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Jun 14 2013

The government’s talking points on the NSA scandal

In its effort to counter the fallout from the leaks of the NSA’s secret spying on people, the administration has handed out a set of talking points to its friends in the media and in Congress so that they don’t have to go through the chore of trying to figure out for themselves why they are comfortable with an authoritarian government.

Mike Masnick puts the talking points under a microscope.

3 comments

  1. 1
    Marcus Ranum

    1) if it’s authorized, why is it not constituational
    2) if it’s constuitutional, why hasn’t it been reviewed and found to be?

  2. 2
    lanir

    Wow. That reasoning is so bad it’s no wonder they wanted someone else to play their stalking horse with it. They could come in afterward, mention any sort of bland internal review and end the day looking like the adults in the room.

  3. 3
    machintelligence

    And the hole keeps getting deeper.

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