In another blatant disregard for reporting significant story angles, let’s see what NBC did during their Monday evening broadcast.
The NBC Nightly News covered the Edward Snowden NSA snooping story from two angles: 1) Him potentially breaking the law by leaking the eavesdropping NSA information; and 2) reporting on why the NSA would hire someone with so little experience at such a young age and give him access to all this information.
Not once did they mention, let alone do a story, on the infringement of our privacy without discretion or permission.
Instead, they focused on prosecuting Snowden and beginning the smear campaign. On network and cable news stations all day today, we were repeatedly treated to talking heads talking about him being prosecuted because he broke the law, yet very few are talking about the laws the Federal Government has broken.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. — The Bill of Rights
This is not a right or left issue. Just like the IRS scandal, this should be a concern to all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. This program was started under George Bush and massively expanded under Barack Obama.
Sales of George Orwells’ book “1984” are up 69% on Amazon.
The international community is up in arms over the NSA’s snooping on their citizens.
Internet big names like Microsoft and Apple are scrambling to salvage their reputations.
It’s time to make up your mind immediately on what Edward Snowden did before the media does it for you. It’s time to have conversations with your family and friends.
Regardless of the party affiliations.