I do not want to call these two people and their situations equal, but there are a lot of similarities in the way they are being treated that are disturbing.
I do not care if Mr Snowden broke a secret law that none of us knew about. He got some “truth” out to the American public of which they had no clue. Everybody wants his head including the Repub & Dem leaders in Congress, the leaders of the Administration and every other “serious” person in the Known World.
Ms. Deen admits to saying something twenty plus years ago. At least she wasn’t a Kleagle (recruiter) for the KKK as Sen. Byrd (D-WV) was. Yet Ms. Deen is been cut lose by myriad large corporations in a business decision so they won’t be tainted by associating with her.
About ten years ago, Mrs. Chief and I took her Mom and her Mom’s husband to Savannah so we could eat a Ms. Deen’s restaurant, “The Lady and Sons.”
When it comes to the beliefs that I defended during my 21 years in the U.S. Navy was the belief that everyone should be listened to and everyone deserves their day in court.