Rudd Offers Edward Snowden Asylum, On The Condition He Stop Stealing Australian Media Coverage

Edward Snowden satire

Prime Minster Kevin Rudd says he would consider offering US fugitive Edward Snowden asylum in Australia, if he would just stop hogging all the god damn media’s attention.

“Just give this prick a visa and tell him to get off the airwaves. I’ve got a public relations campaign to run!” Mr Rudd said this morning.

“This is an important moment in Australian history,” the PM explained. “There’s no room for self-serving stories about heroics or one-man-against-the-world fantasies”.

Mr Snowden, who is believed to still be marooned at Moscow airport, was unavailable for comment.

The outcast, who has stood firm in the face of harsh criticism from his own government, has been accused of leaking vast amounts of sensitive and potentially damaging information. So has Mr Snowden.

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  1. uloola

    July 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    The pressure on PM Krudd has now been relieved as Mr Snowden has now been employed by Rupert Murdoch to improve his phone hacking techniques to avoid all those pesky police and politicians sticking their nose’s into things best left to media tyrants.

  2. Andrea Julie Moore

    July 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Perhaps he could go to Manus Island for a stint. That would keep him out of the way until after the election.

  3. uloola

    July 3, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Who Murdoch, Krudd or Snowdon?