Play of the Day: Where in the World is Edward Snowdiego?

By Ross Gianfortune

June 25, 2013

After recent news that the federal government is going to charge Edward Snowden with espionage, the NSA leaker’s location is unknown. Stephen Colbert called Snowden “drone-bait” and remembered an old computer game/television show for a nice graphic and some jokes about computer nerds. On TBS, Conan O’Brien noted the irony of a leaker being so secretive. With the stoppage of communication between Hong Kong and the United States, The Daily Show’s John Oliver compared the federal government to a sad ex-boyfriend and joined The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno  in making fun of the efficacy of the NSA surveillance program.

The Late Show’s David Letterman brought Snowden’s pole-dancing girlfriend back into the mix, making a joke about nations allowing asylum to her. In other news, Letterman also brought the opening of World War Z into the Obama administration, showing a video touching on the administration’s Let’s Move campaign.

Fast forward to 4:15 to see Oliver explain the United States government’s knowledge of Snowden’s whereabouts. 


By Ross Gianfortune

June 25, 2013

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