You can argue Mr Rusbridger was right to publish the Snowden leaks, or that he was wrong, but some of the name calling is rather childish.
How much damage have Edward Snowden's revelations caused to British national security?
A witness statement given to the high court claims that the information seized contains information which could directly endanger lives.
Eight of the world's largest technology firms are to publish an open letter to US President Barack Obama today calling for greater regulation of online data collection by intelligence agencies, the Guardian reports.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and AOL have all thrown their weight behind a package of reforms being debated in Congress.
They warn that the ongoing disclosures by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden risk undermining public "trust in the internet," the Guardian reports.
"The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual – rights that are enshrined in our constitution,” the letter reportedly says.
Just 1% of the intelligence files leaked by Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian its editor has told MPs.
Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Alan Rusbridger said Mr Snowden, a former contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA) handed over 58,000 files.
He said the files were distributed across four continents to different organisations, and added: "That's the hand of cards we were all dealt - The Guardian, security services and governments."
But in a heated evidence session, Mr Rusbridger described himself and his colleagues at The Guardian as "patriots" after he was asked by Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP if he "loved this country".
Mr Rusbridger was also forced to defended himself when Conservative MP Michael Ellis asked him, "if you'd known about the Enigma code during World War Two would you have transmitted that information to the Nazis?"
The editor called the reference a "World War red herring."
ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby has described the questioning by MPs as, "often cringeworthy."
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger will appear before MPs next month to answer claims his publication of Edward Snowden's security leaks has threatened national security.
His calling to the Home Affairs Select Committee comes after the head of MI6 told a separate House of Commons body the release of the US surveillance disclosures had put "operations at risk".
A Guardian spokesperson confirmed: "Alan has been invited to give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee and looks forward to appearing next month."
Two Conservative MPs have written to the editor of the Guardian to urge him to "acknowledge the devastating assessment" by Britain's spymasters of the damage caused by the publication of leaks by the former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden.
Tories Julian Smith and Stephen Phillips called on Alan Rusbridger to clarify whether he had "acted on every security concern raised by Government" over news stories.
They wrote that Rusbridger "fails to acknowledge the devastating assessment of the damage done to the national security of the United Kingdom by The Guardian's reporting of the Snowden leaks."
Yesterday MI6 chief Sir John Sawers said the Edward Snowden's leaks "have been damaging and put operations at risk."
MI6 chief Sir John Sawers said the leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden "have been damaging and put operations at risk."
Al-Qaeda is "lapping up" the leaks and Britain's enemies are rubbing their hands with glee, the British intelligence chief added.
Russian state TV has released a photo of US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden in central Moscow.
Snowden is seen standing by the Moskva River in the Russian capital next to a woman, with the city's Christ The Saviour Cathedral in the background.
The former National Security Agency contractor has been rarely seen in public since he fled to Russia in June after leaking US intelligence secrets.
US whistlebower Edward Snowden has found a technical support job at a Russian website, according to his lawyer.
Anatoly Kucherena reportedly told a Russian news agency that the former NSA contractor, who faces espionage charges in the US in connection with information leaks, begins work on Friday.
He would not give the name of the company.
Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in August, though his whereabouts remain secret.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has insisted he did not take any secret intelligence documents with him into Russia.
In an interview with the New York Times, the former NSA contractor said he gave all his classified documents to journalists he met in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow.
“There’s a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents,” he told the newspaper.
WikiLeaks has released video footage of US whistleblower Edward Snowden speaking on a rare public appearance in Moscow.
The former US spy agency contractor is seen collecting the Sam Adams Award - a prize given to intelligence professionals deemed to have taken a stand for integrity.
The video clips, recorded on 9th October, also show Snowden talking about US government transparency and "dangers to democracy".
It is the first video footage of Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, released since he left Moscow airport more than two months ago.