John Cusack: We’re Not Morons, Stop the Bait and Switch with Snowden

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

John Cusack wants you to stop paying attention to Edward Snowden.

The actor lashed out at reporters Tuesday for fixating on Snowden’s saga, which has taken on the flavor of an international thriller in recent weeks.

Criticizing media personalities by name who have questioned either Snowden’s or Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald’s character—such as CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, The New York Times’s David Brooks, and NBC News’s David Gregory—Cusack in a conference call said focusing on Snowden at the expense of the information he uncovered was “the oldest bait-and-switch in the book.”

“We’re not morons,” he said. “The questions this NSA scandal raises aren’t going away. How long do we expect rational people to excuse the abuse of power?”

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  • James

    This is the democrat’s way. Any time there is a crisis the democrat’s
    first look for someone else to blame, and secondly try to make that person to
    be a traitor or a terrorist. They will
    do anything and everything to divert your attention from their illegal and
    treasonous actions onto something else. Go back and look at every time the
    administration is caught doing something they should not be doing. All of a
    sudden there is a terrorist investigation, or an uprising, or something else
    that draws you and the press’s attention.
    I still want to know why they did not send help to Benghazi.