Father Of Snowden Speaks Out L. SNOWDEN: " I think probably that the large majority of Americans, first of all, have not seen his 12-minute video. I've spoken to close friends who know this is my son, and we talk and -- I realize they haven't listened to the video. They don't really understand what the Fourth Amendment is. So I think that there's much that's unknown. The American people, the media, to be quite honest, has not done a very good job of laying out the facts in digestible form. There has been a clear effort by those who have been threatened politically and/or embarrassed by these revelations to focus on the, so to speak, sinner, my son, who's revealed these, instead of the sins, the actual revelations. It's clear they don't want to discuss that."