By the language being used from our government officials (Carney, Kerry, & Obama), and as is being reported in our media, Edward Snowden is NOT being viewed as "innocent UNTIL proven guilty." He is being called a fugitive and guilty of espionage. Amirite?
When this story first broke, the government was calling him a "traitor." Then they upped the annie and started calling him a spy, which makes him guilty of espionage. An interesting note: When any person in our country is caught (or they are still hunting for) for murder or terrorism, it is always reported in the media with the preface of "alleged." This allows for the element of no guilt until PROVEN guilty. But this is not being done with Snowden. They already have him guilty and he does not stand a chance. And why? Because he exposed elements of corruption in OUR government.