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WATCH: TV Interview about Edward Snowden goes hilariously wrong

“People didn’t get scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes and whatnot.”

A TV STATION in America needs to get better researchers after being giving a lesson in expert trolling.

HLN asked comedian Jon Hendren to appear on The Daily Share to discuss Edward Snowden joining Twitter.

If producers were looking for clues Hendren may not have been who they were looking for his Twitter handle is @fart.

Hendren started the interview by saying: “He’s a hero, he’s doing what anyone of us should have done in that situation … We should listen to what he says.”

When presenter  Yasmin Vossoughian replies: “Some people don’t think he’s a hero”, Hendren says: “Well they’re wrong. He’s doing the most patriotic possible thing.”

The host went on to ask Hendren if the intelligence information leaked by Snowden could have been used to harm people.

He replies:

Well, you know, to say that he couldn’t harm somebody with what he did – he could, absolutely, he could. But I think to cast him out, to make him invalid in society simply because he has scissors for hands — I mean, that’s strange. I mean people didn’t get scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes and whatnot.

The host ignores this and other references to Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. She persists with her line of questioning and things get even more awkward.

Edward-scissorhands Johnny Depp as Edwards Scissorhands. Wikimedia Wikimedia

You can watch the full interview below:

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When Vossoughian questions Snowden’s decision to seek asylum in Russia, Hendren states:

“I mean, where else is he going to go? You know? We cast him out. We got scared when he poked a hole in a waterbed with his scissor fingers, and that was unreasonable of us.”

New York Magazine reports that HLN thought it had booked Al Jazeera journalist John Hendren, rather than the comedian Jon Hendren.

The former isn’t so sure, but that seems to be what happened.

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