If U Seek Snowden

AP Journo Chases Snowden

An Associated Press news director went to admirable lengths to try to track down NSA leaker Edward Snowden at the Moscow airport where he is reportedly being held—but to no avail. The AP’s Eastern Europe News Director, Ian Phillips, booked a connecting flight at the Moscow airport, with a 21-hour layover. Since he had no visa to enter Russia, he would be sequestered in the “transit zone” of a nearby hotel, where other travelers—including, reportedly, Snowden—were also held. If Snowden was there, Phillips couldn’t find him. He was essentially put into solitary confinement in the hotel room, where he only had access to room service and a few TV stations and was not allowed outside. “After almost a week,” Phillips says, “[Snowden] might be getting bored.”