the government
of Ecuador doesn't jail journalists
or assassinate people

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Julian

Stephanopoulos: Congrats on your win on DOMA

Griffin: it's been a great week for equal rights

Stephanopoulos: so true

Griffin: but there are many states
without equal rights

Stephanopoulos: in court or
in the legislatures?

Griffin: both – everywhere!

Stephanopoulos: can you win

Griffin: yes – its inevitable

Stephanopoulos: what happens when
a legally married couple moves to Alabama?

Griffin: that's bad news whether you're gay or not

Stephanopoulos: good point

Griffin: as the President said
'a marriage is a marriage'

Stephanopoulos: can this country be half-gay?

Griffin: this history of America
is one of moving to more freedom
liberty and equality

Stephanopoulos: I suppose

Griffin: who is harmed by gay marriage? no one!

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming


Stephanopoulos: who is harmed
by gay marriage?

Brian Brown: bigots who hate gay people!

Stephanopoulos: I see

Brown: what about all the voters
who hate gay people?
What about their civil rights?

Stephanopoulos: I dunno

Brown: this horrific precedent will
be used to take rights from black people

Stephanopoulos: Scalia says this
means gay rights everywhere

Brown: Kennedy's decision was a
total travesty – he made it seem like
being against gay marriage is somehow
being against gay people

Stephanopoulos: incredible

Brown: this is pure discrimination
against straight people who don't like gay people

Stephanopoulos: right

Brown: we will stand for the truth!

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming everyone

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