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Video: Alan Rusbridger defends 'patriotic' Guardian staff


Only 1% of intelligence files leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian newspaper, its editor told MPs today. Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Alan Rusbridger said Mr Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency handed 58,000 files to four places. Mr Rusbridger and The Guardian have faced criticism for publishing details of the activities of the UK's listening post GCHQ and its US counterpart the NSA. But Mr Rusbridger said he and his colleagues at The Guardian were "patriots" after he was asked by Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP if he "loved this country".

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