NBC News announced on Thursday that Brian Williams has landed an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden, and did so by tweeting out an ... interesting promotional photo touting it. That photo is, shall we say, a bit awkward.
The interview won't air until May 28, and sounds like it could maybe be kind of exciting. Williams traveled to Moscow and spoke with Snowden for several hours about his experience since the NSA story broke open. According to NBC, the conversation "was shrouded in secrecy due to Snowden's life in exile since leaking classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs a year ago." But it's hard to believe that Snowden, who at this point has appeared to the public via webcam and penned several columns, has left anything left unsaid.
However, since we still have a week before the contents of that interview are revealed, let's talk about this photo some more:
It sort of looks like Snowden is holding a mask of his own face in front of him pic.twitter.com/oUugSQJ0qL— Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) May 22, 2014
It is excellent social media joke-bait:
I don't ask for much. Request: can one of y'all throw Brian Williams into a No Limit style CD photoshop for me? pic.twitter.com/zaZvx7SvUs— 3030 (@jose3030) May 22, 2014
It didn't take long for Twitter's nimblest graphic artists (mostly @darth) to crack some visual jokes:
let me just save you a hashtag pic.twitter.com/HLaOGGzl98— darth™ (@darth) May 22, 2014
Like, a lot of jokes:
“…and aliens." pic.twitter.com/oGM8L5yQrl— darth™ (@darth) May 22, 2014
EXCLUSIVE pic.twitter.com/MlCj0EsdPT— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) May 22, 2014
An Unexpected Interview pic.twitter.com/EvFZ7VJOwB— Carol Ray Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) May 22, 2014
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